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Australian Open 2021: In Defeat, Jennifer Brady Proves She Belongs

Osaka plays so many good shots in the toughest moments that her opponents feel a constant need to hit perfect shot after perfect shot,...

Australian Open Offered Unexpected Lessons About Pandemic Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia — The leaders of the Australian Open wanted their intricate safety strategy to teach the sports world important lessons for the coronavirus...

The Cleanest Open Ever

MELBOURNE, Australia — A funny thing happened at the end of plenty of matches at the Australian Open this year: Players gathered their used...

Medvedev’s Australian Open Loss Shows the Men’s Tennis Gulf Is Still Strong

MELBOURNE, Australia — With a lone tear streaking his right cheek, Daniil Medvedev accepted the runner-up trophy after the Australian Open men’s final on...

Mixed Doubles, Often Neglected, Crowns Resilient Champions

After they arrived in Melbourne, Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova received notice that passengers on their respective charter flights had tested positive for the...

Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady at Australian Open for Her 4th Grand Slam Title

MELBOURNE, Australia — Naomi Osaka remained undefeated in Grand Slam finals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Jennifer Brady at the Australian Open on...

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev Meet for the Title

How to watch: The match is at 3:30 a.m. Eastern time on Sunday on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. There will be encore showings...

For Djokovic in Australia, a Complicated Road Has a Familiar Destination

Perhaps more than any of his predecessors, though, Djokovic, 33, goes toward the heat. He knows the hazards that may bring. But he is...

2021 Australian Open: Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady Meet for the Title

How to watch: The match is at 3:30 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. There will be an encore...

Farewell, Serena? Not So Fast

Williams’s wan wave after losing to Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semifinal stirred retirement speculation. GOATs don’t go out that way.

Osaka and Brady, With Powerful Strokes and Zero Pretense, in Australian Open Final

MELBOURNE, Australia — One Australian Open finalist spoke about how intimidating it was to serve against Serena Williams and also volunteered that she was...

2021 Australian Open: Medvedev and Tsitsipas Chase a Grand Slam Final

How to watch: The match is at 3:30 a.m. Eastern time on Friday on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+.The Australian Open is the only...

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