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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action against the United States’ Donald Young during their first round match at the Australian Open  in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Dita Alangkara/AP

Revolutions, when ill-conceived, can die as quickly as they are born. And Novak Djokovic, who has seen his share of political turmoil, was compelled(...)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia signs autographs for fans after winning his first round match against Donald Young of the United States on day two of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic marked his grand slam return with a thoroughly convincing win over Donald Young in the opening round of the Australian Open. The form(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia signs autographs after winning against Tatjana Maria of Germany. Photograph: Reuters

Former world number one Maria Sharapova defeated Tatjana Maria 6-1 6-4 on Tuesday in her first match at the Australian Open since the failed drugs te(...)

 Belinda Bencic celebrates her victory over Venus Williams in the Australian Open at the  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Top-seed Rafa Nadal and world number three Grigor Dimitrov progressed to the second round of the Australian Open with easy victories on Monday while t(...)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic is said to have made the demand for a significant rise in prizemoney at a mandated players’ meeting on Friday. Photograph: Vincent Thian/AP

Novak Djokovic, the first player to pass $100 million in prizemoney, sent a shiver through the Australian Open on an overcast day one when it was sugg(...)

Russia’s Maria Sharapova holds the Women’s singles trophy during the official draw ceremony ahead of the Australian Open. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Here is a prediction. Every time Maria Sharapova steps on to court at the Australian Open this year she will be greeted with shrieks of: “Come on Mari(...)

Venus Williams of the USA departs after being defeated by Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in round one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: PA

Swiss Belinda Bencic sent an early shockwave through the Australian Open on Monday by toppling last year’s finalist Venus Williams on an opening day o(...)

Maria Sharapova of Russia arrives on court with the the Daphne Akhurst Trophy during the 2018 Australian Open Official Draw at Melbourne Park. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

If Johanna Konta wants to win her first grand slam title in the country where she was born – and she is among a slew of contenders hoping the absence (...)

 Spaniard Rafael Nadal in action against France’s Richard Gasquet during the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Former champions Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal gave Australian Open organisers a massive boost on Tuesday when they both said they were looking forward(...)

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has become the latest star to pull out of the Melbourne tournament. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Two-time champion and former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka has become the latest star to pull out of the Australian Open. The 28-year-old won in 2012(...)

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