Posts Tagged Men’s tennis

Meet Coco: China’s next Li Na

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country’s two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than she does Chinese.

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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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Novak Djokovic reaches his 25th Grand Slam semifinal

Novak Djokovic of Serbia walks on the court as he plays Milos Raonic of Canada during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

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Nishikori not disappointed with Australian Open finish

Kei Nishikori of Japan leaves Rod Laver Arena after his quarterfinal loss to Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori was circumspect about his quarterfinal loss at the Australian Open on Wednesday, saying there’s nothing wrong with getting to the final eight of any Grand Slam tournament.

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Stan Wawrinka through to semifinals of Australian Open

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland makes a forehand return to Kei Nishikori of Japan  during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori on Wednesday.

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