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Osaka bound for semis after beating Svitolina

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Naomi Osaka reached her first semifinal at the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Elina Svitolina on Wednesday.Osaka used her aggressive style and big hitting to compile a 31-11 edge in winners, including eight...

Nadal tops Tiafoe, gets 20-year-old Tsitsipas next

Rafael Nadal won all of his service games and ended 21-year-old American Frances Tiafoe's best run at a major with a dominating 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals.Against Tiafoe, who previously had never been past the...

Tomic, Kyrgios left off Australia’s Davis Cup team

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Alex de Minaur is in. Nick Kyrgios is out. Bernard Tomic was not even a consideration.There were no surprises in the team Lleyton Hewitt picked for Australia's Davis Cup match against Bosnia and Herzegovina next month.The...

Into the Aussie Open final four, Danielle Collins feeling the love back home

MELBOURNE, Australia -- As the buzz around American giant slayer Danielle Collins has grown around Melbourne Park, so, too, has the support in her player's box. Tuesday afternoon, as Collins fought back from a one-set deficit to defeat Russian...

Breaking silence: Do tennis coaches benefit from talking to the media?

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Midway through last year's French Open, Patrick Mouratoglou made a decision to not be so open with the media between Grand Slam matches.Mouratoglou, Serena Williams' coach since 2012, said she didn't ask him to stop, but...

Kvitova on to 1st Grand Slam semi since ’14

Petra Kvitova is back in a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since her run to the 2014 title at Wimbledon and a home invasion that nearly derailed her career in 2016.The two-time Wimbledon champion beat local favorite...

Day 10 Australian Open preview: Serena, Osaka one win away from rematch

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams is back in action Wednesday (9 p.m. ET on ESPN2) as the Australian Open quarterfinals continue.The 23-time Grand Slam champion faces world No. 7 Karolina Pliskova on Rod Laver Arena, a match that...

Tsitsipas youngest to make Slam semis since 2007

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Stefanos Tsitsipas is the youngest man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since 2007 after beating Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) at the Australian Open to follow up on his stunning upset of...

Li closely follows Osaka’s progress in Australia

Li Na saw much of herself in a young player on the women's tour early last year.The two-time Grand Slam champion didn't hesitate to anoint Japan's Naomi Osaka as the player with a bright future.Editor's PicksLi makes history with...

Stosur, Zhang upset top women’s doubles team

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai combined for an upset 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) win over top-ranked Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the women's doubles quarterfinal on Day 9 at the Australian Open.Krejcikova and Siniakova won...