Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advanced at tennis’s Australian Open as his opponent pulled out after a set. Four-time winner Roger Federer and defending champion Victoria Azarenka also won while two players and a ball-boy needed medical treatment because of soaring temperatures.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic beat Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko in straight sets yesterday as he opened his bid to become the first man to win five Australian Open titles in tennis’s professional era. Top-ranked Serena Williams also won.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams eased into the fourth round at Wimbledon as Laura Robson fought back to give Britain both a man and woman in the second week for the first time this century.
Top seed Novak Djokovic cruised through at Wimbledon as Laura Robson fought back reach the last sixteen to give Britain both a man and woman in the second week of the grass-court tennis major for the first time this century.
John Tomic, the coach and father of top-ranked Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic, was barred from men’s tour events until further notice as he faces a charge of assaulting his son’s training partner.