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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic says upbringing gave him hunger for success

Novak Djokovic says queuing for bread in difficult times in Serbia gave him the inner steel needed to fight back to win an eighth Australian Open crown.

Djokovic was struggling physically and mentally before he recovered to beat Austria’s Dominic Thiem in five sets.

“I came from literally nothing and difficult life circumstances together with my family and with my people,” he said after his record-extending title……………….Read More

Australian Open: Coco Gauff beats Venus Williams again to advance

American 15-year-old Coco Gauff proved last year’s victory over Venus Williams was no fluke when she beat the seven-time Grand Slam champion once again to reach the Australian Open second round.

Gauff announced her arrival last July with victory over her “idol” Williams, 39, in the Wimbledon first round………………..Read More

Serena Williams ends drought, wins first title since she had her daughter

The drought is over. Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought Sunday, winning the ASB Classic. It was Williams’ first win since she had her daughter, Olympia, in 2017.

The 38-year-old Williams defeated Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4. Pegula, 25, pushed Williams early, but Williams got stronger as the match went on. It was Williams’ first win since the Australian Open in January 2017…………….Read More

Caroline Wozniacki, 29, to retire after 2020 Australian Open, closing her ‘first chapter’

Caroline Wozniacki, a former No. 1-ranked tennis player, announced she will retire from the sport after the 2020 Australian Open. The 29-year-old is currently ranked No. 37 in the world and has 30 career singles titles since turning pro in 2005……………….Read More