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Ferrell interviews Federer on court.

Will Ferrell was invited to interview Roger Federer following his victory in the Australian Open against Aljaz Bedene.

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Federer: Interviews are a chance to promote tennis.

Roger Federer has revealed he always remains positive and upbeat in press conferences and interviews as it is a chance to promote his sport.

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Sharapova sizzles in opener


Sharapova advances to second round.

In her first match in Melbourne Park in two years, Maria Sharapova beats Tatjana Maria with an ace to move on to the second round of the Australian Open.

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Djokovic dominant in return


Djokovic cruises to first-round victory.

Novak Djokovic hasn't played competitively since retiring in the Wimbledon quarterfinals last July due to an elbow injury, but he didn't show any rust in his easy opening-round win over American Donald Young.

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Not unexpectedly, Novak Djokovic was peppered with questions off recent reports he called for a greater pool of prize money from tournaments, among other hot-button issues. Here is some of what he said in press: “Listen, I know that you guys are trying to take this [story] forward several steps. Obviously you're talking about union, you're talking about boycott, you're talking about radical decisions to make and move so we can get financial compensations the way we deserve it. But there was no talks about that. Again, I'm saying it was subjects that we never get a chance to talk about in such a large group. That's all it was.”

Matt Wilansky,

Live @ Aussie Open

Day 2: WTA results from Down Under


Halep suffers injury, advances to second round.

No. 1 Simona Halep rolls her ankle during the second set, but she shows extreme athleticism in her return to defeat Australia's Destanee Aiava.

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Keys clinches spot in second round of Australian Open.

After losses from Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams in the first round, things are starting to look up for the Americans as Madison Keys defeats China's Qiang Wang in the opening round.

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Venus departs on Day 1


Venus doesn't make it past first round.

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic defeats Venus Williams in straight sets in the first round of the Australian Open as American women fall to 0-8 on Day 1 in Melbourne.

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Bencic: Injury frustrations taught me a lot.

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic speaks after her straight sets win over fifth seed Venus Williams.

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The Sloane Stephens slump


Stephens falls out of Australian Open in first round.

US Open champion Sloane Stephens suffers an early upset to Zhang Shuai of China in three sets.

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Down go the Americans

Aussie Open Day 3


Could Kyrgios win the Australian Open?

Nick Kyrgios is going in to the Australian Open as the second or third favourite to win, according to Brad Gilbert.

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Aussie Open 411

Who will win Down Under?

Aussie Open by the numbers

Americans Down Under

Djokovic to make return


Djokovic fit and ready for the Australian Open.

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic admits he has battled back from his six month injury.

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Who benefits from Serena's absence?

Injuries woes piling on

Kyrgios off to hot start


Nick Kyrgios - Player Profile.

We take a look at Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios ahead of the Australian Open.

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Serena out of the Aussie

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Serena pulls out of Australian Open.

Serena Williams has decided not to compete at this year's Australian Open.

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Aussie Open preview

Williams returns

Fed set for 2018


The iconic 'Melbourne' sign gets painted, yes painted, onto the Rod Laver Arena court ahead of the 2018 Australian Open.

Jake Michaels, ESPN Assistant Editor

Pre-Aussie highlights

Remembering Enberg

Fowler: Enberg shaped Americans' view of Wimbledon.

Chris Fowler joins SportsCenter to reflect on Dick Enberg's legacy and working with him at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

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2017 tennis MVPs


A year ago Wed., Petra Kvitova was stabbed in her Czech Republic home & suffered tendon & nerve damage to the fingers of her left hand. Police first said the knife-wielding attacker — who is still at large — was a burglar, then in Jan. called him a blackmailer. They ultimately announced an end to the investigation last month due to a lack of evidence. After surgery, Kvitova's stirring comeback began at the French Open, she won a tourney in England & reached the US Open QFs.

William Weinbaum, ESPN

Aussie Open questions

Withdrawals on ATP Tour

2018 predictions

Stepanek joins Djokovic camp

Jana Novotna: 1968-2017

Dimitrov wins world tour finals

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