Dominant Sabalenka crushes Zheng to defend Australian Open title

An authoritative Aryna Sabalenka blew China's Zheng Qinwen off court on Saturday to successfully defend her Australian Open title -- the first woman to do so in more than a decade.

Sabalenka bids for Australian Open repeat against China's 'Queen Wen'

The Belarusian world number two has yet to drop a set in Melbourne this year

Sabalenka beats Gauff to make Australian Open final

Formidable world number two Aryna Sabalenka blasted past Coco Gauff into the Australian Open final on Thursday to keep her title defence on track.

Gauff grinds past Kostyuk into Australian Open semis

"Happy, really proud of the fight I showed today," said Gauff, who had never progressed beyond the fourth round at Melbourne Park in four previous attempts.

Australian Open / Alcaraz mows down Kecmanovic to reach quarterfinals

"I did everything almost perfectly. In our Miami 2022 match it was closer. It was a good match today as well. I pushed him to the limit in every point," said Alcaraz, who set up a clash with sixth seed Alexander Zverev.

Teenager Noskova stuns top seed Swiatek

Top seed Iga Swiatek crashed out of the Australian Open on Saturday, losing 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Czech teenager Linda Noskova in the third round as her bid for a maiden Melbourne Park title and fifth Grand Slam trophy fell apart.

Zverev stuns Alcaraz to set up semi with Medvedev

The German sixth seed eventually prevailed 6-1, 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena to make the last four at a Grand Slam for the seventh time.

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Russia's Medvedev, Ukraine's Yastremska in semifinals

Third seed Daniil Medvedev was forced to dig deep into his reserves to outlast Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the tightest of quarterfinals on Wednesday and reach the last four of the Australian Open for third time.

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Ukrainian teen criticised for shaking Russian player's hand

The handshake defied an unwritten rule among her fellow Ukrainians to not congratulate their Russian and Belarusian opponents as war rages in their homeland.

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‘Not even 5 percent’: Papon grossly overestimates federations’ demands

The newly appointed Minister of Youth and Sports is confident of meeting the demands placed by eight sports federations and national women’s sports association.

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'Trapped' Djokovic feels the heat

Novak Djokovic said he felt "trapped" in the heat during his battling quarter-final win against Taylor Fritz on Tuesday, which left him on track for a record-breaking 25th Grand Slam title.

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Djokovic extinguishes Fritz fire to make Melbourne semis

The 36-year-old defending champion had beaten Fritz in all eight of their previous meetings, including a five-sets win at Melbourne Park in 2021 and a crushing victory at the U.S. Open last yea

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Russian teen sensation Andreeva earns remarkable win

Down 5-1 in the deciding set, Andreeva reeled off five games in a row.

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Sinner lays out title credentials with Australian Open romp

Sinner is yet to drop a set in his three matches so far.

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No handshakes as Sabalenka serves Ukraine's Tsurenko double bagel

Sabalenka ruthlessly handed 28th seed Tsurenko the dreaded "double bagel" in 52 minutes.

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Racket change helps Medvedev thwart Ruusuvuori in marathon battle

 A change of racket helped Daniil Medvedev come from two sets down and prevail over Finland's Emil Ruusuvuori at the Australian Open on Thursday in a battle that stretched four hours and 21 minutes.

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