Tennis

8:56 PM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Coco Gauff has beaten Sorana Cirstea 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to set up a third-round match against defending champion Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open. The 15-year-old Gauff rallied after losing the first set and got the pivotal service break in the next-to-last game before serving out
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10:23 PM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Naomi Osaka won the tournament opening match for her dad at the Australian Open. Serena Williams won hers for her daughter. The first two matches on center court at the Australian Open were all about families for two champions. For something new, Osaka’s father, Leonard Francois, was
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10:23 PM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Everyone had the same question before the Australian Open draw was revealed: What were the odds that Coco Gauff and Venus Williams would face each other again in the first round at a Grand Slam tournament? “I was a bit shocked,” Gauff said. “I’m sure everyone
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7:32 AM ET Australian Open organisers have said the tournament will go ahead despite health concerns caused by the air quality in Melbourne due to bushfires in the country. A number of players have complained throughout the week after having to play qualifying matches in smoky conditions, which caused Dalila Jakupovic to retire after a
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8:30 PM ET British tennis player Liam Broady has accused Australian Open officials of treating qualifiers worse than animals as calls grow among players to form a union. Broady lost in the first round of qualifying, playing his match in a blanket of smoke at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, and said he struggled to breathe
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6:32 PM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Tempers flared at Australian Open qualifying Wednesday as players battled through another day of smoky air and two of the game’s all-time greats were labeled “selfish” for not protesting about the conditions. Australian Open officials delayed the start of play by two hours on the second
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