Australian Open 2018

Australian Open: Roger Federer shines, Novak Djokovic survives, Stanislas Wawrinka ousted

Defending champion Roger Federer cooly swept into the Australian Open third round Thursday as Novak Djokovic survived a gruelling fitness test under the brutal Melbourne sun.

Jan 18, 2018, 19:27 PM IST

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic staggers past Gael Monfils in draining win

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic survived a brutal fitness examination to overcome Gael Monfils in intense heat and stagger into the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Jan 18, 2018, 18:08 PM IST

Australian Open: Lucky loser Bernarda Pera sends ninth seed Johanna Konta out

A lacklustre serving display from the British number one allowed left-hander Pera ample opportunity to showcase her powerful returns off both sides and the 23-year-old American duly delivered.

Jan 18, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Rafael Nadal says lower-ranked players need more money

World number one Rafa Nadal voiced his support for players to demand a greater share of tennis revenues, saying that more lower-ranked professionals should be able to make a living from the sport.

Jan 17, 2018, 17:32 PM IST

Australian Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga edges Denis Shapovalov in five-set classic

There was a time when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was one of the new kids bounding on to the block, swinging from the hip and shaking up the established hierarchy in men’s tennis.

Jan 17, 2018, 16:26 PM IST

Australian Open: Dream grand slam debut continues for 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk

Ukrainian 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk became the youngest player to reach the third round of a grand slam in over 20 years when she defeated local wildcard Olivia Rogowska at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Jan 17, 2018, 16:19 PM IST

Nick Kyrgios fined for colourful language at Australian Open

The 22-year-old was slapped with a $3,000 penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct early in his 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva in a night match on Hisense Arena on Monday.

Jan 17, 2018, 16:13 PM IST

Australian Open: Dominant Rafael Nadal in Round 3, other big guns pull off great escape

Dominant Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki pulled off a great escape to stay in contention.

Jan 17, 2018, 14:49 PM IST

Roger Federer urges fellow players to embrace the media

Roger Federer has urged his fellow professionals to act themselves and not as robots during media interviews to keep tennis interesting for the sporting public. 

Jan 16, 2018, 19:37 PM IST

Australian Open: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic take control in Melbourne

Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban.

Jan 16, 2018, 17:10 PM IST

Novak Djokovic dismisses talk of boycott over Australian Open prize money

Six-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has distanced himself from reports that he called for a boycott of next year’s tournament unless there was an increase in prize money.

Jan 16, 2018, 15:25 PM IST

Nick Kyrgios collects code violation in easy Australian Open win

Kyrgios was serving for a 4-1 lead when he told a member of the crowd to keep quiet during his service motion in colourful language that did not go down well with the chair umpire.

Jan 15, 2018, 17:42 PM IST

Venus Williams leads seeds tumbling out of Australian Open

Venus Williams and US Open champion Sloane Stephens led a string of seeds sent tumbling out of the Australian Open Monday in a calamitous day for American players.

Jan 15, 2018, 16:50 PM IST

Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev ready for Grand Slam glory at Australian Open

Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev, two men who made perhaps the biggest steps forward in 2017, believe they are ready to contend for the title at the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on Monday.

Jan 13, 2018, 19:12 PM IST

Novak Djokovic looks forward to trying out 'new serve' at Australian Open

After sitting out most of 2017 tennis season with a career-threatening injury, former world No.1 Novak Djokovic has spent the last six months reassessing his serving technique.

Jan 13, 2018, 18:40 PM IST

Ramkumar Ramanathan advances in Australian Open qualifiers

The Indian beat France’s Gleb Sakharov 6-4, 7-6 (12) in the second round on Saturday 

Jan 13, 2018, 18:14 PM IST

Andy Murray pulls out of Australian Open with hip injury

Former world number one Andy Murray has pulled out of the Australian Open after failing to recover from a hip injury, tournament organizers said on Thursday.

Jan 04, 2018, 13:03 PM IST

Serena Williams loses on comeback from maternity break

Serena Williams lost on her comeback from a maternity break as French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko powered to victory in the 'first to ten points' final set at the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament on Saturday.

Dec 30, 2017, 20:12 PM IST

Caroline Wozniacki targets New Zealand crown ahead of Australian Open

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki faces a difficult assignment in the opening round of the ASB Classic in Auckland on Monday after being drawn against unpredictable American Madison Brengle, as the Danish player tunes up for the Australian Open next month.

Dec 30, 2017, 18:38 PM IST