Sloane Stephens wins her first Australian Open match since 2014
WATCH—Jon Wertheim talk with Sloane Stephens after her first-round win at the 2019 Australian Open:   MELBOURNE—That notion about the pivotal seventh game played out in a topsy-turvy manner in fifth-seeded Sloane Stephens’ 6-4, 6-2 first-round win over 93rd-ranked Taylor Townsend. In the first set, Townsend served at 3-all,... Read more
‘I’d be okay with that being my last match:’ Andy Murray gives his all
WATCH—After his five-set loss to Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open, Andy Murray acknowledges the Melbourne crowd:   MELBOURNE—Five words surfaced in the second set. Already down a set versus 22nd-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut, Andy Murray had just been broken to go down 3-2. In that prior game, a... Read more
Think and act for the better: What I tried to learn from Andy Murray
WATCH: Players leave video messages to a retiring Andy Murray:   Andy Murray went out at the Australian Open the way he came in: by pushing a Spanish opponent to the limit, and thrilling an appreciative crowd, before eventually falling in five sets. I can still vividly remember waking up... Read more
The Coaching Question: What is the future of on-court coaching?
Garbine Muguruza and her coach, Sam Sumyk, have a testy exchange at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai:   Call it the hand signal that rocked the world. It was the briefest and most innocuous of gestures. Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of Serena Williams, had sat in Arthur Ashe Stadium... Read more
Andreescu, qualifiers enter Australian Open main draws battle-tested
Australian Open qualifier Bianca Andreescu starts of 2019 with a win over Venus Williams:   As the Australian Open gets ready to begin, 32 players between the men’s and women’s draws will enter the tournament already battle-tested, having earned their berth in the main event through the qualifying rounds.... Read more
Can anybody prevent Djokovic from winning his seventh Australian Open?
WATCH—Djokovic practices with Murray ahead of Australian Open:   Looking down this year’s men’s brackets at the Australian Open, it’s hard to imagine where the upsets might happen. The top four seeds—Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev—all have what we would traditionally call a good draw. The... Read more
2019 Australian Open Expert Picks: The Men
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic practice at the Australian Open   Go to our Australian Open tournament page to view the full men's draw. Champion STEVE TIGNOR: Novak Djokovic He hasn't been perfect since winning the US Open, but he's a six-time champion in Melbourne who is hungry for more—once again—and his... Read more
Racquet Bracket: Make your 2019 Australian Open men’s & women’s picks
Click on the below images to make your picks for the 2019 Australian Open Racquet Bracket, where you could win prize packages from HEAD and Tennis Express. You can also compete against your friends or co-workers in your own private pool.  1st Place: HEAD MxG Prize Package 2nd Place: $300 Tennis... Read more
Fifteen people arrested in Spain in a crackdown on match-fixing
WATCH—TC Live breaks down the Australian Open draws:   Fifteen people have been arrested in Spain as part of a Europol crackdown on tennis match-fixing, and the authorities say that another 68 are under investigation. The bust includes 28 professional tennis players, most likely lower level ITF circuit players... Read more
WATCH: Tomic wins exo match vs. Kyrgios with trick serve between legs
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bernard Tomic has beaten Nick Kyrgios in the first career match between two of Australia’s most temperamental tennis players. At the Kooyong Classic exhibition event, Tomic sealed the match with a trick serve between his legs, something that Kyrgios is more noted for doing during... Read more