Australian Open Tennis Championships

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, Sofia Kenin of the U.S. holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after defeating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley will be looking at the delayed running of both the U.S. Open and French Open to help plan contingencies for the first Grand Slam tournament of 2021, but Tiley says the tournament has already decided on how the Australian Open will shape up in January, reduced seating due to social distancing, players in a secure biosecurity "bubble" and the likelihood of no overseas spectators. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
July 24, 2020 - 11:47 pm
Australian Open organizers have settled on a plan to host the 2021 tournament complete with bio-security and fewer spectators. Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley will be looking at the running of both the U.S. Open and delayed French Open to help plan contingencies for the first Grand...
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FILE - In this Jule 7, 2014, file photo, Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Romania's Simona Halep during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision to walk away from the sport, posted online Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?” (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
February 26, 2020 - 2:19 pm
Maria Sharapova was a transcendent star in tennis from the time she was a teenager, someone whose grit and groundstrokes earned her a career Grand Slam and whose off-court success included millions of dollars more in endorsement deals than prize money. And yet, Sharapova walked away from her sport...
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United States' Bethanie Mattek-Sands leaps toward Sofia Kenin after they defeated Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova during the doubles match in a Fed Cup tennis qualifying tie to advance the U.S. team Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 09, 2020 - 2:46 am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin was hoping not to have to take the court again after falling short in her singles match. After Serena Williams was defeated for the first time in a Fed Cup singles match, it was left to Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands to get the United...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses his trophy, the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, during a photo shoot at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens following his win over Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships, in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 03, 2020 - 4:54 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 in the ATP rankings Monday after winning his eighth Australian Open title, while Sofia Kenin's first Grand Slam trophy boosted her to a career-high No. 7 — and made her the leading American — on the WTA list. Djokovic's 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic addresses a press conference after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem to win the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
February 02, 2020 - 2:33 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Novak Djokovic conducted yet another in a long string of interviews after earning his record eighth Australian Open championship, runner-up Dominic Thiem was sliding into the front passenger seat of a white tournament courtesy van. It was past 1:30 a.m. local time,...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, early Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 02, 2020 - 10:36 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was looking weary and worn down. He felt dizzy and trailed Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final -- miscues mounting, deficit growing. Djokovic did what he does, though. He refused to lose, waited for a chance to pounce and found his best tennis when...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, early Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 02, 2020 - 10:02 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open's final day: Novak Djokovic won a record-extending eighth Australian Open title by coming back to beat 5th-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match. Djokovic improved to 16-0 in semifinals and finals at...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic carries the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup around Rod Laver Arena after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, early Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 02, 2020 - 9:45 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Novak Djokovic had the Australian Open trophy in his hands for the eighth time, and his thoughts turned to Kobe Bryant. The Los Angeles Lakers great, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others died in a...
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February 02, 2020 - 7:46 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem for 8th Australian Open championship, 17th Grand Slam title overall.
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Barbora Krejcikova, left, of the Czech Republic and Croatia's Nikola Mektic talk during their match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. and partner Britain's Jamie Murray in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 01, 2020 - 8:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Barbora Krejcikova successfully defended her Australian Open mixed doubles title by partnering with Nikola Mektic to beat Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 5-7, 6-4 (10-1) in a fluctuating final under...
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