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Caroline Wozniacki singing the same tune in Australian Open swan song

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Appearances can be deceptive.Few people who watched Caroline Wozniacki's first-round win at the Australian Open on Monday would have spotted anything unusual as she went about her business the way she has always done: with 100 percent commitment, total dedication and utter professionalism.Yet this is to be Wozniacki's last tournament. At 29 -- after a career in which she topped the world rankings three times and won
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Australian Open: Ball girl peeling banana blown out of proportion, says Elliot Benchetrit

Elliot Benchetrit, who came from behind to beat Dmitry Popko 4-6 6-2 6-3 in a qualifying round on Saturday, found himself embroiled in a sexism storm after video surfaced of the Frenchman asking a ball girl to peel a banana for him during a break in play.The 21-year-old was swiftly told off by the chair umpire, John Blom, who informed him the ball girl "was not his slave," according to
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Rafael Nadal breezes through Australian Open first round

Nadal, whose sole title in Melbourne came in 2009, was tested by the No. 73 despite what the one-sided scoreline suggests. He was twice broken by Dellien -- at the end of the first set and midway through the second -- but powered through the third to love, wrapping up the win in just over two hours. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and featuresThe 33-year-old has the chance to
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Australian Open: Elliot Benchetrit told off for asking ball girl to peel his banana

French tennis player Elliot Benchetrit caused controversy in the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open after asking a ball girl to peel his banana.The 21-year-old was handed the energy-boosting snack during a break in play and asked the girl to do the honors, indicating he was unable to perform the task himself due to plasters on his fingers. However, the chair umpire was left unimpressed with the demand and ordered
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Coco Gauff shows how far she’s come in Australian Open win over Venus Williams

aMELBOURNE, Australia -- When Coco Gauff beat Venus Williams at Wimbledon last summer, it was a huge shock. The 38-year-old knocked off by an almost unknown 15-year-old on her favorite surface in the hallowed place where Williams had been the queen of grass five times.But seven months is a lifetime for a teenager. So when Gauff repeated her victory over Williams at the Australian Open on Monday, this time winning
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Grigor Dimitrov turns heads with bold tracksuit at Australian Open

Grigor Dimitrov did just that, defeating Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero 4-6 6-2 6-0 6-4 in the Bulgarian's opening game of the Australian Open.But it was Dimitrov's colorful fashion choice that stole the headlines in Melbourne -- a navy top and bottoms with striking yellow splodges dotted throughout. Think a starry night sky and you're not a million miles away. "I think the outfit is fun. I don't want to be
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Coco Gauff defeats Venus Williams as Roger Federer, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams also win at the Australian Open

Teenager Coco Gauff defeated seven-time grand slam champion Venus Williams 7-6 6-3 in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday, a rematch of the 15-year-old's grand slam debut at Wimbledon last year. Competing in the main draw for the first time in Melbourne, Gauff raced into an early lead in the opening set but failed to capitalize on her advantage. Williams, 24 years her opponent's senior and playing
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2020 Australian Open – The quest for history begins for Serena Williams and the Big Three

MELBOURNE, Australia -- History.For all the money now available in top-level tennis, the top players are motivated by titles. And the very best players of all time are driven by the thought of Grand Slam titles. Because winning Grand Slams means history.Sometimes, the stars align so that history makers are all in the same place. When the Australian Open begins on Monday, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena
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2020 Australian Open experts’ picks

Can anyone stop Novak Djokovic from an eighth Australian Open title? Will Serena Williams finally win her record-tying 24th career Grand Slam? And which players will emerge as the breakout stars in Melbourne?There are many compelling storylines going into the 2020 Australian Open, which begins Monday (watch on ESPN, ESPN2 and the ESPN App).Our experts make their picks for the first Grand Slam of 2020.Who will win the men's singles
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Serena Williams on course to win Australian Open?

For Williams that would mean winning a record-tying 24th grand slam title, which has so far proved elusive despite getting close four times since returning to the tour after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia. Her preparation for the year's first major couldn't have gone much better, suggesting the mini grand slam drought for arguably tennis' greatest ever player is about to cease. Williams let rip into a punching bag