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From The42 Raonic survives four-hour marathon with Wawrinka as Osaka powers into third round Australian Open

Raonic survives four-hour marathon with Wawrinka as Osaka powers into third round

Milos Raonic had to dig deep in a four-set victory over 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka at Melbourne Park.

From The42 Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump Emotional

Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump

The former world number one was dumped from the season-opening Grand Slam in a gut-wrenching loss.

From The42 Serena Williams calls first round Australian Open rout 'the greatest win' of her career Claim

Serena Williams calls first round Australian Open rout 'the greatest win' of her career

Serena Williams, who is seeking an eighth Australian Open title, revelled in her 6-0 6-2 demolition of Tatjana Maria in Melbourne.

From The42 Andy Murray watches on as peers pay tribute to his career and character Possible Farewell This post contains videos

Andy Murray watches on as peers pay tribute to his career and character

Murray says he will give it his ‘best shot’ to play in another Australian Open, but admits today might have been his last match at the tournament.

From The42 Sharapova remorseless after dishing out double-bagel defeat to tearful British qualifier Dart Australian Open

Sharapova remorseless after dishing out double-bagel defeat to tearful British qualifier Dart

Maria Sharapova was in a ruthless mood following her demolition of Harriet Dart in round one of the Australian Open.

From The42 Nadal happy with new serve after comfortable win Man At Work

Nadal happy with new serve after comfortable win

The Spanish ace looked good in beating a local wildcard.

From The42 'It hurts me as his long-time friend, colleague, rival': Djokovic sympathises with 'legend' Murray Knows The Score

'It hurts me as his long-time friend, colleague, rival': Djokovic sympathises with 'legend' Murray

As Andy Murray prepares for his last Australian Open, Novak Djokovic has sympathy for his friend given his own struggles with injury.

From The42 Heartbreak and disbelief after Murray announces imminent retirement Reaction

Heartbreak and disbelief after Murray announces imminent retirement

American star Andy Roddick led the tributes to the former world number one.

From The42 Emotional Murray reveals Australian Open could be his last tournament Injury Problems This post contains videos

Emotional Murray reveals Australian Open could be his last tournament

Murray has been plagued by a hip injury over the last two years and broke down in tears during a news conference in Melbourne.

From The42 Pro players among 83 arrested by police in tennis match-fixing probe Cracking Down

Pro players among 83 arrested by police in tennis match-fixing probe

A player who competed in last year’s US Open is among the 28 professionals arrested by Spanish authorities.

From The42 Bernard Tomic sees off Nick Kyrgios with audacious underarm serve You've Been Served This post contains videos

Bernard Tomic sees off Nick Kyrgios with audacious underarm serve

The pair were facing off in an exhibition ahead of the Australian Open.

From The42 Tearful Federer pays tribute to former coach Peter Carter, who died tragically in 2002 Never Forgotten This post contains videos

Tearful Federer pays tribute to former coach Peter Carter, who died tragically in 2002

Federer’s former trainer, Peter Carter, died in a car crash the year before the Swiss won his first grand slam.

From The42 'What happened? I lost the match. That's it': Djokovic crashes out of Qatar Open 10 days before the year's first Grand Slam Sent Packing

'What happened? I lost the match. That's it': Djokovic crashes out of Qatar Open 10 days before the year's first Grand Slam

Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut came from a set down to beat the world number one in the semi-final.

From The42 Roger Federer claims bragging rights over Serena Williams in Hopman Cup duel Fed Express

Roger Federer claims bragging rights over Serena Williams in Hopman Cup duel

The two 37-year-olds were facing each other on the court in an official match for the first time.

From The42 'The four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams' - veterans eye 2019 prizes Novak Djokovic

'The four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams' - veterans eye 2019 prizes

The first Grand Slam event of the year begin on 14 January when the Australian Open commences.

From The42 'I want to go out on my own terms': Andy Murray quells talk of retirement after injury-ravaged season NOT FINISHED YET

'I want to go out on my own terms': Andy Murray quells talk of retirement after injury-ravaged season

Injury-affected three-time grand slam champion Murray is driven by a desire to get back to his best before calling time on his career.

From The42 Serena Williams hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis Support

Serena Williams hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis

The 37-year-old American had her daughter Alexis Olympia in September 2017.

From The42 WTA rule change give mothers returning to tennis after pregnancy more protections in 2019 Tennis

WTA rule change give mothers returning to tennis after pregnancy more protections in 2019

New rule change means women will now be allowed to wear leggings or compression shorts without a skirt, dress or shorts over them.

From The42 'The level of sexism is unreal' - Andy Murray furious after 'twerk' comment at Ballon d'Or Anger

'The level of sexism is unreal' - Andy Murray furious after 'twerk' comment at Ballon d'Or

The Scot used Instagram to take aim at DJ Martin Solveig following his controversial dancing request to Ada Hegerberg.

