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Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski were defeated by Australian wildcards Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler in the men's doubles final of the Australian Open.

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On Rod Laver Arena, Hijikata and Kubler triumphed 6-4 7-6 (7-4) in front of a boisterous home crowd.
The two, who hadn't previously played together, defeated seven top-20-ranked pairs to advance to the championship match.
Kubler added, "I don't know what to say - it's a pleasant surprise. Hijikata and Kubler outclassed their rivals, who are doubles experts but were playing in their first Grand Slam final.
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Alfie Hewett claimed his first Australian Open @AustralianOpen wheelchair singles title on Saturday as he beat 16-year-old Tokita Oda 6-3, 6-1.

Hewett, 25, and partner Gordon Reid on Friday also won the men's wheelchair doubles championship,
...giving them a total of 16 major victories.
After four games, the men's singles No. 1 was trailing Oda 3-1 but quickly found his groove and took control of the rest of the set, winning five straight games.
Hewett maintained his momentum in the ensuing set to capture his seventh singles Grand Slam championship.

Hewett claimed that the Melbourne final losses in 2021 and 2022 "haunted" him. "With that comes a lot more pressure as when you've not got something, you want it so badly."
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The 24-year-old Belarusian player pushed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan to three sets to capture her first Grand Slam singles title @AustralianOpen.

#Australia #Tennis
The powerful 24-year-old Belarussian Sabalenka came from behind to defeat Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina in the women's singles final of the Australian Open on Saturday, overcoming a history of crumbling under the pressure of late-round Grand Slam tennis.
The score was 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. To close out a dominant tennis season in Australia, Sabalenka outperformed Rybakina in a showdown of two of the game's heavy hitters by being a fraction more accurate in the important moments.
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In Western #Australia, an urgent search is underway after a tiny #radioactive capsule was reported missing while being transported from a mine.

#environment
The 8mm by 6mm silver capsule, which is used in mining operations, has been missing since mid-January, according to emergency services on Saturday.
On Friday, authorities in Australia's largest state issued an alert for a "radioactive substance risk" in several areas, including Perth.

According to the Western Australian Department of Health, it contains the radioactive substance Caesium-137.
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Tens of thousands of people marched in protest rallies across Australia on Australia Day, amid a growing political and social reckoning with the country's colonial history.

#Australia #Politics #Protest
Australia Day, celebrated on January 26th, commemorates the arrival of the British first fleet of convicts at Sydney Cove in 1788, marking the start of the settlement that established European colonisation of the Australian continent.
"We need to stop lying," Yiman and Bidjara woman Prof Marcia Langton said on Thursday, arguing that Australia's national day should not commemorate colonialism.
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Top seed Iga Swiatek and a tearful Coco Gauff both crashed out in straight sets in the last 16 on Sunday in yet more shocks at the Australian Open @Australianopen.

#Australia #sports
Wimbledon champion Rybakina swept past the 2022 French and US Open winner from Poland 6-4, 6-4 in 1hr 29min at a stunned Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
The Latvian 17th seed provided the second upset of a crazy few minutes by knocking out seventh seed Gauff 7-5, 6-3 on neighbouring Margaret Court Arena.
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Aisam and his Serbian partner Nikola Cacic won their second round match on Saturday against 15th seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin by a scoreline of 7-6 and 7-6.
In the third round,
...top seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski will go up against Aisam and Nikola.

Aisam's finest Australian Open performance—where he has competed frequently since 2010—came in 2018, when he advanced to the men's doubles quarterfinals.
However, in his previous two fights, he was eliminated in the second round.

Contrarily, Cacic is competing in the men's doubles tournament for the fourth time in the main draw. On three previous occasions, he lost in the opening round.

#Australia #Tennis
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Melbourne: Rublev defeats Evans, through to Australian Open's fourth round.

Fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open for the third time in four years with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 win over Dan Evans on Saturday
Every match I’m playing better and better,” Rublev said. “At the beginning of the year I lost a couple of close matches against really good players and lost a bit of confidence.”
Rublev, who will play either ninth-seeded Holger Rune or Ugo Humbert in the last 16, also thanked Evans for helping him out during the match by giving him a banana.
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Britain's Dan Evans @AndreyRublev97 was overpowered by Andrey Rublev in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

#Australia #Tennis
Evans lost 6-4 6-2 6-3 to fifth seed Rublev, who hit 60 winners to 22 unforced errors in a strong display.

For a set and a half, Rublev and Evans traded close rallies before the Russian began to step up the intensity.
The 25-year-old won 80% of his points on his first serve to secure a convincing straight-sets victory. He also hammered down 10 aces and hit 60 wins.
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Former Australian captain Michael Clarke was slapped by girlfriend Jade Yarbrough, foreign journalist claimed.

#Australia #Cricket
According to reports, other close friends of Michael Clarke and other people intervened in the fight in the park, but Jade Yarbrough slapped them.
According to foreign media, the Queensland Police is investigating the incident. According to the report, the Australian reporter related to this conflict says that the matter of violence is very serious and the police are taking this matter seriously.
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Rangers in Australia have killed an invasive "monster" cane toad found in the wilds of a coastal park, a warty brown specimen as long as a human arm and weighing 2.7 kilograms (6 pounds).

#Australia #environment
According to the state government, the toad was discovered after a snake slithering across a track forced wildlife workers to stop as they were driving in Queensland's Conway National Park.
Ranger Kylee Gray said, “I reached down and grabbed the cane toad and couldn’t believe how big and heavy it was.”

She added, “A cane toad that size will eat anything it can fit into its mouth, and that includes insects, reptiles and small mammals.”
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