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Monday, January 18, 2016, 16:50

Highlights of Australian Open

By Associated Press
Highlights of Australian Open

An International Tennis Federation spokesman at the Australian Open responds to accusations of match-fixing. The BBC and BuzzFeed News says secret files exposed evidence of widespread suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis. The report said that in the last decade, 16 players who have been ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the integrity unit and that they have been allowed to continue playing. The Tennis Integrity Unit was formed in 2008 as a joint initiative of the ITF, the ATP, the WTA and the Grand Slam Board. (AP Photo / Rafig Maqbool)

Highlights of Australian Open

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova avenges a loss to Luksika Kumkhum from two years ago and has the distinction of winning the first completed match at the 2016 Australian Open. Kvitova beat the Thai qualifier 6-3, 6-1. In 2014, Kumkhum beat Kvitova in three sets to send the-then sixth-ranked player out of the tournament. Serving to stay in the match Monday, Kumkhum saved two match points before double-faulting in the breezy conditions on Rod Laver Arena to hand Kvitova the match in 70 minutes. (AP Photo / Vincent Thian)

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