Tennis

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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6:30 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Former Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué’s investment group Kosmos Tennis said Wednesday it has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the International Tennis Federation for ending their partnership to organize the Davis Cup. Kosmos, which is chaired by Piqué, filed a suit at the Court of Arbitration for Sport blaming
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8:30 AM ET Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — The men’s doubles format at Wimbledon has been changed to best of three sets to bring it in line with the other three Grand Slam tournaments. The All England Club announced the switch from best of five sets Wednesday and said the reduction could attract more players
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9:14 PM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Two days after advancing to her first Grand Slam tournament quarterfinal, unseeded Magda Linette has gone one better and is into the Australian Open semifinals. The 30-year-old Linette beat Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday, adding the former No. 1 to the list of top players
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1:08 AM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — For a full set, Karen Khachanov‘s Australian Open quarterfinal against Sebastian Korda on Tuesday was as tight as can be. Right up until, that is, Khachanov unleashed a down-the-line backhand to cap a 17-shot point and steal a tiebreaker. Khachanov raised his right index finger to
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Jan 22, 2023 The depth of the sport has been tested at the 2023 Australian Open. The men’s field has been theoretically limited by injuries to both Carlos Alcaraz (who withdrew from the tournament before it began) and Rafael Nadal (who lost in the second round), and an early-round upset loss for 2022 finalist Daniil
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6:08 AM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Ben Shelton’s concerns leading into his first Australian Open had less to do with playing tennis and more to do with everything else associated with the trip. His first time outside of the United States. His first time using a passport. The jet lag. The time
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10:30 PM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — It all came so seemingly easy for Iga Swiatek last season: two Grand Slam trophies, eight titles overall, a 37-match winning streak, a lengthy stay at No. 1 in the rankings. Those accomplishments made everyone else expect constant greatness from Swiatek, which she can’t do anything
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11:28 PM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — It’s been almost two full decades since this many U.S. men reached Week 2 at the Australian Open. And while that group in 2004 included a couple of Grand Slam champions in Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick, everything is all so new for the quartet there
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8:33 AM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic has backed calls from Andy Murray for the Australian Open to consider altering its schedule early in tournaments to avoid any more 4 a.m. finishes, with the nine-time Melbourne champ declaring “something needs to be addressed” to ensure players are in the best condition possible for Slam
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