Six-time Aussie Open champs Djokovic, Federer can’t meet before final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are aiming for the same record from opposite sides of the draw, leaving open the prospect of them playing in the final for a seventh Australian Open title. Top-ranked Djokovic and defending champion Federer enter the season-opening major equal with... Read more
WATCH—Roger Federer’s tearful interview about late coach Peter Carter:    Roger Federer will be concentrating on his family as he organizes his scheduling this season. The 20-time Grand Slam champion recently said that he hasn’t yet decided whether he will play the clay-court season. Federer, who is 37 and... Read more
Alize Cornet advances to semifinals at Hobart International
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Former Hobart International champion Alize Cornet moved a step closer to another title in Tasmania with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Belgian qualifier Greet Minnen in the quarterfinals Thursday. The sixth-seeded Cornet, who won the event in 2016 and hasn’t dropped a set this year,... Read more
Sasnovich, Barty through to Sydney International semifinals
SYDNEY (AP) — Aliaksandra Sasnovich advanced to the Sydney International semifinals by beating Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday. The 33rd-ranked Sasnovich reached the quarterfinals last week in Brisbane. Sasnovich will next face either two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova or 2016 Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber. Kvitova and Kerber's... Read more
WATCH—Highlights from Ashleigh Barty’s win over Simona Halep in Sydney:   Ashleigh Barty says self-belief propelled her win against world No. 1 Simona Halep in Sydney, and it’s also why the Australian is aiming to reach the Top 10 this season. The 22-year-old had dropped back-to-back matches against the top-ranked Halep during... Read more
Juan Martin del Potro scheduled to open season at Delray Beach Open
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro plans to make his season debut at the Delray Beach Open Read more
In two tiebreaks, Taylor Fritz beats top seed John Isner in Auckland
HIGHLIGHTS: Taylor Fritz d. John Isner, 7-6, 7-6, in Auckland   AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner was eliminated in the second round of the ATP Tour’s ASB Classic on Wednesday, losing 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) to fellow American Taylor Fritz. On a good day for young... Read more
David Ferrer beats Robin Haase at ASB Classic in New Zealand
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Four-time champion David Ferrer opened play Tuesday in ASB Classic with a 6-2, 6-1 first-round win over Robin Haase. The 36-year-old Ferrer said before Tuesday’s match that this is his last season on the ATP Tour and he will not be returning as a... Read more
Aryna Sabalenka poised to do some serious damage in 2019
WATCH—Court Report on Aryna Sabalenka winning the Shenzhen Open:    She stands proudly at No. 11 in the world. She opened her 2019 campaign on a positive note, capturing the Shenzhen Open in China. Across the 2018 season, she won a couple of titles, reached the finals of two... Read more Podcast: An in-depth chat with world No. 17 Madison Keys
"I have gotten to a point where if I don’t make make a quarter of a Slam or a tournament, it wasn’t good, and even then it’s still not great, it’s barely acceptable. So I’m pretty tough on myself." This week, Madison Keys joins the Podcast Inside the... Read more