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Shang Juncheng becomes first Chinese man to win a match at the Australian Open in the Open Era | CNN

CNN  —  Seventeen-year-old Shang Juncheng made Australian Open history by becoming the first Chinese man to win a match at Melbourne Park in the Open Era. The qualifier secured a 6-2 6-4 6-7(2) 7-5 win against world No. 74 Oscar Otte in what became a comfortable victory for the youngster. Shang twice saved break points …

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Ash Barty to mentor wildcard Gadecki at Australian Open | CNN

Reuters  —  Retired Australian Open champion Ash Barty is returning to Melbourne Park for this year’s event to mentor local hope Olivia Gadecki, who received a wildcard for the season’s first Grand Slam. Former world number one Barty called time on her career last March, shortly after ending her country’s 44-year wait for a home …

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Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu set up tantalizing second round Australian Open clash with opening wins | CNN

CNN  —  Two of tennis’ most exciting young players, Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu, will face off in the Australian Open second round after they both won their opening matches on Monday. The 18-year-old Gauff comfortably beat the Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniaková, winning in straight sets 6-1 6-4. Elsewhere, Raducanu allayed some of her injury …

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Djokovic can’t forget being deported but ready to move on in Australia | CNN

Reuters  —  Novak Djokovic will never forget how it felt to be deported from Australia earlier this year but the Serb said his willingness to return for next month’s Grand Slam at Melbourne Park shows the depth of feeling he has for the country. Djokovic was deported on the eve of the 2022 Australian Open …

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Nick Kyrgios’ late United Cup withdrawal surprises Australia teammates | CNN

Reuters  —  Nick Kyrgios’ late withdrawal from the inaugural edition of the United Cup took his own teammates by surprise on Wednesday as they were left in the dark until minutes before their pre-tournament news conference. Kyrgios, who is ranked 22nd in the world and reached this year’s Wimbledon final, was set to lead Australia …

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With 25 million players worldwide, padel is only tipped to get ‘bigger and bigger’ by tennis star Andy Murray | CNN

CNN  —  It’s believed to be a sport that started with a siesta. The intense heat in Acapulco, Mexico meant businessman Enrique Corcuera would take a nap at his family home each afternoon. His daughter Viviana, meanwhile, would irritate him by hitting tennis balls against the walls of the house. That prompted Corcuera to build …

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Andy Murray wins epic five-set battle with No. 13 seed Matteo Berrettini at Australian Open | CNN

CNN  —  Andy Murray won an epic five-set battle with No. 13 Matteo Berrettini on Tuesday in the opening round of the 2023 Australian Open. The three-time grand slam winner had to save match point in the final set and rallied in the deciding tiebreak to win 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-7(7-9) 7-6(10-6) in the Rod …

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Australian Open Day Two: Order of play and how to watch Novak Djokovic and Ons Jabeur begin their tournaments | CNN

CNN  —  Novak Djokovic is the odds on favorite for the men’s title at the Australian Open this year and he will begin the tournament against Spain’s Roberto Carballés Baena, seeking a record-equaling 22nd grand slam and 10th Australian title. Meanwhile, women’s world No. 2 Ons Jabeur is in action in the match beforehand, as …

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Former champion Naomi Osaka withdraws from Australian Open | CNN

CNN  —  Two-time champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Australian Open, tournament organizers announced on Sunday, without elaborating on the reason. “Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Australian Open. We will miss her at #AO2023,” the Australian Open tweeted. Former world No. 1 Osaka was not listed to play in warm-up tournaments in …

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2022 Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty announces she’s pregnant | CNN

CNN  —  Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, who retired from professional tennis last year after winning the Australian Open, has announced on Instagram she is pregnant. “2023 set to be the best year yet. We are so excited for our new adventure,” she wrote on Friday, posting a picture of her dog Origi and a pair of …

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