Christopher Clarey

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Elena Rybakina Will Play Aryna Sabalenka in Australian Open Women’s Final

Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka have thunderous first serves and fast-paced groundstrokes, and are hard-wired to go for winners.MELBOURNE, Australia — It will be strength against strength and power against power in...

It’s Tommy Paul vs. Novak Djokovic in an Australian Open Semifinal

Paul, the first American man to reach an Australian Open singles semifinal since Andy Roddick in 2009, must now face Novak Djokovic.MELBOURNE, Australia — The tennis breakthroughs keep coming for Tommy Paul...

With ‘Little Steps,’ Victoria Azarenka Is Making a Deep Run

Azarenka has taken a more process-oriented approach than in the past. But the outcomes have been good, too, as she’s in an Australian Open semifinal for the first time since she won...

Ben Shelton Masters a Tricky Fifth Set at the Australian Open. Holger Rune Does Not.

Neither Shelton, 20, nor Rune, 19, had gone this deep at the Australian Open. Playing in fourth-round matches on different courts, only one advanced to the quarterfinals.MELBOURNE, Australia — Two young tennis...

Elena Rybakina Defeats Iga Swiatek in Australian Open

Swiatek could not find an answer to the power game of Rybakina, the Wimbledon champ who is seeded No. 22 in Melbourne.MELBOURNE, Australia — Down a set to Elena Rybakina, women’s No....

At the Australian Open, American Men Advance en Masse

Sebastian Korda, Ben Shelton, J.J. Wolf and Tommy Paul all made the fourth round in singles. Not since 2004 have four men from the United States gone this far in Melbourne.MELBOURNE, Australia...

Why Tennis Matches at the Australian Open Never Seem to End

Andy Murray’s second-round match at the Australian Open didn’t end until after 4 a.m. As matches more often go into the early morning hours, some players say it is harming their physical...

Andy Murray Wins Australian Open Thriller at 4 A.M.

Murray’s stirring five-set comeback against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia ended a day that also saw the men’s singles favorite Novak Djokovic win while playing with a hamstring injury.MELBOURNE, Australia — It was a night worthy of...

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