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  • Tennis-Sandgren claims first grand slam win to land Wawrinka clash

    MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - American battler Tennys Sandgren won his first ever grand slam singles match on Tuesday to set up a dream Australian Open clash with former champion Stan Wawrinka.

  • Tennis-Pressure will determine whether Djokovic is back - Wilander

    MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic exceeded expectations on his return to grand slam action at the Australian Open on Tuesday but the Serb should brace for doubts to re-surface during tougher matches, according to former world number one Mats Wilander.

  • Djokovic delighted after elbowing out Young

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic was delighted with his return to the grand slam arena after a long injury layoff, the Serb having dealt American Donald Young a 6-1 6-2 6-4 thrashing to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

  • Tennis-Petkovic dumps Kvitova out of Australian Open after marathon

    MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's return to the Australian Open a year after being attacked by an intruder at her home ended in disappointment with a marathon 6-3 4-6 10-8 first-round loss to German Andrea Petkovic on Tuesday.

  • Tennis: Wawrinka happy to be back, but still feeling pain

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka feels great to be back after his first-round victory at the Australian Open on Tuesday but is still experiencing pain in the left knee that required surgery last season.

  • Djokovic dismisses talk of boycott over prize money

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Six-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has distanced himself from reports that he called for a boycott of next year's tournament unless there was an increase in prize money.

  • Tennis: My brother still makes fun of me, says Zverev

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Alexander Zverev can no longer hope to fly under the grand slam radar following a brilliant 2017 season but the hype has done little to change things on the home front, the 20-year-old wunderkind insists.

  • Tennis-My brother still makes fun of me, says Zverev

    MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Alexander Zverev can no longer hope to fly under the grand slam radar following a brilliant 2017 season but the hype has done little to change things on the home front, the 20-year-old wunderkind insists.

  • Halep survives date with Destanee in opening round

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep flirted with another early exit from the Australian Open and suffered an ankle injury before rallying to reach the second round with a 7-6(5) 6-1 victory over local teenager Destanee Aiava on Tuesday.

  • Tennis: Kerber consigns 2017 to the history books

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber has turned the page on a horror 2017 season and is focused firmly on making a fresh start to her career, the German said after sailing into the second round at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

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