Tennis

Isner chopped down by Ebden in American wipeout

John Isner was toppled by Australian Matthew Ebden to continue the American misery on the opening day of the Australian Open on Monday. The 16th seed, playing in his 100th Grand Slam match, bowed out 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in just over two hours on Margaret Court Arena. It was Isner's first defeat Source link

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US Open champ Stephens crashes out at first hurdle

US Open champion Sloane Stephens was the first big name casualty of the Australian Open on Monday, crashing out 2-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 to Zhang Shuai in an error-strewn performance. The American extended her sorry losing streak since winning at Flushing Meadows in September to seven matches against the Source link

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