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chung's stunning run continues into australian open semis


melbourne, australia — serving for a spot in the australian open semifinals and with the score at 40-love, hyeon chung started thinking how he might celebrate being the first korean to reach the last four of a grand slam.not so fast. he hadn't let up when upsetting no. 4 alexander zverev or six-time australian open champion novak djokovic en route to the quarterfinals, but he let his guard down for a few points against no. 97-ranked tennys sandgren.he missed four match points in the last game and had to fend off two break points, including one in a 31-shot rally dominated by slice backhands, before finally beating sandgren 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 at rod laver arena on wednesday."in last game, i think at 40-love ... if i win one more point, i make history in korea. i have to think about the cerem






the latest: chung is 1st korean to reach aussie open semis


melbourne, australia — the latest on wednesday at the australian open (all times local):3:45 p.m.hyeon chung's historic run through the australian open draw is continuing.chung beat tennys sandgren 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the quarterfinals on wednesday to become the first korean player ever to reach the semifinals of a grand slam. he finally closed out a lengthy final game by converting on his sixth match point.at 21 years old, chung is also the youngest man to reach the semifinals of a grand slam since marin cilic made it this far at the australian open in 2010.the no. 58-ranked south korean player upset no. 4-seeded alexander zverev in the third round and six-time champion novak djokovic in the fourth. he'll next face the winner of the match between roger federer and tomas berdych on wednes






hyeon chung makes more history at the australian open


hyeon chung has reached the semifinals of a grand slam event for the first time, following up his upset victory over six-time australian open champion novak djokovic in the fourth round with a 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over tennys sandgren on wednesday.in the women's draw, top-seeded simona halep of romania defeated no. 6-seeded karolina pliskova of the czech republic 6-3, 6-2, and will play in the semifinals against angelique kerber of germany, who defeated madison keys of the u.s. 6-1, 6-2.advertisementthe no. 58-ranked chung is the first korean player to reach the semifinals of a major, and the lowest-ranked man to reach the australian open semifinals since marat safin in 2004.after taking out no. 4 alexander zverev and 12-time major winner djokovic in consecutive rounds, chung could next f






the latest: south korean beats zverev at australian open


melbourne, australia — the latest on saturday at the australian open (all times local):6:50 p.m.chung hyeon is 2-0 against the zverev family this week at melbourne park.chung beat fourth-seeded alexander zverev 5-7, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the third round on rod laver arena.in the first round, chung played alexander's older brother mischa. chung advanced when mischa retired with a viral illness while trailing 6-2, 4-1.the 20-year-old alexander zverev won five tournaments last year and has been tipped as a future grand slam champion._____6:40 p.m.naomi osaka clinched her match with an ace, beating local hope ashleigh barty 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the fourth round at melbourne park.the japanese 20-year-old's win finally marked some success in the third round at a major — she was previously






no quarter a given: djokovic, thiem out; chung, sandgren in


melbourne, australia — six-time champion novak djokovic was stunned in straight sets by hyeon chung not long after tennys sandgren upset no. 5 dominic thiem at the australian open.the season-opening major often throws up unexpected results, but the back-to-back upsets monday resulted in a longshot of a quarterfinal: chung, the first korean to reach the last eight at a grand slam, vs. sandgren, the american who had never won a grand slam match or beaten a top 10 player until last week.the 58th-ranked chung relentlessly attacked djokovic — who is playing his first tournament since wimbledon because of an injured right elbow — in the 7-6 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3) fourth-round win."yeah, today's victory for my country," said chung, who ripped 47 winners, including a forehand on the slide and at full s






northwestern 77, gophers 69 - startribune.com


hyeon chung has reached the semifinals of a grand slam for the first time, following up his upset victory over six-time australian open champion novak djokovic in the fourth round with a 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 win wednesday over tennys sandgren.






