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#australian open

# australian-open - Friday 4 January, 2019

From The42 'What happened? I lost the match. That's it': Djokovic crashes out of Qatar Open 10 days before the year's first Grand Slam Sent Packing

'What happened? I lost the match. That's it': Djokovic crashes out of Qatar Open 10 days before the year's first Grand Slam

Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut came from a set down to beat the world number one in the semi-final.

# australian-open - Monday 31 December, 2018

From The42 'The four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams' - veterans eye 2019 prizes Novak Djokovic

'The four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams' - veterans eye 2019 prizes

The first Grand Slam event of the year begin on 14 January when the Australian Open commences.

# australian-open - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

From The42 Australian Open dismisses claims of 'disturbing' Federer conflicts of interest Return Of Serve

Australian Open dismisses claims of 'disturbing' Federer conflicts of interest

Director Craig Tiley responded to comments from former French Open doubles champ Julien Benneteau.

# australian-open - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

From The42 Serena Williams confirmed for eighth Australian Open title tilt Return

Serena Williams confirmed for eighth Australian Open title tilt

The 23-time Grand Slam winner won on her last appearance in Melbourne in 2017.

# australian-open - Monday 29 January, 2018

From The42 Margaret catch her? Federer doesn't expect to equal Court's record tally Roger That

Margaret catch her? Federer doesn't expect to equal Court's record tally

After winning his 20th grand slam title, the Australian Open champion says four more is too big an ask.

# australian-open - Sunday 28 January, 2018

From The42 Tearful Federer toasts Melbourne triumph following 20th Grand Slam title Teary-eyed This post contains videos

Tearful Federer toasts Melbourne triumph following 20th Grand Slam title

After winning a five-set epic against Marin Cilic to break new ground in men’s tennis, Roger Federer’s emotions spilled over in Melbourne.

From The42 Federer beats Cilic in five-set victory to claim 20th Grand Slam title at Australian Open 20 And Counting

Federer beats Cilic in five-set victory to claim 20th Grand Slam title at Australian Open

Federer secured his 20th Grand Slam on Sunday after beating Croaita’s Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final.

# australian-open - Saturday 27 January, 2018

From The42 Caroline Wozniacki wins Australian Open for first grand slam title Ace

Caroline Wozniacki wins Australian Open for first grand slam title

The Dane overcame Simona Halep in a three-set epic.

# australian-open - Friday 26 January, 2018

From The42 Bittersweet victory sends Roger Federer into his 30th grand slam final Fed Express

Bittersweet victory sends Roger Federer into his 30th grand slam final

The Swiss star will now face Marin Cilic in Sunday’s decider at the Australian Open.

# australian-open - Thursday 25 January, 2018

From The42 First-time grand slam champ to be crowned after Halep survives a classic Maiden Match-up

First-time grand slam champ to be crowned after Halep survives a classic

Simona Halep felt her strength of character shone through in a memorable clash with Angelique Kerber.

From The42 Britain's Kyle Edmund outclassed in bid to reach Australian Open final End Of The Line

Britain's Kyle Edmund outclassed in bid to reach Australian Open final

Edmund stunned Grigor Dimitrov in his maiden grand slam quarter-final, but Marin Cilic was a cut above.

From The42 Wozniacki banishes Australian Open demons to reach final and stay on track for maiden grand slam Great Dane

Wozniacki banishes Australian Open demons to reach final and stay on track for maiden grand slam

The former world number one survived a mini collapse in the second set to see off Elise Mertens.

# australian-open - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

From The42 Serena Williams demands apology from Tennys Sandgren following social media activity Alt-Wrong

Serena Williams demands apology from Tennys Sandgren following social media activity

A range of social-media posts dug up during Tennys Sandgren’s Australian Open run has put the American star in the heart of controversy.

From The42 Kerber and Halep dominant as Chung dreams on Australian Open

Kerber and Halep dominant as Chung dreams on

There’s been plenty of action in Melbourne already this morning.

From The42 Sandgren launches attack on the media after his Australian Open run ends Tennys Racket

Sandgren launches attack on the media after his Australian Open run ends

Tennys Sandgren lashed out the “dehumanising” media after his quarter-final loss.

# australian-open - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

From The42 British number 2 Edmund shocks Dimitrov to make Australian Open semis A New Hope

British number 2 Edmund shocks Dimitrov to make Australian Open semis

The Yorkshire-based 23-year-old broke Dimitrov’s serve five times and hit 46 winners.

# australian-open - Monday 22 January, 2018

From The42 Chung dumps wounded Djokovic out of Australian Open Upset

Chung dumps wounded Djokovic out of Australian Open

The 21-year old secured a straight sets win.

From The42 Defending champion Federer maintains flawless record to reach quarter-final Land Down Under

Defending champion Federer maintains flawless record to reach quarter-final

Swiss star Roger Federer eased past Marton Fucsovics in the Australian Open fourth round.

# australian-open - Sunday 21 January, 2018

From The42 Nadal battles past Schwartzman as Wozniacki cruises through in Melbourne Vamos!

Nadal battles past Schwartzman as Wozniacki cruises through in Melbourne

The world number one was below his best in a fourth-round clash.

# australian-open - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From The42 Federer coasts and Djokovic survives injury scare, but it's lights out for Zverev Fed Express

Federer coasts and Djokovic survives injury scare, but it's lights out for Zverev

It was business as usual for Roger Federer at the Australian Open, but problems with fading light frustrated Alexander Zverev.

