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Ian Ransom

Djokovic avoids wildcard slip-up at Australian Open

22 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE Defending champion Novak Djokovic banished the ghosts of wildcards past by despatching Japan's Tatsuma Ito 6-1 6-4 6-2 to sail into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Sorry, Yonex! - Osaka sheepish after racket throw

22 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE Naomi Osaka offered a light-hearted apology to her racket sponsor for throwing a tantrum against Zheng Saisai at the Australian Open on Wednesday as the defending champion overcame her frustrations to set up a third-round clash with Coco Gauff.

Nadal not focused on Federer's Grand Slam record

21 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE Rafa Nadal would love to add more silverware to a bursting trophy cabinet at the end of the Australian Open but says beating Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles would probably not make him any happier in the long run.

Briton Evans pats stomach after fulfilling comeback win

21 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE Dan Evans, urged to "miss a few meals" earlier this month by Britain captain Tim Henman, patted his stomach after completing a brave five-set comeback win over American Mackenzie McDonald to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.

Bencic bandwagon rolls into second round in Melbourne

21 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE The Belinda Bencic bandwagon is rolling again after her maiden Grand Slam semi-final appearance at last year's U.S. Open, but given her extended run of injuries and dips in form the Swiss is reluctant to jump on board too quickly.

Tennis-Bencic bandwagon rolls into second round in Melbourne

21 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE, Jan 21 The Belinda Bencic bandwagon is rolling again after her maiden Grand Slam semi-final appearance at last year's U.S. Open, but given her extended run of injuries and dips in form the Swiss is reluctant to jump on board too quickly.

'Next Gen' star Sinner makes successful Melbourne debut

21 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE Being labelled the 'next big thing' in men's tennis can be a heavy burden for a teenager but Jannik Sinner wore the mantle lightly on Tuesday in winning his debut at the Australian Open.

Tennis-'Next Gen' star Sinner makes successful Melbourne debut

21 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE, Jan 21 Being labelled the 'next big thing' in men's tennis can be a heavy burden for a teenager but Jannik Sinner wore the mantle lightly on Tuesday in winning his debut at the Australian Open.

Tennis: Gauff completes double eclipse of Venus at Australian Open

20 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE Coco Gauff shone on her Australian Open debut on Monday as she knocked Venus Williams out of the first round in a repeat of her stunning victory over the seven-times Grand Slam champion in the Wimbledon opener last year.

Tennis-Gauff completes double eclipse of Venus

20 Jan 2020

MELBOURNE, Jan 20 Coco Gauff shone on her Australian Open debut on Monday as she knocked Venus Williams out of the first round in a repeat of her stunning victory over the seven-times Grand Slam champion in the Wimbledon opener last year.

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