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Naomi Osaka pictured at the Australian Open in February 2021
Naomi Osaka insists tennis is not life or death
Naomi Osaka will take on Jennifer Brady in the final in Melbourne on Saturday.
Feb 19, 15:50
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Thursday's sporting social: Serena Williams declares love for fans after Australian Open exit
The best of the day's social media posts from the sporting world.
Feb 18, 19:04
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Australian Open roundup: Serena Williams bows out in semi-finals
The story of the 11th day of action Down Under.
Feb 18, 12:25
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Serena Williams tearful after loss to Naomi Osaka at Australian Open
Serena Williams had once again came up short in her 10th attempt to move level with Margaret Court's haul of 24 major titles.
Feb 18, 08:20
Naomi Osaka pictured at the Australian Open in February 2021
Result: Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams to secure spot in Australian Open final
It was another setback for 39-year-old Serena Williams.
Feb 18, 08:19
Novak Djokovic celebrates at the Australian Open on February 14, 2021
Australian Open roundup: Williams and Djokovic advance to final four
The story of the ninth day of action from Melbourne Park.
Feb 16, 17:26
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Serena Williams excited for semi-final with "cool cat" Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams produced a strong display to beat Simona Halep 6-3 6-3 in the quarter-finals in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Feb 16, 12:50
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Serena Williams sets up Australian Open semi-final tie with Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams claimed a 6-3 6-3 victory to reach her 40th grand slam semi-final.
Feb 16, 10:17
Andy Murray reacts after losing against Stan Wawrinka at the French Open on September 27, 2020
Tim Henman: 'Andy Murray is heading in the right direction'
Andy Murray played his first tournament since October at the second-tier Challenger level last week.
Feb 15, 18:56
Jessica Pegula pictured at the Australian Open on February 15, 2021
Australian Open roundup: Nadal, Pegula and Barty all make the quarters
The story of the latest round of action at Melbourne Park.
Feb 15, 13:25
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova on January 28, 2020
Ashleigh Barty joins Jessica Pegula in Australian Open quarter-finals
Jessica Pegula will face Jennifer Brady in the last eight, with Ashleigh Barty taking on Karolina Muchova.
Feb 15, 11:45
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Australian Open roundup: Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka progress to quarter-finals
Serena Williams defeated Aryna Sabalenka while Naomi Osaka saved match points against Garbine Muguruza.
Feb 14, 08:40
Rafael Nadal in action at the Australian Open in February 2021
Australian Open roundup: British singles hopes ended by ruthless Rafael Nadal
The story of the sixth day of play at Melbourne Park.
Feb 13, 14:38
Novak Djokovic pictured at the ATP Cup in February 2021
Australian Open day five: Djokovic's participation in doubt as Aslan advances
The best of the action from a memorable day in Melbourne.
Feb 12, 15:19
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Serena Williams prepared for "a rough few days" following new restrictions
Serena Williams went on to win her 90th match at the Australian Open against Potapova.
Feb 12, 08:47
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Australian Open to continue without fans due to Melbourne lockdown
The tournament had been played in front of a reduced capacity for the opening five days.
Feb 12, 08:44
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Australian Open roundup: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams progress to third round
Petra Kvitova and Stan Wawrinka were among the casualties.
Feb 10, 14:51
Serena Williams pictured at the US Open on September 6, 2020
Australian Open roundup: Serena Williams progresses in Melbourne
Serena Williams has only lost five games in her first two matches at Melbourne Park.
Feb 10, 08:14
Tom Brady celebrates winning the Super Bowl on February 7, 2021
Monday's sporting social: Tom Brady plaudits and dancing Roy Keane
Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl title as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw off the Kansas City Chiefs.
Feb 8, 18:52
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Australian Open day one: Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic cruise through
Tenth seed Gael Monfils was the biggest casualty of the day.
Feb 8, 15:16
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Tennis roundup: Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka dominate in Australian Open
Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka dropped just five games between them in the first round at Melbourne Park.
Feb 8, 08:51
Serena Williams pictured at the French Open on September 28, 2020
Serena Williams "super confident" about Australian Open despite injury
Serena Williams withdrew from the Yarra Valley Classic on Friday citing the injury.
