Naomi Osaka defeats Petra Kvitova to win the Australian Open trophy

Naomi Osaka overcame nerves, tears and a spirited challenge from double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to claim the Australian Open title with a 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4 win on Saturday. It was a second successive Grand Slam crown for the Japanese, after her U.S. Open triumph in September, and she became the first Asian player to… Read More Naomi Osaka defeats Petra Kvitova to win the Australian Open trophy

Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

Defending champion Serena Williams pulled out of the Australian Open on Friday, saying she was super close but still not at the level she needs to be after giving birth to her first child. The American 23-time Grand Slam winner made a tentative return at an Abu Dhabi exhibition late last month, losing to French… Read More Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

Andy Murray withdraws from Australian Open due to hip injury

Former world number one Andy Murray withdrew from the Australian Open on Thursday after failing to recover from a hip injury, joining injured Japanese star Kei Nishikori on the sidelines. The 30-year-old suffered the injury last year and has not played on the ATP tour since losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. ‚Äč”Sadly I won’t… Read More Andy Murray withdraws from Australian Open due to hip injury

Roger Federer defeats Karen Khachanov as he defends his Australian Open title

Roger Federer took another impressive step towards his Australian Open title defence on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Russian Karen Khachanov at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, as many of his main rivals faltered due to injury. Around the time Federer was warming up for his match with the 45th-ranked Russian, Andy Murray announced… Read More Roger Federer defeats Karen Khachanov as he defends his Australian Open title