Stories by John Pye

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bolt's health a big focus at Rio

With so much focus on Usain Bolt's injured hamstring and the Russian team's ban amid charges of systematic doping, it's easy to lose track of who could be making the headlines at the Olympics in ...
By John Pye

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Djokovic wins 6th Australian title, Murray loses 5th final

MELBOURNE, Australia - In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love.
By John Pye

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Kerber wins Australian Open in stunner

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams put up both hands after sending a forehand long and high over the baseline in the first set. She wanted nothing to do with yet another unforced error in her ...
By John Pye

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Murray reaches final amid hectic times

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray has now given himself a chance of becoming a champion first following his five-set win over Milos Raonic on Friday to reach the final for the fifth time.
By John Pye

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Tennis scandal has changed Australian Open environment

As the Australian Open comes to close, the suspicion of corruption lingers but the focus has returned to the tennis court.
By John Pye

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Williams cruises past Sharapova to reach semis

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams attacked Maria Sharapova's strength and it helped extend her complete domination of their rivalry.
By John Pye

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Djokovic survives scare to reach quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic was looking everywhere for answers, even in the crowd.
By John Pye

Serena, Sharapova win to set up rematch

Six-time and defending champion Serena Williams is through to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park after a 6-2, 6-1 win over Russian Margarita Gasparyan on Rod Laver Arena in 55 minutes.
By John Pye

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Federer earns his record 300th Grand Slam singles victory

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 Grand Slam singles matches when he beat Grigor Dimitrov, a player formerly dubbed "baby Fed" for the likeness of their styles.
By John Pye

Hewitt gives it his all in his final singles match

MELBOURNE, Australia - There's a reason why Lleyton Hewitt could keep tennis fans awake until after 4 in the morning, even when he was playing at home, years after winning Grand Slam titles in ...
By John Pye

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Kyrgios taking heat for remarks in Montreal

BRISBANE, Australia - A month after Nick Kyrgios, 20, faced criticism from some of Australia's sporting greats for his racket-smashing, profanity-laced run at Wimbledon, he was back at the center ...
By John Pye

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Djokovic is thriving as a family man

MELBOURNE, Australia - This was one occasion where Novak Djokovic couldn't really empathize with Andy Murray, his long-time friend.
By John Pye

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Serena dominates Sharapova again

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova on ...
By John Pye

Serena Williams takes Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a ...
By John Pye

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Djokovic, Murray to square off in final

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.
By John Pye

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Serena to meet Sharapova for title

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams is on the verge of a 19th major title after beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Thursday and setting up an Australian Open final against ...
By John Pye

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Murray to meet teen in quarterfinals

Andy Murray will take the court against Nick Kyrgios, 19, in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
By John Pye

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Djokovic has plenty of reasons to celebrate

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic fine-tuned his voice and his game at the Australian Open on Saturday, advancing to the fourth round with a straight-sets win over Fernando Verdasco.
By John Pye

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Federer stunned in Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won't be featuring in the Australian Open semifinals after his upset third-round loss to Andreas Seppi on Friday.
By John Pye

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Azarenka takes out No. 8 seed Wozniacki

MELBOURNE, Australia - Unseeded and floating dangerously in the draw, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka took out No. 8-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the ...
By John Pye
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