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Zverev cruises past Bolt to move into fourth round

Zverev cruises past Bolt to move into fourth round

Germany's Alexander Zverev brandished his credentials as an Australian Open title contender by dispatching local wildcard Alex Bolt 6-3 6-3 6-2 in their third round clash on Saturday night.

Simona Halep sets up fourth round against Serena after dismissing Venus Williams

Simona Halep sets up fourth round against Serena after dismissing Venus Williams

Simona Halep saw off two-times Australian Open finalist Venus WIlliams in straight sets on Saturday.

Novak Djokovic survives mini-meltdown to subdue Denis Shapovalov

Novak Djokovic survives mini-meltdown to subdue Denis Shapovalov

Novak Djokovic overcame a bizarre hiccup to reach the Australian Open last 16 with a 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-0 win over Denis Shapovalov.

Elina Svitolina outlasts Zhang Shuai in marathon battle

Elina Svitolina outlasts Zhang Shuai in marathon battle

Elina Svitolina came from a set down to win a brutal three-hour Australian Open third round match against Zhang Shuai.

Naomi Osaka pulls off stunning comeback to deny Hsieh

Naomi Osaka pulls off stunning comeback to deny Hsieh

US Open champion Naomi Osaka survived a huge scare against Hsieh Su-wei before overhauling the Taiwanese player 5-7 6-4 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Serena Williams, 37, dismisses teenager Dayana Yastremska

Serena Williams, 37, dismisses teenager Dayana Yastremska

Serena Williams powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska to continue her charge through the Melbourne Park draw.

Majestic Angelique Kerber dismantles Birrel with second-set bagel

Majestic Angelique Kerber dismantles Birrel with second-set bagel

Angelique Kerber underlined her status as favourite for the Australian Open title with an imperious performance against Australian Kimerley Birrell.

Nadal breezes to fourth round with straight-sets victory over De Minaur

Nadal breezes to fourth round with straight-sets victory over De Minaur

Rafa Nadal looked a far way from injury on Friday as he beat Alex De Minaur in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, to ease to the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova rolls back the years to defeat defending champion Caroline Wozniacki

Maria Sharapova rolls back the years to defeat defending champion Caroline Wozniacki

Maria Sharapova produced an imperious display to knock out the defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in three sets 6-4 4-6 6-3 at the Rod Laver Arena.

Roger Federer secures comfortable straight-sets win over Taylor Fritz to reach last 16

Roger Federer secures comfortable straight-sets win over Taylor Fritz to reach last 16

Roger Federer moved a step closer to retaining his Australian Open crown with a comfortable straight-sets win over the American Taylor Fritz in the third round on Friday.

Stefanos Tsitsipas underlines his promise with four-set win over Nikoloz Basilashvili

Stefanos Tsitsipas underlines his promise with four-set win over Nikoloz Basilashvili

Stefanos Tsitsipas came through in four sets 6-3 3-6 7-6(7) 6-4 against Nikoloz Basilashvili to reach the Australian Open fourth round for the first time at Margaret Court Arena.

Sloane Stephens overcomes valiant Petra Martic in two tie-breaks to reach last 16

Sloane Stephens overcomes valiant Petra Martic in two tie-breaks to reach last 16

Sloane Stephens came through in straight sets against Petra Martic 7-6(6) 7-6(5) to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open for only the second time in her career on Friday.

Tomas Berdych continues comeback as Grigor Dimitrov eases through

Tomas Berdych continues comeback as Grigor Dimitrov eases through

Tomas Berdych roared back from losing the opening set against the 18th seed Diego Schwartzman to book his place in the last 16 of the Australian Open with a 5-7 6-3 7-5 6-4 victory at the Melbourne Arena.

Johanna Konta out after record-breaking late-night encounter against Garbine Muguruza

Johanna Konta out after record-breaking late-night encounter against Garbine Muguruza

Johanna Konta and Garbine Muguruza put on a very late-night show at the Australian Open, with a match of high quality ending at 3.12am with a victory for the Spaniard.

Novak Djokovic passes Jo-Wilfried Tsonga test to make round three

Novak Djokovic passes Jo-Wilfried Tsonga test to make round three

Novak Djokovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-5 6-4 to progress to the third round of the Australian Open.

Sensational Serena Williams demolishes Eugenie Bouchard to breeze into third round

Sensational Serena Williams demolishes Eugenie Bouchard to breeze into third round

Serena Williams was close to her supreme best in the Australian Open second round on Thursday, demolishing Eugenie Bouchard 6-2 6-2.

