Stories 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

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Nadal wins opener in straight sets

MELBOURNE, Australia - If Rafael Nadal needed reminding of how long it has been since he won the Australian Open, he only needed to look at the "09" on his left shoe.
By John Pye

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Australia shaken by death of cricket player

BRISBANE, Australia — Tragedy brings reflection, and the death of Phillip Hughes from a short-pitched ball during a cricket match in Sydney makes the following example strikingly strident.
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

Thursday, Jan. 23, 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

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 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
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