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Tennis-Blink and it's over as Pliskova issues warning to rivals

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.

Tennis-Raonic races into third round of Australian Open

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.

The Latest: Milos Raonic through to 3rd round, beats Muller

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)        

Kyrgios withdraws from doubles at Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the doubles at the Australian Open with an abdominal injury, a day after his five-set loss to Andreas Seppi in the singles        

Tennis-'Nick off!' - Australian media slam Kyrgios after meltdown

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.

Pliskova, Konta continue winning runs in Australia

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        

The Latest: Osaka impressed by Konta's 'big words'

Teenager Naomi Osaka is gaining attention not only for her big-hitting game, but also her quirky sense of humor        

The Latest: Wozniacki advances to 3rd round, to play Konta

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        

Kyle Edmund crashes out of Australian Open

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.

The Latest: Murray hits practice court after scary tumble

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        

Tennis-Murray moving well in practice after ankle injury scare

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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.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 2 results

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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 Must Raise Level of Play to Avoid Early Exit at Australian Open

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

Johanna Konta surges into round three of Australian Open

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.

The Latest: 2016 semifinalist Konta through to 3rd round

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        

Tennis-Impressive Pliskova marches on with Blinkova thrashing

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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.

Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 2 results

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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

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        

Kyrgios criticised by McEnroe after Australia Open exit

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.

Nick Kyrgios has epic meltdown during shocking Australian Open loss

Tennis' resident bad boy Nick Kyrgios made news for the wrong reasons again.        

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