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15 January 2019 5:49 AM Record books favour Anderson ahead of Tiafoe clash

Cape Town - South African tennis star Kevin Anderson will go into Wednesday's Australian Open second round encounter confident he can dispatch American Frances Tiafoe. Anderson, the fifth seed at the year’s first Grand Slam, opened his campaign in Melbourne on Monday with a four-set victory over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino. Tiafoe, who is ranked No 39 on the ATP Tour rankings 83

14 January 2019 12:33 PM Kvitova coasts into Australian Open Round 2

Melbourne - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova strolled into the Australian Open second round with a straight sets win over Magdelena Rybarikova of Slovakia on Monday. The Czech eighth seed struggled with her serve early in the match before finding her rhythm for a 6-3, 6-2 victory. The 28-year-old has been in strong form leading into the season-opening 82

14 January 2019 12:11 PM Cilic eases past Tomic at Australian Open

Melbourne - Last year's Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic wasted little time in reaching the second round on Monday with a 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over Australian Bernard Tomic. Sixth seed Cilic, who lost an epic final in five sets to Roger Federer a year ago, took a shade over two hours to progress on Margaret Court Arena. The former US Open champion 85

10 January 2019 11:15 AM CAR sets peace talks for January 24: AU

The African Union said Wednesday that long-awaited peace talks between the government of the Central African Republic and militia groups would take place in Khartoum this month. "Direct dialogue between the CAR government and armed groups (will) be held on January 24 in Khartoum, Sudan, under the auspices of the AU," AU envoy Moussa Nebie said on Twitter 37

07 January 2019 10:19 AM Monfils pulls out, Shapovalov beaten in Auckland

Wellington - Gael Monfils became the third big name to pull out of the ATP Tour's Auckland Classic on Monday sidelined by injury while seventh seed Denis Shapovalov was bundled out in three sets. Monfils, the eighth seed, said he was hampered by a niggling pain in the leg. His withdrawal followed the absence of top seeds Tomas Berdych and Roberto Bautista-Agut 27

06 January 2019 12:12 PM Pliskova overhauls Tsurenko to win Brisbane title

Brisbane - Karolina Pliskova used all her big match experience as she came from a set down to overhaul Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko and win the Brisbane International on Sunday. The unseeded Tsurenko looked headed for the biggest win of her career when serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set, only for Pliskova to come storming back to win 4-6,7-5, 6-2 and claim 40

06 January 2019 4:00 AM 7 binge-worthy series to keep you entertained for the three months of January

Cape Town - Showmax, DStv Now and Netflix bring us these binge-worthy new shows to kick off 2019. Brand-new series, fresh seasons of fan-favourite shows, and box sets of long-running TV classics, they’ll make the first weekend of the year go by in a flash. Things are going well: Jane's first major article is published, Sutton can see if anything happens 80

05 January 2019 6:53 PM Djokovic's conqueror Bautista Agut takes Qatar Open title

Doha -Roberto Bautista Agut followed up his shock victory over world number one Novak Djokovic by lifting the Qatar Open title on Saturday. The Spaniard ground out a hard-fought victory in three sets against the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the final. "It's been a fantastic week for me," he said immediately after his triumph 26

02 January 2019 4:11 PM Top seed Svitolina crashes out in Brisbane

Brisbane - Top seed and defending champion Elina Svitolina crashed out of the Brisbane International at the hands of Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Wednesday. In a replay of last year's final, Sasnovich reversed that result as she ousted Svitolina 6-4, 0-6, 6-3. The Belarusian displayed some breathtaking shot making in the first set before Svitolina 31

29 December 2018 9:11 AM Brits surprise Greeks at Hopman Cup

Perth - A shock singles win for the unheralded Cameron Norrie over star Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas inspired Britain to victory in the opening tie of the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Saturday. Norrie secured the biggest scalp of his career to upset the exciting Tsitsipas in the opening men's singles, but Maria Sikkari then squared the tie with a three-set 32