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McEnroe hopes Serena can beat 'crazy aunt' Court's record

McEnroe hopes Serena can beat 'crazy aunt' Court's record

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - John McEnroe mocked Australian Margaret Court as the ‘crazy aunt’ of tennis on Monday and said he hoped Serena Williams could beat the 77-year-old’s record of winning 24 Grand Slam singles titles. Court has attracted heavy criticism for voicing her religious-based opposition to same-sex marriage. The Australian Open on Monday

Nadal rides out Kyrgios challenge to reach quarter-finals

Nadal rides out Kyrgios challenge to reach quarter-finals

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal lost his first set of the tournament but rode out a spirited challenge from wholly committed Nick Kyrgios to move into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the 12th time with a 6-3 3-6 7-6 (6) 7-6(4) victory on Monday. Kyrgios was a match for the 19-times Grand Slam champion in the second and for most of the

Nick Kyrgios goes for broke in tennis punch-up but ends on the floor | Kevin Mitchell

Nick Kyrgios goes for broke in tennis punch-up but ends on the floor | Kevin Mitchell

N ick Kyrgios invariably plays his best tennis when he generates his own drama rather than when someone else writes the script – like an army of moralists poring over his every twitch. He is dangerous when his muscles are warm and loose, and his head clear. He feeds off good vibes and suffers when railing against demons, real and perceived. What mixed

Djokovic vs Raonic FREE: Live stream, TV channel and start time for Australian Open quarter-final clash

Djokovic vs Raonic FREE: Live stream, TV channel and start time for Australian Open quarter-final clash

WE’RE down to the final eight competitors in Melbourne. The men’s singles are building to a crescendo and defending champion Novak Djokovic has made it safely through to the quarter-final stage. Novak Djokovic is the second man to 70 Aussie Open wins in the Open era after he beat Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Getty Images - Getty Currently the world No2,

Jamie Murray triumphs in Australian Open mixed doubles first round match featuring ten-minute delay over disputed umpire's call

Jamie Murray triumphs in Australian Open mixed doubles first round match featuring ten-minute delay over disputed umpire's call

J amie Murray has always been the serene one in the family, rarely resorting to the sort of curses and gesticulations that his brother Andy routinely employs. But in Melbourne on Sunday, Jamie became involved in a bizarre ten-minute row with the chair umpire over a disputed line call. The argument blew up during a first-round mixed-doubles match. Umpire

Who is Rafael Nadal’s wife Xisca Perello, when did Australian Open tennis star marry her and do they have any children?

Who is Rafael Nadal’s wife Xisca Perello, when did Australian Open tennis star marry her and do they have any children?

RAFAEL NADAL’s wife Xisca Perello has never been one to hog the media limelight. But what is Xisca’s background and what’s she said about her reluctant fame? Here is all we know on the beauty as her partner attempts to win the Australian Open for the first time since 2009. Xisca Perello supports Nadal at the Wimbledon 2019 semi-final Getty Images -

Bouchard sizzles for viral photo challenge

Bouchard sizzles for viral photo challenge

Australian Open: There were farcical scenes in the Mixed Doubles as two teams, an umpire and an official argued about a challenge call for over 10 minutes. Bouchard cheekily showed off her stunning figure as she finally gave her fans the gift they’ve been asking her for — completing the viral Dolly Parton social media challenge. Watch over 50 sports