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# australian open

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# Queen of Melbourne
Naomi Osaka continues meteoric rise by clinching another Australian Open title
The 23-year-old has become the first woman since Monica Seles to win her first four Grand Slam finals.
# fourth seed
Medvedev reaches first Australian Open final to set up showdown with Djokovic
The Russian beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets this morning.
# Melbourne
Djokovic puts on a masterclass to cruise into ninth Australian Open final
The world number one ended Aslan Karatsev’s remarkable run in straight sets.
# Emotional
Serena Williams walks out in tears after semi-final defeat
The veteran American’s quest to reach a ninth Australian Open final and match Court’s 24 major singles titles ended in a 6-3, 6-4 semi-final mauling.
# success
Brady edges into Australian Open final against Osaka
The American star edged Karolina Muchova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in a tense semi.
# Melbourne
Tsitsipas stuns Nadal in five sets to reach Australian Open semi-final
Earlier, a badly-cramping Daniil Medvedev won a brutal all-Russian clash against Andrey Rublev.
# australian open
World number one Barty stunned in Australian Open quarter-finals by Muchova
Muchova clinches a place in grand slam semi-finals for the first time, where she will face USA’s Jennifer Brady.
# abdominal injury
Djokovic battles through the pain barrier to reach Australian Open semi-finals
The world number one came from a set down to defeat Alexander Zverev and set up a clash with qualifier Aslan Karatsev.
# australian open
Serena Williams downs Halep to set up semi-final showdown with Naomi Osaka
Williams moves one step closer to a 24th grand slam title with a 6-3 6-3 victory.
# surprise package
Russian qualifier extends fairytale run to Australian Open semis
On the women’s side as three-time major winner Osaka showed her superiority to reach her fourth Grand Slam semi-final.
# On Course
Nadal closes in on Slams record with emphatic win
The Spaniard is targeting a record 21st men’s Grand Slam singles crown.
# Gamble
Novak Djokovic understands risk of exacerbating injury at Australian Open
The world number one defied an abdominal injury to beat Milos Raonic.
# Shock
Thiem shocked as Osaka, Williams survive at Australian Open
Thiem fell to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrovin in straight sets.
# madvedev
Daniil Medvedev claims first five-set win of his career despite coach walk out
Fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas had a much easier time of it against Swede Mikael Ymer, winning 6-4 6-1 6-1.
# tough to stomach
Injury may force Novak Djokovic to withdraw from Australian Open
The injury came during a bizarre third-round encounter which was suspended to clear fans before the state-wide lockdown began at midnight.
# Melbourne
Thiem comes back from two sets down to silence Kyrgios in Australian Open epic
The Austrian won in five sets — 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-4.
# Wizard of Oz
Serena Williams wins her 90th Australian Open match against Potapova
There was also a stunning win for lion-hearted Aslan Karatsev against Diego Schwartzman.
# No Fans
Australian Open goes behind closed doors as lockdown for Melbourne announced
The tournament will continue, but without spectators.
# australian open
Rowdy fan kicked out as Nadal powers on in Australia, teenager Gauff beaten in second round
Elina Svitolina’s experience came to the fore against Coco Gauff.
# Row
Furious argument mars all-Italian classic at Australian Open
Fabio Fognini and Salvatore Caruso had to be separated by an official.
# Upset
Kenin 'couldn't handle the pressure' as title defence ends in tears
The American lost 6-3 6-2 to world number 65 Kaia Kanepi.
# Battle
Djokovic survives first major test as Tiafoe digs deep at Australian Open
Former champion Stan Wawrinka missed three match points in a dramatic five-set loss to Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics.
# australian open
Serena Williams progresses in Melbourne as Andreescu and Kvitova crash out
Williams has only lost five games in her first two matches at Melbourne Park.
# Unhappy
'I have to pee!' - Shapovalov throws a toilet tantrum
The world number 11 had dropped the fourth set of a five-set epic against Italian teenager Jannik Sinner.
# Rafa
History-seeking Nadal puts Australian Open on notice and Azarenka loses out 'after breathing problems'
Women’s champion Sofia Kenin also went through, but two-time winner Victoria Azarenka lost after breathing problems.
# Down Under
Sparse crowds attend Australian Open as Osaka, Williams and Djokovic safely through
Top women’s seed Ashleigh Barty, defending champion Sofia Kenin and 20-time men’s singles Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal all begin their challenge on Tuesday.
# Angry
Andy Murray fumes, blames British tennis centre for Covid case
The three-time Grand Slam winner was unable to travel to Australia after recording a positive test over the Christmas period.
# Land down under
Australian Open boss 'absolutely confident' it will go ahead despite Covid case and hundreds in isolation
Craig Tiley says the Australian Open will start as scheduled on Monday, and there are no plans to cancel.
# Apology
Covid-infected tennis star 'sorry' for quarantine gripe
World number 67 Paula Badosa said she understood ‘the sad situation’.
# Shaken Vak
Novak Djokovic insists his Australian Open demands were 'misconstrued'
Nick Kyrgios called the world number one a ‘tool’.
# Covid-19
Three new coronavirus cases linked to arrivals for Australian Open
Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley said the safety of the Victorian community will not be compromised.
# Backlash
New coronavirus cases hit troubled Australian Open build-up
Two of the new cases were players. taking the total infections to seven since more than 1,000 people arrived in largely coronavirus-free Australia.
# no sympathy
'No special treatment' - Australian authorities disregard tennis stars' quarantine complaints
72 players are not allowed leave their hotel rooms for the next two weeks, while Novak Djokovic has sent tournament organisers a list of demands.
# Flight Risk
Disarray as two test positive for virus on Australian Open plane
Victoria Azarenka, 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens and Japan’s Kei Nishikori were among those on the flight.
# Tennis
Murray's Australian Open in doubt after positive virus test
The former world number one is isolating at home in London.
# Disqualified
US tennis player gets news of positive Covid-19 test midway through Australian Open qualifying match
World number 114 Denis Kudla went on to claim victory but was then pulled out of the tournament and placed in quarantine.
# Goat
Roger Federer to miss Australian Open for first time in his career
The 39-year-old has undergone two operations on his right knee in 2020.
# Back in action
Andy Murray handed wild card at Australian Open
The Scot played just seven tour-level matches this year.
# Covid-19
2021 Australian Open tennis could be cancelled, organisers concede
‘We’re hoping for the best but planning for everything.’
# triumph
21-year-old American Kenin claims sensational Australian Open title win
She stunned two-time Major champion Garbine Muguruza.