Australian Open 2019 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Australian Open 2019


Kvitová slowly returns to the top in Australian Open

Jan 29, 2019 - 2:21 PM

'I felt very well throughout those 3 weeks I played in Australia,' says Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova

BAD LUCK. Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova aims to win a Grand Slam title in 2019. Photo by Patrick Hertzog/AFP

Djokovic survives challenge to reach Australian Open quarters

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:31 PM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic drops a set in a physical battle with Daniil Medvedev

TOUGH EXAMINATION. Novak Djokovic continues to prove why he's the world's No. 1 men's tennis player. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

Serena muscles past top seed Halep into Australian Open quarters

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:17 PM

'She's the No. 1 player in the world and there's a reason why... but I'm such a fighter, I just never give up,' says Serena Williams

HALF A CENTURY. Serena Williams makes it to her 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal after knocking out Simona Halep. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

Awesome Nadal faces Tiafoe test as Tsitsipas eyes semifinal

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:18 PM

The Spanish great says he would be on his guard against the 21-year-old American, a man he had never played

CHASING HISTORY. Rafael Nadal looks to become the first player in the Open Era to win all 4 Grand Slams at least twice. File photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Zverev implodes as Osaka sets up Svitolina quarterfinal

Jan 21, 2019 - 3:08 PM

The German throws a major tantrum while the Japanese keeps her composure to advance to the last 8 of the 2019 Australian Open

DIFFERENT ROUTES. Alexander Zverez crashes out while Naomi Osaka advances in the 2019 Australian Open. Photos by Javier Soriano/AFP (Zverev) and Greg Wood/AFP (Osaka)

Sharapova: Australian Open 2019 exit will not dent Slam dreams

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:36 AM

Former world No. 1 Sharapova loses to Australian Ashleigh Barty in 3 sets in the last 16

DREAMING ON. Maria Sharapova moves on as she is still on the lookout for her fifth Grand Slam title. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

Defending champion Federer out of Australian Open

Jan 20, 2019 - 8:33 PM

Stefanos Tsitsipas shocks Roger Federer to become the first Greek to reach the quarterfinals of a Slam

KNOCKED OUT. Roger Federer fails to repeat his bid for a third straight Australian Open title as he exits the tournament in the last 16. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

WATCH: Nadal barrels through Berdych to reach Australian Open quarters

Jan 20, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Rafael Nadal is through to the quarters without dropping a set in Australian Open 2019

RAMPANT. Rafael Nadal flashes his great form to barge into the quarterfinals. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

Top seed Halep eclipses Venus to set up Serena clash

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:09 PM

Simona Halep powers past her 38-year-old opponent to face her sister in the last 16

PERSONAL BEST. Simona Halep finishes off Venus in one hour and 17 minutes to post her best performance in the tournament. Photo by Australian Open Twitter

Djokovic cruises to Australian Open last 16 despite floodlight fury

Jan 19, 2019 - 4:58 PM

'I think there was no sense to turn on lights on court at 5pm when we have another 4 hours of daylight,' fumes Novak Djokovic

FURY. Serbia's Novak Djokovic gives up a set to Canada's Denis Shapovalov because of the Australian Open floodlight situation. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Japan's Osaka outlasts Hsieh to make Australian Open last 16

Jan 19, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Naomi Osaka survives an error-filled match to equal her best finish in the Australian Open

ALL-ASIAN MATCH. Naomi Osaka rallies back to crash into the last 16 after defeating Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei. Photo by David Gray/ AFP

Osaka romps as Halep and Raonic battle through Open epics

Jan 17, 2019 - 7:27 PM

World No. 1 Simona Halep staggers through as Japanese pair Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori survive on a day of epic battles in the Australian Open

SWEEP. Naomi Osaka hits a return against Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek in the Australian Open duel the Japanese star won in straight sets. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Dominant Sharapova win sets up Wozniacki clash

Jan 16, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Resurgent Maria Sharapova turns back Rebecca Peterson to arrange a third-round showdown against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki

ADVANTAGE. Maria Sharapova holds a 6-4 edge over Caroline Wozniacki in their head-to-head duel. Photo by Paul Crock/AFP

Clinical Nadal overwhelms Aussie Ebden

Jan 16, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Rafael Nadal finishes off hometown bet Matthew Ebden in rapid fashion to advance to the 3rd round of the Australian Open

BACK AT IT. After pulling out in a warm-up event two weeks ago, Rafael Nadal shows no signs his injury woes. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Federer relieved after getting past 'mirror' Evans

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:04 PM

'Playing a player like Dan Evans is like facing myself,' says Roger Federer after battling Britain's world No. 189 for more than two hours

TOUGH TEST. Roger Federer admits that disposing of Dan Evans – was slapped with a year-long ban for testing positive to cocaine in 2017 – prove to be a challenge. Photo by David Gray/AFP

Djokovic begins seventh Aussie Open title bid with romp

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:31 PM

The world No. 1 makes quick work of Mitchell Krueger to set up a second round date with old foe Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

CONSISTENTLY GREAT. Novak Djokovic has now advanced to the second round of the Australian Open for 13 straight years. Photo from Twitter (@AustralianOpen)

Serena opens bid for Slam history with crushing win

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:46 PM

The American superstar seeks a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title

BACK TO FORM. Serena Williams is off to a rousing start in the Australian Open. Photo from Twitter (@AustralianOpen)

Andy Murray's agony: 'It's so sore I even hate walking the dogs'

Jan 15, 2019 - 2:17 PM

The Scot faces a dilemma of playing through pain for an emotional farewell at Wimbledon or undergoing surgery that might mean he may never play again

BATTLE-SCARRED. Andy Murray bows out of the Australian Open largely due to a battered right hip. Photo from Twitter (@AustralianOpen)

Murray bows out of last Australian Open as Federer, Nadal fight on

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:26 PM

'Maybe I'll see you again,' says Andy Murray as his voice cracks with emotion

SWAN SONG? Britain's Andy Murray is not certain if he'll be able to come back for another Grand Slam. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Sharapova shows unwavering passion in 1st round double bagel

Jan 14, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Maria Sharapova is back to her ruthless self as she dispatches Harriet Dart in 63 minutes

DOUBLE BAGEL. Maria Sharapova sweeps Harriet Dart, 6-0, 6-0, in the first round. File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Nadal blazes through to Australian Open 2nd round

Jan 14, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Nadal shows no signs of injury worries with a straight-set victory over James Duckworth

STRONG START. Spain's Rafael Nadal starts his 2019 campaign with a straight-set victory over Australian wildcard James Duckworth. Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP

Federer opens Australian title defense as Murray hobbles into action

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Federer is aiming for his record 7th Australian Open crown and 21st Grand Slam title

SHATTERING RECORDS. Roger Federer is aiming for a third straight Australian Open title. File photo

Djokovic, Halep top seeds at Australian Open

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:56 AM

World No. 1 players Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep face a stern challenge in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year

Australian Open 2019: Serena shoots for Grand Slam history

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:29 PM

History beckons as Serena Williams aims to match Margaret Court's mark of 24 singles majors on the Australian's home soil

MAKING HISTORY. Serena Williams hopes that his Australian Open will allow her to match Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Serena Williams confirmed for 8th Australian Open title tilt

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Serena Williams will return to Melbourne tourney in 2019 after missing her title defense

RETURN. Serena Williams hopes to bag her 24th Grand Slam title in the 2019 Australian Open. File photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP