Tennis

The Latest: Djokovic-Istomin going to 5 sets in…

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic and Uzbek wild card Denis Istomin are going to five sets in their second-round match at the Australian Open

Pliskova, Konta continues winning runs in…

U.S. Open finalist Karolina Pliskova has carried her title-winning form in the warmup tournament into the season's first major, dropping just four games en route to the third round at the Australian Open

Venus Williams through to third round at…

It was inevitable after such an energetic performance in her second-round win over Stefanie Voegele at the Australian Open that Venus Williams would get asked about transcending the generations in tennis

Konta kicks things off at Australian Open, Day 4

Johanna Konta, who made a spirited run to the semifinals at last year's Australian Open, will attempt to advance to the third round when she kicks off Day 4 action at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday

As Isner falters, Sock poised to take next step…

John Isner has long been accustomed to carrying the torch for U.S. men's tennis, dealing with the heightened expectations at the Grand Slams and the inevitable questions that follow early losses

Topsy-turvy: Seppi posts comeback win over Kyrgios

Three days into the Australian Open, Andreas Seppi's 1-6, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-2, 10-8 comeback win over the enigmatic Nick Kyrgios rated as the match of the tournament

Pursuing a record 23rd major title, Williams…

After starting her quest for a record 23rd Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 6-3 first-round win over Belinda Bencic on Tuesday, Serena Williams wore a black shirt with the word "Equality" printed across the front into her news conference

Czechs to miss Tomas Berdych in Davis Cup against Australia

Tomas Berdych says he won't return to Melbourne next month to play for the Czech Republic in the first round of Davis Cup against Australia

Karlovic smacks 75 aces, sets long match mark at…

As Ivo Karlovic and Horacio Zeballos battled deep into the fifth set at the Australian Open on Tuesday night, fans rushed to distant Court 19 to watch as a record unfolded

Williams, Safarova in French Open final rematch at Melbourne

On paper, Serena Williams' second-round match on Thursday against Lucie Safarova should be no contest

Young Americans coming of age at Australian Open

More than 13 years after Andy Roddick won the 2003 U.S. Open, the last time an American man triumphed at a Grand Slam, the future of U.S. men's tennis appears bright

Angelique Kerber getting used to birthdays away from home

Little did Angelique Kerber know when she turned 18 at home in Bremen, Germany, that the next decade of celebrating her birthday would be spent some 16,000 kilometers (10,000 miles) away at the Australian Open

Federer's 17 majors stack up nicely against…

The 64 players contesting second-round matches at the Australian Open on Wednesday have won a total of 36 Grand Slam singles titles

Comeback kid? Tommy Haas, 38, returns for proper farewell

Tommy Haas isn't worrying too much about his post-retirement plans when he finally hangs up his tennis racket after two decades on tour

Americans off to quick start at Australian Open

Shelby Rogers thoroughly dominated the No. 4 player in the world, Simona Halep

Kerber, Murray, Federer set for Australian Open's 2nd round

Defending champion Angelique Kerber and top-seeded Andy Murray play their second-round matches on Wednesday in much more pleasant temperatures at Melbourne Park

Danger matches Tuesday for Djokovic, Williams at…

Not much room for error: Serena Williams, in search of her 23rd Grand Slam singles win, and 2016 champion Novak Djokovic face tougher-than expected first-round matches at the Australian Open on Tuesday

The Latest: Ivo Karlovic sets match duration record

The 37-year-old Ivo Karlovic set an Australian Open record for the longest match _ in terms of games, in the tiebreak era _as he beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-7 (6), 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 22-20 in 5 hours and 15 minutes

Day 2: Novak, Serena and Co set for 1st-round matches

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were set to begin quests for their seventh Australian Open titles on Tuesday at Melbourne Park under sunny skies and temperatures not quite as high as forecast

The Latest: Late start, fast finish for Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard was late starting her first-round match, so didn't waste any time in beating American Louisa Chirico 6-0, 6-4 in 56 minutes

Kyrgios' new approach: Keep calm and move on at Aussie Open

For Nick Kyrgios, the talented yet combustible bad boy of tennis, it was a rather routine 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 win over Portugal's Gastao Elias in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday