Sport: Tennis

It was her 1,000th career match and her 22nd singles appearance in a tournament she first played in 1999, but Williams insisted milestones were far from her mind.
Williams was beaten in straight sets and appeared a little slow on her feet, even as she played some fine shots.
The world No 12 from Limpopo who returned home recently from a two-week tour in Australia and will begin his excursion at the ABN AMRO Tournament.
'It was not easy for me to choose which way to go and what to do. I took six months off last season hoping to come back fully recovered, but unfortunately, I still felt pain.'
Murray was the architect of Britain's Davis Cup title triumph in 2015 but injury ruled him out of the trip to Marbella to face Spain, playing in their clay court comfort zone.
This means the 21-year-old Capetonian will go out first for his country at 4pm after the opening ceremony on Friday against Israeli number two, Edan Lesham.
Nadal, who was knocked out in the quarter-finals in Melbourne, has 9,760 points with Federer on 9,605.
Age-defying Roger Federer continues to defy the years and attrition rate, reaching his 30th Grand Slam decider and claiming his sixth Australian crown and 20th Grand Slam title.
The second seeded Dane also claimed the world number one ranking from Halep, exactly six years after relinquishing it at the 2012 Australian Open.
The Swiss great had an unimpeded march into Sunday's final against Marin Cilic with an abrupt-ending semi-final against South Korean young gun Chung Hyeon on Friday.
On Friday the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement South Africa said it welcomed Sports minister Thulas Nxesi’s decision.
Ruthless Roger Federer was all over the world number 58 throughout a one-sided contest under the Rod Laver Arena roof, breaking three times to win the opening set in 33 minutes.
Simona Halep said for a fleeting moment she thought "everything had gone" when facing two Kerber match points before battling past the former champion.
A wildly unpredictable match veered one way, then the other, before Simona Halep finally broke Angelique Kerber's resistance to claim victory.
Cornet could be banned from the sport as World Anti-Doping Agency rules allow for a suspension of up to two years.
Defending champion Roger Federer trailed early on, but 19th seed Tomas Berdych faltered when serving for the first set.
The defending Fed Cup champion Americans will play host to the Netherlands in a first-round tie February 10-11 on an indoor hardcourt at Asheville, North Carolina.
The world number one retired against Marin Cilic after an upper right leg problem began troubling him in the fourth set on Rod Laver Arena.
South Korean star Chung Hyeon ranked 58th in the world, will face unseeded American Tennys Sandgren for a place in the semi-finals.
Players from seven different countries will contest the boys’ singles and doubles in Tarbes, with South Africa represented by current world No 4 Alwande Sikhosana.
The Swiss second seed was too strong for the 80th-ranked Marton Fucsovics, winning 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 in just over two hours on Rod Laver Arena.
Federer, rated the favourite to win his 20th major even at the venerable age of 36, progressed to the fourth round at the Australian Open for the 16th time.
The 2016 winner from Germany and 21st seed roared past the unseeded Russian 2008 champion 6-1, 6-3 in 64 minutes to reach the last 16.
The 16-time Grand Slam champion defeated the 28th seed Dzumhur 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 and will play Argentina's Diego Schwartzman next. would like to send you push notifications.
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