Serena dumped as Pliskova reaches Open semis

The 26-year-old survived four match points in a rollercoaster third set that Williams led 5-1 before collapsing to defeat in two hours 10 minutes.

Serena Williams was sensationally bundled out of the Australian Open Wednesday after an epic three-set fight with Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova for a semi-final spot.

Serena dumped as Pliskova reaches Open semis
Serena dumped as Pliskova reaches Open semis

Serena dumped as Pliskova reaches Open semis

The 26-year-old survived four match points in a rollercoaster third set that Williams led 5-1 before collapsing to defeat in two hours 10 minutes.

Rampaging bull Nadal stands in Greek’s path to the gods

Rampaging bull Nadal stands in Greek’s path to the gods

The vast experience of Rafael Nadal meets the exciting youth of Stefanos Tsitsipas in a fascinating first men’s semi-final at the Australian Open on Thursday.
Bolt hanging up boots on football dream

Bolt hanging up boots on football dream

Usain Bolt is giving up on his dream of forging a career as a professional footballer following his try-out last year with Australian side Central Coast Mariners.
Cardiff fans pray for miracle after Sala’s suspected plane crash

Cardiff fans pray for miracle after Sala’s suspected plane crash

Cardiff City’s stunned supporters joined club officials in praying for a miracle on Tuesday with the Premier League club’s record signing Emiliano Sala feared dead after his plane disappeared over the Channel Islands.
Arsenal defender Bellerin out for up to 9 months with knee injury

Arsenal defender Bellerin out for up to 9 months with knee injury

Arsenal announced on Tuesday that defender Hector Bellerin will be out of action for up to nine months after rupturing knee ligaments in his team’s win against Chelsea.
Nadal relentlessly marches on as emotional Kvitova makes Open semis

Nadal relentlessly marches on as emotional Kvitova makes Open semis

Rafael Nadal continued his relentless march towards an 18th major title Tuesday as an emotional Petra Kvitova swept into her first Grand Slam semi-final since a terrifying knife attack almost ended her career.
WATCH: How insanely lucky is this dodgy golf shot?

WATCH: How insanely lucky is this dodgy golf shot?

US golfer Jerry Kelly had his ‘Happy Gilmore moment’ last weekend!
Steely Serena in ‘different space’, ready for record Slam win – coach

Steely Serena in ‘different space’, ready for record Slam win – coach

Serena Williams is emotionally and physically ready to win another Grand Slam, unlike during her famous meltdown in the final of the US Open last year, according to coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
‘Very very happy’ Kohli sweeps top ICC awards

‘Very very happy’ Kohli sweeps top ICC awards

India captain Virat Kohli said Tuesday he was “very very happy” after becoming the first-ever player to clinch all three top honours, including cricketer of the year, in the International Cricket Council awards.
Greek sensation Tsitsipas into first Slam semi-final

Greek sensation Tsitsipas into first Slam semi-final

Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas showed resilience and maturity Tuesday to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) win over Roberto Bautista Agut.
Djokovic wary of ‘fighter’ Nishikori, Pouille eyes maiden semi

Djokovic wary of ‘fighter’ Nishikori, Pouille eyes maiden semi

Novak Djokovic must outgun “fighter” Kei Nishikori to keep his record seventh title tilt alive, while Lucas Pouille has a maiden semi in sight against Milos Raonic in Wednesday’s Australian Open quarter-finals.
Pacquiao camp fears eye injury could end career: report

Pacquiao camp fears eye injury could end career: report

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao might have suffered a potentially career-ending detatched retina in his left eye on Saturday.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, a Greek tennis god in the making

Stefanos Tsitsipas, a Greek tennis god in the making

Conqueror of his idol Roger Federer in the last 16 of the Australian Open, the rise of Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas is one that appears destined to carry him to the top of the tennis world.
Serena outslugs top seed Halep

Serena outslugs top seed Halep

In a towering performance, the American great scored her biggest win since giving birth to break down the Romanian.
WATCH: ‘It made me feel better’ says racquet-smasher Zverev

WATCH: ‘It made me feel better’ says racquet-smasher Zverev

Furious fourth seed Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Australian Open Monday but said he “felt better” after smashing his racquet to pieces in frustration.
David Warner to undergo surgery on injured elbow

David Warner to undergo surgery on injured elbow

Banned former Australian vice-captain David Warner is expected to undergo minor surgery on his elbow Tuesday after returning home from the Bangladesh Premier League with an injury.
Rise of Tsitsipas and Tiafoe — new era or false dawn?

Rise of Tsitsipas and Tiafoe — new era or false dawn?

At the start of every year the talk at the Australian Open is of the “new kids on the block”, the “NextGen”, the “young guns”.
How cricket helped tennis star Barty over sticky wicket

How cricket helped tennis star Barty over sticky wicket

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty believes a decision to take a break from tennis and play professional cricket revived her career, giving her the drive to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final in Melbourne this week.
Bryan doctor urges Murray to consider ‘miraculous’ surgery

Bryan doctor urges Murray to consider ‘miraculous’ surgery

Andy Murray’s tennis career could yet be prolonged by hip resurfacing surgery, according to the doctor who performed the procedure on US doubles specialist Bob Bryan.
‘Like a fine wine’: Philippines cheers Pacquiao victory

‘Like a fine wine’: Philippines cheers Pacquiao victory

Raucous cheers erupted from Philippine boxing fans in Manila who jumped in joy to celebrate the victory of Manny Pacquiao against Adrien Broner on Sunday, comparing their 40-year-old idol to a “fine wine”.
Sharapova faces hostile home crowd as Federer, Nadal resume

Sharapova faces hostile home crowd as Federer, Nadal resume

Maria Sharapova plays hometown hero Ashleigh Barty for a place in the Australian Open quarter-finals Sunday as the Russian eyes a first Grand Slam crown since 2014, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal also resuming their title hunt.
India praised for ‘perfect finish’ to historic Australia tour

India praised for ‘perfect finish’ to historic Australia tour

India’s cricketers are being hailed a once-in-a-generation side as the World Cup looms, capping off a “perfect finish” to their historic Australia tour with a maiden one-day international bilateral series victory.
Serena juggernaut rolls into Aussie Open last 16

Serena juggernaut rolls into Aussie Open last 16

Serena Williams swatted aside Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska in straight sets Saturday, powering into the Australian Open last 16 as she chases a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
Japan’s Osaka outlasts Hsieh to make Open last 16

Japan’s Osaka outlasts Hsieh to make Open last 16

Japan’s Naomi Osaka survived a massive scare to reach the Australian Open fourth round Saturday despite an error-strewn display against Taiwanese veteran Hsieh Su-wei.
Tomic’s father threatens ‘liar’ Hewitt with legal action

Tomic’s father threatens ‘liar’ Hewitt with legal action

Bernard Tomic has called Lleyton Hewitt a “liar” after the Australian Davis Cup captain claimed he had been blackmailed and physically threatened by the firebrand, whose father Saturday said he planned legal action against the veteran.
Australian women’s coach sacked ahead of football World Cup

Australian women’s coach sacked ahead of football World Cup

Australia’s women’s football coach Alen Stajcic was sacked Saturday just months out from the World Cup amid concerns over “workplace” and “player welfare” issues.

 

 

 

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