the latest: djokovic into 4th round at australian open


melbourne, australia — the latest on saturday at the australian open (all times local):9:35 p.m.six-time champion novak djokovic is through to the australian open's fourth round after a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win over albert ramos-vinolas.djokovic took a medical timeout in the second set to have his back and legs massaged, but appeared to show little ill effects for the rest of the match.he has beaten the spaniard in all five career meetings, including in straight sets in the fourth round at the french open last year.he will play hyeon chung in the round of 16 following the south korean's five-set upset win over fourth-seeded alexander zverev earlier saturday._____8:50 p.m.tomas berdych has ended the australian open campaign of juan martin del potro, beating the argentinian 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in a third






even without williams, aussie open women's field still tough


melbourne, australia — with no serena williams in the draw at the australian open, there's certainly an opportunity for another women's player to go on a surprising run and emerge as a first-time grand slam champion, as sloane stephens and jelena ostapenko did last year.just don't describe the first grand slam of the year as "more open" than usual."whenever i get asked that question, it always comes across in really kind of an almost negative way instead of acknowledging how many great players we have," johanna konta, who reached the semifinals of wimbledon last year, said in her pre-tournament news conference saturday."the depth in women's tennis i really do believe in the last few years has gotten so strong," she added. "there's no straight sailing to the quarters or semis. it doesn't ex






semis slipping off snow slick highways in washington county


milwaukee — up to 10 semis have slid off a major highway in washington county as snow continues to pile up in eastern wisconsin.the state patrol tells wtmj radio that eight to 10 semis were involved a pileup along northbound highway 41, just south of where the roadway splits with highway 45.southbound lanes of highway 41 at highway 60 in washington county were also closed monday because of a multi-vehicle pileup.schools closed early monday in germantown, where a foot of snow has fallen.authorities are re-opening a slick northbound interstate 43 in eastern wisconsin where five semis and 12 other vehicles crashed earlier monday. northbound lanes in sheboygan county where closed for several hours while the vehicles were cleared.up to 10 inches of snow has fallen in parts of eastern wisconsin.






even without williams, aussie open women’s field still tough


melbourne, australia (ap) — with no serena williams in the draw at the australian open, there’s certainly an opportunity for another women’s player to go on a surprising run and emerge as a first-time grand slam champion, as sloane stephens and jelena ostapenko did last year.just don’t describe the first grand slam of the year as “more open” than usual.“whenever i get asked that question, it always comes across in really kind of an almost negative way instead of acknowledging how many great players we have,” johanna konta, who reached the semifinals of wimbledon last year, said in her pre-tournament news conference saturday.“the depth in women’s tennis i really do believe in the last few years has gotten so strong,” she added. “there’s no straight sailing to the quarters or semis. it doesn






daughter of park friend back in skorea to face investigation


seoul, south korea (ap) — a south korean woman extradited from denmark arrived in seoul on wednesday to face questions about the massive corruption scandal centered on her mother and the country’s ousted president.chung yoo-ra, a 20-year-old single mother and equestrian athlete, told reporters at incheon international airport that she knew nothing about the alleged crimes committed by her mother and former president park geun-hye, who was removed from office and arrested in march over charges including bribery and abuse of power. authorities then escorted chung to a prosecution office in seoul for questioning.“i don’t know anything that happened between my mother and the former president,” said chung, who spent the past several months in detention in denmark. “speaking for myself, i feel w






daughter of park friend back in skorea to face investigation


seoul, south korea — a south korean woman extradited from denmark arrived in seoul on wednesday to face questions about the massive corruption scandal centered on her mother and the country's ousted president.chung yoo-ra, a 20-year-old single mother and equestrian athlete, told reporters at incheon international airport that she knew nothing about the alleged crimes committed by her mother and former president park geun-hye, who was removed from office and arrested in march over charges including bribery and abuse of power. authorities then escorted chung to a prosecution office in seoul for questioning."i don't know anything that happened between my mother and the former president," said chung, who spent the past several months in detention in denmark. "speaking for myself, i feel wrongf






venus williams among prominent u.s. players ousted in first round at australian


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the latest: pliskova advances to 4th round at french open


paris — the latest from the french open (all times local):___12:30 a.m.karolina pliskova of the czech republic is through to the fourth round of the french open after swatting aside germany's carina witthoeft in straight sets.the second-seeded pliskova hit 34 winners as she raced to a 7-5, 6-1 victory in 70 minutes.pliskova will next face ekaterina alexandrova of russia.___12:15 p.m.the rain delay suited kei nishikori as he recovered to beat hyeon chung 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-6, 6-4 when their third round match resumed at the french open.the eighth-seeded nishikori was leading 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-3 when rain stopped play on saturday, but was clearly struggling with a wrist injury and had also had treatment on his back as the 21-year-old chung rallied.chung, who is ranked 67th, had never bea






