Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Tag Archives: Australian Open

Novak Djokovic wins his 3rd Madrid Open title

MADRID: Novak Djokovic celebrated a lot more than a record-tying 33rd Masters 1000 title at the Madrid Open. Djokovic left the Spanish capital feeling pretty good about his game, too, carrying a lot of confidence into the rest of the clay-court season. The top-ranked Djokovic earned a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 ...

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Petra Kvitova withdraws from Fed Cup fixture against Romania

Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova will not play in the first-round Fed Cup tie as the Czech Republic face Romania on February 9-10, Czech media said Sunday, quoting her manager. “She defends her titles in St Petersburg the week before that and in Doha the week after. Neither I nor captain Petr ...

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Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump

MELBOURNE: A despondent Victoria Azarenka has vowed to fight her way out of a career-threatening slump and recapture the form that delivered her two Australian Open titles. The former world number one was dumped from the season-opening Grand Slam in a gut-wrenching loss to little-known German Laura Siegemund late Tuesday ...

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Australian Open could be last, says retiring Andy Murray

LONDON: Britain’s Andy Murray says he plans to retire after this year’s Wimbledon but fears next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. The three-time Grand Slam winner, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, was in tears at a news conference in Melbourne on ...

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World number one Halep stunned in Sydney

World number one Simona Halep’s preparations for next week’s Australian Open suffered a huge setback Wednesday when she was bundled out of the Sydney International at the first hurdle. The Romanian hadn’t played since withdrawing from the WTA Finals in October with a herniated disc, and was no match for ...

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Sharapova may miss Australian Open, says health is priority

SYDNEY: In a press conference at the Shenzhen Open Maria Sharapova explained the reasons that led her to retire against Aryna Sabalenka being down 6-1 4-2. The Russian player is dealing with a left thigh injury, and she may miss the Australian Open that starts on the 14th of January. ...

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Serena, Nadal and Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park. That includes injury-prone Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Williams returned from giving ...

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Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic in final to win 20th Grand Slam title

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer has emerged as the most successful male tennis player of the Open era, beating Marin Cilic in the final of the Australian Open to collect his 20th grand slam title. 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆@RogerFederer, 2️⃣0️⃣x Grand Slam champion.#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/l1oskAwzMU — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 28, 2018 The roof was closed ...

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Emotional Wozniacki wins Aussie Open for 1st Grand Slam title

MELBOURNE: It took Caroline Wozniacki 43 majors and two failed attempts in finals before finally claiming her first Grand Slam singles title. One of the first things she did as a champion was apologizing to top-seeded Simona Halep following her 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 win in the Australian Open final on Saturday night. “I’m sorry, ...

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