Australian Open

  • Australia Jan 14

    Australian Open: Players Struggle on Court Due to Bushfire Smoke

    Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later in the morning in “very poor” air quality.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Osaka Wins Australian Open for 2nd Slam Title, No. 1 Ranking

    So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone, too. She was playing poorly. She yelled at herself. Slammed a ball. Tugged at her visor’s pink brim. Trudged to the locker room between sets with a towel draped over her head. And then, after...

  • Jan 23, 2019

    1 Point Away, Serena Stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open

    Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals. On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly. The owner of the best serve in the sport would lose every point she served the rest of the...

  • Jan 2, 2019

    Federer on Winning Team After Facing Serena for 1st Time

    Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup.

  • Jul 3, 2018

    Federer Loses His Initials After Switch From Nike, Still Wins at Wimbledon

    Roger Federer didn’t need his initials to sign off on another masterful display at Wimbledon. He’s hoping to get them back soon, though.

  • May 2, 2018

    Viewers See Vulnerable Serena Williams in 5-Part HBO Series

    The first episode of “Being Serena,” a five-part documentary series on HBO about Serena Williams, closes with the tennis great in a hospital bed, about to have a C-section.

  • Jan 28, 2018

    Roger Federer Beats Marin Cilic to Win 20th Major Australian Open Title

    Roger Federer has won his 20th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final. Back where his career resurgence began last year with an unexpected run to the title following a six-month injury layoff, Federer had an almost perfect title defense until he reached the second set...

  • Jan 10, 2018

    Serena Williams Reveals Health Scare After Baby’s Birth

    In a story in the magazine’s February issue and posted Wednesday on , Williams discusses developing several small blood clots in her lungs while in the hospital after Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born in September.

  • Jan 5, 2018

    Defending Champion Serena Williams Out of Australian Open

    Serena Williams’ decision whether to defend her Australian Open title four months after giving birth to her first child was never about merely being able to play at Melbourne Park. The seven-time Australian Open champion confirmed Friday she wouldn’t attempt to defend the title she won here last year, saying she wasn’t convinced she could win it. Williams played in...

  • Jul 5, 2016

    Venus and Serena Back in Wimbledon Quarterfinals

    The Williams sisters are back in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, 16 years after they first made it this far together at the All England Club. Six-time champion Serena and five-time winner Venus will be playing on Tuesday for spots in the semifinals.

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