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Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal weigh in on ATP/WTA pay issues

[ad_1] Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are famously friendly rivals but when it comes down to equal pay for men and women in tennis they have differing points of view.Women’s star Serena Williams brought the pay question into focus yet again at the Australian Open by claiming women are still fighting for equal pay outside of the slams in the sport, especially when it gets to lower-tier events on the
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Australian Open 2019: Is this real life? American giant-killer Danielle Collins is making a Cinderella run

[ad_1] Danielle Collins is living in fantasyland right now.The 25-year-old had never won a match in a Grand Slam before last week.Now, the two-time NCAA singles champion is into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.It has been a Cinderella run that started in the opening round when she beat 14th seed Julia Gorges, continued when she upset 19th seed Caroline Garcia in the third round and reached a crescendo when
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Australian Open 2019: Petra Kvitova beating Ashleigh Barty would be a good thing

[ad_1] Ash Barty is a real chance of being the first Australian woman to make the Australian Open women’s singles final since Wendy Turnbull did so in 1980.And she has one hell of a story.Her flirtation with cricket when she walked away from tennis for a while, after the 2014 US Open, before coming back to take the WTA Tour by storm is great.Her decision to leave the tour to
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Australian Open 2019: Sam Stosur Women’s Doubles semi-final, Stosur and Zhang Shuai v Barbora Strycova and Marketa Vondrousova

[ad_1] Samantha Stosur is two wins away from her first grand slam title in eight years, as she features in the Australian Open women’s doubles semi-finals tonight.Playing with China’s Zhang Shuai, the pair upset top seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-4) on Tuesday.Tonight Stosur and Zhang are facing Czech pair Barbora Strycova and Marketa Vondrousova.With a career high No.4 ranking in singles, winning the 2011 US
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Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka’s funny exchange with reporter

[ad_1] Naomi Osaka has shown moments of invincibility on her way to the final of the Australian Open, but she let the world in on a sore spot she’s always carried in her post-match press conference.Still beaming after qualifying for her first Australian Open final, the 21-year-old let her guard down in a lighthearted press conference on Thursday evening — but she would come to regret her easygoing nature when
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Australian Open 2019: Sam Stosur wins Women’s Doubles championship with Zhang Shuai, first slam win in eight years

[ad_1] Sam Stosur has won her first slam title in eight years, and second on home soil, after claiming the Australian Open women’s doubles title with partner Zhang Shuai.The unseeded pair defeated reigning champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets, 6-3 6-4, on Rod Laver Arena on Friday evening.It wasn’t easy, with Stosur double-faulting on the pair’s first championship point and two epically long follow-ups before Stosur and
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Australian Open: Will Roger Federer be eclipsed by Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic?

[ad_1] Australian tennis legend Rod Laver has dropped his two cents on the future of the big three on the eve of one of another blockbuster Aussie Open final.Tonight’s 2012 rematch between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal paints another clear reminder of just how dominant the pair, alongside Roger Federer, have remained over 15 years atop the tennis pyramid.Unfortunately for Federer, the Swiss master couldn’t pull off a third Australian
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Australian Open 2019: Ominous Novak Djokovic serving stat, drops just one point on serve in first set, final v Rafael Nadal

[ad_1] He doesn’t have the biggest serve on the ATP Tour, but world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is showing just how damaging that stroke can be in the Australian Open final.The 14-time Grand Slam winner, who is fighting to move away from Roger Federer and Roy Emerson with the most Australian Open titles, only dropped one point on serve in the first set.That left Nadal one of 21 on return
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Bernard Tomic 60 Minutes interview: admits to threatening Lleyton Hewitt, says truth about 2010 incident will come out

[ad_1] Bernard Tomic says he stands by his threat to “knock out” Lleyton Hewitt if he comes close to him, but denies mentioning his family, calling that claim by Hewitt “one of the lowest things I’ve ever heard from him”.And Tomic maintains the truth will come out about a 2010 incident in which he says, at 16 years old, he was “harassed” and “intimidated” by Hewitt.Speaking with his father John
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Laureus Awards 2019: winners, Novak Djokovic, LeBron James, Kylian Mbappe

[ad_1] Novak Djokovic’s stupendous comeback from injury last year which saw him win two Grand Slam titles earned him the Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award on Monday at a lavish ceremony. The 31-year-old Serbian — who added the Australian Open in January to the Wimbledon and US Open crowns he won in 2018 after coming back from elbow surgery — won the award for a fourth time beating the