Tennis

8:09 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — German tennis player Alexander Zverev will not face disciplinary action after an investigation into domestic abuse allegations against him found “insufficient evidence” to substantiate the claims, the men’s professional tour said Tuesday. The ATP had commissioned the investigation in October 2021 after Zverev’s former girlfriend, Olya Sharypova, accused
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7:44 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic‘s Australian Open championship returned him to a rather familiar spot on Monday: No. 1 in the ATP rankings. His four-place rise from No. 5 to replace Carlos Alcaraz at No. 1 is the largest jump to the top spot in the 50-year history of the
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6:43 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic climbed into the Rod Laver Arena stands to celebrate his 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title Sunday and, after jumping and pumping his fists with his team, he collapsed onto his back, crying. When he returned to the playing surface, Djokovic
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Jan 29, 2023 Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova extended their Grand Slam winning streak to 24 matches with a 6-4, 6-3 decision over Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara to claim the Australian Open women’s doubles title on Sunday. It was the seventh Grand Slam doubles title by the Czech pair,
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2:37 PM ET Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata have ensured an Australian Open trophy has remained in home hands, storming to a shock straight-sets win in the men’s doubles final. With singles champion Ash Barty retiring and Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis unable to defend their 2022 doubles crown due to injury, Kubler and Hijikata
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6:43 AM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — Sheer aggression and a high-risk, high-reward philosophy helped Aryna Sabalenka clinch an epic Australian Open final over Elena Rybakina. Sabalenka battered and bruised her way to the title at Melbourne Park, coming from a set down to overwhelm last year’s Wimbledon champion 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Editor’s Picks “We’ve been
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Jan 28, 2023 Alfie Hewett claimed his first Australian Open men’s wheelchair singles title on Saturday as he beat 16-year-old Tokita Oda 6-3, 6-1. Hewett, 25, also won the men’s wheelchair doubles title on Friday, picking up his 16th major title with partner Gordon Reid. The men’s singles No. 1 found himself 3-1 down to
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2:54 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Alexander Blockx of Belgium beat American Learner Tien 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (9) to win the junior boys championship at the Australian Open on Saturday. “It was one of my hardest battles of my life,” the 17-year-old Blockx said. Editor’s Picks In the junior girls singles final, ninth-seeded
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11:18 AM ET Associated Press WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Australian Open semifinalist Tommy Paul and the player who eliminated Rafael Nadal at Melbourne Park, Mackenzie McDonald, are among the players picked by interim captain David Nainkin for the U.S. Davis Cup team’s matches at Uzbekistan next week. Nainkin’s appointment was announced Friday, three weeks after
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Jan 22, 2023 MELBOURNE, Australia — A first-time Australian Open champion will lift the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup on Saturday, regardless of whether it’s Elena Rybakina or Aryna Sabalenka. Editor’s Picks It’s Rybakina’s second final appearance in the past three Slams, and she’s 6-0 in major matches against seeded opponents since the start of Wimbledon
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2:37 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Stefanos Tsitsipas had a harder time strictly following all of the rules than he did outplaying his opponent in the early going, then recovered after blowing two match points late in the third set, and eventually reached the final at the Australian Open for the first time
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7:47 AM ET Self-proclaimed “obnoxious soccer mom” Victoria Azarenka was ordered to take off her Paris Saint-Germain shirt at the Australian Open on Thursday before bowing out of the Grand Slam with a straight-set defeat to Elena Rybakina in the semifinals. The 33-year-old two-time champion has worn shirts showing support for French Ligue 1 champions
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1:20 AM ET Local wildcards are through to the Australian Open men’s doubles final for the second straight year with Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler extending their stunning run at Melbourne Park. Hijikata and Kubler have a chance to emulate Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis‘ unlikely title triumph last year after downing eighth seeds Horacio
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