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Category: Australian Open

Melbourne | Muguruza follows Konta out of blistering AO

On a sweltering day in Melbourne, Britain’s Johanna Konta fell at the hands of Bernarda Pera, a 23-year-old Croatian-born American lucky loser from the qualifying competition. Pera, who took injured Russian Margerita Gasparyan’s spot in the draw late on Sunday, is through to the third round of the Australian Open after ousting an out-of-sorts Konta, 6-4 7-5, for the biggest win of her...

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Melbourne | Dimitrov and Tsonga survive scares

There was drama on the third day of the Australian Open with two of the top attractions in the men’s draw being pushed to the limit before securing their places in the last 32. Both Grigor Dimitrov, the third seed and 14th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, where forced into tight five-setters while the world number one, held off his challenger with relative...

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Melbourne | Edmund triumphs again

Kyle Edmund blasted his way past Denis Istomin, who last year created the biggest shock of the tournament by ousting Novak Djokovic from the Australian Open. However this year, the 31-year-old from Uzbekistan, was unable to find an answer to the powerful forehands and serves which came his way and was overwhelmed by the Briton 6-2 6-2 6-4 in...

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Melbourne | Robson loses doubles but feels on track

Britain’s Laura Robson teamed up American Coco Vandeweghe for the ladies’ doubles at the Australian Open but were eliminated in their opening match by Hao-Ching Chan and Katarina Srebotnik, 7-6(3) 6-4, on Wednesday. The pair converted only 2 of their 11 break points, effectively letting the Taiwanese-Slovenian team off the hook. Back playing at a Grand Slam is a triumph for Robson, who has suffered through injuries, surgery and a drop in form that effectively wrecked her...

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Melbourne | The great Dane fightback

Caroline Wozniacki credited her competitive family for the fighting spirit that helped her recover from a seemingly impossible position against Jana Fett in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. A clear favourite for the title, Wozniacki had to fight back from 1-5 down in the third set and 15-40 against the World No 119 from Croatia under the hot sun in Melbourne to keep her championship hopes...

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