Simona Halep survives huge scare against Sofia Kenin

Simona Halep survives huge scare against Sofia Kenin

Number one seed Simona Halep survived a huge scare at the Australian Open, beating up-and-coming American star Sofia Kenin 6-3 7-6(5) 6-4 to progress to the third round at Melbourne Park.

Milos Raonic wins three tie-breaks to knock out former champion Stan Wawrinka

Milos Raonic wins three tie-breaks to knock out former champion Stan Wawrinka

Milos Raonic came through a titanic tussle with Stan Wawrinka as the Canadian won three tie-breaks on his way to a four-set victory in the Australian Open second round.

Kei Nishikori survives epic five-set battle with Ivo Karlovic to reach third round

Kei Nishikori survives epic five-set battle with Ivo Karlovic to reach third round

Number eight seed Kei Nishikori needed a final-set tie-break to come through an enthralling contest with Ivo Karlovic to book his place in the third round of the Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova storms into third round with dismissal of Rebecca Peterson

Maria Sharapova storms into third round with dismissal of Rebecca Peterson

Former Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova continued her marauding form by handing out a 6-2 6-1 thrashing to Sweden's Rebecca Peterson on Wednesday to set up a blockbuster third-round showdown with holder Caroline Wozniacki.

Rafael Nadal crushes Matthew Ebden to secure third-round spot

Rafael Nadal crushes Matthew Ebden to secure third-round spot

Second seed Rafael Nadal enjoyed a comprehensive 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Australia's Matthew Ebden to secure his spot in the Australian Open third round.

Grigor Dimitrov fights to come through in four sets against Pablo Cuevas

Grigor Dimitrov fights to come through in four sets against Pablo Cuevas

Grigor Dimitrov, the 20th seed, needed four sets to come through against Argentina's Pablo Cuevas, winning 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-5.

Angelique Kerber continues fine form to beat Haddad Maia and reach third round

Angelique Kerber continues fine form to beat Haddad Maia and reach third round

2016 Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber powered her way into the third round, beating Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2, 6-3.

Federer into third round after tough Dan Evans test

Federer into third round after tough Dan Evans test

Dan Evans reached two tie-breaks but ultimately fell to a straight-sets defeat to defending champion Roger Federer in the second round of the Australian Open.

Nine in a row as defending champion Caroline Wozniacki beats Johanna Larsson

Nine in a row as defending champion Caroline Wozniacki beats Johanna Larsson

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki moved into the Australian Open third round as she beat Sweden's Johanna Larsson in a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 victory.

Stefanos Tsitsipas through as Tomas Berdych crushes Robin Haase

Stefanos Tsitsipas through as Tomas Berdych crushes Robin Haase

Fourteenth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas overcame a valiant effort from Viktor Troicki to book his place in the Australian Open third round.

Kevin Anderson suffers major upset as Frances Tiafoe knocks out fifth seed

Kevin Anderson suffers major upset as Frances Tiafoe knocks out fifth seed

Kevin Anderson was the major casualty at the Australian Open on Wednesday as the unseeded Frances Tiafoe produced the biggest performance of his career to defeat the fifth seed in four sets.

Sloane Stephens battles to second-round victory over Timea Babos

Sloane Stephens battles to second-round victory over Timea Babos

Sloane Stephens made it through to the third round of the Australian Open with a reasonably comfortable straight-sets victory over Timea Babos.

Dominic Thiem fends off ferocious Benoit Paire fightback to make second round

Dominic Thiem fends off ferocious Benoit Paire fightback to make second round

Dominic Thiem won a five-set marathon against Benoit Paire 6-4 6-3 7-5 1-6 6-3 to progress to the second round of the Australian Open on Margaret Court Arena.

Novak Djokovic comes through Mitchell Krueger test to secure second-round spot

Novak Djokovic comes through Mitchell Krueger test to secure second-round spot

Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic came through a surprisingly tricky test against the USA's Mitchell Krueger to secure his place in the second round, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

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Novak Djokovic into Australian Open semis after Kei Nishikori retires with injury
Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori 6-1 4-1 ret.

Novak Djokovic into Australian Open semis after Kei Nishikori retires with injury

Novak Djokovic made it into the semi-finals of the Australian Open after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw injured at 6-1 4-1 down.

Lucas Pouille ends Milos Raonic's run to reach first Grand Slam semi in Melbourne
Lucas Pouille vs Milos Raonic 7-6 6-3 6-7(2) 6-4

Lucas Pouille ends Milos Raonic's run to reach first Grand Slam semi in Melbourne

Lucas Pouille reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-final after beating 16th seed Milos Raonic in four sets at the Australian Open.

Serena Williams squanders four match points as Karolina Pliskova battles into semis
Karolina Pliskova vs Serena Williams 6-4 4-6 7-5

Serena Williams squanders four match points as Karolina Pliskova battles into semis

Serena Williams squandered four match points as Karolina Pliskova remarkably battled back from 5-1 down in the final set to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.

