Serena Williams races through 1st round at Australian Open

Serena Williams races through 1st round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE – Serena Williams arrived able to race on the Australian Open. In a colourful one-legged catsuit she stated was impressed by former Olympic champion Florence Griffith Joyner, Williams shook off a wobbly begin — opening with a double-fault and dropping her first service recreation — to comb…
Williams withdraws from semifinals in Australian Open tuneup

Williams withdraws from semifinals in Australian Open tuneup

MELBOURNE – Serena Williams withdrew from an Australian Open tuneup event citing a proper shoulder damage on Friday inside hours of establishing a semifinal match in opposition to top-ranked Ash Barty. The 23-time Grand Slam champion often would not play in a event within the week earlier than…
Barty, Osaka advance in Australian Open tuneups in 3 sets

Barty, Osaka advance in Australian Open tuneups in 3 sets

Ash Barty seemed just like the world No. 1 within the first set, then struggled the remainder of the way in which towards No. 52-ranked Marie Bouzkova earlier than finishing a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 win in an Australian Open tuneup match on Wednesday. Within the third set, the…
Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news

Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news

CANBERRA – Microsoft stated on Wednesday it helps Australia’s plans to make the largest digital platforms pay for information and would assist small companies switch their promoting to Bing if Google quits the nation. Microsoft has been positioning itself to extend market share for its search engine Bing…
Serena Williams through easily in Australian Open tuneup

Serena Williams through easily in Australian Open tuneup

MELBOURNE – Serena Williams discovered a silver lining within the delayed begin to the Australian Open, the season-opening Grand Slam event that’s beginning three weeks later than typical due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Time. Time to get better from an Achilles harm that ended her run ultimately yr’s…
3 more COVID-19 cases linked to Australian Open, total is 10

3 more COVID-19 cases linked to Australian Open, total is 10

MELBOURNE – Three extra individuals linked to the Australian Open have examined constructive for COVID-19 in Melbourne, growing to 10 these related to the Grand Slam tennis match which begins Feb. 8. Victoria state Emergency Companies Minister Lisa Neville confirmed the brand new circumstances had been detected on…