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The Australian Open[a][b] is an annual tennis tournament created in 1905 and played on outdoor hardcourts[c][d] at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Open is played over a two-week period beginning in mid-January and has been chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments each year since 1987. The event was not held from 1916 to 1918 because of World War I, from 1941 to 1945 because of World War II and in 1986. The timing of the Australian Open has changed several

The Last Time an Australian won the junior girls’ singles at the Aus Open 1995 - It has been 22 years since a member of the home nation lifted the girls’ singles trophy at the Australian Open. That year it was Siobhan Drake-Brockman who defeated compatriot Annabel Ellwood 6-3 4-6 7-5. Since then only one Australian has made the final, which was Jessica Moore in 2008. The junior tournaments begin on Day 6 with seven home grown talents in the draw.  Hewitt also paired with Groth at Australian Open 2016 when the former world No.1 announced his retirement. The pair reached the third round before falling to Canadian/American duo Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock. The Australians will take on third seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau on Day 6 in an attempt to replicate their result from two years ago. Partners. The Australian Open is proudly supported by: View all partners.

Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic is aiming for his 15th Grand Slam title as he bids to surpass Pete Sampras in the all-time Grand Slam tournament wins list. And the Serbian superstar breezed through his first-round match against American qualifier Mitchell Kruger, winning by straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. .@DjokerNole ➕ #AusOpen = ❤️#AOChampion pic.twitter.com/mBbyBH7XtI. — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 15, 2019. Djokovic has never slipped up against a qualifier in a Grand Slam, and he continued that record against Kruger with a dominant display to sail through to the secon

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal beat Matthew Ebden, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, to move to No. 3 on the list of match wins at the Australian Open in the professional era, and extended his record of never losing a second-round match at Melbourne Park. The win improved 2009 champion Nadal’s win-loss record to 57-12 at the Australian Open, surpassing Stefan Edberg’s mark of 56 wins. Six-time champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic hold the top two spots on that list. Defending champion Federer recorded his 96th win earlier Wednesday and top-ranked Djokovic had 62 after his first-round win. Buoyed by a

At the Australian Open on Saturday, in her first Grand Slam final, Angelique Kerber pulled off a stunning win over Serena Williams. On Sunday, Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray to win his sixth Australian Open, and the 11th Grand Slam title of his career. Kerber's win in the women's tournament was a huge upset, as Howard Bryant told NPR's Scott Simon on Saturday. Williams, the world's top-ranked female tennis player, looked like she was headed for victory: "Serena Williams went the entire tournament without dropping a set. She dominated.  For Murray, it was the fifth Australian Open final where he fell short of victory — and the fourth time the Scottish player lost the tournament to Djokovic. In an emotional speech after the game, Murray thanked his wife — pregnant with their first child, and approaching her due date — and vowed to be on the first plane home.

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic has struck form to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open, looking in excellent touch during a straight-sets routing of Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The Serbian took a medical time-out during Saturday night’s second set for treatment of an apparent hip complaint, but regrouped to claim a 6-2 6-3 6-3 victory in two hours and 21 minutes. He will face world No. 58 Hyeon Chung in the fourth round after the South Korean youngster’s five-set defeat of fourth seed Alexander Zverev.

The six-time Australian Open champion has lost just once in 27 matches against qualifiers in majors, and that came to Mario Ancic at Wimbledon 17 years ago. After two tougher-than-expected sets, Federer broke Evans' serve to take a 3-1 lead in the third set and served out the match. The 37-year-old Federer will play either Gael Monfils or Taylor Fritz in the third round. Kickoff each day of the 2019 Australian Open with Tennis Channel Live, reviewing the day's most important news and previewing the day's biggest matches. Watch LIVE at 6 p.m. ET. Follow the Australian Open even c

The six-time Australian Open winner is last on the Margaret Court Arena in the day session and is seeded 14th mainly because he’s spent half of the previous season out through injury. On the same court, and in the match immediately before Djokovic, we’ll see how Maria Sharapova gets on. With no Serena Williams around, she has a fair chance of going deep this year. Whether that will prove popular with fans or not is another matter. She plays Tatjana Maria , who is ranked higher than Sharapova but who the Russian should beat. On the Hisense Arena Johanna Konta , seeded ninth, takes on the world

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He was here only because the Australian Open awards a wild card to a player from the Asia region. As a player from Uzbekistan, he was eligible. Who wins this tournament now? That scream you heard? It was the rest of the field collectively exalting. Andy Murray is the top seed and five-time losing finalist here (four of them coming against Djokovic.) Grigor Dimitrov is a player who is poised for a breakthrough. Really, the whole men’s draw changed on Thursday afternoon.

