Articles by John Pye



Djokovic, Sharapova Slam Grand Wins

  • 28 January 08
  • The Associated Press
Novak Djokovic withstood a first-set barrage from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, then powered his way to his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open Sunday. A day earlier, Maria Sharapova capped off her dream run in this year's tournament to beat Ana Ivanovic in the women's final.

Sprint Finishes Follow Marathon Day

  • 21 January 08
  • The Associated Press
Quick results were the norm at the Australian Open on Sunday following the longest day in Grand Slam history.

Roddick Sent Packing as Russians Enter Quarters

  • 23 January 06
  • The Associated Press
Fourth-seeded Maria Sharapova went down a break in the second set before recovering to win six of the last seven games in a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Daniela Hantuchova.

Russian Ace Gets Green Light

  • 13 January 06
  • The Associated Press
Now that Maria Sharapova knows what is wrong with her sore right shoulder, she's confident she can play through the pain at next week's Australian Open.

Candidates Spar as IOC Decision Nears

  • 05 July 05
  • The Associated Press
London and Paris boosters defused a potential feud Monday, playing down an apparent breach of bidding rules by the British camp just two days before the vote to decide host of the 2012 Olympics.

Agassi and Venus Go Through at Open

  • 16 January 03
  • The Associated Press
Three-time champion Andre Agassi took the simplest path to the third round, losing just one game in his second match at this Australian Open and giving his performance an ""A.""

Haas Win Serves Up Safin Semi in Open

  • 24 January 02
  • The Associated Press
Tommy Haas' win Wednesday has brought him to face Safin in the semifinals of the Australian Open.

Safin Too Much for Pistol Pete

  • 22 January 02
  • The Associated Press
Marat Safin blasted Pete Sampras Monday and advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals.

Kafelnikov Falls, Aussie Open Left Without Top 5

  • 17 January 02
  • The Associated Press
Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Sebastien Grosjean lost Wednesday, leaving the Australian Open without its top five men midway through the second round, a first ever at a Grand Slam.

Australia Takes Control in Davis Cup

Brazilians Focused for Semifinal Matchup