Australian Open champion

Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova to win Australian Open 2019

Japan’s Naomi Osaka beat Czech Petra Kvitova in a thrilling Australian Open final to win back-to-back Grand Slams and become the new world number one. The US Open winner, 21, shed tears after missing three championship points in the second set but regrouped to win 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4. The fourth seed broke for 2-1 in the decider, then served out the win. Eighth seed Kvitova, 28, was bidding for

Novak Djokovic sweeps to third Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic withstood a ferocious challenge from Roger Federer to successfully defend his Wimbledon men’s singles title – the third of his career – and claim his ninth Grand Slam trophy as a professional. The world No.1 recovered superbly from the disappointment of missing seven set points to open up a two-set lead, hitting back to beat the 17-time Grand Slam champion 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3. The top two players in the world treated

Victoria Azarenka, Simona Halep crash out from Australian Open

Polish star Agnieszka Radwanska beat the Belarussian world number two 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 in their quarter-final match at the Rod Laver Arena to reach the semi-finals of the tournament. Defending Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and Romanian number one Simona Halep have been forced out of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year following their quarter-final defeats on Wednesday. Polish star Agnieszka Radwanska beat the Belarussian world number two