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Coco keeps going

The surprise of the day was in the womenŠ—Ès draw where the unseeded American Coco Vandeweghe comfortably eliminated the French Open champion and seventh seed, Garbine Muguruza of Spain, 6-4...

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Konta doesn’t fear Serena

JO Konta believes a major key to upsetting Serena Williams is the knowledge she has picked up playing her sister Venus and other Grand Slam champions. The British No.1 would emulate her run to the semi-finals of the 2016 Australian Open if she were to overcome Serena, a winner of 22 Slams, in their first...

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Konta makes last eight

JO Konta is looking forward to Š—“an incredible experienceŠ— against Serena Williams after becoming the only Brit to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. With compatriots Andy Murray and Dan Evans falling in the men’s event at the same stage, Konta defeated Ekaterina Makarova for a second successive year in the fourth...

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World No1 is eliminated

ANDY Murray has vowed to bounce back after a shock defeat dented rather than burst the bubble within which he is on the tennis odyssey of his life. Sir Andy was stunned 7-5 5-7 6-2 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena by world No.50 Mischa Zverev, the elder brother of hot prospect, Alex, in the...

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Nadal proves his fitness

In terms of upsets it was a quiet day at Melbourne with no major disasters in the menŠ—Ès draw though Rafa Nadal came close but recovered to win though in five sets. However, in the womenŠ—Ès draw, Daria Gavrilova, the last remaining Aussie in either draw, took out the 12th seeded Swiss Timea Baczinsky and Ekaterina Makarova dumped the sixth seed, Dominika...

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Konta demolishes Dane

JO Konta has proved the exploits of Andy Murray and Dan Evans are not the only British shows in town at the Australian Open in Melbourne. With Murray and Evans having made the same stage in the menŠ—Ès event, Konta sealed a second successive fourth-round appearance against Ekaterina Makarova by steamrollering former world No.1 Caroline...

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