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Roger Federer relaxed into the chair, his arms folded across his chest in a casual, confident way, and just savored a vintage Australian Open performance.

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Svetlana Kuznetsova has a different look than most tennis players. And it’s not just all the tattoos.

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A look at the Australian Open on Wednesday:

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One could never accuse Venus Williams of being sensitive about her age. Not the way she keeps making self-deprecating jokes about it at the Australian Open.

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The Latest from the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):

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Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova will lead defending champion Czech Republic against Spain in the first round of Fed Cup.

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The stark reality of an Australian Open third round without Novak Djokovic — for the first time in 11 years — hits home on Saturday when the remaining players in his half of the draw, Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic among them, attempt to advance to the second week of the tournament.

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Doug Adler apologized, saying he “simply and inadvertently chose the wrong word to describe her play” during an Australian Open match, but was pulled from future ESPN broadcasts.

A TV commentator has been dropped from coverage of the Australian Open and has apologized for how he spoke about Venus Williams’ play in the second round, saying he was describing her aggressive style as “guerrilla” tactics and not comparing her with a “gorilla.”

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A TV commentator has apologized for how he spoke about Venus Williams’ play at the Australian Open, saying he was describing her aggressive style as “guerrilla” tactics and not comparing her to a “gorilla.”

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It started badly for Novak Djokovic, who needed 24 serves, six break-point saves and 15 minutes just to hold his first game in the second round.

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The last time Mirjana Lucic-Baroni won a match at the Australian Open, Bill Clinton was in the White House.

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A look at the Australian Open on Thursday:

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Denis Istomin, an Uzbek wild card ranked 117th in the world, outlasts the Djoker in five sets and almost five hours.

The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):

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When Denis Istomin walked off court after upsetting Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open — without a doubt the biggest win of his career — his mother had just two words for him: “Good job.”

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One big question ahead of the start of the third round Friday at the Australian Open is the state of Andy Murray’s injured right ankle. And nearly as important, how Roger Federer will perform in his first major test — against Tomas Berdych — since returning from a six-month injury layoff.

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Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the doubles at the Australian Open with an abdominal injury, a day after his five-set loss to Andreas Seppi in the singles.

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Johanna Konta, who made a spirited run to the semifinals at last year’s Australian Open, will attempt to advance to the third round when she kicks off Day 4 action at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday.

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It's yet another meltdown for the Aussie.

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