Novak Djokovic returns to Jeremy Chardy during their first round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday. Associated Press
Eight-time champion Novak Djokovic was made to toil before he could advance at the Australian Open on Wednesday as Serena Williams made serene progress in her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka brutally halted Serena’s latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title as defending champion Novak Djokovic declared himself fighting fit for the Australian Open final after ending the incredible run of Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev with his ‘best match’
Naomi Osaka has won 19 consecutive matches but none of those wins came against Serena Williams. Three-time major champion Osaka will meet 23-time Grand Slam singles title winner Williams in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday.
Serena Williams took her daughter to the zoo and Novak Djokovic walked barefoot in a park as the stars of tennis emerged from a fortnight of quarantine ahead of the coronavirus-delayed Australian Open Friday. More than 1,000 players, coaches and officials
Known as "The Hitman" because of his powerful hundreds and six-hitting, Sharma took over the T20 side in November after India's dismal showing at the World Cup in Dubai and led a series sweep at home against New Zealand.
The 10 teams have officially arrived in Abu Dhabi to begin preparations, with the paddock buzzing with activity in anticipation of the 22nd and final race of the 2021 F1 season.
Grade I winner Hot Rod Charlie is among horses from 17 countries who have been invited to compete at the 18th edition of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, which gets underway on Thursday, January 13.