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Doha top seed Thiem looks to bounce back from 'devastating' AO loss

Doha top seed Thiem looks to bounce back from 'devastating' AO loss

In the third round of the Australian Open last month, Dominic Thiem mounted a fightback from two sets down against home boy Nick Kyrgios. Again down two sets against Grigov Dimitrov in the fourth round, Thiem couldn’t hit repeat.

Melbourne starts five-day virus lockdown, no spectators at Australian Open

Melbourne starts five-day virus lockdown, no spectators at Australian Open

Australia's second most populous state Victoria entered a five-day lockdown on Saturday as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of Covid-19 cases sparked by the highly infections UK variant.

Melbourne enters new lockdown, barring Australian Open crowds

Melbourne enters new lockdown, barring Australian Open crowds

Australia's second-most populous city will enter a five-day snap coronavirus lockdown, authorities said on Friday, barring spectators for much of the Australian Open tennis tournament.

'No special treatment' - Australia rebuffs tennis stars' quarantine complaints

'No special treatment' - Australia rebuffs tennis stars' quarantine complaints

Dozens of tennis stars stuck in hotel quarantine ahead of the Australian Open were told Monday they would get no "special treatment" to leave their rooms to train, despite complaints from some players.

Djokovic edges Thiem in thriller to clinch eighth Australian Open

Djokovic edges Thiem in thriller to clinch eighth Australian Open

Novak Djokovic endured a fierce challenge to his Melbourne Park reign before overhauling Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to clinch an eighth Australian Open crown ...

Serena makes the perfect return with Indian Wells win

Serena makes the perfect return with Indian Wells win

Serena Williams made a winning return after more than a year away from tennis by beating Zarina Diyas 7-5, 6-3 to advance on Thursday at the Indian Wells Masters.

Dominant Wozniacki, Halep cruise into Qatar Open third round

Dominant Wozniacki, Halep cruise into Qatar Open third round

Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki swatted aside German Carina Witthoeft at the Qatar Open on Wednesday while an equally dominant Simona Halep made short work of Ekaterina Makarova.

Tearful Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title

Tearful Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title

The Swiss defending champion dropped his only sets of the tournament before completing a 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over the sixth seeded Croatian in 3hr 3min.

Wozniacki wins first major at Australian Open

Wozniacki wins first major at Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki finally lifted her first Grand Slam title at the 43rd attempt as she beat Simona Halep 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open on Saturday.

Dominant Federer into Australian Open final after Chung quits

Dominant Federer into Australian Open final after Chung quits

A ruthless Roger Federer handed wounded Chung Hyeon an old-fashioned schooling before the South Korean quit with blistered feet trailing 6-1 5-2 in a damp squib of an Australian Open semi-final on Friday.

Halep battles into Australian Open final with Wozniacki

Halep battles into Australian Open final with Wozniacki

World number one Simona Halep set up an Australian Open final against Caroline Wozniacki after a thrilling 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 battle past former champion Angelique Kerber on Thursday.

Federer dispatches Berdych to reach semi-final

Federer dispatches Berdych to reach semi-final

Defending champion Roger Federer argued with an umpire but mostly let his racket do the talking as he beat Tomas Berdych for the ninth time running to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday.