Australian Open Tennis Championships

A spectator reads a sign warning of air quality ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 18, 2020 - 2:53 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As messages on video boards cautioned Australian Open spectators to "be aware we are expecting a reduction in air quality" Saturday, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal seemed satisfied that all will be fine at the year's first Grand Slam tournament despite recent days of...
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January 18, 2020 - 2:46 am
HOBART, Australia (AP) — A year after failing to qualify for the Australian Open, Elena Rybakina will enter the season's first major with a seeding and fresh off a title after beating Zhang Shuai 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the Hobart International final on Saturday. The 20-year-old Rybakina surged more than...
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January 17, 2020 - 5:54 am
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Elena Rybakina twice received on-court treatment late in the third set Friday and still beat British qualifier Heather Watson 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Hobart International. The 20-year-old Rybakina said she pulled a muscle. "It happened to me for the first...
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January 16, 2020 - 9:22 am
Jan. 19 1937 — Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker and Cy Young are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the second year of voting. 1952 — The Professional Golfers Association approves the participation of blacks in golf tournaments. 1972 — Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the youngest...
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January 16, 2020 - 8:57 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Heat win at home again to pass Celtics in East standings UNDATED (AP) — The Miami Heat have leapfrogged over the Boston Celtics for the No. 2 spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference by improving to 18-1 at home. Kendrick Nunn scored 33 points and Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) added 17 in the...
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January 16, 2020 - 7:32 am
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Two-time major winner Garbine Muguruza withdrew from her quarterfinal at the Hobart International with a viral illness on Thursday. Second-seeded Muguruza was scheduled to play Veronika Kudermetova. The Russian received a walkover and advanced to the semifinals. Muguruza...
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Cori "Coco" Gauff of the U.S. celebrates after winning a point during her second round singles match against Germany's Laura Siegemund at the ASB Classic tennis in Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan 9, 2020. (Chris Symes/Photosport via AP)
January 16, 2020 - 4:51 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Get ready for Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams, Part II. That headline-grabbing pair of tennis players — Gauff, 15, is the youngest woman in the Australian Open; Venus is the oldest — will meet again in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament after Thursday's draw at...
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Defending woman's singles champion Japan's Naomi Osaka holds the Daphne Ackhurst Cup following the official draw ceremony on Margaret Court Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 16, 2020 - 4:23 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A glance at the Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam tennis tournament: SURFACE Hard courts SITE Melbourne Park SCHEDULE The 14-day tournament begins Monday (Sunday EST). The women's singles final is Feb. 1; the men's singles final is Feb. 2. Like at the U.S...
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January 16, 2020 - 3:02 am
MLB BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox insist they won the 2018 World Series fairly, even as they begin their search for a new manager after Alex Cora was let go for his role in a sign-stealing scandal. Cora left the team on Tuesday after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred identified him as the...
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January 16, 2020 - 2:34 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Men= 1. Rafael Nadal, Spain 2 Novak Djokovic, Serbia 3. Roger Federer, Switzerland 4 Daniil Medvedev, Russia 5. Dominic Thiem, Austria 6. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece 7. Alexander Zverev, Germany 8. Matteo Berrettini, Italy 9. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain 10. Gael Monfils...
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