Australian Open: Daria Gavrilova into Australian Open second round after comeback win over Naomi Broady

Daria Gavrilova has continued to thrill local fans, reaching the second round of the Australian Open in three tough sets against Naomi Broady. In front of an enthusiastic Margaret Court Arena crowd itching for a reason to cheer after Samantha Stosur’s exit earlier in the day, Gavrilova clawed her way back from one set down […]

Novak Djokovic

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic reaches second round with straight-sets win over Fernando Verdasco

World number two Novak Djokovic has started his Australian Open title defence with a straightforward victory 6-1, 7-6(7/4), 6-2 over Fernando Verdasco. Last year, Verdasco took down Rafael Nadal in the first round but there was to be no repeat of his giant-killing efforts as Djokovic put his Spanish opponent in a one-set hole inside […]

Roger Federer

Australian Open: Angelique Kerber, Roger Federer start with wins over Lesia Tsurenko, Jurgen Melzer

World women’s number one Angelique Kerber has made a successful start to her Australian Open title defence, beating Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 at Melbourne Park on Monday night. The 28-year-old German was starting the defence of a grand slam title for the first time and initially struggled with her serve and the accuracy […]

Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios gets kind draw, Thanasi Kokkinakis cut down by injury again

Nick Kyrgios has been handed a draw befitting his high seed for the Australian Open, but friend and compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis was forced out by injury. Fourteenth-seeded Kyrgios, who is Australia’s top-ranked male player, will meet world number 81 Gastao Elias in the first round and, should he reach the third round, could face compatriot […]