Naomi Osaka blows away Elina Svitolina to reach Melbourne semis
Naomi Osaka vs Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-1

Naomi Osaka blows away Elina Svitolina to reach Melbourne semis

Naomi Osaka produced a supreme performance in her hunt for back-to-back Grand Slam titles as she reached the Australian Open semi-finals for the first time with a straight-sets victory over sixth seed Elina Svitolina.

Ruthless Rafael Nadal ends Frances Tiafoe's Australian Open fairytale
Rafael Nadal vs Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Ruthless Rafael Nadal ends Frances Tiafoe's Australian Open fairytale

Rafael Nadal overcame American youngster Frances Tiafoe in straight sets 6-3 6-4 6-2 to book his place in the last four of the Australian Open.

Petra Kvitova overcomes home favourite Ashleigh Barty in straight sets to reach semis
Petra Kvitova vs Ashleigh Barty 6-1 6-4

Petra Kvitova overcomes home favourite Ashleigh Barty in straight sets to reach semis

Petra Kvitova produced a convincing performance to reach the Australian Open semi-finals after a 6-1 6-4 victory over Ashleigh Barty.

Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches Australian Open semis with win over Roberto Bautista Agut
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-2)

Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches Australian Open semis with win over Roberto Bautista Agut

Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his history-making charge at the Australian Open after a four-set victory over Roberto Bautista Agut saw the 20-year-old reach the semi-finals.

Danielle Collins fights back to reach first-ever Grand Slam semi-final
Danielle Collins vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6 7-5 6-1

Danielle Collins fights back to reach first-ever Grand Slam semi-final

Danielle Collins fought back from a set down to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6 7-5 6-1 to reach her first-ever Grand Slam semi-final.

Novak Djokovic sees off Daniil Medvedev to continue Australian Open charge
Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-7 6-2 6-2

Novak Djokovic sees off Daniil Medvedev to continue Australian Open charge

Novak Djokovic reached his 10th Australian Open quarter-final after coming throuhg in four sets against Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-7 6-2 6-2 in a war of attrition on Monday.

Kei Nishikori comes through epic five-set marathon to defeat Pablo Carreno Busta
Kei Nishikori vs Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7(8) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 7-6(8)

Kei Nishikori comes through epic five-set marathon to defeat Pablo Carreno Busta

An exhausted Kei Nishikori battled from two sets down to outlast Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7(8) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 7-6(8) in an epic encounter on Monday and book his place in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Serena Williams comes through Simona Halep battle to reach last eight
Serena Williams vs Simona Halep 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Serena Williams comes through Simona Halep battle to reach last eight

Serena Williams gained the most significant victory since her return to tennis as she defeated world No 1 Simona Halep to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Karolina Pliskova's power-hour overwhelms Garbine Muguruza in last 16
Karolina Pliskova vs Garbine Muguruza 6-3 6-1

Karolina Pliskova's power-hour overwhelms Garbine Muguruza in last 16

Seventh seed Karolina Pliskova brushed aside Garbine Muguruza in straight sets to set up a quarter-final against either Simona Halep or Serena Williams.

Naomi Osaka battles back to beat Anastasija Sevastova and set-up Elina Svitolina clash
Naomi Osaka vs Anastasija Sevastova 4-6 6-3 6-4

Naomi Osaka battles back to beat Anastasija Sevastova and set-up Elina Svitolina clash

Fourth seed Naomi Osaka set up a quarter-final with Elina Svitolina after battling from a set down to beat Anastasija Sevastova at the Australian Open.

Ruthless Milos Raonic sends Alexander Zverev tumbling out of Australian Open
Milos Raonic vs Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-1 7-6 (7-5)

Ruthless Milos Raonic sends Alexander Zverev tumbling out of Australian Open

Milos Raonic produced a stunning display to send fourth seed Alexander Zverev crashing out of the Australian Open and reach the quarter-finals in Melbourne.

Stefanos Tsitsipas makes history as Greek shocks Roger Federer to reach last eight
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer 6-7 7-6 7-5 7-6

Stefanos Tsitsipas makes history as Greek shocks Roger Federer to reach last eight

Two-time defending champion Roger Federer was knocked out of the Australian Open as he was sensationally beaten in four sets 6-7 7-6 7-5 7-6 by Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Bautista knocks out sixth-seed Cilic in five-set slugfest to continue remarkable run
Roberto Bautsita Agut vs Marin Cilic

Bautista knocks out sixth-seed Cilic in five-set slugfest to continue remarkable run

Roberto Bautsita Agut continued his impressive Australian Open run with a topsy-turvy five-set win over Marin Cilic on Sunday.

