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Serena Williams turns ankle, drops last 6 games in loss to Karolina Pliskova at Aussie Open

Karolina Pliskova celebrates after defeating Serena Williams in their Australian Open quarterfinal match on Wednesday (Tuesday PT) in Melbourne. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) United States’ Serena Williams serves to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic m...
Tags: Japan, Australia, US, Sports, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, United States, Tennis, Williams, Novak Djokovic, Melbourne, Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova, Osaka, Ana Ivanovic


The Latest: Tiafoe jokes about Laver, 'Don't fall asleep!'

Frances Tiafoe's first Grand Slam quarterfinal did not go as well as he would have hoped, but one of the highlights was the chance to play in Rod Laver Arena - with Laver himself sitting in the stands. "I was about ready to say something," Tiafoe joked after his loss to Rafael Nadal. Rafael Nadal won all of his service games and ended 21-year-old American Frances Tiafoe's best run at a major with a dominating 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Tags: News, Tennis, Rod Laver Arena, Frances Tiafoe, Laver, Tiafoe, Laver Don, Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal


Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka beats Elina Svitolina to reach semi-finals

Naomi Osaka beats Elina Svitolina in straight sets to reach the Australian Open semi-finals in Melbourne.
Tags: Tennis, Elina Svitolina, Naomi Osaka


Genuine sportsmanship is rare, but Serena Williams displayed it in Australian Open exit

Four months have elapsed since Serena Williams lost her cool and the US Open final. In that time, just about everyone with a passing interest in tennis, race or gender has passed judgment on Williams' behaviour that night. In the aftermath of Williams' latest grand-slam exit - at the Australian Open to Karolina Pliskova - there can surely be no argument.
Tags: News, Tennis, Williams, Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova


Greek youngster Tsitsipas expects to do 'something good' against Nadal

Stefanos Tsitsipas feels he "can do something good" against 17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open semi-final.
Tags: Tennis, Rafael Nadal, Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Tsitsipas


Murray and Soares knocked out of men's doubles

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are knocked out of the Australian Open men's doubles in the quarter-finals.
Tags: Tennis, Jamie Murray, Murray, Bruno Soares, Soares


Kvitova into first semi-final of her 'second career' following knife attack

Petra Kvitova reaches her first Grand Slam semi-final since being stabbed in a knife attack as she beats Ashleigh Barty at the Australian Open.
Tags: Tennis, Petra Kvitova, Kvitova, Ashleigh Barty


On Tennis: Serena Williams’s Absence Gave Her Foes the Chance to Improve

Karolina Pliskova’s advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open reflected how she had grown in confidence during Williams’s absence.
Tags: News, Tennis, Williams, Serena Williams, Serena, Karolina, Pliskova, Karolina Pliskova, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Melbourne (Australia, Australian Open (Tennis


Backlash Over Ad Depicting Naomi Osaka With Light Skin Prompts Apology

The Japanese instant-noodle brand Nissin’s ad featured a cartoon version of the biracial tennis star that changed her features.
Tags: Japan, News, Tennis, Osaka, Naomi Osaka, Nissin, Advertising and Marketing, Naomi (1997-


The Latest: Stosur, Zhang to meet champs in doubles final

Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai set up a women's doubles final against defending champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic at the Australian Open. Stosur, who won the 2011 U.S. Open singles title, and Zhang beat Czech pair Barbora Strycova and Marketa Vondrousova 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 in the last match of the day on Rod Laver Arena. Mahut and Herbert will meet another American pair in the men's doubles semifinals after Ryan Harrison and Sam Querrey combined for a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over Luka...
Tags: News, Tennis, Zhang Shuai, Zhang, Timea Babos, Sam Stosur, Herbert, Lukasz Kubot, Sam Querrey, Kristina Mladenovic, Barbora Strycova, Ryan Harrison, Marketa Vondrousova, Stosur Zhang, Rod Laver Arena Mahut


Highlights: Williams misses four match points as Pliskova reaches last four

Serena Williams misses four match points as Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova wins the final six games to reach the Australian Open semi-finals in Melbourne.
Tags: Tennis, Williams, Serena Williams, Pliskova, Karolina Pliskova


Japanese company apologises after Osaka 'whitewashed' in cartoon

The Haitian-Japanese tennis player's appearance in an advert sparks a conversation over race in Japan.
Tags: Tennis, Osaka


Williams knocked out by Pliskova after holding four match points

Serena Williams misses four match points before succumbing to Czech Karolina Pliskova in a dramatic Australian Open quarter-final.
Tags: Tennis, Williams, Serena Williams, Pliskova, Karolina Pliskova