stosur urges court to stop comments about same-sex marriage


paris (ap) — sam stosur says margaret court is “digging a very big hole for herself” with her comments about same-sex marriage and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.court won a record 24 grand slam singles titles in the 1960s and 1970s and is now a christian pastor. in a letter published in the west australian newspaper last week, court wrote that she would stop flying qantas “where possible” because the australian airline “has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage.”the 74-year-old court has been a critic of homosexuality for decades, and she expanded her comments in a christian radio station interview this week.“i think she’s digging a very big hole for herself at the moment. and for whatever reason, she wants to keep talking about it,” stosur said friday afte






defending champion serena williams out of australian open


melbourne, australia (ap) — defending champion serena williams has withdrawn from the australian open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.williams was pregnant with her first child when she won last year’s tournament at melbourne park, the 23rd grand slam singles title of her career.she gave birth to her daughter, alexis, in september.williams played in an exhibition tournament last week in abu dhabi and indicated after her loss to french open champion jelena ostapenko that she might not make it to melbourne.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the australian open begins jan 15.“after competing in abu dhabi i realized that although i am super close, i’m not where i personally want to be,” williams said in a statement released friday by australian op






day and spieth go in opposite directions at australian open


sydney — jason day and jordan spieth went in opposite directions friday at the australian open.day had four consecutive birdies on the back nine, including a 30-footer, for a 3-under 68 that left him a stroke out of the second-round lead. australian lucas herbert, who shot 66, is in front with a 9-under total of 133 on the australian course.first-round leader cameron davis, who shot 72 friday, is another stroke behind in third.defending champion spieth earlier failed to take advantage of ideal morning scoring conditions and had a 71 to fall further behind the leaders — eight strokes behind herbert and tied for 19th place with 10 others.spieth, who hasn't played since the presidents cup in late september, has won the australian open two out of the last three years and finished second the ot






sandgren upsets thiem; federer into 14th qf in australia


melbourne, australia — tennys sandgren had never won a grand slam match or beaten a top 10 player until last week.now he's into the australian open quarterfinals on debut after adding an upset win over no. 5-seeded dominic thiem on monday night to his earlier victory over 2014 champion stan wawrinka.the 26-year-old american, who entered the season's opening major ranked 97th, missed a match point in the fourth set but held on for a 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (7), 6-3 win over thiem."i don't know if this is a dream or not — all you guys are here, so maybe it's not," he said in an on-court tv interview. "i'm not in my underwear, so maybe it's not a dream."trying to keep riding the wave."he's only the second man in 20 years to reach the quarterfinals on debut at melbourne park.next up he could me






stosur wins all-australian final in strasbourg


strasbourg, france — sam stosur rallied past fellow australian daria gavrilova 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to win the strasbourg international on saturday and remain the top player in her country.gavrilova, who was chasing her first wta title at the french open warmup, would also have dethroned stosur as the australian no. 1 player with a win.stosur made the decisive break for a 4-2 lead in the decider after gavrilova double-faulted. the 2011 u.s. open champion served out to love to finish the nearly three-hour final.stosur has been the australian no. 1 for 450 straight weeks, since october 2008.






zverev in 5th final after beating bautista agut at bmw open


munich — alexander zverev defeated second-seeded roberto bautista agut of spain 7-5, 7-5 saturday to reach the final of the bmw open.the 20-year-old german fired nine aces to advance to his fifth atp tour final and improve on his semifinal finish at the clay-court tournament last year.zverev won in st. petersburg last year and took his second title in montpellier in february.third-seeded zverev will face chung hyeon from south korea or argentine qualifier guido pella in sunday's final.earlier saturday, chung defeated martin klizan of slovakia 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in their quarterfinal, which was suspended friday due to darkness.






edmund upsets no. 3 dimitrov, new brit in aussie open semis


melbourne, australia — there'll be a british man in the australian open semifinals for the seventh time in nine years. this time it'll be kyle edmund, not andy murray.edmund upset no. 3-ranked grigor dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on tuesday to reach the semifinals for the first time. edmund had never played in a major quarterfinal, had never won five consecutive matches at tour level, had lost both of his previous matches against dimitrov and had never beaten a top five player.he checked all those boxes on rod laver arena, setting himself up for a match against either top-ranked rafael nadal or no. 6 marin cilic for a spot in the final of the season's first grand slam.after breaking dimitrov's serve in the ninth game of the fourth set, edmund set up match point with an ace. then he had to wa






