Posts Tagged Women’s tennis

No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round at Melbourne

Serena Williams of the U.S. watches her shot to Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams’ mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

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Nishikori advances at Aussie Open; Azarenka into 2nd round

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates a point won against Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams claims to suffer from nerves and jitters before her first-round matches at the Grand Slams.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Raonic says no more hair questions

Kei Nishikori of Japan makes a backhand return to Nicolas Almagro of Spain during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori of Japan paid tribute to Li Na, describing her as an inspiration for Asian tennis.

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Serena Williams wins opening match at Australian Open

Serena Williams of the U.S. makes a backhand return to Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams made a good start towards capturing a 19th career Grand Slam with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium at the Australian Open on Monday.

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Wimbledon champ Kvitova wins 1st-rounder at Australian Open

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic makes forehand return during her first round match against Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is through to the second round of the Australian Open after a 6-1, 6-4 win over Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands in 63 minutes on Tuesday.

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