Federer to play in South Africa, where his mother was born

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer shakes his head and sounds a bit embarrassed when he's asked why he's never played a tennis match in South Africa until now. It is, after al...

Djokovic returns to No. 1; Kenin top American woman at No. 7

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 in the ATP rankings Monday after winning his eighth Australian Open title, while Sofia Kenin's first Grand Slam trophy boosted her to a car...

Analysis: Look out, Roger & Rafa; Nole keeps gaining on you

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Novak Djokovic conducted yet another in a long string of interviews after earning his record eighth Australian Open championship, runner-up Dominic Thiem was sliding int...

Djokovic tops Thiem for 8th Australian Open title, 17 majors

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was looking weary and worn down. He trailed Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final -- miscues mounting, deficit growing. Djokovic did w...

Living 'American Dream,' Sofia Kenin wins her 1st Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Back in 1987, 11 years before new Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin was born, her parents left Moscow for New York City, eager to escape the Soviet Union and live in the...

Kenin of US tops Muguruza at Australian Open for 1st major

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This, essentially, was where Sofia Kenin was going to win or lose the Australian Open final: Down love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against two-time major cha...

Djokovic, the 'King of Australia,' faces Thiem in Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Dominic Thiem knows what it's like to make it all the way through the rigors of a half-dozen best-of-five-set matches across two weeks in order to reach a Grand Slam final ...

Thiem beats Zverev to reach 1st Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Locked in an even-as-can-be Australian Open semifinal, Dominic Thiem looked up at his guest box, patted his belly and stuck out his tongue, as if to indicate he was feeling...

'Gossip Girl': Kenin eyes bright lights of 1st Slam final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sofia Kenin enjoys the bright lights and the big city, which is why she aspires to reside in Manhattan one day and perhaps explains why she is thriving on the Grand Slam st...

Analysis: Roger Federer earns respect for never quitting

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Give Roger Federer credit for always showing up and always staying until the end, no matter how sick or hurt he might be. No, he did not beat Novak Djokov...

Kenin of US ousts No. 1 Barty to reach Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sofia Kenin never flinched. Not when she was twice a point from dropping the opening set of her first Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open. Not wh...

Kenin of US ousts No. 1 Barty to reach Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So long in the shadows of other American tennis players, Sofia Kenin is into her first Grand Slam final at age 21 -- and she beat the woman ranked No. 1 to get there. ...

Sorry, not sorry: Net cords & insincere apologies in tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It might just be the most insincere gesture in sports: A tennis player apologizes by raising a hand after a ball clips the net tape and makes it over, accidentally winning ...

Federer overcomes slow start, reaches Australian Open QFs

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer needed some time to get going in the Australian Open's fourth round, a match after a draining and difficult escape in which he was two points from defeat. ...

Sofia Kenin stops Coco Gauff in Australian Open's 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Coco Gauff's latest history-making Grand Slam run at age 15 ended with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-0 loss in the Australian Open's fourth round to Sofia Kenin on Sunday. ...