Australian Open: Naomi Osaka Says ‘I’m Not God’ after Stunning Early Melbourne Exit

A philosophical Naomi Osaka said Friday she “is not God” and cannot always win after the defending champion was knocked out of the Australian Open in the third round by unseeded Amanda Anisimova. The Japanese four-time Grand Slam champion won the first set on Margaret Court Arena but the nerveless American saved two match points […]

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Australian Open: Rafael Nadal Revels in ‘Special’ Return to Surge into Fourth Round

Rafael Nadal dropped a set for the first time at this year’s Australian Open but played his best match since injury to overcome Karen Khachanov and steam into the fourth round on Friday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion rolled into a two-sets lead and was looking to sweep it in straight sets, before the Russian […]

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Novak Djokovic Detained in Melbourne Ahead of Decisive Deportation Appeal 2 Days Before Australian Open Begins

Novak Djokovic was again detained in Australia on Saturday, after authorities ripped up his visa for a second time and declared the unvaccinated tennis superstar a threat to the public. Court documents showed the 34-year-old Serbian was currently being detained at an address in Melbourne, as his appeal against deportation is heard. Just two days […]

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Australian Open 2022: Ash Barty Says Patience Needed on Return From Four-month Hiatus

World number one Ashleigh Barty said Monday that she will need to be patient as she returns to competitive action this week for the first time since the US Open in September. Barty is celebrating 102 consecutive weeks at the top of the women’s game but after falling in the third round at Flushing Meadows […]

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