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The Latest: Cooler change comes through at Australian Open

The worst of the extremely hot temperatures appears to be over at Melbourne Park        

Tennis-Ruthless Svitolina ends Kostyuk's dream debut

MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Ruthless fourth seed Elina Svitolina gave 15-year-old compatriot Marta Kostyuk a 59-minute lesson in grand slam tennis to reach the fourth round of the Australia Open with a 6-2 6-2 victory in searing heat on Friday.

The Latest: Svitolina ends 15-year-old's Melbourne Park run

Elina Svitolina has ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk's strong run at Melbourne Park        

The Latest: Petra Martic celebrates 27th birthday with win

Petra Martic celebrated her 27th birthday with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win over Luksika Kumkhum to advance to the fourth round at Melbourne Park        

The Latest: Allertova 1st into Australian Open 4th round

Qualifier Denisa Allertova became the first player to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open after defeating Magda Linette 6-1, 6-4 at Margaret Court Arena        

Turning up the heat at the Australian Open on Friday

Melbourne Park was expected to scorch in temperatures reaching 42 Celsius (108 Fahrenheit) on Friday, the fifth day of the Australian Open        

Lendl goes from Slam champ Murray to finding future champs

Ivan Lendl has gone from coaching Grand Slam champion Andy Murray to trying to identify and raise future American tennis champions        

UPDATE 2-Grand Slam, Australian Open Women's Singles Results

Jan 19 (OPTA) - Results from the Grand Slam, Australian Open Women's Singles matches on Thursday .. 2nd Round.. 1-Simona Halep (ROU) beat Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-2 6-2 Lauren Davis (USA) beat Andrea Petkovic (GER) 4-6 6-0 6-0 18-Ashleigh...Show More Summary

UPDATE 2-Grand Slam, Australian Open Women's Doubles Results

Jan 19 (OPTA) - Results from the Grand Slam, Australian Open Women's Doubles matches on Thursday .. 1st Round.. Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) beat Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) and 6-0 4-6 6-0 and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Arantxa Parra Santonja (RUS) (ESP) 5-Timea...Show More Summary

UPDATE 2-Grand Slam, Australian Open Men's Doubles Results

Jan 19 (OPTA) - Results from the Grand Slam, Australian Open Men's Doubles matches on Thursday .. 1st Round.. 1-Lukasz Kubot (POL) and beat Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) and 6-2 6-2 Marcelo Melo (BRA) Mischa Zverev (GER) Max Purcell (AUS) andShow More Summary

UPDATE 2-Grand Slam, Australian Open Men's Singles Results

Jan 19 (OPTA) - Results from the Grand Slam, Australian Open Men's Singles matches on Thursday .. 2nd Round.. 5-Dominic Thiem (AUT) beat Denis Kudla (USA) 6-7(6) 3-6 6-3 6-2 6-3 26-Adrian Mannarino (FRA) beat Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-3 7-6(4) 5-7 6-3 Maximilian Marterer (GER) beat Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-4 4-6 7-6(5)

Federer: Players 'bored' of pushing for more prize money

The situation has been thrust into the spotlight at the Australian Open after Novak Djokovic initiated a players-only meeting on the eve of the tournament to discuss various matters including prize money.

Sharapova and Kerber boosted by Konta's shock exit

Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber have emerged from the chaos of the Australian Open women’s draw as two of the favourites after Konta joined a host of fallen seeds on Thursday.

US aims to groom tennis champs at national campus in Florida

The U.S. Tennis Association is trying to groom future American tennis champions _ and do so much more _ at its year-old national campus in Florida        

Roger Federer beats Jan-Lennard Struff at Australian Open

Defending champion Roger Federer benefited from playing in the relative cool of the evening and emerged an ultimately comfortable 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) winner over Jan-Lennard Struff.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer subdues hard-hitting Struff

MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Champion Roger Federer escaped the worst of the Melbourne heatwave but had to knuckle down to avoid getting burnt by feisty German Jan-Lennard Struff as he won 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

FACTBOX-Nick Kyrgios v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Jan 19 (Reuters) - A look at the records of Australian Nick Kyrgios and France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before their third-round match at the Australian Open on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding).

Tennis-Kyrgios graduates to Rod Laver as temperatures rise in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Local hope Nick Kyrgios has been elevated to the Rod Laver Arena for his meeting with childhood hero Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Australian Open on Friday, when Melbourne Park is again expected to swelter...

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