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Roger Federer wins epic five-set match in third round of 2020 Australian Open

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- At the end of a crazy Friday at the Australian Open, when Serena Williams was eliminated, defending champion Naomi Osaka was ousted and Caroline Wozniacki played the last match of her career, 38-year-old Roger Federer stood tall after a five-set thriller which finished just before 1 a.m. local time.His 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10-8) victory against the valiant Australian John Millman was as exhausting as
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Coco Gauff upsets defending champion Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

[ad_1] American Coco Gauff became the youngest player in the professional era to eliminate the reigning women's champion at the Australian Open, beating former No. 1 Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 in the third round at Melbourne Park on Friday.After the match, during her on-court interview, Gauff turned into a rather typical teen, joking about wanting to take "a selfie for Instagram" with Rod Laver, the 11-time major champion after whom
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An emotional ending for Caroline Wozniacki in Australian Open third round

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- "Sweet Caroline" rang out one last time at the Australian Open on Friday as Caroline Wozniacki, tears in her eyes, said goodbye to the tennis world after a glittering career.The 29-year-old Dane bowed out with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 defeat by Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in the third round, a match that encapsulated much of what made Wozniacki such a star for almost a decade-and-a-half on
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Wang Qiang stuns Serena Williams in third round of Australian Open

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams' bid to win a 24th Grand Slam title has been falling short with losses in finals. At this Australian Open, she didn't make it nearly that far.Serving only so-so, failing to convert all but one of her break chances and missing groundstrokes with alarming regularity, Williams stunningly exited in the third round at Melbourne Park, beaten 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-5 by 27th-seeded Wang Qiang
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Roger Federer hopes for better weather in rematch with John Millman

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- In a career with so many highs, there are still many matches that Roger Federer would like to have a second go at it if he could.From his defeat by Rafael Nadal in the 2008 Wimbledon final to his agonizing loss from double match point against Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon last summer, there are some losses that stick in the mind.But there is one loss that
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Coco Gauff has nothing to lose in rematch with defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- After coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the third set of her second-round match for a statement win over Sorana Cirstea at Melbourne Arena on Wednesday, Coco Gauff raised her arms and pumped her fists in victory. She seemed to take a moment to absorb the devoted, near-capacity crowd around her as she looked at her family and team on the other side of the
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Coco Gauff win sets up showdown with Naomi Osaka at Australian Open; Serena Williams advances

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open.The double-faults kept coming Wednesday, nine in all. The deficits, too. First, she dropped the opening set against 74th-ranked Sorana Cirstea. Then, after forcing a third, Gauff fell behind by a break, ceding 14 of 16 points with a series of mistakes. Later, after getting even at 3-all, Gauff was a mere
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Coco Gauff advances to set up showdown with Naomi Osaka in 3rd round at Australian Open

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- Showing great poise for a 15-year-old, Coco Gauff kept digging herself out of deficits and eventually prevailed to reach the Australian Open's third round, setting up yet another Grand Slam showdown with Naomi Osaka.Less than five months after their memorable meeting at the US Open -- Osaka won that one in straight sets, then consoled a crying Gauff and encouraged her to address the crowd --
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Caroline Wozniacki singing the same tune in Australian Open swan song

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- Appearances can be deceptive.Few people who watched Caroline Wozniacki's first-round win at the Australian Open on Monday would have spotted anything unusual as she went about her business the way she has always done: with 100 percent commitment, total dedication and utter professionalism.Yet this is to be Wozniacki's last tournament. At 29 -- after a career in which she topped the world rankings three times and
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Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams face uncertain futures and inevitable retirement questions

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia -- Just 45 minutes after losing in the first round at the Australian Open on Tuesday, former champion Maria Sharapova walked into the media center with a duffel bag on her shoulder and a frown on her face. While she spent much of 2019 insisting she wasn't walking away from tennis, she did little to dispel such a notion this time around. She looked somewhat despondent when