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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: What to Watch For in Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka’s Semifinal

The Australian Open semifinals begin on Wednesday night, headlined by the match between the 10th-seeded Serena Williams of the United States and the third-seeded...

Serena Williams Wins, Setting Up Showdown With Naomi Osaka

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams was not about to let Simona Halep derail her run to a 24th Grand Slam singles championship. Not again.The...

An American Made Week 2 at the Australian Open. He Avoided Djokovic and Nadal.

Isner, 35, is the lone American in the top 30. In the 1990s, just as tennis was becoming a truly global sport, Pete Sampras,...

How a ‘Hard Quarantine’ Benefited a Player at the Australian Open

Brady said she slept more than usual during the 14 days, often not waking up until around 11 a.m. She worked out twice a...

Goodbye Fans at the Australian Open

All morning, rumors swirled around the tournament grounds, whipped into a tempest by spectators half-watching matches while they scrolled through their news feeds and...

2021 Australian Open: What to Watch on Thursday Night

How to watch: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern on the Tennis Channel and 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on ESPN2 in the United...

At the Australian Open, Bianca Andreescu Is Ousted in the Second Round

MELBOURNE, Australia — As Bianca Andreescu vaulted from No. 152 in the world to the United States Open champion during 2019, she appeared to...

At the Australian Open, Sports Flirts With Normalcy

MELBOURNE, Australia — “It’s so good to see people.”This was Naomi Osaka, the three-time Grand Slam champion, moments after her first-round win Monday afternoon...

Australian Open Preview: Battle of the Women’s Champions

Tennis has returned to Melbourne, the site of the last Grand Slam event before the coronavirus pandemic, finding itself both profoundly changed since the...

Ashleigh Barty, Back on the Court, Is Top Seeded at Home

Tenth-seeded Serena Williams, who is seeking her 24th Grand Slam title, could await whoever advances from Osaka’s quarter of the draw. Williams opens against...

Tony Trabert, a Two-Time No. 1 in Men’s Tennis, Dies at 90

Tony Trabert, who won five Grand Slam tournament titles in a single year, 1955 — three in singles and two in doubles — making...

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