Dominant Rafa Nadal roars past Tomas Berdych into last eight
Rafa Nadal vs Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-1 7-6

Dominant Rafa Nadal roars past Tomas Berdych into last eight

Rafa Nadal booked his place in the Australian Open quarter-finals with a routine 6-0 6-1 7-6 win against Tomas Berdych.

Frances Tiafoe comes of age with biggest career win on 21st birthday
Frances Tiafoe vs Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-6 6-7 7-5

Frances Tiafoe comes of age with biggest career win on 21st birthday

Frances Tiafoe celebrated his 21st birthday with the biggest win of his career, beating Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-6 6-7 7-5 to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final for the first time.

Danielle Collins destroys Angelique Kerber in gigantic upset
Danielle Collins vs Angelique Kerber 6-0 6-2

Danielle Collins destroys Angelique Kerber in gigantic upset

Danielle Collins produced a staggering Australian Open upset, demolishing number two seed Angelique Kerber 6-0 6-2.

Maria Sharapova melts down as Ashleigh Barty wins thrilling encounter
Ashleigh Barty vs Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4

Maria Sharapova melts down as Ashleigh Barty wins thrilling encounter

Maria Sharapova suffered a spectacular meltdown, dropping nine consecutive games as she lost 4-6 6-1 6-4 to Ashleigh Barty in a thrilling Australian Open match.

Zverev cruises past Bolt to move into fourth round
Alexander Zverev vs Alex Bolt 6-3 6-3 6-2

Zverev cruises past Bolt to move into fourth round

Germany's Alexander Zverev brandished his credentials as an Australian Open title contender by dispatching local wildcard Alex Bolt 6-3 6-3 6-2 in their third round clash on Saturday night.

Simona Halep sets up fourth round against Serena after dismissing Venus Williams
Simona Halep vs Venus Williams 6-2 6-3

Simona Halep sets up fourth round against Serena after dismissing Venus Williams

Simona Halep saw off two-times Australian Open finalist Venus WIlliams in straight sets on Saturday.

Novak Djokovic survives mini-meltdown to subdue Denis Shapovalov
Novak Djokovic vs Denis Shapovalov 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-0

Novak Djokovic survives mini-meltdown to subdue Denis Shapovalov

Novak Djokovic overcame a bizarre hiccup to reach the Australian Open last 16 with a 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-0 win over Denis Shapovalov.

Elina Svitolina outlasts Zhang Shuai in marathon battle
Elina Svitolina vs Zhang Shuai 4-6 6-4 7-5

Elina Svitolina outlasts Zhang Shuai in marathon battle

Elina Svitolina came from a set down to win a brutal three-hour Australian Open third round match against Zhang Shuai.

Naomi Osaka pulls off stunning comeback to deny Hsieh
Naomi Osaka vs Hsieh Su-wei 5-7 6-4 6-1

Naomi Osaka pulls off stunning comeback to deny Hsieh

US Open champion Naomi Osaka survived a huge scare against Hsieh Su-wei before overhauling the Taiwanese player 5-7 6-4 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Serena Williams, 37, dismisses teenager Dayana Yastremska
Serena Williams vs Dayana Yastremska 6-2 6-1

Serena Williams, 37, dismisses teenager Dayana Yastremska

Serena Williams powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska to continue her charge through the Melbourne Park draw.

Majestic Angelique Kerber dismantles Birrel with second-set bagel
Angelique Kerber vs Kimerley Birrell 6-1 6-0

Majestic Angelique Kerber dismantles Birrel with second-set bagel

Angelique Kerber underlined her status as favourite for the Australian Open title with an imperious performance against Australian Kimerley Birrell.

Nadal breezes to fourth round with straight-sets victory over De Minaur
Rafa Nadal vs Alex De Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4

Nadal breezes to fourth round with straight-sets victory over De Minaur

Rafa Nadal looked a far way from injury on Friday as he beat Alex De Minaur in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, to ease to the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova rolls back the years to defeat defending champion Caroline Wozniacki
Maria Sharapova vs Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 4-6 6-3

Maria Sharapova rolls back the years to defeat defending champion Caroline Wozniacki

Maria Sharapova produced an imperious display to knock out the defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in three sets 6-4 4-6 6-3 at the Rod Laver Arena.

Roger Federer secures comfortable straight-sets win over Taylor Fritz to reach last 16
Roger Federer vs Taylor Fritz 6-2 7-5 6-2

Roger Federer secures comfortable straight-sets win over Taylor Fritz to reach last 16

Roger Federer moved a step closer to retaining his Australian Open crown with a comfortable straight-sets win over the American Taylor Fritz in the third round on Friday.