The Australian Open began on Monday, and Roger Federer is looking for his third straight Open win as Novak Djokovic chases his third straight major. Caroline Wozniacki, meanwhile, is trying to repeat after having a rough 2018 outside of her Australian Open win to earn her first career Grand Slam. Naomi Osaka is trying to build on her US Open win over Serena Williams to close out Grand Slam season in 2018, whereas Williams is chasing her 24th Grand Slam -- which would tie her with Margaret Court for the most all-time. While the Open has already begun in earnest and some results are in, there&ap  Here are the dates and times for Australian Open coverage. Note: All matches begin in primetime the night before the dates listed. Australian Open first round. Dates: Jan. 14 and Jan. 15. Times: 7 p.m. ET. Channel: ESPN2. Stream: Watch ESPN.

Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin pulled off an Australian Open upset for the ages on Thursday when he sent Novak Djokovic tumbling out of the second round of the grand slam. Istomin, playing in his trademark fluorescent yellow glasses and bandana, let out a huge roar when the 12-times grand slam champion Djokovic sent a service return long to end an enthralling contest after four hours and 50 minutes. “All the credit to Denis for playing amazing, he deserved to win,” said reigning champion Djokovic after making his earliest exit at a grand slam since 2008.

Australian Open 2018 begins on Monday, 14th January 2019 with the first round matches with both mens and women singles events. The tournament will be played through 14th January to 27th January 2019. Every days play start at around 10:00 am Australian time / midnight uk time and there will be two sessions every day, second session starting at 05:00 pm local time. We will have live links of Australian Open championship right here just before the start of every days play. Australian Open 2019 coverage starts at around 01:00 am uk time and EuroSports will have live coverage in the UK while ESPN a

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic has struck form to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open, looking in excellent touch during a straight-sets routing of Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The Serbian took a medical time-out during Saturday night's second set for treatment of an apparent hip complaint, but regrouped to claim a 6-2 6-3 6-3 victory in two hours and 21 minutes. He will face world No 58 Hyeon Chung in the fourth round after the South Korean youngster's five-set defeat of fourth seed Alexander Zverev.

Djokovic has won the Australian Open six times since 2008 and is the only player to have clinched that many championships in the Open era, and as he’s undefeated in finals, he’ll come into the 2017 tournament full of confidence.  Recently knighted Murray will have something to say about that, though, as he chases his maiden Australian Open triumph. The Scot has five runners-up medals at the tournament but comes into 2017’s edition in the form of his life. Murray kicks off his campaign against Illya Marchenko, while Djokovic faces a tricky opening examination against Fernando Verdasco. Here we look at the TV schedule for the first-round ties all the way through to the final on Sunday January 29. Australian Open 2017 TV Schedule. Date. Time (ET). Time (GMT). Round. U.S. TV Info.

Find latest Australian Open News. Check out Australian Open results and fixtures. Watch Australian Open videos and highlights on beIN SPORTS MENA Breaking News.  Tennis. Djokovic wins despite hip issue. Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, overcame a hip problem, to book his place in the second week of 2018's first grand slam. Djokovic wins despite hip issue. Sharapova hoping to kick on.

Three-time major champion Andy Murray, meanwhile, also pulled out of the Brisbane International and is considering having an operation because of a bad hip. Like Djokovic, he last competed at Wimbledon, nearly six months ago. Since winning his fourth consecutive Grand Slam title at the 2016 French Open — becoming the first man in nearly a half-century with four in a row — Djokovic has made it past the quarterfinals at only one of the past six major tournaments, finishing as the runner-up at the 2016 U.S. Open. A year ago at the Australian Open, as the two-time defending champion, he bowed out

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