MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — John Isner’s Australian Open losing streak is over. In what can best be described as a fairly typical Isner match — the two players combined for 48 service games and zero breaks — the 19th-seeded American moved into the second round at Melbourne Park by edging Thiago Monteiro of Brazil. The match lasted nearly 3½ hours.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Alexander Zverev will donate $10,000 for every match he wins at the Australian Open to go toward the bushfire recovery effort. If he wins the Australian Open title, the seventh-seeded Zverev is promising to donate all his prize money. He is already committed to $10,000 after overcoming a frustrating buildup to the decade’s first major to win his first-round match against Marco Cecchinato 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Three-time major winner Angelique Kerber advanced through the first round in straight sets, the 2016 Australian Open champion beating Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-2, 6-2 to close the night session on Rod Laver Arena. Two-time Grand Slam titlist Svetlana Kuznetsova took the harder route on an outside court, but was content to end a long drought. Kuznetsova advanced past the first round of a Grand Slam event for the first time since 2017 after upsetting French Open runner-up and 15th-seeded Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
UNDATED (AP) — Third-ranked Kansas meets Kansas State, while number-four San Diego State takes on Wyoming in tonight’s college basketball action involving ranked teams. Number-eight Duke plays Miami, and Villanova — ranked ninth — meets number-13 Butler.
NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern’s life and career will be celebrated Tuesday at a memorial service, three weeks after the former NBA commissioner’s death. Friends, family and colleagues from around the basketball world will gather for the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall, just a couple blocks from Stern’s longtime office at NBA headquarters. Stern died Jan. 1 at 77 after suffering a brain hemorrhage on Dec. 12 and undergoing emergency surgery.