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Australian Open 2019: Maria Sharapova defeats bitter rival Caroline Wozniacki following years-long feud

[ad_1] It was sweet revenge for Maria Sharapova as she defeated defending Australian Open champion - and bitter rival - Caroline Wozniacki in their third-round encounter.Ever since Sharapova’s 15-month drugs ban, she and Wozniacki have been embroiled in a dramatic feud.It arguably reached its peak when the Dane criticised the US Open for showing Sharapova “unacceptable” favouritism.Sharapova knocks out champ0:53“When you look on Center Court, I understand completely the business
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Australian Open 2019, Ash Barty under injury cloud

[ad_1] Injury threatens to undermine Ashleigh Barty’s Australian Open title push after the great home hope pulled out the women’s doubles on Saturday with an abdominal strain. A “mild strain” was the official reason offered for Barty’s withdrawal, casting doubt over her fitness ahead of Sunday’s fourth-round singles showdown with Maria Sharapova.Barty had said she was “all good” and had no concerns following her third-round win over Maria Sakkari on
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Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic v Daniil Medvedev, live scores, result, start time

[ad_1] Roger Federer may be gone, but another six-time champion in Novak Djokovic is still kicking. The Djoker meets up and coming Russian, Daniil Medvedev. Follow it live! Djokovic was taken to four sets by teenage Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the third round and meets another young gun in Medvedev, seeded 15.MORE TENNIS NEWS‘NEW STAR IS BORN’: Federer knocked out of Aus Open by 20-year-old Greek Freak ‘PATHETIC’: Sharapova called
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Australian Open 2019, Pablo Carreno Busta meltdown, Todd Woodbridge, Pat Cash

[ad_1] Australian tennis legend Todd Woodbridge has weighed into the Pablo Carreno Busta meltdown, saying the point that infuriated the Spaniard should have been replayed. Carreno Busta was booed off the court in the wake of his five-set loss to Kei Nishikori, after he violently erupted when a decisive call went against him late in the decider.The 23rd seed, who was leading 8-5 in the first-to-10-point deciding game, became irate
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Australian Open 2019, Rafael Nadal defeats Frances Tiafoe, Tiafoe’s funny press conference

[ad_1] Frances Tiafoe has done his best LeBron James impersonation after each win at Melbourne Park, ripping off his shirt and pumping his bicep in tribute to the superstar. But the 21-year-old American had to clear up a rumour that James had made contact with him.And in the process, Tiafoe gave the world media this hilarious would be snub.“No, if he texted me I wouldn’t be here right now,” Tiafoe
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Sam Stosur advances to the Aus Open women’s doubles final

[ad_1] Samantha Stosur has lapped up a moment in the Melbourne Park spotlight, winning through to the Australian Open women’s doubles final.The much-loved Queenslander paired with China’s Zhang Shuai for an epic 7-5 4-6 7-5 semi-final triumph over Czech duo Barbora Strycova and Marketa Vondrousova on Wednesday night.In a sweet antidote to Stosur’s years of singles pain at her home slam, the 34-year-old did so in front of thousands of
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Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal career, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic greatest ever debate, grand slam records

[ad_1] Rafael Nadal would complete an astonishing career feat not even achieved by Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic should he win Sunday night’s Australian Open final.The Spaniard won through to the tournament decider with a brilliant straight-sets win over Greek young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas in Melbourne on Thursday night. He’ll face either world No.1 Djokovic or French 28th seed Lucas Pouille for a chance to secure a significant and unique
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Australian Open 2019: Dylan Alcott wins Quad Wheelchair Singles title for fifth year in a row

[ad_1] Local hero Dylan Alcott has continued his Australian Open dominance, downing American David Wagner to win the quad wheelchair singles title for a fifth straight time. In a repeat of last year’s final and the most recent US Open decider, world No.1 Alcott defeated Wagner 6-4 7-6 (7-2) on Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.Alcott also won the quad wheelchair doubles title, making it a double in 2019.Today’s win was
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Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic greatest of all time debate, why is he so unloved compared to Rafa, Federer

[ad_1] If you always beat the greatest, doesn’t that make you the greatest?On Sunday night, Novak Djokovic became the first man to ever win seven Australian Opens; and that’s not the only number now in his favour.These are the facts. Roger Federer is 22-25 all-time against Djokovic; Rafael Nadal is now 25-28 against him.Federer is 6-12 against Djokovic in finals. Nadal is now 10-15.The question, then, is why Djokovic can’t