From The42 Kerber downs Sharapova in Melbourne masterclass Down Under

Kerber downs Sharapova in Melbourne masterclass

Simona Halep survived a record-equalling match meanwhile.

# australian-open - Friday 19 January, 2018

From The42 Teen sensation bows out of Australian Open with lesson from 'god' Prodigy

Teen sensation bows out of Australian Open with lesson from 'god'

Marta Kostyuk was in tears after her adventure ended at the hands of Elina Svitolina.

# australian-open - Thursday 18 January, 2018

From The42 Djokovic survives brutal heat test as Sharapova shines Wrap

Djokovic survives brutal heat test as Sharapova shines

With temperatures touching an energy-sapping 40 Celsius and ice-towels in use, the six-time champion came through a tough four-setter.

# australian-open - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From The42 Nadal backs move for financial parity but silent on boycott talk Money Racket

Nadal backs move for financial parity but silent on boycott talk

World number one Rafael Nadal kept his cards close to his chest when quizzed on the prospect of boycotting the 2019 Australian Open.

From The42 I had one foot out of the Australian Open – Wozniacki revels in dramatic fightback Ace

I had one foot out of the Australian Open – Wozniacki revels in dramatic fightback

The Dane saved a couple of match points in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

From The42 'Are you a vampire?' - Ron Burgundy interviewed Roger Federer after his Australian Open win I'm Ron Burgundy

'Are you a vampire?' - Ron Burgundy interviewed Roger Federer after his Australian Open win

Actor Will Ferrell posed the questions in the wake of his victory this morning.

# australian-open - Monday 15 January, 2018

From The42 Williams and US Open champion Stephens both suffer shock defeats in Australian Open first round Going Going Gone

Williams and US Open champion Stephens both suffer shock defeats in Australian Open first round

Last year’s semi-finalist CoCo Vandeweghe also made an early exit.

# australian-open - Friday 12 January, 2018

From The42 King calls for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed over same-sex uproar Court Order

King calls for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed over same-sex uproar

‘It’s really important, if you’re going to have your name on anything, that you’re hospitable, inclusive, you’re opening arms to everyone that comes to a public facility.’

# australian-open - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

From The42 'The knee is fine' - After injury ruined end of 2017, Nadal back ahead of Australian Open Grand Slam Ready

'The knee is fine' - After injury ruined end of 2017, Nadal back ahead of Australian Open

The first Grand Slam of the year starts next Monday at Melbourne Park.

# australian-open - Friday 5 January, 2018

From The42 'I'm not where I want to be' - Serena Williams withdraws from the Australian Open Out!

'I'm not where I want to be' - Serena Williams withdraws from the Australian Open

The defending champion says she was ‘super close’ to making it.

# australian-open - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From The42 Andy Murray confirms withdrawal from the first Grand Slam of 2018 Absent Andy

Andy Murray confirms withdrawal from the first Grand Slam of 2018

Still struggling with a hip injury, the five-time runner-up has been forced to pull out of the Australian Open.

# australian-open - Saturday 30 December, 2017

From The42 Serena Williams suffers defeat in first match since birth of baby girl Comeback

Serena Williams suffers defeat in first match since birth of baby girl

The American competed in her first tennis game since giving birth four months ago.

# australian-open - Friday 29 December, 2017

From The42 Novak Djokovic a doubt for the Australian Open following injury setback Race Against Time

Novak Djokovic a doubt for the Australian Open following injury setback

Djokovic has been forced to pull out of an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi with elbow pain ahead of the Australian Open.

# australian-open - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From The42 Serena Williams 'very likely' to make her return at the Australian Open She's Back

Serena Williams 'very likely' to make her return at the Australian Open

Organisers of the Australian Open expect Serena Williams to return from her first pregnancy to defend her title in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From The42 Serena Williams set to make her return at the Australian Open, says tournament organiser Comeback Kid

Serena Williams set to make her return at the Australian Open, says tournament organiser

The 23-time Grand Slam winner gave birth to her first child last month.

# australian-open - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From The42 Serena Williams wants to defend Australian Open title 3 months after giving birth Ambition

Serena Williams wants to defend Australian Open title 3 months after giving birth

Another grand slam title would move the US star level with Margaret Court’s record.

# australian-open - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

From The42 Was Serena Williams 8 weeks pregnant when she won the Australian Open? Hint

Was Serena Williams 8 weeks pregnant when she won the Australian Open?

The US tennis star posted a photo of herself on Snapchat captioned “20 weeks”.

# australian-open - Saturday 1 April, 2017

From The42 Federer sets up mouth-watering final with Nadal after epic win Like A Fine Wine

Federer sets up mouth-watering final with Nadal after epic win

The Swiss star beat Australia’s Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (11/9), 6-7 (9/11), 7-6 (7/5) in a thriller on Friday.

# australian-open - Sunday 29 January, 2017

From The42 A slight hint at retirement and utmost praise for Nadal: Federer's classy acceptance speech Class This post contains videos

A slight hint at retirement and utmost praise for Nadal: Federer's classy acceptance speech

‘I would have been happy to lose too to be honest.’

From The42 Brilliant Federer overcomes Nadal to claim 18th Grand Slam Legend

Brilliant Federer overcomes Nadal to claim 18th Grand Slam

The Australian Open final was a thrilling five-set encounter.