Feb 6, 09:15
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Francesca Jones aspiring to be the Beyonce of tennis
Francesca Jones will make her grand slam debut against Shelby Rogers in Melbourne.
Feb 5, 22:52
Serena Williams pictured at the French Open on September 28, 2020
Serena Williams withdraws from Yarra Valley Classic due to shoulder problem
Serena Williams had been due to face Ashleigh Barty in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Feb 5, 09:12
Dan Evans pictured in September 2020
Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie paired together in Australian Open
Preparations for the year's first grand slam are back on track after the 507 people retested for coronavirus all returned negative results.
Feb 5, 08:21
Serena Williams pictured at the French Open on September 28, 2020
Tennis roundup: Serena Williams breezes into Yarra Valley Classic quarter-finals
Serena Williams will face fellow American Danielle Collins in the last eight.
Feb 3, 13:08
Rafael Nadal reacts after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals on November 19, 2020
Five talking talking points ahead of this year's Australian Open
The PA news agency looks at five of the pressing issues ahead of the event at Melbourne Park.
Feb 3, 08:11
Serena Williams pictured at the French Open on September 28, 2020
Serena Williams grateful for Australian Open delay due to fitness concerns
Serena Williams defeated Daria Gavrilova 6-1 6-4 at the Yarra Valley Classic after recovering from an Achilles injury.
Feb 1, 10:10
Ashleigh Barty in action at Wimbledon on July 8, 2019
World number one Ashleigh Barty returns ahead of Australian Open
Ashleigh Barty, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams all took part in an exhibition event at Memorial Drive.
Jan 29, 17:54
West Ham United forward Michail Antonio celebrates scoring against Burnley on January 16, 2021
Saturday's sporting social: Root's masterclass and Antonio's celebration
Serena Williams was in selfie mode and Gerwyn Price showed off his football skills.
Jan 16, 18:32
Mo Farah celebrates at the 2016 Rio Olympics
Thursday's sporting social: Sir Mo Farah passes the baton and birthdays galore
Serena Williams and her daughter went full superhero at the beach.
Oct 22, 20:03
Rafael Nadal celebrates progressing in the French Open on September 30, 2020
French Open day four: Serena Williams withdraws as Rafael Nadal breezes through
The 23-time grand slam champion came into the tournament nursing an Achilles injury.
Sep 30, 21:56
Serena Williams pictured at the French Open on September 28, 2020
French Open day two: Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal progress as more Brits fall
Serena Williams is chasing a record-equalling 24th grand slam.
Sep 29, 07:04
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the French Open on June 9, 2019
Five talking points ahead of the 2020 French Open
Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are both looking to make history in Paris.
Sep 26, 15:25
Serena Williams pictured at the US Open on September 6, 2020
Serena Williams confident of making her mark at French Open
Serena Williams, who turned 39 on Saturday, picked up an Achilles injury during her semi-final defeat at the US Open.
Sep 26, 13:00
Naomi Osaka celebrates with the US Open trophy on September 13, 2020
Naomi Osaka hoping to keep Kobe Bryant legacy alive after US Open win
Naomi Osaka recovered from a set down to defeat Victoria Azarenka.
Sep 13, 09:19
Naomi Osaka celebrates reaching the US Open final on September 11, 2020
US Open day 11: Victoria Azarenka to face Naomi Osaka in final
The story of the 11th day of action at Flushing Meadows.
Sep 11, 07:50
Victoria Azarenka celebrates reaching the US Open final on September 11, 2020
Result: Victoria Azarenka ends Serena Williams's bid for record-equalling Grand Slam
Victoria Azarenka recovered from a one-sided first set to end Serena Williams's hopes of another grand slam title.
Sep 11, 07:21
Naomi Osaka celebrates reaching the US Open final on September 11, 2020
Result: Naomi Osaka sets up Victoria Azarenka showdown in US Open final
Victoria Azarenka will take on Naomi Osaka in the final in New York.
Sep 11, 07:19
Serena Williams pictured at the US Open on September 6, 2020
US Open roundup: Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem reach semis in New York
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka awaits the American in the semi-finals.
Sep 10, 09:01

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina29171662
United StatesUnited States22251764
JapanJapan1761033
AustraliaAustralia1441533
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia12211750
Great BritainGreat Britain11121235
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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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