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Melbourne | Halep eases past Osaka – Kerber survives against Hsieh

The women’s quarter-final places were completed on Monday at the Australian Open, Day 8 of the championships, with an in-form Simona Halep leading the line-up after a fine display against Japan’s Naomi Osaka despite struggling with an ankle problem. The World No 1 injured herself in her first-round match against Destanee Aiava, but has since won three contests, including a three hours and 45 minutes epic against Lauren Davis, to advance to the...

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Melbourne | Kerber crushes Sharapova to take on Hsieh

Angelique Kerber continued her march towards a second Australian Open crown with a clinical third-round victory over five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova. The 2016 champion made just 7 unforced errors, holding serve in all but one game, before cruising to a 6-1 6-3 win in an hour and four minutes on Rod Laver Arena. The much-hyped contest between the two former Australian champions and World No 1s proved to be an anti-climax, and the result left Kerber as the only remaining Grand Slam winner in the women’s...

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US Open Day 2 | Defending champion Kerber knocked out by Osaka

Defending champion and former World No 1, Angelique Kerber, met the talented teenager, Naomi Osaka, from Japan and was shown the exit door at the US Open. It was a bad draw against the ferociously talented 19-year-old, but the manner in which the 29-year-old performed was incredibly disappointing. It was a disastrous start for the German, who struggled on her serve throughout. Kerber had added a second coach for the US Open in a late-season shakeup, but to no...

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