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Why there was more to Sharapova's win against Wozniacki than meets the eye

She might not fully admit it, but there was a bit of a revenge factor in Maria Sharapova's win against Caroline Wozniacki on Friday at the Australian Open.

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Sharapova ousts defending champ Wozniacki

Defending women's champ Caroline Wozniacki is out of the Australian Open after losing to Maria Sharapova 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the third round Friday in Melbourne.

Sharapova upsets defending champion Wozniacki in Australia

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Day 6 preview: Serena takes the court

Day 6 Australian Open preview: Serena, Venus looking to make the second week

World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep are in action on Day 6, but all eyes will continue to be on Serena Williams as she chases a 24th Grand Slam title.

Australian Open: Day 6 Preview

Stephanie Brantz and Cliff Drysdale look ahead to day 6 of the Australian Open.

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Serena cruises past Bouchard

Win over Eugenie Bouchard a reminder of Serena's longtime dominance

It's amazing when you think about it: While so many players have come and gone, Serena Williams still remains as dominant as ever.

Coach: Serena focused on breaking Slam record

After falling short in two Grand Slam finals last year, Serena Williams is back to her old self and has her eyes set on breaking Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles, according to her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.

Serena wins 9th straight Australian Open match

Serena Williams advances to the third round of the Australian Open with a victory over Eugenie Bouchard.

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U.S. results

Tiafoe wins insane rally with Seppi

Frances Tiafoe and Andreas Seppi go back and forth in a rally that ultimately ends with a Tiafoe backhand winner.

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Stephens prevails in 2 tough sets

Petra Martic gives Sloane Stephens all she can handle, but the American rolls 7-6, 7-6 in the third round of the Australian Open.

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WTA action

Whether she likes it or not, Naomi Osaka is a bona fide star

Naomi Osaka can't go anywhere anymore without adoring fans -- fans like her opponent Thursday at the Australian Open.

Keys takes care of Potapova in straight sets

Anastasia Potapova returns Madison Keys' serve wide, and Keys wins the second-round match 6-3, 6-4.

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Who's going to catch Simona Halep as the world No. 1? The race is on

So many players are chasing Simona Halep as the world's top player. But which contender comes out on top is anyone's guess.

Home hero Barty powers on

Barty: Great stories around Open beyond Davis Cup

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Day 5: Barty cruises, de Minaur, Birrell stumble

Ash Barty advanced to a maiden fourth round Australian Open appearance after cruising by Greece's Maria Sakkari, but Alex de Minaur and Kimberly Birrell weren't so fortunate.

Day 4 men's action

Do aces matter? Hard to say, if you're Reilly Opelka or Ivo Karlovic

Reilly Opelka and Ivo Karlovic lit up the stat sheets with an incredible amount of aces, but it didn't help them in the win-loss column.

Raonic outlasts Wawrinka to advance to 3rd round

16th-seeded Milos Raonic edges Stan Wawrinka 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (11), 7-6 (5) in the 2nd round of the Australian Open.

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Nishikori survives Karlovic in 5 sets

Kei Nishikori's serve is too much for Ivo Karlovic in the end, and Nishikori outlasts his opponent 6-3, 7-6, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6.

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Serena Williams

Was Serena singled out in the US Open final? Here's what 73 matches told us

There is still much debate over whether Serena Williams was wrongfully penalized by chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the US Open women's final. Since then, we've watched dozens of matches to find out if the numbers land on either side of the argument.

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Serena's statement is clear: She's focused on the future

With the US Open controversy in the rearview, Serena Williams made it clear that this year's Australian Open represents a fresh start for her.

Serena wins 1st round match in straight sets

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