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Switzerland's Roger Federer waves to fans as he holds his Australian Open trophy at Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Federer defeated Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's final at the Australian Open tennis championships on Sunday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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  • Switzerland's Roger Federer waves to fans as he holds his Australian Open trophy at Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Federer defeated Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's final at the Australian Open tennis championships on Sunday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    More life yet in Federer’s dancing feet after major No. 18

    Roger Federer needed his exhausted legs for one last big effort Sunday night — going out dancing to celebrate his remarkable 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. And after seeing the sun rise over Melbourne, then celebrating some more with his children as they woke up in his family’s hotel suite, the man […]
  • United States' Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Serena, Venus say all-Williams Aussie final is a win-win

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When a euphoric Venus Williams picked up the pace of her celebratory pirouette and the crowd responded with thunderous applause, Serena Williams waited quietly in the adjacent corridor for the buzz to subside. She was thrilled that her older sister beat CoCo Vandeweghe and was returning to a Grand Slam final […]
  • Switzerland's Roger Federer, left, is congratulated by Germany's Mischa Zverev during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Federer, Williams sisters _ 30s in vogue in Australian semis

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer certainly knows what to expect in his Australian Open semifinal. And so does his opponent Stan Wawrinka. There’ll be no secrets in the all-Swiss showdown for a place in Sunday’s final. “I think him and Rafa (Nadal) best know my game. I’ve played him so much. Stan and I […]
  • United States' Serena Williams celebrates her win over Britain's Johanna Konta during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    The Latest: 36, 35, 34 _ Serena says 30s is the new 10

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Serena Williams’ progress to the Australian Open semifinals means players aged 36 (her sister, Venus Williams), 35 and 34 (her opponent Mirjana Lucic-Baroni) will play off for two places in the final. Serena Williams says “30s is the […]
  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS JAN. 14-15 - FILE  - In this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 file photo, Serena Williams, of the United States, reaches for a return against Daria Gavrilova, of Australia, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Serena Williams left Australia last year as a beaten finalist, missing her chance to equal Steffi Graf's record for most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era. Williams matched Graf's 22 by winning Wimbledon, and the six-time Australian Open champion returns to Melbourne Park aiming to secure the modern mark outright. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Worth a mention: Williams aiming for record 23rd major title

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams definitely doesn’t want to talk about the No. 23. She doesn’t really want to think about planning a wedding, either, while she’s pursuing a Grand Slam record. Newly engaged Williams brushed off concerns about the 88 unforced errors she had in a loss in New Zealand last week in […]
  • FILE - In this July 8, 2016, file photo, Roger Federer of Switzerland returns to Milos Raonic of Canada during their men's semifinal singles match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Federer will return to competitive tennis at the Hopman Cup tournament in Perth, Australia, starting on Jan. 1, 2017.  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

    Roger Federer says he hopes to play ‘2 to 3 more years’

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his “mindset is for the long term” in assessing his tennis future. Federer, who has not played since re-injuring his surgically repaired left knee at Wimbledon in July, will make his tournament return in […]