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An Australian Open Final With Tennis and Debate on the Ukraine War

Nearly a year after Russia invaded Ukraine, a Russian-turned-Kazakh will play a Belarusian in the finals, which is sure to stir the debate over whether athletes from those countries should participate in...

In Tennis, the ‘Nepo Babies’ Are Everywhere

The names of a lot of the young pros on the tennis tour have a familiar ring to them. It’s about more than good genes.MELBOURNE, Australia — Stefanos Tsitsipas often sees something...

Mikaela Shiffrin Breaks Lindsey Vonn’s Record for World Cup Wins

Shiffrin passed Vonn by winning her 83rd World Cup race, the most by a female skier. She now needs just four more wins to break Ingemar Stenmark’s career record of 86.For Mikaela...

An All-American Australian Open Quarterfinal: Ben Shelton vs. Tommy Paul

Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul are playing for a spot in the Australian Open semifinals. The United States has waited a long time for something like this.MELBOURNE, Australia — Maybe one day,...

Jessica Pegula Flies Under the Radar at the Australian Open

Jessica Pegula leads a cohort of players into the quarterfinals that few outside the locker room were paying attention to before the tournament. In this intensely mental sport, that was a good...

At the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic Wins But Andy Murray Loses

The aging stars were both playing hurt at the Australian Open. Only Djokovic managed to move on, beating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.MELBOURNE, Australia — It was a little after 7 p.m....

Frances Tiafoe’s Life Goes Technicolor

A thunderous run to the semifinals at the 2022 U.S. Open changed Tiafoe’s life. Now the rising American tennis star wants more.MELBOURNE, Australia — Let’s start with the outfit, that abstract-art-meets-silk-summer-pajamas-meets-Nike-tennis get-up...

A Decade After U.S.T.A. Sidelined Her, Taylor Townsend Is Moving On

When Townsend was the world’s top junior player, the leaders of tennis in the United States told her to hit the gym. A decade later, she’s determined to play the best tennis...

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