Barty and Djokovic keep No.1 ranking; Collins into top 10
Newly crowned Australian Open women's singles champion Ash Barty has maintained her more than two-year grip on the number one ranking after winning her third major title with a straight sets victory over Danielle Collins on Saturday. Barty, winner of the French Open in 2019 and Wimbledon the following year, has extended her ranking points lead over incumbent No.2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, with French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova rising one spot into third after making the quarterfinals in Australia for the first time.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: French Open champ Krejcikova tops Muguruza in NY
Garbiñe Muguruza does not like the way her loss to Barbora Krejcikova at the U.S. Open ended. Krejcikova took a medical timeout at 6-5 in the second set, then took her time between points in the ensuing tiebreaker of her 6-3, 7-6 (4) win in the fourth round. After the last point, Muguruza told Krejcikova she was “so unprofessional.”news.yahoo.com
Newlywed disagreement: Svitolina, Monfils differ on the draw
The tennis newlyweds are having a disagreement. Elina Svitolina, like many players, will only think about the match directly in front of her. “But I try to tell him ... you have to be looking one match at a time,” Svitolina said with a laugh.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Djokovic says he did tear muscle in Australia
All rights reservedMELBOURNE – The Latest on Day 14 of the Australian Open tennis tournament (all times local):12:25 a.m.Novak Djokovic says he did tear an abdominal muscle in his third-round match at the Australian Open. ___9:40 p.m.Novak Djokovic has beaten Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to win his ninth Australian Open championship and 18th Grand Slam title. Djokovic is now one set away from his ninth championship at Melbourne Park and 18th Grand Slam title overall. Djokovic is seeking a ninth Australian Open trophy and 18th Grand Slam title overall. AdNovak Djokovic is bidding for a ninth Australian Open singles title in the final later Sunday against fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev.
The Latest: Krejcikova, Ram win 2nd Australian mixed title
(AP Photo/Hamish Blair)MELBOURNE – The Latest on the Australian Open tennis tournament (all times local):10:55 p.m.Barbora Krejcikova and Rajeev Ram have combined for their second Australian Open mixed doubles title in three years with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Sam Stosur and Matthew Ebden in the championship match. Krejcikova and fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova lost the women’s doubles final on Friday to Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka. He and Joe Salisbury will attempt to defend their Australian Open doubles title in Sunday’s final against Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek. ___9:03 p.m.Naomi Osaka has won her fourth Grand Slam title by pulling away to beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the Australian Open final. She is 3-0 in previous Grand Slam finals, winning the Australian Open in 2019 and the U.S. Open in 2018 and 2020.
The Latest: Krejcikova aims for doubles double in Australia
Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic makes a forehand return to Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. All rights reservedMELBOURNE – The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local):7 p.m.Barbora Krejcikova has set up a shot at an Australian Open doubles double over the next couple of days. AdNaomi Osaka has stopped Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title in the Australian Open semifinals. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. Aslan Karatsev, a qualifier from Russia who is ranked 114th and playing in his first Grand Slam tournament. Djokovic is seeking a ninth Australian Open title and 18th Grand Slam trophy overall.