21 January 2019 • 11:10am Who will fill the void in British tennis when Murray quits? Williams edges Halep in epic Auto update On Off 11:10AM Djokovic 6-4, 1-0 Medvedev* (*next server) Love hold for Djokovic. Medvedev needs to be careful this doesn't run away from him. 11:08AM Djokovic* 6-4 Medvedev (*next server) - First set Djokovic Medvedev looks like he'll complete the mini-comeback by levelling at 5-5 when he gets to 40-15. But there's no-one better at rescuring these sort of situations than Djokovic. He toughs out two long rallies for deuce, and a Medvedev double fault presents him with a set point. Can he take it? Indeed he can. Medvedev is lured to the net and loops up a volley that Djokovic can gratefully stride forward and flick away for an easy winner. Djokovic takes the first set after 39 minutes. 11:02AM Djokovic 5-4 Medvedev* (*next server) - Medvedev breaks back … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev, Australian Open 2019: live score and latest updates
Serena Williams edged out world No.1 Simona Halep to reach the last eight at the Australian Open. Williams was the favourite going into the encounter at Rod Laver Arena having beaten Halep in eight of their previous nine encounters. Williams took the opening set but Halep bounced back in the second to force a decider. Williams saved three break points, broke Halep in the following game and served out a 6-1 4-6 6-4 victory to set up a last-eight meeting with Karolina Pliskova and remain on course for a 24th grand slam crown. Speaking after the match, Williams said: "It was a really intense match, some incredible points. "I love playing tennis, I love this court and it's really cool to be back out here playing. "I really needed to elevate my game and there's a reason why. She's a great player. "I had to just play a little bit like I knew I could and I did, and I think hopefully that was the difference. "I'm such a fighter, I never give up. There's definitely something that's innate." … [Read more...] about Serena Williams reaches Australian Open quarter-final
21 Jan From the section Tennis Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/46943740 Read more about sharing. Australian Open 2019Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 JanuaryCoverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online.Dan Evans disputes fellow Briton Jamie Murray's view that doubles players are not celebrated enough, saying they are "people who didn't make it at singles".Six-time Grand Slam winner Murray, 32, said on Friday doubles success deserved more credit from British tennis. "To think we should celebrate this so the kids growing up look up to this as a huge achievement is completely wrong," Evans told the Daily Mail. "Kids want to be in the second round of main draw … [Read more...] about Australian Open 2019: Dan Evans disagrees with Jamie Murray over doubles
Serena Williams stayed on course for a 24th grand slam singles title at the Australian Open with victory over world No. 1 Simona Halep in a tremendous battle on Rod Laver Arena. Halep was in the unusual position of going into the match as the top seed but also the underdog against a player she had beaten just once in nine previous encounters. Halep, who beat Venus Williams in the previous round, dug in superbly after losing a one-sided opening set to force a decider, and might well have come out on top had she broken for 4-2. But Williams saved three break points, broke Halep in the following game and served out a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory to set up a last-eight meeting with Pliskova. Report via PA 10:10AM Serena speaks Really intense match, some amazing points. I love playing tennis, love this court, it's really cool to be back out playing on this court. I really need to elevate my game. She's he No. 1 player in the world and there's a reason why. She elevates her … [Read more...] about Serena Williams through to Australian Open 2019 after edging epic contest Simona Halep
After Andy Murray had tearfully laid bare the extent of his physical struggles, British tennis badly needed a shot in the arm at the Australian Open. Instead - despite the small consolation of Johanna Konta and Dan Evans’ gallant exits - the Brits fired a collective blank, with none reaching the third round of the singles events for the first time in more than a decade. For years, life after Murray has been a prospect too ghastly to contemplate, and as it hoves into view, there is a question facing British tennis that lingers like a heavily-sliced backhand: what on earth happens now? In the longer term - as revealed by The Telegraph last week - the Lawn Tennis Association is planning to enlist Murray’s help to revolutionise the development of young players. Many supporters will be primarily concerned with the short term, however, and wondering whether British tennis will soon be hurtling back to the pre-Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski wilderness. Starting … [Read more...] about With Andy Murray expected to retire, who will fill the void in British tennis?