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Jan 19

Australian Open: Kyle Edmund through in exdtrenme heat

Kyle Edmund fights back in punishing heat to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in five sets and reach the Australian Open fourth round.

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Jan 19

Australian Open players talk about sweltering heat in Melbourne – video

With on-court temperatures reportedly reaching 69C, Gaël Monfils says he was ‘dying’ in his match with Novak Djokovic and Hsieh Su-wei says bugs were being killed by the heat Continue reading…

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Jan 18

Roger Federer: Players ready to fight for more prize money

Roger Federer calls for the Grand Slams to up their levels of prize money and said players are “bored’ of having to push the issue.

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Jan 18

Australian Open: Wawrinka dumped out by Sandgren as Federer cruises

• 2014 champion Wawrinka loses in straight sets to world No97• Federer beats Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets to reach third roundStan Wawrinka’s comeback tournament ended with a second-round loss to Tennys Sandgren at the Australian Open. The 2014…

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Jan 18

Russell Fuller: ‘Disappointing and frustrating run for Konta’

BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller dissects Johanna Konta’s second-round exit from the Australian Open.

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Jan 18

Women’s draw opens up for Maria Sharapova after Johanna Konta exit

• Returning Sharapova beats 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova• Konta’s grand slam struggles continue against Bernarda PeraDay by day, the rankings on the women’s tour are being shredded to the point of irrelevance – and when Jo Konta joined Sloane Stephen…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/18/womens-draw-maria-sharapova-johanna-konta-australian-open

Jan 18

Australian Open: Kyle Edmund to face Nikoloz Basilashvili on Friday

Kyle Edmund could face 40C heat when he takes on Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili at the Australian Open on Friday.

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Jan 18

Men and women ‘need to pull together’ over prize money – Navratilova

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova urges Novak Djokovic and other male players who want higher prize money to “get together with the women”.

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Jan 18

Australian Open 2018: Wawrinka out but Federer and Halep advance – day four as it happened

Stan Wawrinka was hindered by his troublesome knee in a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 defeat by the American Tennys Sandgren, but Roger Federer, Simona Halep and Juan Martin del Potro won, as did the home favourite Ashleigh Barty 12.49pm GMT So that wraps up the seco…

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Jan 18

Djokovic raises Australian Open health fears after beating Monfils in 39C heat

Serbian beats unseeded Frenchman 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3‘I was right at the limit,’ admits six-times championNovak Djokovic confessed he was “right at the limit” of his physical and mental endurance beating Gaël Monfils in health-threatening heat on day fou…

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Jan 18

Djokovic through as Monfils ‘dying on court’ in Melbourne heat

Novak Djokovic comes back from a set down to beat Gael Monfils as the temperature hits 39C at the Australian Open.

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Jan 18

Manchester misses out to Shenzhen in 10-year deal to host WTA Finals

Manchester misses out on hosting the WTA Finals to the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which is awarded a 10-year deal from 2019.

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Jan 18

Australian Open 2018: Maria Sharapova beats Anastasija Sevastova in second round

Maria Sharapova beats 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets to reach the last 32 of the Australian Open.

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Jan 18

What can science tell us about grunting in tennis?

Grunting could be considered performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponentOne of tennis’ perennial debates has ignited early at this year’s Australian Open, after Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka was accused of gru…

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Jan 18

Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer through but Stan Wawrinka beaten

Defending champion Roger Federer beats Jan-Lennard Struff but 2014 winner Stan Wawrinka loses in the Australian Open second round.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/42728087

Jan 18

Inglot wins in doubles against fellow Briton Skupski

Britain’s Dominic Inglot and doubles partner Marcus Daniell beat Neal Skupski and Adil Shamasdin in the Australian Open first round.

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