Dimitrov survives early test from Mackenzie McDonald
The young American tennis player gave No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov everything he could handle in the second round of the Aussie Open.
Nadal finishes straight-set victory.
Rafael Nadal's serve cannot be returned by Leonardo Mayer, closing out the second-round victory for No. 1 Nadal (6-3, 6-4, 7-6).
Nadal: Roof should be closed for players' health.
Rafael Nadal spoke about his 2nd round victory over Leonardo Mayer and explained why the players should be protected from the heat.
Forming a players' union goes beyond Djokovic and other top players
No one knows for sure what discussions were had in regard to forming a players' union, but one thing is for sure: A lot of players would benefit from one.
Djokovic denies calling for Aussie Open boycott
Novak Djokovic strongly denied claims he called for a boycott of next year's Australian Open and dismissed suggestions that players should form their own union in a bid to earn increased prize money at the four Grand Slam events.
Djokovic denies calling for boycott of Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic strongly denied claims that he called for a boycott of next year's Australian Open and dismissed suggestions that players should form their own union in a bid to earn increased prize money at the four Grand Slam events.
Why Caroline Wozniacki is at peace on the tennis court
Happy life, happy tennis player. Just ask Caroline Wozniacki who is in a good spot both on and off the court.
Wozniacki finishes off third-set comeback.
Caroline Wozniacki faced two match points and fought back from 5-1 down in the 3rd to advance past Jana Fett.
Wozniacki: I used Fett's inexperience to my advantage.
World number two Caroline Wozniacki insists her mental strength helped her bounce back from three match points to beat Jana Fett in the Australian Open.
WATCH: Troicki clocks umpire on side of head.
Viktor Troicki inadvertently hit the umpire on the head when returning a Nick Krygios serve - luckily the umpire was OK.
While Hisense Arena is packed for the Kyrgios-Troicki clash, crowds congregate in front of big screens, enjoying a clinical performance from the Aussie star ... not to mention a nice cool change in the weather.
Fatigue? Nerves? Inexperience? It's hard to explain what happened to Denis Shapovalov. The 18-year-old led Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 5-2 in the fifth set but struggled to finish the job only for the Frenchman to run over the top of him and book a place in the third round.
So yeah, it's a hot one today in Melbourne. And if you think this looks scorching, just wait until tomorrow when temperatures reach possible triple-digits.
Five facts about the fast-rising Marta Kostyuk
The 15-year-old from Ukraine surprised many by advancing to the third round at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Here's a bit more about her.
15-year-old Kostyuk advances to 3rd Round at Aussie Open.
Marta Kostyuk, a Ukranian qualifier and No. 521 in the world, takes out the Aussie Olivia Rogowska in straight sets and will face fellow Ukranian Elina Svitolina.
Meet Marta Kostyuk, a 15-year-old from the Ukraine, who Wednesday advanced to the third round of the Aussie Open, an effort that will award her $142,000. So, Marta, how do you plan to spend your winnings, mate? “Maybe I will get the presents for my family, first of all, of course. Because I have big family. And then for myself a bit.”
Tsonga outlasts Shapovalov in 5.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fights out of a 2 sets to 1 hole to advance past upset-minded Denis Shapovalov.
Tough moment for Denis Shapovalov, who couldn’t hold on to a 5-2 lead in the fifth set against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, so naturally after the match, the 18-year-old Canadian was asked whether he prefers to wear his hat forwards or backwards. His answer, of course, was backwards in an effort to keep the hair out of his face, but fear not, Shapovalov has a plan moving forward: “I was trying to ask Roger what hair gel is he using [to keep] his hair perfectly in place every time.”
Fan favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga prevailed in a five set thriller against Denis Shapovalov and will meet the winner of Nick Kyrgios and Viktor Troicki in the third round. Here's what the Frenchman had to say post match: "It's not easy to play against those young guys, they go for everything. I will now have an ice bath, I hate it but I have to do it for my job."
ICYMI at Australian Open: Will Ferrell, Roger Federer and ... John McIntosh?
While Roger Federer eased through his opening match at the Australian Open, he was more or less at a loss for words when Will Ferrell grabbed the mic.
Ferrell grills Federer on court.
Roger Federer faces the tough questions from Will Ferrell following his victory in the Australian Open.
Roger Federer cruised into the second round of the Australian Open with a straight sets victory, extending his opening match record at Melbourne Park to 19-0.
It's clear now: The fans forgive Maria Sharapova
Nearly two years after Maria Sharapova was suspended from the tour, she has been welcomed back to her sport -- a luxury not many other athletes get.
