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Madison Keys new American star born at Australian Open

Serena Williams of the U.S., left,  is congratulated by her compatriot Madison Keys after winning their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After Madison Keys walked off the court from the biggest match of her young career, she received quite a compliment from her celebrated opponent.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Sharapova doesn’t dream tennis

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates a point won against her compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova has played at the Australian Open for 12 years, but she apparently still has some trouble with a strong Aussie accent.

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Serena Williams to maintain No 1 ranking after Melbourne

Serena Williams of the U.S. serves to her compatriot Madison Keys during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will remain No. 1 and No. 2 in the WTA rankings, regardless of who wins when they meet in the Australian Open final on Saturday.

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Venus Williams exits Aussie Open with heartfelt advice

Venus Williams of the U.S. makes a forehand return to compatriot Madison Keys during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Asked what the future might hold for her young opponent, Venus Williams offered some heartfelt advice that could easily apply to her own career.

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Serena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open

Madison Keys of the U.S. makes a forehand return to compatriot Venus Williams during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams lost her quarterfinal match against Madison Keys on Wednesday at the Australian Open. Serena Williams, the other sister in a family that has won a combined 25 Grand Slam singles titles, will attempt to right the wrong in the semifinals on Thursday.

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