Tags: Australian Open (Tennis)

Roundup: At Australian Open, Roger Federer Rolls in the First Round

Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev, No. 5 Dominic Thiem, No. 7 David Goffin, No. 12 Juan Martín del Potro and No. 19 Tomas Berdych all advanced, but No. 20 Roberto Bautista Agut lost to Fernando Verdasco and the former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic lost to Lukas Lacko. It was Raonic’s earliest exit at a Grand Slam since…

Australian Open: Within Hours, Top Americans Fall

“Tennis is definitely a roller coaster,” Stephens said at her alternately downbeat and upbeat news conference. “But I have learned to just not panic. It will be O.K. There’s always going to be times when it’s really tough, and there will be times when you’re on an extreme high. I think for me now it’s…

Australian Open 2018: Players to Watch

Advertisement Elina Svitolina A 23-year-old Ukrainian, Svitolina worked on improving her strength and endurance in the brief off-season. She opened the 2018 campaign with a convincing run through the field in Brisbane, Australia, dropping just one set (to Johanna Konta) on the way to the title. Known for consistency rather than raw power, Svitolina hit…