Australian Open 2019: Alfie Hewett, Lucy Shuker & Andy Lapthorne lose in singles

Alfie Hewett is one of three Britons to lose as the wheelchair tennis competitions get under way at the Australian Open.
Tags: Tennis, Alfie Hewett, Andy Lapthorne, Alfie Hewett Lucy Shuker


Naomi Osaka sponsor apologises for 'whitewashing' tennis star in ad

Noodle company Nissin says it will ‘pay more attention to diversity issues in the future’One of Naomi Osaka’s sponsors has been forced to apologise after depicting the Japanese tennis star, who is half-Haitian, with pale skin in an advertisement.Nissin featured Osaka in an ad for its Cup Noodle range of instant ramen. It depicts Osaka, who holds dual Japanese and American citizenship, with pale skin, wavy brown hair and Caucasian facial features. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Race, Sport, Asia Pacific, Tennis, Osaka, Naomi Osaka, Nissin


Australian Open Glance: A look at quarterfinals on Day 10

Williams won their next U.S. Open encounter in the quarterfinals last year. Another win for Williams could set up a rematch of last year's U.S. Open final with Naomi Osaka, who plays Elina Svitolina in the other quarterfinal. Osaka and Svitolina both have a chance of moving into the top ranking.
Tags: News, Tennis, Williams, Osaka, Svitolina, Elina Svitolina, Naomi Osaka


Why are tennis players turning to pickle juice?

Frances Tiafoe credited pickle juice with his run to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open - but what is the science behind it?
Tags: Tennis, Frances Tiafoe


Rafael Nadal thrashes Frances Tiafoe to reach Australian Open 2019 semi-final

Nadal has not dropped a set all tournament and will face Tsitsipas on Thursday for a place in the final. After the win, Nadal said: "For me it's very emotional to be back in the semi-finals in Melbourne. On facing another youngster in the 20-year-old Tsitsipas, Nadal said: "He's a player that during the last year has been improving every month.
Tags: News, Tennis, Melbourne, Rafael Nadal, Nadal, Frances Tiafoe, Tsitsipas, Tsitsipas Nadal


Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open by Karolina Pliskova after leading 5-1 and holding four match points

There may be no certainties in sport, but Serena Williams with a 5-1 lead in the deciding set of a major quarter-final is as close as it gets. This was where Williams stood at around 3pm, having looked unplayable for the previous hour. The X-factor in this astonishing comeback was surely that first match point, which found Williams serving at 5-1, 40-30.
Tags: News, Tennis, Williams, Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova


'It's not about being a man or a woman, it's about knowing tennis' - Pouille praises coach Mauresmo

Australian Open semi-finalist Lucas Pouille praises coach Amelie Mauresmo and believes more male players should employ female coaches.
Tags: Tennis, Amelie Mauresmo, Lucas Pouille, Mauresmo


Williams knocked out by Pliskova after holding four match points - report & highlights

Serena Williams misses four match points before succumbing to Czech Karolina Pliskova in a dramatic Australian Open quarter-final.
Tags: Tennis, Williams, Serena Williams, Pliskova, Karolina Pliskova


Australian Open 2019: Alfie Hewett, Lucy Shuker, Gordon Reid & Andy Lapthorne lose

Alfie Hewett is one of four Britons to lose as the wheelchair tennis competitions get under way at the Australian Open.
Tags: Tennis, Alfie Hewett, Andy Lapthorne, Alfie Hewett Lucy Shuker Gordon Reid


Serena Williams Knocked Out of Australian Open by Karolina Pliskova

The tennis great's hopes of a comeback victory in Melbourne crashed Wednesday
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Tennis, Melbourne, Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova, Overnight, Onetime


Serena Williams Falls to Karolina Pliskova With Late Collapse

Williams was one point away from victory, but she appeared to injure her ankle before Pliskova reeled off six straight games to advance to the semifinals.
Tags: News, Australia, Tennis, Williams, Serena Williams, Osaka, Serena, Pliskova, Karolina Pliskova, Australian Open (Tennis, Naomi (1997-


Nadal powers past Tiafoe to reach Australian Open semis

Second seed Rafael Nadal eases past unseeded American Frances Tiafoe to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
Tags: Tennis, Rafael Nadal, Nadal, Frances Tiafoe


Unheralded American Collins claws into Open semis

Unheralded Danielle Collins battled from a set behind to down Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Tuesday and take her dream debut at the Australian Open into the semi-finals. The unseeded American beat world number 44 Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in a see-sawing match to set up a final four clash with either Czech eighth seed Karolina Pliskova or 15th seeded Australian Ash Barty. The little-known 25-year-old, who has mostly played on the US college circuit, grabbed the tennis world's at...
Tags: News, Russia, US, Tennis, Collins, Ash Barty, Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Danielle Collins, Pavlyuchenkova



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