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January 16, 2019 5:14 AM Australia's Barty shines brightly as compatriots stumble

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s top-ranked player Ashleigh Barty beat Wang Yafan 6-2 6-3 in a straight-forward affair on Wednesday, propelling the home country’s leading prospect into the third round. The 15th-seeded Barty is the highest ranked local player — either man or woman — in the tournament and is known for her court craft and is an accomplished 3345 1

January 14, 2019 12:28 PM Australian Open: Retiring Andy Murray out in opening round

Britain's Andy Murray waves as he leaves the court following his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Andy Murray nearly pulled off quite a comeback before losing 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-2 to 22nd-seeded Roberto 180

January 13, 2019 10:36 PM Australian premier plans Fiji, Vanuatu visit to offset China influence

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he will visit Fiji and Vanuatu this week as part of a push to offset China’s growing influence in the South Pacific. Morrison heads to Vanuatu on Wednesday, in the first visit by an Australian prime minister to the Pacific island nation in three decades. He then will go to Fiji, returning 132

January 13, 2019 3:47 AM Experts picks: Novak Djokovic a unanimous choice, Serena Williams a slight favorite

MELBOURNE, Australia -- As the players took their turn addressing the media over the past few days at Melbourne Park, one common theme came to light: They're ready. They're pumped. They're feeling good. Bring on the Aussie Open! OK, perhaps the news of Andy Murray was a bit of a downer, but even he was out at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday cracking some groundstrokes 126

January 12, 2019 5:36 AM Tennis: Umpiring a 'strange occupation', says Kyrgios

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios has had more than his fair share of run-ins with umpires over his career and on Saturday the Australian revealed that he thought it “strange” that anyone would want to officiate on a tennis court. The maverick 23-year-old has been forced to pay out tens of thousands of dollars in fines for swearing, making obscene gestures 140

January 11, 2019 12:54 AM Andy Murray announces he plans to retire from tennis in near future

Andy Murray said Friday he plans to retire and is targeting this year's Wimbledon as the final tournament of his career -- if he can keep playing that long. "Obviously I've been struggling for a long time. I've been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now," Murray said at Melbourne Park ahead of the Australian Open. "I've pretty much done everything 139

January 9, 2019 2:48 PM Freak freeway sign fall seen in shocking video nearly dooms driver in Australia

A shocking video has emerged showing the moment a highway sign fell on an SUV in Australia. (iStock) An Australian woman narrowly avoided death when a freeway sign tumbled onto her SUV Tuesday -- a freak incident captured on video by another driver. The woman was driving on the Tullamarine freeway in Melbourne when the large metal sign came crashing 323

January 6, 2019 1:17 AM Melbourne City inflict A-League defeat on 10-man Newcastle Jets

Newcastle marquee player Ronald Vargas was sent off in controversial circumstances as Melbourne City consigned the Jets to more A-League pain at AAMI Park. The red card midway through Sunday evening's first half set the course for an action-packed 2-1 City victory, the hosts recovering after goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic's nightmare start left them trailing 86

January 4, 2019 4:31 PM Deadly snake found in couple’s bedroom air conditioner

File photo: A Sofia city zoo employee shows one-metre long baby tiger python on January 26, 2004. (REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov) When maths teacher Danny Marcok woke up yesterday, he was surprised to see a tail hanging from his split-system air conditioner. The Melbourne man and his wife “thought it was a rat’s tail sticking out” but Mr Marcok’s wife Denise 106

January 1, 2019 10:50 PM Child slips into rhino pen, touched by animal's snout

(Reuters) - A little girl entered the rhinoceros exhibit at a Florida zoo by slipping between two poles, and at least one of the massive pachyderms touched the child with its snout, officials said on Tuesday. Both the child, a toddler about 2 years old, and her mother were taken to hospitals but it was not immediately clear whether any injuries were related 98