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Australian Open: Angelique Kerber beats Maria Sharapova in straight sets

Kerber dominated Sharapova right from the start 2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. Angelique Kerber produced a superb performance to beat Maria Sharapova and confirm […]

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Australian Open: Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares out of doubles in Melbourne

Britain’s Murray and Brazilian Soares won both the Australian Open and US Open in 2016 Former champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares were knocked out of the Australian Open men’s doubles with a narrow second-round defeat. The British-Brazilian pair and fifth seeds lost 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 7-6 (8-6) to Indian duo Leander Paes and Purav […]

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Australian Open 2018: Jelena Ostapenko beaten by Anett Kontaveit

Since winning the 2017 French Open, Ostapenko has not been beyond the last the last eight of the following three Grand Slams 2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 […]

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Australian Open: Grigor Dimtrov beats Andrey Rublev in four sets

Third seed Grigor Dimitrov was one of the players to play in the hottest temperatures on Friday afternoon Grigor Dimitrov came through a tough match against 30th seed Andrey Rublev to progress to the Australian Open fourth round. The Bulgarian won 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-4 in high temperatures on Rod Laver Arena. Third seed Dimitrov […]

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Australian Open: Organisers defend heat policy after extreme temperatures

Alize Cornet had her blood pressure taken on court after struggling in the high temperatures Australian Open organisers have defended the decision not to stop play for extreme temperatures during the tournament after player criticism. Temperatures on day five reached 40C in Melbourne while six-time champion Novak Djokovic called conditions “brutal” and “right on the […]