Posts Tagged Men’s tennis

Bouchard says time to stop talking about ‘Twirlgate’

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada plays a shot to Caroline Garcia of France during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard — the unwitting protagonist of an Australian Open saga that has been dubbed “Twirlgate” — would prefer if people just focused on her tennis.

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With Davenport by her side, Keys hoping for breakthrough

Madison Keys of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Casey Dellacqua of Australia during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys remembers watching Lindsay Davenport play against Venus Williams in the Wimbledon finals. Just don’t ask her for many details.

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Can tennis keep its Chinese fans after Li Na?

Retired defending champion of Australian Open tennis championship, Li Na of China, speaks at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.  (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With Li Na in retirement and not defending her title at the Australian Open, there are far fewer Chinese flags and fans with red-and-yellow-streaked faces in the stands at Melbourne Park.

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Djokovic, Wawrinka join Williams in 3rd round in Australia

Serena Williams of the U.S. makes a forehand return during second round match against Vera Zvonareva of Russia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open.

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Smyczek’s sporting play earns respect from Nadal

Tim Smyczek of the U.S. waves after his loos to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For more than four hours, American qualifier Tim Smyczek fought desperately for every point against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open, chasing down everything the 14-time Grand Slam champion threw at him.

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