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Australian Open 2019: Kimberly Birrell v Angelique Kerber, live scores, results, third round match

[ad_1] She grew up idolising Samantha Stosur and now starry-eyed wildcard Kimberly Birrell dreams of matching the former US Open champion’s career-best run at Melbourne Park. Birrell squares off with world No.2 and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber in the third round of the Australian Open tonight believing “anything’s possible” in a giant-killing summer.After winning the Open wildcard playoff last month, Birrell has taken her game to new levels with
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Australian Open 2019: Maria Sharapova admits she is in love with Melbourne bakery Lune Croissanterie

[ad_1] While most tennis players don’t venture too far from the Crown Casino precinct when they aren’t at Melbourne Park, Maria Sharapova has never been like most players.The five-time Grand Slam champion has been exploring the outskirts of the city during her time in Melbourne, discovering one of this town’s most famous culinary treats in Fitzroy in the process.That venue is Lune Croissanterie – a place closer to a science
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Australian Open 2019: Roger Federer vs Stefanos live score, updates, start time

[ad_1] Roger Federer, the double defending champion who is targeting a record seventh crown at Melbourne Park, has a tough evening test against young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, seeded 14.Federer played him in the recent mixed teams Hopman Cup, winning a closely contested singles 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4), and said he was impressed.AUS OPEN CONFIDENTIAL: KYRGIOS INVOLVED IN ANOTHER TWITTER SPATTHE 19-YEAR-OLD AUSSIE SENSATION WHO STOLE THE SHOW IN EPIC FIVE
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Australian Open 2019, Alexander Zverev smashes is racquet against Milos Raonic

[ad_1] Alexander Zverev has done a number on his racket.Upset about how badly things were going in his match, Zverev sat down in his sideline chair and destroyed his racket by whacking it against the ground eight times — and then tossing it aside.He was warned for racket abuse after the display, which came with the Australian Open’s No. 4 seed trailing 6-1, 4-1 against Milos Raonic.Soon enough, Zverev lost
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Australian Open 2019, Scott Morrison gets booed, Alexander Zverev racquet smash

[ad_1] Scott Morrison says booing the prime minister at sporting events is a “great tradition” after tennis fans jeered him at the Australian Open. The prime minister joked the crowd was probably protesting a line call when an image of him on the big screen at Rod Laver Arena drew verbal volleys on Sunday.“It’s a great tradition. I would be disappointed if they didn’t,” Mr Morrison told reporters in Cairns
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Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal defeats Frances Tiafoe, refuses to take off shirt

[ad_1] Rafael Nadal sent an ominous warning to the remaining men at the Australian Open, with a clinical straight sets win over emerging American, Frances Tiafoe. While Tiafoe had defeated the likes of Kevin Anderson and Grigor Dimitrov on route to the quarterfinals, the 21-year-old received a schooling from Nadal, who appeared back to his vintage best.Despite this, there’s one area the Spaniard believes Tiafoe has him covered. Not that
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Australian Open 2019: Japanese star Naomi Osaka isn’t satisfied making the semi-final, she wants to win the whole thing

[ad_1] This is where Japanese star Naomi Osaka belongs now.After winning her first major at last August’s US Open — the match marred by Serena Williams’ outburst — the 21-year-old is back in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam, after beating 6th seed Elina Svitolina on Wednesday.But as far as the young gun is concerned, getting this far isn’t enough; she wants to win the whole thing.COMEBACK QUEEN! PLISKOVA PULLS
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Australian Open 2019: Mixed doubles; Astra Sharma and John-Patrick Smith into final

[ad_1] Mixed pair Astra Sharma and John-Patrick Smith have completed an Aussie doubles trifecta, winning through to the Australian Open final. Sharma and Smith upset the second-seeded pairing of American Nicole Melichar and Brazilian Bruno Soares 6-4 7-6 (7-5) to reach their first major decider. The duo join Samantha Stosur and John Peers in flying the flag for the locals, each reaching doubles finals of their own this weekend.On Thursday
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Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal stats and records, Novak Djokovic stats and records, records winner of final will break

[ad_1] At the risk of stating the obvious, history will be made on Sunday night.Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic both head into the 2019 Australian Open Men’s Singles final in imposing form; and with chances to rewrite the record books once again.Here are the incredible records the pair can both set if they are victorious in the final.MORE TENNIS NEWSRAFA V DJOKER II: REPEAT OF GREATEST AUS OPEN FINAL MAY
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Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal press conference, reaction, loss to Novak Djokovic in final, quotes

[ad_1] Rafael Nadal was remaining upbeat after his disappointing straight sets loss to Novak Djokovic at the 2019 Australian Open, saying he was just beaten by a “better” player.Despite this, Nadal also conceded a limited preparation had left him exposed against the Serbian, who won a record seventh title at Melbourne Park.“(It was) unbelievable the way that he played, no doubt about that,” Nadal said.Djokovic makes history0:46MORE TENNIS NEWS THE