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  • China’s Wu takes slender lead into final round in Dubai
    China's Wu Ashun eagled his opening hole and rode the momentum as he took a one-shot lead after the third round at the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Kyrgios prevails in stormy epic to reach fourth round
    Nick Kyrgios lost his temper and blew a two-set lead but still managed to win a five-set thriller to storm into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 10-8 victory over Karen Khachanov in the super tiebreaker on Saturday. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Clinical Medvedev sets up Wawrinka clash in fourth round
    Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia put on a clinical performance to beat a suffering Alexei Popyrin 6-4 6-3 6-2 on Saturday and ease into the fourth round of the Australian Open. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Stress-free Zverev cruises past Verdasco into fourth round
    Seventh seed Alexander Zverev credited a stress-free life off court for his strong run at the Australian Open after marching into the fourth round with a 6-2 6-2 6-4 win over Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco on Saturday. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Day six at the Australian Open
    Highlights of the sixth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (times AEDT; GMT+11): ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Barty named Young Australian of the Year
    Ash Barty was named Young Australian of the Year on Saturday in recognition of her rise to number one in the world and Grand Slam triumph at last year's French Open. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Schwartzman seeking maiden victory over in-form Djokovic
    Diego Schwartzman joked after his Australian Open third-round win on Friday that he knew more about the diminutive Yoshihito Nishioka than Novak Djokovic, but the Argentine is well aware that beating the 16-times Grand Slam will be a tall order. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Nadal clicks into top gear, brushes aside Carreno Busta
    Rafa Nadal delivered his best performance of the week as the Spaniard dismantled compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-2 6-4 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Monfils perplexed by PlayStation injury story
    Great entertainer Gael Monfils charged into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday before rounding on the media for a "made up" story about him injuring his hand while playing video games. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Errors and off the pace, Pliskova dumped out in Melbourne
    Karolina Pliskova was left counting the cost of a performance well short of her best as she passed up a golden opportunity to push on for a maiden Grand Slam title after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the Australian Open third round on Saturday. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Halep happy to advance as more seeds fall in Melbourne
    Simona Halep proved too strong for Kazakh Yulia Putintseva in their first career meeting as the Romanian fourth seed sailed through to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 win on Saturday. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Olympics: New Zealand’s double shot-put champ Adams qualifies for fifth Games
    Double shot-put champion Valerie Adams qualified for her fifth Olympic Games on Saturday after the New Zealander spent almost two years out of competition. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • NBA roundup: Giannis, Bucks light up Paris
    Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a show with 30 points, 16 rebounds and six assists, lifting the Milwaukee Bucks to a 116-103 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday in the NBA's first regular-season game in Paris. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Bencic bandwagon shudders to a halt in Kontaveit rout
    Sixth seed Belinda Bencic's hopes of exploiting a string of upsets at the Australian Open lasted exactly 49 minutes on Saturday, just long enough for a ruthless Anett Kontaveit to administer a 6-0 6-1 third-round thrashing at Melbourne Park. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
  • Tennis: Brazil’s Souza gets life ban for match-fixing
    Brazilian Joao Souza has been banned from tennis for life after being convicted of multiple match-fixing and other corruption offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Saturday. ... read more
    Source: Reuters SportsPublished on 01-25-2020
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