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Top-ranked Krejcikova, Siniakova win women’s doubles

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova took another major step in a partnership which began in junior ranks when they won the Australian Open women’s doubles 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 Sunday from unseeded Anna Danilina and Beatriz Haddad Maia.

The Czech pair claimed their first Australian Open title to go with one Wimbledon and two French Open titles to move a step closer to a career . . .

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Australian Open Lookahead: Women’s semis set for Thursday

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY

It’s women’s semifinal day at Melbourne Park with two Americans featured. Madison Keys takes on top-ranked Ash Barty and Danielle Collins will play 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek. The winners will meet in a Saturday night championship match.

Barty is attempting to become the first Australian woman in 44 years to win the Australian singles title. The reigning Wimbledon and 2019 French Open champion holds a 2-1 career edge . . .

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Djokovic loses to Zverev at Olympics, ending Golden Slam bid

TOKYO (AP) — There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 Friday in the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics.

Djokovic was attempting to become the first man to win all four Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic gold in the same year. He won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon this year and needed the . . .

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Osaka returns to spotlight on red carpet at The ESPYS

Naomi Osaka returned to the spotlight for the first time since withdrawing from the French Open in May and skipping Wimbledon, posing on the red carpet at The ESPYS on Saturday night.

The world’s highest-paid female athlete faced a slew of photographers in New York, with one being heard urging her, “Nice smile” as cameras clicked furiously. Osaka offered a faint closed-mouth smile in response.

Osaka won trophies as the best athlete in women’s sports and best women’s tennis player at the annual show honoring the year’s top athletes and sports moments. It was moved from Los Angeles to New York for an . . .

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Analysis: If Ash Barty keeps learning, she’ll keep winning

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Ash Barty still considers herself a work in progress. Even though she is ranked No. 1 and already owns two Grand Slam titles?

Even after earning a championship on Wimbledon’s grass Saturday to go with her breakthrough triumph on the French Open’s clay two years ago?

Yes, which is precisely why she is bound to keep adding to her accolades, keep collecting those trophies.

Spend any amount of time listening to Barty speak about herself and her tennis and two things resonate again and again: She often refers to “we” or “our” instead of “I” or “my” — making sure to include her team of . . .

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Osaka says Djokovic, Michelle Obama, others reached out

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka says former first lady Michelle Obama and sports stars Novak Djokovic, Michael Phelps and Stephen Curry were among those who reached out to offer support after she withdrew from the French Open to take a mental health break.

In an essay in Time magazine’s Olympic preview issue, on sale Friday, Osaka — a four-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player — wrote that she hopes “we can enact measures to protect athletes, especially . . .

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