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Australian Open: Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut pick men's doubles title

Australian Open: Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut pick men's doubles title

Fifth-seed Herbert and Mahut swept aside 2017 champions Finn Henri Kontinen and local hope John Peers 6-4, 7-6 (1) in the final that lasted a little over one and a half hour at Rod Laver Arena. 

Jan 27, 2019, 12:44 PM IST
Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to claim Australian Open crown

Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to claim Australian Open crown

Kvitova saved four matchpoints, showing the same resilience she needed to return to the top level of tennis after a knife attack and lengthy surgery in 2016, but her fightback fell just short.

Jan 26, 2019, 17:37 PM IST
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic destroys Lucas Pouille to set up Nadal showdown

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic destroys Lucas Pouille to set up Nadal showdown

Attacking the lines with machine-like precision, Djokovic broke the 28th-seeded Frenchman seven times yet never looked in danger of conceding a break point.

Jan 25, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
Australian Open: Osaka, Kvitova chase double delight in Melbourne final

Australian Open: Osaka, Kvitova chase double delight in Melbourne final

Osaka fought back from a set and 4-1 down against Taiwan`s Hsieh Su-wei in the third round at Melbourne Park and showed her determination in winning two more three-setters to keep a 13-match victory

Jan 25, 2019, 15:08 PM IST
Lucas Pouille regains confidence with coach Amelie Mauresmo in his corner

Lucas Pouille regains confidence with coach Amelie Mauresmo in his corner

Pouille continued his remarkable run at Melbourne Park by stunning in-form Canadian Milos Raonic to set up a showdown with top-seeded Novak Djokovic for a place in Sunday's final.

Jan 24, 2019, 17:22 PM IST
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal storms into Melbourne final with Tsitsipas blitz

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal storms into Melbourne final with Tsitsipas blitz

After roaring to a 5-0 lead in the final set, Nadal closed out the match with a huge serve in one hour and 46 minutes leaving Tsitsipas to beat a quick exit from the stadium.

Jan 24, 2019, 17:04 PM IST
Mahesh Bhupathi's captaincy at stake as India prepares for clash against Italy in Davis Cup

Mahesh Bhupathi's captaincy at stake as India prepares for clash against Italy in Davis Cup

India are up against formidable Italy but playing the hard-court specialists on grass at the Calcutta South Club gives the hosts some chance of an upset.

Jan 24, 2019, 16:43 PM IST
Australian Open: Epic Serena Williams win took toll, Karolina Pliskova says after Naomi Osaka loss

Australian Open: Epic Serena Williams win took toll, Karolina Pliskova says after Naomi Osaka loss

Pliskova was down 1-5 against Williams in the final set, before producing a fightback to claim a quarter-final win over the American great.

Jan 24, 2019, 16:17 PM IST
Tennis star Naomi Osaka says sponsor apologised over controversial commercial

Tennis star Naomi Osaka says sponsor apologised over controversial commercial

Osaka initially did not want to be drawn into the controversy saying her focus was solely on the Australian Open after she became the first Japanese player to reach the final at Melbourne Park.

Jan 24, 2019, 16:14 PM IST
Traumatised Petra Kvitova doubted she would ever be back in Grand Slam contention

Traumatised Petra Kvitova doubted she would ever be back in Grand Slam contention

It was much more than a case of overcoming a physical injury, however, with the attack having exacted a heavy mental toll on the twice Wimbledon champion.

Jan 24, 2019, 14:35 PM IST
Tennis: Australian Open run was no ''fluke'', says Danielle Collins

Tennis: Australian Open run was no ''fluke'', says Danielle Collins

Florida-born Collins battled hard in the first set on a stifling day at Rod Laver Arena but ended up steamrolled 7-6(2) 6-0 by eighth seed Kvitova.

Jan 24, 2019, 14:26 PM IST
We will not have it very easy on grass: India coach Zeeshan Ali, ahead of Davis Cup qualifier against Italy

We will not have it very easy on grass: India coach Zeeshan Ali, ahead of Davis Cup qualifier against Italy

The Indians sweated it out for the first time since landing in the city for nearly two hours at the Calcutta Gymkhana. 

Jan 24, 2019, 13:55 PM IST
We are big underdogs, but have faith in team's experience: Mahesh Bhupathi

We are big underdogs, but have faith in team's experience: Mahesh Bhupathi

The grass courts of South Club were chosen as the venue as Bhupathi was keen to play on grass considering that the Italians are solid hard court players.

Jan 24, 2019, 13:36 PM IST
Australian Open: Petra Kvitova on the brink of crowning brave comeback

Australian Open: Petra Kvitova on the brink of crowning brave comeback

After trading breaks of serve, the match was paused at 4-4 in the first set for a few minutes as the roof was closed to protect the players from the 38 degree Celsius (100F) heat.

Jan 24, 2019, 13:24 PM IST
Australian Open: Osaka digs deep against Pliskova to set up Kvitova final

Australian Open: Osaka digs deep against Pliskova to set up Kvitova final

Osaka hit winners almost at will from both her forehand and backhand and broke Pliskova`s service games twice while facing not a single breakpoint to canter through the first set.

Jan 24, 2019, 13:04 PM IST
Australian Open: Petra Kvitova defeats Danielle Collins to reach women's final

Australian Open: Petra Kvitova defeats Danielle Collins to reach women's final

The eighth seeded Czech will meet U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka, as she bids for her first Grand Slam triumph since claiming the second of her Wimbledon titles in 2014.

Jan 24, 2019, 12:58 PM IST
Ageless Leander Paes has no plans to hang up Tennis racket yet

Ageless Leander Paes has no plans to hang up Tennis racket yet

Paes has not tasted grand slam success since he and Martina Hingis won the mixed doubles title at the 2016 French Open but Paes is not ready to put his racket down yet.

Jan 24, 2019, 12:49 PM IST
Battling Kei Nishikori faces big test against reigning Novak Djokovic

Battling Kei Nishikori faces big test against reigning Novak Djokovic

Nishikori overcame Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in his third five-setter in four rounds on Monday and has spent nearly 14 hours on court at Melbourne, more than any other player.

Jan 23, 2019, 17:27 PM IST
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic through to semi-finals after Kei Nishikori retires

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic through to semi-finals after Kei Nishikori retires

Six-times champion Djokovic will meet Frenchman Lucas Pouille, on Friday for a place in Sunday's final.

Jan 23, 2019, 16:34 PM IST
Armed with inner peace, Naomi Osaka thirsty for more success

Armed with inner peace, Naomi Osaka thirsty for more success

Osaka remains on course for glory at Melbourne Park after blowing away Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, to set up a last four clash with Czech Karolina Pliskova in the year's first Grand Slam.

Jan 23, 2019, 16:05 PM IST