Tennis

1:12 AM ET MELBOURNE, Australia — The Australian Open kicked off Monday with ample storylines to satisfy American tennis fans: Serena Williams‘ first Melbourne run since returning from maternity leave, Venus Williams‘ first major without longtime coach David Witt, Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys … you get the point. But it’s teen sensation Amanda Anisimova, 17,
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5:35 PM ET Bernard Tomic‘s father says he will begin legal action against Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt over an incident he alleges happened nine years ago. The news follows the bitter war of words between Hewitt and Tomic that has raged all week at the Australian Open in Melbourne. John Tomic told the Sydney
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10:24 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — European police agency Europol says it has identified links between match-fixing gambling syndicates being unraveled in Spain and Belgium that are thought to have paid off dozens of players and corrupted lower-level tennis tournaments on a massive scale. Pedro Felicio, who heads Europol’s Economic and Property Crime unit,
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2:29 AM ET Simon Cambers MELBOURNE, Australia — Four months after Serena Williams lost in a controversial US Open final, her coach believes she has put that disappointment behind and is better equipped to cope with difficult situations should they arise. “Anything can happen, but I think last year, she was not in a good
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