Daniil Medvedev hits a return shot against Stefanos Tsitsipas (unseen) during their Australian Open semi-final match in Melbourne on Friday. Agence France-Presse
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.
Nick Kyrgios has hit back at criticism from Novak Djokovic, describing the world number one as ‘a very strange cat’ after the Serb said he had little respect for the Australian off court. Kyrgios has waged a running battle with Djokovic, sparked
Djokovic, the world number one, had raised the alarm over an abdominal injury after his five-set battle with Taylor Fritz, but he showed few outward signs in his 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win.
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.
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'You are the much needed hope for all the women in sports. I'm super proud of you for all your achievements in your journey. You're an inspiration for many, keep going strong,' tweets Shoaib Malik.
The hard-hitting Belarusian collapsed to the court in tears after winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 against Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in a high-quality 2hr 28min arm-wrestle on Rod Laver Arena.