Tennis

5:49 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Defending champion Naomi Osaka didn’t make it to a much-anticipated fourth-round contest against top-ranked Ashleigh Barty at the Australian Open. Amanda Anisimova, a 20-year-old American ranked 60th in the world, ensured that so-called final-before-the-final won’t happen when she beat the four-time major champion 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5)
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9:54 PM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com American Jessica Pegula advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open for the second consecutive year with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over Nuria Parrizas Diaz on Thursday. The tournament’s No. 21 seed recorded seven aces and 20 winners in the 91-minute clash. She’ll next face the winner of
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4:34 AM ET Britain’s Andy Murray has been knocked out of the Australian Open in the second round by qualifier Taro Daniel on Thursday. Japan’s Daniel stunned the three-time Grand Slam winner 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, setting up a third-round tie with America’s Steve Johnson or Italy’s Jannik Sinner. Murray, 34, was outclassed by impressive shot-making
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9:25 PM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — No. 3 Garbine Muguruza became the highest-seeded player to lose a match at this year’s Australian Open, getting bounced in the second round by Alize Cornet 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday. Muguruza is a two-time Grand Slam champion and was the runner-up at Melbourne Park in 2020, but
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7:53 AM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Few expected Sofia Kenin to win the 2020 Australian Open. She was the No. 14 seed and had never advanced past the fourth round at a major. The then-21-year-old American was barely on the radar. But point by point and match by match, Kenin stormed through the draw, setting up
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10:10 PM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Ash Barty was front and center as the Australian Open celebrated its inaugural First Nations Day. Albeit not for very long. The top-ranked Barty has Indigenous heritage, and her second-round match at Melbourne Park’s main stadium on Wednesday was among the features of a program dedicated
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6:59 PM ET The Australian Open is the first tennis major of 2022, and it won’t have some of the game’s biggest names participating. Many stars have withdrawn from the event because of injuries. Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Bianca Andreescu and Jennifer Brady are just a few noteworthy players who won’t compete. However, the biggest
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7:59 AM ET Emma Raducanu got her Australian Open campaign off to a winning start as she saw off Sloane Stephens in three sets in the first round. US Open champion Raducanu ended up winning 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 in an entertaining match on day two of the first Grand Slam of the year. After Raducanu
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3:14 AM ET Britain’s Andy Murray beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in a five-set thriller on day two of the Australian Open. Murray won 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 in a match which lasted almost four hours on Tuesday. The former British men’s No. 1 had to contend with Basilashvili’s monstrous forehand, and powerful baseline game,
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