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Novak Djokovic Defeats Andy Murray In Australian Open Men's Final

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.31.2016 | Sports

Novak Djokovic vanquished Andy Murray for the fourth time in an Australian Open final on Sunday to win a record-equalling sixth title and serve notic...

Serena Stunned In Australian Open Final

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.30.2016 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - On a night when Steffi Graf loomed large over Rod Laver Arena, an inspired Angelique Kerber stunned Serena Williams in ...

Serena Williams Defeats Sharapova For The 18th Match-Up In A Row

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.26.2016 | Sports

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Victoria Azarenka Freaks When She Finds Out The Broncos Won

AP | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.25.2016 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka's "dream final" has come true, the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers. For another day ...

Match Fixing Suspicions Hit Australian Open

The New York Times | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.24.2016 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia — A major sports gambling website suspended betting on Sunday for a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open, raising sus...

The Australian Open Serves Up the First Grand Slam of 2016

Drew Lesicko | Posted 01.19.2016 | Sports
Drew Lesicko

G'day mate! The 2016 tennis season has just begun and it is already serving up some great matches and controversial allegations. The players had their warm-up tournaments and now it's time for the first Grand Slam of 2016 -- the Australian Open!

Preview to the Australian Open

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 01.19.2016 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

Since tennis is by a long way the best sport on the face of the earth, and since the Grand Slams are some of the world's biggest sports events, I am thinking that it would be fitting to write a preview article to the Australian Open here.

Rafael Nadal Out Of Australian Open After First-Round Loss

BBC | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.19.2016 | Sports

Rafael Nadal suffered his first round-one exit at the Australian Open as Fernando Verdasco recorded a stunning five-set win at Melbourne Park....

World’s No. 1 Tennis Player Talks About Being Offered $200,000 To Throw A Match

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.18.2016 | Sports

In the wake of Buzzfeed News/BBC’s investigative report detailing evidence of widespread match fixing in the upper ranks of professional t...

Why You Should Care About the Australian Open

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.18.2016 | Sports
Sajeel Qureshi

The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It's ok, you've probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don't worry, you're not alone.

197,000 Fans View 'Bad Boy' Nick Kyrgios's #VolleyingChallenge - He Nominates Andy Murray & Serena Williams to "Go to the Wall Against Cancer"

Paul Sanderson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

New 20-year-old Aussie tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has come perilously close to being defaulted for language and/or racquet and ball abuse at the US Open, the Australian Open, where John McEnroe was famously defaulted in 1990, and the Estoril Open in Portugal.

Tennis Wunderkind Nick Kyrgios and the Rise of the Social Athlete: Are you not Entertained?

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.05.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

For the most part, sport is about entertainment. Tennis matches, especially at night, are beginning to look and feel more and more like rock concerts. Right now, win or lose, Nick is adding to that experience in spades.


Joe Singh | Posted 04.03.2015 | Sports
Joe Singh

An empire, more often than not, doesn't erupt so much as erode. The "Big Four", composed of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray, is no longer the force of nature it once was. But it happened quietly, subtly, the way water wears away at rock.

Finals-Bound Djokovic Beats Defending Aussie Open Champ

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 04.01.2015 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic did enough to beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka in a semifinal match that lacked the intensity of the...

Meanwhile, Over on This Court

Katharine Rose | Posted 03.30.2015 | Sports
Katharine Rose

Sportsmanship in its most pure form -- defined as "fair play, respect for opponents and polite behaviors by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition" -- can still be found.

Cheering on Income Equality, from Davos to Melbourne

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

Before we impose taxes, and before we wait for a market correction, we have to correct our star-crossed mindset and stop rewarding the 1 percent as though they create 99 percent more value than the rest.

Female Athletes Get Real About Their Periods

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women

British tennis player Heather Watson made headlines last week when she commented on her defeat at the Australian Open, telling reporters that dizzines...

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Ball Boy Hit In The Groin By 121 MPH Serve

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.22.2015 | Sports

Someone give this young man a medal... and a bag of ice. The ball boy at the Australian Open managed to keep perfectly still Thursday as a serve fr...

Guy With Microphone To World's No. 7-Ranked Woman Tennis Player: 'Give Us A Twirl'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.22.2015 | Women

Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard is ranked #7 in the world for women's tennis, but some people are more interested in her outfit than her game. Wh...

5 Predictions for the 2015 Australian Open That I Hope are Wrong

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
Jaime Heilbron

The 2015 Australian Open began a few days ago. For tennis fans in the western hemisphere, particularly those in the Americas, that basically means two weeks full of tennis, sleepless nights, and a lot of coffee in the mornings to make up for failing Morpheus.

ESPN Tweets Wrong Australian Open Winner

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Sports

Dewey Beat Wawrinka! ESPN's @SportsCenter Twitter account incorrectly proclaimed Rafael Nadal the winner of the Australian Open final on Sunday. Ju...

Nadal Stunned In Australian Open Final

AP | By JOHN PYE | Posted 03.28.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, exte...

Nadal Dominates

AP | By JOHN PYE | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal continued his dominant streak over Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final for the third time, bea...

She Made Tennis History -- And Then Got Asked A Sexist Question

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

We imagine that 19-year-old tennis player Eugenie Bouchard was more than thrilled when she made history by becoming the first Canadian woman to make i...

Federer Takes Down Murray

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 01.22.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer rekindled his dominance over Andy Murray in Grand Slam matches and advanced to his 11th consecutive Austra...