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.
Here's Maria Sharapova in her press conference after a straight-sets win answering questions on whether there should be a greater pool of prize money on tour: "Look, I think that Grand Slam revenues are doing quite well. I think the TV rights are extremely high at the moment. If you're doing well at a Grand Slam, I think you're getting paid quite well. It's a great payday, but you have to get there. You know, that doesn't come overnight."
Petra Kvitova keeps perspective after heartbreaking loss
Things did not play out the way Petra Kvitova had hoped at the Australian Open, but after everything she has been through, this was a minor setback by comparison.
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.
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.
Anna Kournikova's newborn twins
Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias, a notoriously private couple, finally seemed to confirm the news about the birth of their twins with adorable pictures on Instagram on Tuesday.
W2W4 at Australian Open: Don't read too much into the Djokovic-Monfils stats
Novak Djokovic has dominated Gael Monfils in their careers, but that means little heading into their Day 4 clash at the Australian Open.
Keys now US women's last hope at Australian Open.
Stephanie Brantz and Jerry Bembry break down the first day of the Australian Open, where three of the four American women competing faced upset defeats.
Venus Williams looked the part, but there was no magic
What a difference a year can make. For Venus Williams, that is not a good thing after she fell in the opening round of the Australian Open.
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.
Bencic: Injury frustrations taught me a lot.
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic speaks after her straight sets win over fifth seed Venus Williams.
No need to worry about Sloane Stephens ... yet
It's all good. At least according to Sloane Stephens, who fell in the opening round of the Australian Open.
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.
Really upbeat, energetic press conference from Sloane Stephens, who fell in the opening round of the Aussie Open -- her eighth straight setback since winning the US Open. Some of Sloane’s thoughts: “Everything is good. Relax, everybody. It will be OK. Don't worry. We will get back to having fun soon. Just give me a little bit to regroup and we will be OK.”
Australian Open tournament schedule, scores and coverage
Get the 2018 Australian Open tennis tournament's dates, TV schedule, news coverage, live scores and results on ESPN.
ICYMI at Australian Open: Rafa's romp, CoCo's banana blunder
Atta boy, Rafael Nadal. Solid start for a solid player. But for the Americans on display Monday in Melbourne? Yikes.
10 reasons you've got to Aussie
Sure, the Australian Open is missing some star power. But there are plenty of reasons -- from Sloane to sun and from Venus to Vegemite -- to tune in to the season's first Grand Slam.
The blueprint to old-man Roger Federer's success
You might think he has some kind of magical formula, but the truth is Roger Federer is just more efficient than any other player on tour.
Experts' picks: Is it Roger Federer time, again, at the Australian Open?
Is Grand Slam title No. 20 in store for Roger Federer? If you ask our experts Down Under, the answer is an absolutely, without-a-doubt, resounding ... probably.
Venus and Serena Williams: from Compton to the world
By changing how the world views black women, they've changed everything.
The softer side of outspoken CoCo Vandeweghe
During a game of fetch with her beloved dog, Duchess, CoCo Vandeweghe insists she isn't the loud, brash and arrogant tennis player you think she is. She has a note-writing habit and an addiction to reality TV to prove it.
Here's what motivates Sam Querrey to win tennis matches
Sam Querrey doesn't set goals, but that doesn't mean he isn't highly motivated to have a career-best run at the Australian Open.
The Novak Djokovic rebuilding process far from complete
What to expect from Novak Djokovic? That is the $64,000 question. But we should learn a lot at the Australian Open.
Djokovic sweats on fitness ahead of Australian
Despite defeating Dominic Thiem at the Kooyong Classic, Novak Djokovic says there's a chance he could still pull out from the Australian Open.
Djokovic fit and ready for the Australian Open.
Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic admits he has battled back from his six month injury.
Serena's absence from the Australian Open not all bad news
No doubt Serena Williams will be missed Down Under, but her withdrawal opens the door for a lot of other top players.
Goals for Serena: Slam record, No. 1 ranking
Serena Williams, after giving birth to her first child amid myriad medical complications, still wants to set the record with 25 Grand Slam wins.
Serena's coach backs skipping Aussie Open
Serena Williams' coach backs her decision to skip the Australian Open.
Murray eyes Wimbledon after hip surgery
Andy Murray underwent right hip surgery Monday and hopes to be back on tour "during the grass-court season" and in time for Wimbledon.