spieth sets the bar high at the australian open


jordan spieth has another tough act to follow at the australian open.spieth won the tournament in 2014 in his first appearance down under when it was played at the australian golf club in sydney. he won it again in 2016 in a playoff at royal sydney, a year after finishing tied for second with adam scott and a shot behind winner matt jones at the australian.beginning thursday at the australian, spieth will attempt to make it three australian open titles in four appearances. jason day, playing back home in australia for the first time in four years, is his major opponent.spieth won the masters and u.s. open in 2015 and day won the pga championship. both players were also within one shot of a three-man playoff in the british open that year.they are playing together in australia for the first






the latest: former no. 1 pliskova advances at aussie open


melbourne, australia — the latest on tuesday at the australian open (all times local):12:45 p.m.former no. 1-ranked karolina pliskova has advanced to the second round at the australian open, beating veronica cepede royg 6-3, 6-4 at rod laver arena.pliskova, who held the top ranking in july of last year, is among six players who could return to no. 1 depending on results at the season-opening major.she played the brisbane international two weeks ago with her new coach, thomas krupa. the defending champion lost to eventual winner elina svitolina in the semifinals._____12:20 p.m.johanna konta has continued her strong recent form at melbourne park, easily winning her first-round match and eliminating another american player.konta beat madison brengle 6-3, 6-1, the 10th loss in 11 first-round m






nadal to play kooyong exhibition ahead of australian open


melbourne, australia — top-ranked rafael nadal will make his return from injury at the kooyong classic exhibition tournament to prepare for the australian open, which begins on jan. 15.nadal joins former no. 1-ranked novak djokovic, a six-time australian open champion, in using the kooyong event to warm up for the year's first grand slam tournament.tournament director peter johnston on sunday said negotiations with nadal accelerated after the 16-time major winner withdrew from the brisbane international."rafa was looking for match play and of course we were more than happy to oblige," johnston said. "the addition of both novak and rafa changes our schedule and the way we will run the four days but that's what kooyong is all about, we are here to help the players get ready for the open."nad






daughter of park friend back in skorea to face investigation


seoul, south korea (ap) — a south korean woman extradited from denmark arrived in seoul on wednesday to face questions about the massive corruption scandal centered on her mother and the country’s ousted president.chung yoo-ra, a 20-year-old single mother and equestrian athlete, told reporters at incheon international airport that she knew nothing about the alleged crimes committed by her mother and former president park geun-hye, who was removed from office and arrested in march over charges including bribery and abuse of power. authorities then escorted chung to a prosecution office in seoul for questioning.“i don’t know anything that happened between my mother and the former president,” said chung, who spent the past several months in detention in denmark. “speaking for myself, i feel w






faced with substitute shortage, northwest suburban school districts focus on rec


when 200 substitute teachers gathered for a recent orientation hosted by arlington heights school district 25, jake chung was delighted by the turnout, but he knew his recruitment efforts were by no means over."i'd like to increase the pool to 300," said chung, assistant superintendent for personnel and planning at district 25.the orientation that chung presided over featured a day of training workshops on topics ranging from first aid to computer literacy. events like that are needed now more than ever since like many other school districts in the area, district 25 is finding it harder to attract and keep substitute teachers, he said."the past three years, as the economy continues to get stronger, many individuals who used to consider substitute teaching have now found full-time employmen






daughter of park friend back in skorea to face investigation


seoul, south korea — a south korean woman extradited from denmark arrived in seoul on wednesday to face questions about the massive corruption scandal centered on her mother and the country's ousted president.a handcuffed chung yoo-ra, a 20-year-old single mother and equestrian athlete, told reporters at incheon international airport that she knew nothing about the alleged crimes committed by her mother and former president park geun-hye, who was removed from office and arrested in march over charges including bribery and abuse of power. authorities then escorted chung to a prosecution office in seoul for questioning."i don't know anything that happened between my mother and the former president," said chung, who spent the past several months in detention in denmark. "speaking for myself,






daughter of park friend back in skorea to face investigation


seoul, south korea — a south korean woman extradited from denmark arrived in seoul on wednesday to face questions about the massive corruption scandal centered on her mother and the country's ousted president.chung yoo-ra, a 20-year-old single mother and equestrian athlete, told reporters at incheon international airport that she knew nothing about the alleged crimes committed by her mother and former president park geun-hye, who was removed from office and arrested in march over charges including bribery and abuse of power. authorities then escorted chung to a prosecution office in seoul for questioning."i don't know anything that happened between my mother and the former president," said chung, who spent the past several months in detention in denmark. "speaking for myself, i feel wrongf






bautista agut, zverev advance to bmw open semifinals


munich — roberto bautista agut of spain and alexander zverev, the top remaining seeded players in the bmw open, both won friday to set up a meeting in the semifinals.no. 2 bautista agut defeated german qualifier yannick hanfmann 6-3, 6-3, while no. 3 zverev was made to work harder before defeating fellow german jan-lennard struff 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).top-seeded gael monfils lost to chung hyeon of south korea on thursday.zverev, a semifinalist last year, is the last german remaining in the munich tournament.guido pella defeated fellow argentine horacio zeballos 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3) and will play chung or martin klizan of slovakia in the other semifinal. their quarterfinal was suspended due to darkness.






