Stories by John Pye

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Phelps wins individual gold; Ledecky breaks record

GOLD COAST, Australia - The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when U.S. teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another ...
By John Pye

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Phelps returns to top of podium in relay win

GOLD COAST, Australia - Michael Phelps helped the United States win the 4x200-meter relay Friday at the Pan Pacific championships.
By John Pye

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Wawrinka captures Australian Open

Stan Wawrinka held off an injured Rafael Nadal to win his first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory Sunday in the Australian Open final.
By John Pye

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Li Na wins Australian Open

Li Na made it third time lucky in the Australian Open final, beating Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (3), 6-0 on Saturday to become the oldest woman to clinch the title here in the Open era.
By John Pye

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Nadal cruises into Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal completed his 23rd win in 33 head-to-heads against Roger Federer, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 in 2 hours and 24 minutes in the Australian Open semifinals.
By John Pye

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Na advances to final at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Li Na reached the Australian Open final for the third time in four years with a 6-2, 6-4 win over 19-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.
By John Pye

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Radwanska ends Azarenka's run

MELBOURNE, Australia - Victoria Azarenka's 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended in an upset quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska, continuing the flow of stars tumbling out of ...
By John Pye

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Sharapova advances, but struggles to close Cornet

Maria Sharapova advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open, but struggled to close out Alize Cornet down the stretch.
By John Pye

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Williams sets Australian Open match victory record

MELBOURNE, Australia - Five-time champion Serena Williams has now won more matches at the Australian Open than any other woman, notching career win No. 61 today as she advanced to the fourth round.
By John Pye

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Sharapova survives scorcher Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia - Maria Sharapova overcame the searing heat and an intense challenge from Karin Knapp to advance to the third round of the Australian Open.
By John Pye

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

Williams ties Australian Open record

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams matched one of Margaret Court's records at the Australian Open on Wednesday as she advanced to the third round with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Vesna Dolonc.
By John Pye

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

Venus knocked out in first round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Venus Williams lost in the first round at the Australian Open for only the second time, with her serve and concentration letting her down when it counted most in a 2-6, 6-4, ...
By John Pye

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Coaching changes add twist to first Grand Slam event

Andy Murray is curious to see how several new star coaches change the game for his main rivals.
By John Pye

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

Federer realizes dream of warm-up with idol Laver

On Wednesday, Roger Federer realized a longtime dream when he warmed up for a charity exhibition by hitting a few balls with his Aussie idol, Rod Laver.
By John Pye

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Serena Williams wins Brisbane title

Top-ranked Williams carried her winning momentum into 2014, beating No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to defend her title at the Brisbane International and set the tone for the ...
By John Pye

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Djokovic captures third Australian Open title in a row

Novak Djokovic completed his work before midnight, defeating Andy Murray in four sets for his third consecutive Australian Open title and fourth overall.
By John Pye

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Azarenka wins Australian Open again

Victoria Azarenka won her second consecutive Australian Open title, beating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a dramatic final that contained a break for fireworks, two medical timeouts and a nasty fall to ...
By John Pye

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

Murray outlasts Federer to reach final

Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 in a four-hour Australian Open semifinal on Friday night.
By John Pye

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Defending champ ousts American teen

Defending champion Victoria Azarenka has advanced to the Australian Open final with a 6-1, 6-4 win over 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens.
By John Pye

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

Li takes out Sharapova

China's Li Na has overpowered second-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the Australian Open final and a chance for her second Grand Slam title.
By John Pye

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