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Serena to return to Auckland for Aussie Open warm-up

Serena Williams slumped to a shock second-round loss in her first and only appearance in New Zealand back in 2017.

Sivasangari wins Australian Open

Sivasangari is the third Malaysian to win the Australian Open title since the tournament’s inception in 1979.

Malaysia’s challenge at Australian Open ends

The men’s singles player, Soong Joo Ven, and professional mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying crash out of the quarterfinals.

‘In no-man’s land’: Federer taking ‘baby steps’ on clay return

'I'm not very confident going into this clay court season. I don't even remember how to slide anymore.'

Federer to make clay court return at Madrid Open

20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is making a comeback in this year's Madrid Open despite having not played since his Australian Open defeat by Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Petr stays up all night watching Nelly complete Korda Aussie Slam

Petr says he barely slept because he was watching his daughter and son play.

Ariya struggles as Ewart Shadoff, Hsu lead Australian Open

Thai world number one Jutanugarn carded two double bogeys and two bogeys leaving her 11 adrift of the leaders.

Kvitova beaten by Vekic in St Petersburg quarter-finals

Kvitova takes the first game of the second set but Croatia's Vekic raises her level a few notches, reeling off six games in a row to seal her third victory over a top-five player.

Kvitova hails end to Grand Slam issues at Aussie Open

This year's Open offers a different picture of the left-handed Czech who did not lose a single set on her way to the final.

Motivated Djokovic sets sight on Federer with machine-like precision

With his record seventh crown at Melbourne Park, Djokovic moved ahead of Pete Sampras as third on the men's all-time list of most Grand Slam titles.

Nadal takes positives out of Australian Open defeat

Despite the rout, Nadal says he is content with being able to even reach the final given the injury problems that prevented him from playing any matches after the US Open.

Djokovic wins first two sets of Australian Open final against Nadal

Djokovic came out all guns blazing and broke Nadal in the Spaniard's first service game to race ahead 4-1 in the opening set.

Osaka embraces pressure, eyes ‘Naomi Slam’

The rising star says she is hungry for more Slam titles.

France’s Herbert, Mahut win Australian Open doubles crown

They are the second all-French pair to win in Australia after Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro, who won back-to-back titles in 2003-04.

Plaudits flow as Osaka ‘beyond excited’ to be number one

Osaka says she is beyond excited to become the new world No.1.

Osaka edges Kvitova to claim Australian Open crown

It is a second successive Grand Slam title for the Japanese, after her US Open triumph in September.

Djokovic and Nadal add another chapter to great rivalry

Both have landed in the final in outrageous form, with second seed Nadal conceding only six games to Stefanos Tsitsipas before top seed Djokovic gave up only four to Lucas Pouille.

Dominant Djokovic demolishes Pouille to set up Nadal final

Djokovic will face second seed Nadal in a 53rd career meeting and eighth in the final of a Slam.

Nadal dismantles Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

Nadal closed out the match with a huge serve in one hour and 46 minutes.

Osaka edges Pliskova to set up Aussie Open final with Kvitova

The 21-year-old Japanese star will face Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova for the title.

Kvitova beats Collins to reach Aussie Open final

The 8th seeded Czech will meet the winner of US Open champion Naomi Osaka and 7th seeded compatriot Karolina Pliskova.

Djokovic through to semi-finals after Nishikori retires hurt

Top seed Djokovic will meet Lucas Pouille for a place in the final.

Pouille edges Raonic to reach maiden grand slam semis

Pouille took the first set with a brilliant forehand pass against an advancing Raonic in the tiebreak.

Rampaging bull Nadal stands in Greek’s path to the gods

Victory for Spaniard in his 6th Australian Open semi-final would keep him on course to be the 1st man to win all 4 Grand Slams twice in the Open era.