• The Latest: US Open champion Wawrinka struggles in 1st match
    The Associated Press1 hour ago

    The Latest: US Open champion Wawrinka struggles in 1st match

    U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka has scraped into the second round of the Australian Open after beating 35th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. In the ninth game of the fifth set, fourth-seeded Wawrinka smashed a soft half-volley from Klizan straight back into the Slovakian'

  • Olympic champion Puig hopes for golden form in Melbourne
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Olympic champion Puig hopes for golden form in Melbourne

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Monica Puig would never trade her surprise singles gold at the Rio Games for any grand slam success but Puerto Rico's first Olympic champion felt compelled to lock the medal away amid the lean period that followed her greatest tennis triumph. Puig, who had upset

  • The Latest: Olympic gold medalist Puig wins opening match
    The Associated Press

    The Latest: Olympic gold medalist Puig wins opening match

    The Puerto Rican player, seeded 29th, was the first player to win a match at Melbourne Park this year, defeating Romania's Patricia Maria Tig 6-0, 6-1 in 53 minutes. Puig was close to shutting Tig out completely, known in tennis as a ''double bagel,'' but made several unforced errors

  • Australian Open quotes: Rafael Nadal says no plans to retire
    The Associated Press

    Australian Open quotes: Rafael Nadal says no plans to retire

    Rafael Nadal isn't planning to give up tennis anytime soon. Johanna Konta won't take too seriously her dominating win in the Sydney International last Friday. Nadal, a 14-time major winner, is coming off two lengthy injury layoffs last year, including 2 ½ months off after pulling out of the