Tennis

10:23 PM ET ESPN News Services MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams won the first set in 19 minutes and had a momentary lapse at the start of the second but completed a 6-0, 6-3 win over Anastasia Potapova. The eighth-seeded Williams is attempting to win her record 24th Grand Slam singles title. Williams had her
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2:56 AM ET Australia’s Ashleigh Barty has captured her first WTA title on home soil with an emphatic straight-sets victory in the Adelaide International final. The world No. 1 has downed world No.24 Ukranian Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 7-5 in Saturday’s final at Memorial Drive. Barty had lost her two previous WTA finals in Australia –
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2:40 AM ET Prajnesh Gunnewaran sneaked into the Australian Open men’s singles main draw as a lucky loser on Saturday and might run into world No. 2 Novak Djokovic if he clears the first hurdle. Prajnesh lost the final qualifying round match to Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis in straight sets but was fortunate to make the
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8:39 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — As wildfires continue to burn, the Australian Open explained its recently developed air quality policy, saying it was based on a scientific analysis of something called “fine particulate matter rating” — but also giving the tournament referee the right to start or stop matches “at his or
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