MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Serena Williams may have become engaged over the New Year but Karolina Pliskova emerged from the Australian Open second round on Thursday demonstrating she was ready to step out of the shadows as a grand slam bridesmaid.
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Third seed Milos Raonic continued his machine-like advance through the Australian Open on Thursday, easing past Gilles Muller 6-3 6-4 7-6(4) to reach the third round.
Third-seeded Milos Raonic maintained his record of reaching the third round all seven years he has contested the Australian Open, saving a set point in the third before beating Gilles Muller 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the doubles at the Australian Open with an abdominal injury, a day after his five-set loss to Andreas Seppi in the singles
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Australian media urged Nick Kyrgios to get a coach, get serious or get out of the game on Thursday after his tempestuous second round exit from his home Australian Open.
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
Teenager Naomi Osaka is gaining attention not only for her big-hitting game, but also her quirky sense of humor
Former No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the third round at Melbourne Park for the first time in three years with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Donna Vekic at Rod Laver Arena
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: British No 2 Kyle Edmund could not join Dan Evans and Andy Murray in round three as he went down 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta, the No 30 seed.
Andy Murray was back on the practice court at Melbourne Park, his ankle apparently not troubling him after a frightening tumble in Rod Laver Arena the night before
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray took to the Melbourne Park practice courts without obvious discomfort on Thursday just a few hours after turning his right ankle during a second round match at the Australian Open.
Jan 19 (Gracenote) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 32-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 7-5 6-3 6-0 30-Pablo Carreno (Spain) beat Kyle Edmund (Britain) 6-2 6-4 6-2 18-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) 6-1 6-1 6-1
Roger Federer advanced to the third round at the Australian Open for the 18th consecutive year, but he did it the hard way this time. Following a pair of unconvincing wins over lower-ranked players, Federer now faces a much stiffer third-round test. Show More Summary
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Johanna Konta sealed her place in round three of the Australian Open with a commanding 6-4, 6-2 victory over Naomi Osaka.
Johanna Konta is through to the third round of the Australian Open after a 6-4, 6-2 win over Naomi Osaka to open play at Rod Laver Arena
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova gave Russian teenager Anna Blinkova a massive wakeup call to the realities of grand slam tennis with a 6-0 6-2 Australian Open second round romp in just 59 minutes on Thursday.
Jan 19 (Gracenote) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 5-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Anna Blinkova (Russia) 6-0 6-2
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
The American accused him of not making a proper effort during his second-round defeat by Italian Andreas Seppi in his first big event since a suspension for not trying at the Shanghai Masters.
Tennis' resident bad boy Nick Kyrgios made news for the wrong reasons again.