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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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     06 Feb: New Zealand have won the doubles 6-love 6-love to complete a 3-nil rout of Singapore in their final group game at the Fed Cup in Wellington
     06 Feb: New Zealand's Fed Cup debutant has done her bit to help secure a three-nil sweep of Mongolia during their Asia/Oceania opening tie in Wellington
     05 Feb: New Zealand have crushed Mongolia 3-nil in their Federation Cup tennis tie in Wellington
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