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    23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka have notched straight set wins to open their Australian Open campaigns

    23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka have notched straight set wins to open their Australian Open campaigns


    Williams has dispatched young Russian Anastasia Potapova 6-love 6-3, while Osaka has beaten Czech Marie Bouzkova 6-2 6-4.

    Men's 13th seed Denis Shapovalov has been upset by Hungary's Marton Fucsovics , losing in four sets.

    Novak Djokovic kicks off his defence in the men's singles against German Jan Lennard Struff tonight.



    The San Francisco 49ers are heading to the Super Bowl for the first time in seven years.

    They've beaten the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in the NFL's NFC Championship game in San Francisco.

    The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl, after they beat the Tennessee Titans 35-24 in the AFC Championship game.

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     19 Feb: Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin has become the third top-five seed to stumble out of the opening round at the latest WTA event in Dubai, losing in three sets to Elena Rybakina
     18 Feb: Kim Clijsters has made her return to tennis
     13 Feb: New Zealand tennis player Artem Sitak and his Indian partner Divij Sharan have lost their doubles quarter final at the ATP tournament in New York
     11 Feb: Finn Tearney returns to the New Zealand Davis Cup tennis team for the first time in three years next month
     09 Feb: Newstalk ZB Sport -
     07 Feb: New Zealand start as favourites to clinch a place in Asia Oceania group one of tennis' Fed Cup this afternoon
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