Don't worry about Andy Murray, not yet anyway
Andy Murray's withdrawal from the Australian Open only opens up more opportunity for the former world No. 1 to prove his doubters wrong again.
Shattered dreams? Murray, Djokovic among injured stars ahead of Aussie Open
The Australian Open hasn't even begun, yet the game could see some of the top stars shelved for the foreseeable future.
How the Aussie Open lifted legendary status of Federer, Serena
Once an afterthought for the top players, the Australian Open has become paramount in setting the tone for the rest of the season.
Kyrgios claims Brisbane title
Nick Kyrgios has claimed his maiden ATP title on home soil and first since 2016, combining casual flair with enormous power to beat Ryan Harrison 6-4 6-2 at the Brisbane International.
Nick Kyrgios - Player Profile.
We take a look at Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios ahead of the Australian Open.
Knee no problem for Kyrgios in Fast4
Nick Kyrgios has allayed pre-Australian Open injury fears with an energetic display at Sydney's Fast4 exhibition tournament.
Serena: 'I will need a little more time'
Williams won't defend her title at the Australian Open.
Serena's coach backs skipping Aussie Open
Serena Williams' coach backs her decision to skip the Australian Open.
Serena no go for Aussie Open: 'Need more time'
Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, she announced Thursday. Williams won last year's tournament at Melbourne Park, her 23rd Grand Slam singles title of her career.
Federer, Bencic win Perth's Hopman Cup
Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic claimed the 2018 Hopman Cup for Switzerland after defeating the German team of Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev.
Serena pulls out of Australian Open.
Serena Williams has decided not to compete at this year's Australian Open.
Serena returns to tennis with exhibition loss
Serena Williams, who hadn't played a competitive match since winning last year's Australian Open, lost an exhibition match against Jelena Ostapenko on Saturday.
Svitolina wins Brisbane to claim 10th WTA title
Elina Svitolina secured her first WTA title in Australia with a straight-sets victory in the Brisbane International final on Saturday, while Nick Kyrgios moved a step closer to claiming his first ATP title on home soil.
FOMO alert: Australia edition
Sure, they have to play in tournaments and practice, but tennis stars are making the most of their downtime. Just ask Eugenie Bouchard, CoCo Vandeweghe and Roger Federer.
Refreshed Fed arrives for Australian summer
Revitalised after a fortnight's family holiday in the Maldives, Roger Federer has arrived in Australia ready to embark on his milestone 20th year on the professional tennis tour.
The iconic 'Melbourne' sign gets painted, yes painted, onto the Rod Laver Arena court ahead of the 2018 Australian Open.
Injury scare for Sock at Hopman Cup
World No.8 Jack Sock was forced to retire during his Hopman Cup clash with Japan's Yuichi Sugita after injuring his hip during the first set of his men's singles clash.
Hyeon Chung ready to ditch obscurity for tennis fame
He doesn't dabble in social media and doesn't do much else to garner attention, but if Hyeon Chung keeps up his winning ways, he'll have no choice but to live a life of fame.
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.
Still going strong: Venus wins our 2017 WTA MVP by a hair
It came down to a final-set tiebreaker, but Venus Williams' performances at the Grand Slams made her our 2017 WTA MVP.
Nadal or Federer: Who was the men's MVP of the 2017 season?
Nadal or Federer? Federer or Nadal? In a year in which they dominated the game, who is our choice for the 2017 MVP?
How Serena redefined achievement, ambition and greatness
When Serena Williams won the Australian Open this year -- a record-setting 23rd Grand Slam -- while eight weeks pregnant, she ignited an entirely new conversation for achieving women everywhere.
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.
Failure to complete: Numbers behind the withdrawals on ATP Tour
Retiring mid-match or withdrawing from a tennis tournament is nothing new on the ATP Tour, but what do the numbers actually tell us?
What do those new Grand Slam rules really mean?
Yes, the powers that be want to speed up tennis. No, a shot clock hasn't been confirmed for the Australian Open main draw. We take a closer look at the Grand Slam Board's rule changes and how they will impact the sport.
Why 2018 will be year of disruption in men's tennis
After a 2017 men's tennis season full of surprises, we can't wait to see what 2018 has in store. So here are five predictions for the coming year, when Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer had better watch their backs.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's snow workout
During the brief offseason, No. 15-ranked Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova turns to this workout (in the French Alps!) to get in some serious cardio away from the tennis court.
Venus and Serena Williams talk violence and its effects on them and others
Both legendary tennis players spoke of the murder of their sister Yetunde Price but also put forth solutions at private event in D.C.