Tennis

Criticism of Margaret Court is muted at Australian Open

Jan 15, 2018

Marriage equality proponents draped themselves in rainbow flags on the first day of the Australian Open to protest Margaret Court's views on gay marriage. Several, however, stopped short of saying Court's name should be stripped from the venue

Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic on court

Jan 15, 2018

Defending champion Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, with 11 Australian Open titles between them and 31 Grand Slam singles titles combined, take to the court at the Australian Open under vastly different circumstances on Tuesday

Federer deflects attention to Nadal, Djokovic in Australia

Jan 14, 2018

Roger Federer prefers to think of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic as the favorites for the Australian Open title, despite entering as defending champion and coming off a hassle-free preparation

Tomic's troubles continue, misses a spot at Australian Open

Jan 14, 2018

Bernard Tomic's troubles have continued into 2018 with a loss in the last round of qualifying for the Australian Open

Even without Serena, Aussie Open women's field still tough

Jan 13, 2018

Without defending champion Serena Williams in the draw, there's a chance for new winner at the Australian Open

Former No 1 Kerber wins 9th in a row to clinch Sydney title

Jan 13, 2018

Angelique Kerber won her first title since the 2016 U.S. Open and extended her winning streak to nine matches with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Ashleigh Barty in the Sydney International final on Saturday

Service ace: Djokovic back with rebuilt serve at Aussie Open

Jan 13, 2018

Novak Djokovic is back from six months off the tour with a remodeled service motion partly inspired by Andre Agassi and a growing confidence he can get his sore right elbow through the Australian Open

Mertens successfully defends Hobart International title

Jan 13, 2018

Second-seeded Elise Mertens broke Mihaela Buzarnescu's serve in the opening game and went on to beat the Romanian 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 Saturday to win the Hobart International title for the second consecutive year

Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret Court Arena

Jan 12, 2018

Billie Jean King backs the call to rename Margaret Court Arena after Courts negative comments about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

Angelique Kerber wins 8th match in a row, into Sydney final

Jan 12, 2018

Angelique Kerber has won her eighth consecutive match of the new season, coming from 3-1 down in the final set to beat qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Sydney International final