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Shivering Maria Sharapova sails into second round – Times of India


Times of India

Shivering Maria Sharapova sails into second round
Times of India
MELBOURNE: Former world number one Maria Sharapova on Tuesday sailed serenely into the second round of her first Australian Open since returning from a 15-month doping ban, sealing victory with an ace. The unseeded Russian beat Germany's Tatjana Maria
Australian Open 2018: Maria Sharapova beats Tatjana Maria to reach second roundBBC Sport
Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber win Australian Open first round matchesSkySports
Russian tennis chief: 'Sharapova able to fight for Australian Open title'Tennis World

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Djokovic urges prize money hike as breakaway threat looms – The Straits Times


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Djokovic urges prize money hike as breakaway threat looms
The Straits Times
MELBOURNE • Novak Djokovic, the first player to pass US$100 million (S$132.2 million) in prize money, sent a shiver through the Australian Open on an overcast day one when it was suggested he is fomenting a players’ pay revolt that could split the game
Dark secret sours the Australian OpenNEWS.com.au
Djokovic in action on day of returns in MelbourneTimes of India
Novak Djokovic calls for a players’ union to demand greater prize moneyBBC Sport
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Novak Djokovic calls for a players’ union to demand greater prize money – BBC Sport


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Novak Djokovic calls for a players’ union to demand greater prize money
BBC Sport
… of the subtext to this is that a significant number of male players still do not believe in equal prize money. Djokovic himself said at Indian Wells in 2016 that men currently deserve higher prize money because “the stats are showing we have much
Australian Open prizemoney could double as Novak Djokovic urges push for more moneyHerald Sun
Novak Djokovic has earned £82m in his glittering career but stuns fellow pros by claiming they deserve more money …Daily Mail

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Australian Open 2018: Coco Vandeweghe and Sloane Stephens out in first round – BBC Sport


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Australian Open 2018: Coco Vandeweghe and Sloane Stephens out in first round
BBC Sport
Tenth seed Coco Vandeweghe voiced her frustration over a lack of bananas as she was lost to Timea Babos in the Australian Open first round. “I’m waiting for the bananas,” the American told chair umpire Fergus Murphy after the first set when asked why
Tennis: CoCo in hot water after going bananas at OpenTimes of India
Coco Vandeweghe provided the ugly headlines in a day to forget for the USANEWS.com.au

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Belinda Bencic shocks Venus Williams in Australian Open first round – SkySports


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Belinda Bencic shocks Venus Williams in Australian Open first round
SkySports
Venus Williams’ bid to win a first Australian Open title was ended by unseeded Swiss Belinda Bencic on an eventful opening day in the women’s draw in Melbourne. The 37-year-old American, who lost to sister Serena in the final last year, enjoyed great
Williams, Stephens crash out in round 1The Straits Times
Australian Open 2018: Venus Williams knocked out by Belinda BencicBBC Sport
Tennis: Venus leads seeds tumbling out of OpenTimes of India
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Nick Kyrgios staying focused ahead of Australian Open – SkySports


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Nick Kyrgios staying focused ahead of Australian Open
SkySports
Nick Kyrgios says he has had enough of such a “rollercoaster” ride and would rather “keep it even-keeled” on the tennis court as he prepares for the Australian Open. Kyrgios is a polarising figure in Australian sport – his superb tennis skills are
Australian Open 2018, day one at Melbourne ParkNEWS.com.au
Tennis: Nervous Kyrgios collects code violation in easy winTimes of India
WATCH: Kyrgios tells fan to ‘shut the f*** up’, destroys umpireSporting News
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