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Australian Open 2018: Johanna Konta beats Madison Brengle to move into second round

Johanna Konta began her Australian Open campaign in comfortable fashion with a 6-3 6-1 victory over American Madison Brengle. The ninth seed has a fine record at Melbourne Park having reached the semi-finals and quarter-finals the last two years and is one of a whole raft of contenders for the women’s title. Konta made a few too many errors in the opening set but grew convincingly into the match and was simply far too good for her 90th-ranked opponent. The 26-year-old, who next faces another American in lucky loser Bernarda…

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Australian Open: Johanna Konta faces USA's Madison Brengle in first round

2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. British women’s number one Johanna Konta will play United States’ Madison Brengle in the first round of the Australian Open. More to follow. BBC coverage times Live scores and results Follow tennis with the BBC Alerts: Tennis news sent to your phone My Sport: Sign up to follow tennis news Let’s block…

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Weekend in Madison? Here’s What to Eat

We’re always happy to visit Madison, Wisconsin. One of us went to school there; the other once wrote a guide to biking and beer-tasting in the state capital. We both had lots of fun. On a recent whirlwind weekend trip, we didn’t have a ton of time to explore, but did get to revisit some favorite regional foods and taste some new ones. Here’s our weekend cheat sheet to delicious local eating in Madison. Fresh cheese curds + local cheese If you’re not from around here (or a similarly dairy-minded…

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For Madison Cox, Widower of Pierre Bergé, C’est Compliqué

As two museums devoted to the designer Yves Saint Laurent open this month, in Paris and Marrakesh, there has been plenty of chatter in fashion and cafe society (what’s left of it) about the estate of Pierre Bergé, the pugnacious business brain behind the original Yves Saint Laurent fashion empire. Mr. Bergé died of myopathy at 86 last month. In March, he had married Madison Cox, a 59-year-old American garden designer, in a private civil ceremony near Deauville, France, making Mr. Cox his presumptive legal heir. Whatever the fiscal strategy…

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Ashley Madison is back and wants to help more women have affairs

A lot has changed in two years.  We’ve lost Prince and Bowie and the world is now captivated by a few dystopian, theocratic nightmares like The Handmaid’s Tale and whatever is happening in the White House. Ashley Madison is set to relaunch in Australia this week. Photo: Reuters However, somethings, according to Ashley Madison, haven’t changed and that is Australians love affair with extramarital affairs, even after the online dating service had its data hacked in 2015 where details of its 36 millions users were leaked.  According to the site’s vice-president of communications, Paul Keable, the security breach did not bother…

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Ashley Madison offers $11m settlement

The owner of the Ashley Madison infidelity website, which was hacked in July 2015, has offered a settlement to the people suing the company. Millions of members had their personal details stolen when the site, which encouraged people to cheat on their partners, was breached. Ruby Life has put forward $ 11.2m (£8.5m) to settle a number of class actions. Some of the fund will be used to compensate those with a “valid claim”. Ashley Madison was a dating website for people who already had a partner but were looking…

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