From The42 Confusion and drama as Zverev stuns Federer at ATP World Tour finals Young Gun

Confusion and drama as Zverev stuns Federer at ATP World Tour finals

The young German advances through to the end-of-season final for the first time.

From The42 Wimbledon finalist Radwanska announces retirement aged 29 CALLING IT A DAY

Wimbledon finalist Radwanska announces retirement aged 29

The Poland native cited health issues as the reason behind her decision.

From The42 Australian Open dismisses claims of 'disturbing' Federer conflicts of interest Return Of Serve

Australian Open dismisses claims of 'disturbing' Federer conflicts of interest

Director Craig Tiley responded to comments from former French Open doubles champ Julien Benneteau.

From The42 'Struggling' Kyrgios seeing psychologists, working on mental health Baby's Got A Temper

'Struggling' Kyrgios seeing psychologists, working on mental health

“I probably left it a little too long,” says the Aussie ace.

From The42 Rafael Nadal confirms that his season is over as he's set to undergo surgery Downer

Rafael Nadal confirms that his season is over as he's set to undergo surgery

The Spaniard has withdrawn from the ATP Finals.

From The42 'It was a very quick decision': Federer reveals he turned down invite to Saudi exhibition No Messing

'It was a very quick decision': Federer reveals he turned down invite to Saudi exhibition

As Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic consider their involvement in an exhibition in Saudi Arabia, Roger Federer confirmed he too was invited.

From The42 Belarusian tennis star apologises to ball boy for on-court tantrum Sorry Scenes

Belarusian tennis star apologises to ball boy for on-court tantrum

Aryna Sabalenka faced criticism after footage was shared widely on social media.

From The42 'It's a lifetime thing': Wozniacki reveals rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis Shock

'It's a lifetime thing': Wozniacki reveals rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis

The world number three said it is a condition she will have to deal with daily.

From The42 Wimbledon introduce final set tie-breaks following longest-ever semi-final Rule Change

Wimbledon introduce final set tie-breaks following longest-ever semi-final

Kevin Anderson and John Isner played for over six-and-a-half hours this summer.

From The42 Serena Williams confirmed for eighth Australian Open title tilt Return

Serena Williams confirmed for eighth Australian Open title tilt

The 23-time Grand Slam winner won on her last appearance in Melbourne in 2017.

From The42 Wozniacki comes full circle by reclaiming China Open title Title

Wozniacki comes full circle by reclaiming China Open title

Eight years after winning her first WTA Tour title at the China Open, Caroline Wozniacki got her hands back on the trophy.

From The42 Tomic saves four match points to end three-year title drought Chengdu Open

Tomic saves four match points to end three-year title drought

A 6-1 3-6 7-6 (9-7) victory over Fabio Fognini in the Chengdu Open final gave Bernard Tomic his first ATP Tour title since July 2015.

From The42 Serena Williams row wouldn't happen at Wimbledon, insists chairman Sw19

Serena Williams row wouldn't happen at Wimbledon, insists chairman

Phillip Brook believes US Open finalist Serena Williams was under pressure in New York, while umpire Carlos Ramos was doing his job.

From The42 Serena says women could not get away with 'even half of what a guy can do' A Thief And A Liar

Serena says women could not get away with 'even half of what a guy can do'

The fallout continues from the controversial US Open final but WIlliams is trying to move on.

From The42 ATP suspends umpire over Kyrgios mid-match 'pep talk' at US Open Time Out

ATP suspends umpire over Kyrgios mid-match 'pep talk' at US Open

The ATP said Mohamed Lahyani’s mid-match chat with the Australian was “well-intended”, but has still suspended him.

From The42 Mistakes were made in Serena's US Open row - Federer Claim

Mistakes were made in Serena's US Open row - Federer

The saga continues to rumble on and the Swiss star has had his say.

From The42 Tiger's twilight, farewell Captain Cook and all the week's best sportswriting Alastair Cook

Tiger's twilight, farewell Captain Cook and all the week's best sportswriting

Stick on the kettle and settle into some of our favourite sports articles from this week.

'It's time we let Serena Williams just be Serena Williams, imperfect and complex as she may be'

Why are we so quick to vilify certain athletes over others?

From The42 Serena Williams' sexism claims 'a bit far-fetched,' says US Open mixed doubles champion Response

Serena Williams' sexism claims 'a bit far-fetched,' says US Open mixed doubles champion

US Open mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray believes the umpire Carlos Ramos

From The42 Serena umpire breaks his silence, says 'à la carte arbitration does not exist' Carlos Ramos

Serena umpire breaks his silence, says 'à la carte arbitration does not exist'

Carlos Ramos tells Portuguese media that he is “fine, given the circumstances”.

From The42 'Ramos could have used his discretion to de-escalate the situation. Instead, he chose to escalate it' Arbitrary Injustice

'Ramos could have used his discretion to de-escalate the situation. Instead, he chose to escalate it'

Eoin Butler believes Serena Williams was well within her rights to take issue with Carlos Ramos’ umpiring.