Posts Tagged 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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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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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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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Maria’s message on the camera

Madison Keys of the U.S.  waves after defeating her compatriot Venus Williams in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Now that Madison Keys has advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal, the big question is what to do with her prize money.

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