bautista agut, zverev advance to bmw open semifinal


munich — top remaining seeds roberto bautista agut and alexander "sascha" zverev won on friday and will meet in the bmw open semifinals.no. 2 bautista agut defeated german qualifier yannick hanfmann 6-3, 6-3, and no. 3 zverev was made to work harder to beat fellow german jan-lennard struff 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).struff ended tommy haas' last run at the clay-court tournament in the second round on wednesday. the top-seeded gael monfils lost to chung hyeon of south korea on thursday.zverev, a semifinalist last year, is the last german remaining in the munich tournament. in the other quarterfinals, chung was playing martin klizan and argentina's guido pella faced compatriot horacio zeballos.






woman embroiled in s. korean presidential scandal released


seoul, south korea (ap) — a 20-year-old woman who was detained by south korean authorities over a massive corruption scandal that centers on her jailed mother and the country’s ousted president has been released.the seoul central district court on saturday rejected a warrant request by prosecutors to formally arrest chung yoo-ra, who was extradited from denmark on wednesday. it’s difficult to see chung as a threat to destroy evidence when prosecutors had already gathered the essential evidence they need to push ahead with their investigation, the court said.meeting reporters after her release, chung bowed and apologized to the public for “causing concerns” and promised to continue cooperating with prosecutors. but she denied breaking any laws and repeated that she didn’t have specific know






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the latest: goerges extends winning streak to 15


melbourne, australia — the latest on monday at the australian open (all times local):12:45 p.m.julia goerges has extended her winning streak to 15 matches, beating sofia kenin 6-4, 6-4 in the first round at the australian open.the 29-year-old german ended the year with tournament wins at moscow and zhuhai, then began 2018 with a win over caroline wozniacki in the final of the asb classic at auckland, new zealand.goerges is playing this year's australian open with a career-high ranking of no. 12. last year here, she was 57th.____12:30 p.m.french open champion jelena ostapenko made a positive start in her attempt to win a second grand slam singles title when she beat veteran francesca schiavone 6-1, 6-4 in a first-round match at the australian open. the age gap between 20-year-old ostapenko






serena williams has entered australian open, says tournament director


serena williams won her seventh australian open in january while newly pregnantserena williams has entered the australian open in january, tournament director craig tiley has said.the 36-year-old won the melbourne event in january while in the early weeks of pregnancy and gave birth to a daughter in september.tiley told the herald sun the 23-time grand slam winner is "very likely" to return to tennis in melbourne."she's got her visa, she's entered, she's practising," he said. "there's no question she'll be ready in our view."williams, who has won the australian open seven times, has posted on social media that she has returned to training.australia's margaret court, with 24, is the only player still ahead of serena in terms of grand slam singles titles."she wants to break a record that is






mia ayliffe-chung killing: mum retraces backpacker's footsteps


mia ayliffe-chung was stabbed to death in the bathroom of a hostel while working in the sugar cane fields of queensland. almost a year on, her mother, who is campaigning to improve the lot of backpackers working in australia, visited the country to retrace her daughter's footsteps.






the 600 home run club


tennis french open men third round • kei nishikori (8) def. chung hyeon, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-6, 6-4 • karen khachanov def. john isner (21),…






history's shadow / boing boing


history's shadow ab1, 2010 c-print frame: 41 x 31 inches / p o: 40 x 30 inches ed. of 7 by david maiseldavid maisel p og hs the forgotten, the unseen, and the invisible. in 2006, he captured the unclaimed copper canisters containing the ashes of patients who died at a state-run psychiatric hospital, originally known as the oregon state insane asylum, between 1883 and the 1970s. the result was library of dust, a gorgeous oversized book and exhibition. then in 2008, maisel collected a series of "black maps," huge aerial p og hs of strip mines, lake beds, and other large features that aren't easily recognizable out of context but reveal curious and provocative patterns and topog hies. his latest project is history's shadow, an exploration of memory and excavation through x-rays of artifacts f