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Anticipation, reaction to Naomi Osaka’s dominating Australian Open win

Excitement generated by the showdown between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams in the semifinals of the Australian Open could not be overstated. The...

How Rafael Nadal’s loss could reshape the career Slams race for the Big Three

For most of tennis's existence, winning even a single Grand Slam tournament meant career affirmation.From 1990 to '98, 16 different players won a...

Experts’ take: Key factors in much-hyped Serena-Osaka semifinal clash at Australian Open

9:37 AM ISTESPN staffSerena Williams is two wins away from capturing the Australian Open to tie Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam...

Meet Aslan Karatsev, the underdog tearing up the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Fairy-tale runs at Grand Slams aren't unusual.Often, there will be a player or two who defies their ranking and makes...

Crowds to return to Aussie Open after lockdown

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Tennis fans will be able to return to the Australian Open starting Thursday after the Victorian government announced the easing...

For Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, nothing but respect — and a desire to win

When Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka met at the 2018 US Open final, Arthur Ashe Stadium descended into chaos.Williams was given three highly...

It’s now Ash Barty’s Australian Open to lose

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Twelve months ago, a golden opportunity presented itself for Ashleigh Barty to become the first homegrown player to win the...

Osaka, Serena show resolve in Melbourne, keep potential semis clash alive

As a smiling Serena Williams made her way to the net after defeating Aryna Sabalenka in three hard-fought sets Sunday in the fourth...

‘There are just no mistakes happening’: Hawk-Eye Live gains more support at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia -- From warming up with your opponent before a match to the mandatory all-white Wimbledon outfits and strawberries and cream at...

‘Old soul’ Kyrgios is evolving into Nick 2.0

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Nick Kyrgios says he's starting to feel like an old soul. Ahead of his Friday night (AEDT) third-round showdown with...

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