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Live Brisbane International, Karolina Pliskova v Lesia Tsurenko, Daniil Medvedev v Kei Nishikori

[ad_1] The Brisbane International concludes on Sunday evening, with four hopefuls vying for two trophies. The women’s final between fifth seed Karolina Pliskova and surprise packet Lesia Tsurenko will kick off proceedings, while Daniil Medvedev [4] will meet Kei Nishikori [2] in the men’s edition later in the evening.While Pliskova is no stranger to the big stage, Tsurenko — who hails from Ukraine — will be hoping become just the
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Australina Open, How Jason Kubler rose from having 14 cents in his bank account to inside the top 100

[ad_1] There was a time in 2017 when Jason Kubler had only 14 cents in his bank account.When the Queenslander did earn money from tennis coaching while he was injured, he could only afford to buy food that was on special at the supermarket.Fast forward to now and things have changed dramatically.Experience the best of international tennis LIVE. SIGN UP NOW!While he isn’t quite feasting on caviar or sipping Moet,
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Australian Open 2019: Potential new records, Roger Federer 100 career titles, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal

[ad_1] Every year, we expect the young guns to finally usurp the superstars at the top of the tennis world; every year, the greats keep on being great.Two 37-year-olds are two of the leading contenders once again at the 2019 Australian Open; dual defending champion Roger Federer and the returning Serena Williams, who won last time she was in Melbourne (and while pregnant at the time).Throw in Rafael Nadal (32
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Australian Open 2019: Adam Peacock rates every Australian’s chances in singles

[ad_1] A plethora of local hopes will compete at the 2018 Australian Open.Fox Sports tennis analyst Adam Peacock breaks down all the Aussies playing at Melbourne Park and their chances in what looms as a thrilling first round of action on Monday and Tuesday.FULL AUS OPEN DRAW: AUSSIE MEN HANDED BRUTAL OPENERS ‘THEY’RE AT LOGGERHEADS’: UGLY TENNIS FALLOUT REVEALED ‘THE PAIN IS TOO MUCH’: MURRAY DROPS RETIREMENT BOMBSHELL MEN’S DRAW27-
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Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic, ATP vote, Chris Kermode

[ad_1] A war is brewing behind the scenes of the Australian Open over player pay and power.The governing body behind the men’s professional tour, the ATP, seems set to lurch into crisis after the Open, with suggestions of a player mutiny.At the annual players meeting in Melbourne on Saturday, players council president Novak Djokovic reportedly voted against extending the tenure of ATP chief executive Chris Kermode, a move that could
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Australian Open 2019: Andy Murray final appearance reaction, Roberto Bautista Agut loss

[ad_1] ‘Boring’ old Andy, Mr Grumpy, the perennial bridesmaid: Andy Murray has been many things to Australian Open fans over the years.The Scottish tennis legend found out first-hand on Monday night what he is to them now and forever: loved.Murray bowed out of Melbourne with a thrilling four-hour, five-set loss to Spanish 22nd seed Roberto Bautista-Agut.If this was his last Australian Open match as expected — he suggested on-court it
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Australian Open 2019: Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka fights back tears after shock loss

[ad_1] Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has broken down in her press conference, after a shock round one exit from the Australian Open on Tuesday afternoon. The two-time champion at Melbourne Park has suffered a number of setbacks throughout her career and missed last year’s event because of a custody battle over her young son, Leo.While Azarenka eventually won that battler, her 7-6(5), 4-6, 2-6 loss to German Laura
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Australian Open 2019: Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios turmoil explained

[ad_1] Bernard Tomic’s beaming smile as he walked out of his Monday night press conference perfectly summed up the toxic state of Australian tennis.He delighted in the chaos he’d just unleashed. He relished the scrutiny he’d just put on Lleyton Hewitt’s performance as Davis Cup captain with his explosive allegations of preferential treatment.“Have fun with that guys,” he said to reporters as he walked out of the room after dropping
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Australian Open 2019, Rafael Nadal new superstition of touching own sign, Alex de Minaur sledges himself

[ad_1] When it comes to superstitions and pre-match rituals, Rafael Nadal is about as kooky and obsessive as they get. From the placement of his water bottles to his fear of stepping on painted lines on the court, the Spaniard has a long list of things he will and won’t do.And it appears Nadal could be adding another superstition to his list.On Wednesday night as he walked through the race
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ATP Barcelona Open: Djokovic def. Klizan, Nadal def. Carballes Baena scores, results, schedule, draw

[ad_1] While Novak Djokovic struggles, Rafael Nadal keeps impressing.Djokovic lost again on Wednesday, this time falling to 140th-ranked Martin Klizan 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Barcelona Open. Nadal, however, won again. He beat Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4, 6-4 for his 10th win in 11 ATP Tour matches this season.Djokovic is trying to return to form after a lingering right elbow injury. He hasn’t made it past