MARIA SHARAPOVA made a happy return to the Australian Open. The Russian star, banned from tennis for 15 months after testing positive for a banned substance on her last visit to Melbourne in 2016, beat Tatjana Maria 6-1 6-4 to cruise into the second round
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number three Milos Raonic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open first round by Lukas Lacko on Tuesday, the Canadian's earliest grand slam exit since the 2011 French Open.
JO KONTA put her blueberry mishap behind her to cruise into the second round. Forgetting to buy the superfood on a shopping trip proved to be more of a problem for Konta than American opponent Madison Brengle and the Brit won 6-3 6-1 in just 66 minute
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Insurance market Lloyd's of London [SOLYD.UL], an integral part of the British business scene since the 17th century, is on track to start operations at its Brussels unit next January, its chief executive said on Monday.
RAFAEL NADAL shook off injury fears with a crushing first-round win at the Australian Open. World No1 Nadal thrashed Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1 6-1 6-1 in his first competitive action since withdrawing after one match at the ATP World Tour Finals in Novem
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A ruthless Rafa Nadal preserved his creaky knees for tougher tests down the road by routing Dominican journeyman Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1 6-1 6-1 to sail into the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.
VENUS WILLIAMS was the biggest name to fall as the Australian Open served up some early shocks. No 5 seed Williams lost 6-3 7-5 to in-form Belinda Bencic and was one of THREE semi-finalist from the women’s singles of the last Grand Slam, in New Yor