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Coco to face Osaka next; Serena also advances

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open.The double-faults kept coming Wednesday, nine in all. The deficits, too. First, she dropped the opening set against 74th-ranked Sorana Cirstea. Then,...

Coco has nothing to lose in rematch with Osaka

MELBOURNE, Australia -- After coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the third set of her second-round match for a statement win over Sorana Cirstea at Melbourne Arena on Wednesday, Coco Gauff raised her arms and pumped her fists...

Djokovic rolls; Sandgren stuns No. 8 Berrettini

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic avoided the same mistake he made three years go when he met a wild-card entry in the second round of the Australian Open.Djokovic required all of 95 minutes Wednesday to beat Japanese...

Djokovic wallops Ito in 95 minutes to advance

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic avoided the same mistake he made three years go when he met a wild-card entry in the second round of the Australian Open.Djokovic required all of 95 minutes Wednesday to beat Japanese...

Coco advances to set up showdown with Osaka

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Showing great poise for a 15-year-old, Coco Gauff kept digging herself out of deficits and eventually prevailed to reach the Australian Open's third round, setting up yet another Grand Slam showdown with Naomi Osaka.Less than five...

Barty: Bushfire recovery more important than Slam win

MELBOURNE, Australia -- World No. 1 Ash Barty would value the rebuilding of her native Australia in the wake of devastating bushfires -- which have claimed 28 lives and destroyed millions of wild animals -- over winning her home...

Barty shakes first round nerves, through to last 32

MELBOURNE, Australia -- After seven minutes of play on opening night at the Australian Open, world No. 1 Ash Barty trailed two games to love and had already committed an uncharacteristic six unforced errors.It was a tentative start to...

Osaka overcomes winds, outburst to advance

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Defending champion Naomi Osaka overcame swirling winds on Margaret Court Arena to beat Saisai Zheng 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday and advance to the third round of the Australian Open.Osaka became upset with herself at times. After...

ITF bans doubles specialist Farah pending hearing

LONDON -- Top-ranked doubles player Robert Farah was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation on Tuesday pending a disciplinary hearing into his positive doping test.The ITF formally imposed the suspension hours after the Australian Open began.Farah had been...

Zverev vows $10K to fire recovery with each win

Alexander Zverev will donate $10,000 for every match he wins at the Australian Open to go toward the bushfire recovery effort. If he wins the Australian Open title, the seventh-seeded Zverev is promising to donate all his prize money.He...