AUSTRALIAN OPEN

  • Nick Kyrgios joins Rafael Nadal in Australian Open quarter-finals 42 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Now he's no longer just the kid who upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, he's also the teenager who beat the guy who beat Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Nick Kyrgios came back from two sets down and saved a match point to beat Andreas Seppi 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6...
  • Simona Halep halts Wickmayer to reach quarter-finals 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Third seed Simona Halep broke her hoodoo against Belgian Yanina Wickmayer with a 6-4 6-2 win to sail into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday. Having lost three previous matches to 80th-ranked Wickmayer, a former US Open semi-finalist, the pint-sized Romanian had the edge in a slow-burning contest...
  • Leander Paes advances, Rohan Bopanna out of Australian Open 4 hours 21 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Leander Paes and Martina Hingis entered the mixed doubles second round, while the Indo-Czech combination of Rohan Bopanna and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova faltered in the first round of the Australian Open on Sunday. The Indo-Swiss pair of Paes and Hingis defeated Australian pair of Masa Jovanovic and Sam Thompson 6-2,...
  • Rafael Nadal through to Australian Open quarter-finals 6 hours 40 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Rafael Nadal stayed in contention for his second Australian Open title six years after his first with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 fourth-round win on Sunday over Kevin Anderson. The 2009 Australian Open winner turned around the first set - and ultimately the match - in the 11th and 12th games. Nadal...
  • Maria Sharapova beats Peng in 4th round at Australian Open 9 hours 10 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Second-seeded Maria Sharapova is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals after a 6-3, 6-0 win over China's Peng Shuai on Sunday, setting up another Grand Slam meeting with Eugenie Bouchard. Peng, playing with her usual two-handed forehand and backhand strokes, broke Sharapova's serve on her fifth breakpoint chance in the...
  • Bouchard through to quarterfinals at Australian Open 10 hours 8 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Eugenie Bouchard moved into the quarterfinals of another Grand Slam with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu at the Australian Open on Sunday. In a match of changing momentum, the Canadian won nine of the first 10 games, leading by a set and 3-0, before Begu won seven...
  • Australian Open: Djokovic and Serena advance, Kvitova knocked out 23 hours 4 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic fine-tuned his voice and his game at the Australian Open on Saturday, advancing to the fourth round with a straight-sets win over Fernando Verdasco and then urging the crowd of 15,000 to sing Happy Birthday to his mother back home. After his 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 win, the...
  • Keys upsets Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Australian Open Yesterday

    Melbourne: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-4, 7-5 by 19-year-old American Madison Keys. At 5-5 in the final set, Keys, coached by three-time Grand Slam singles champion Lindsay Davenport, got the pivotal break of serve. She held in the next game, screaming with delight when...
  • Djokovic advances to ninth straight fourth round at Australian Open Yesterday

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open for the ninth consecutive year with a 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 win over Fernando Verdasco on Saturday. Four-time champion Djokovic won the tiebreaker on his fourth set point when Verdasco hit consecutive shots wide. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic broke the...
  • Feliciano Lopez apologises to injured ball-boy for low blow Yesterday

    Spaniard Feliciano Lopez showed a compassionate streak in addition to a dangerous serve by apologising to the ball-boy he struck in the groin at the Australian Open. Lopez, seeded 12th at Melbourne Park, unleashed a 196 kmph serve which hit local teenager Sam Day during his second round match with Adrian...
  • Fan sues Australian Open tennis organisers Yesterday

    Melbourne: A fan who fell down while evading severe hot conditions at the Australian Open has decided to sue the organisers for not providing enough shade in the stands at the Hisense Arena. Susan Carman, 57, has claimed she fell down some stairs and seriously injured herself while moving to escape...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi out of mixed doubles in Australian Open Yesterday

    Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the mixed doubles competition following a first-round loss, even as India's junior tennis players began their campaign on a positive note in the Australian Open on Saturday. Bhupathi and his Australian partner Jarmila Gajdosova frittered away early advantage to lose 6-4 6-7 (7) (8-10) to Chinese...
  • Victoria Azarenka sails into fourth round of Australian Open Yesterday

    Melbourne: Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka won a battle of former girls' champions at the Australian Open by easing past Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to advance to the fourth round at Melbourne Park. A double break down in the second set, 25th seed Zahlavova Strycova scrapped hard to...
  • Defending champ Stan Wawrinka reaches Australian Open 4th round Yesterday

    Melbourne: Defending champion Stan Wawrinka used service breaks to clinch all three sets on his way to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win over Jarkko Nieminen in a third-round match on Saturday at the Australian Open. Wawrinka won his first career Grand Slam singles title last year at Melbourne Park, beating Rafael...
  • Serena Williams starts slow but reaches 4th round at Australian Open Yesterday

    Melbourne: A frustrated Serena Williams was a picture of torment for a set and a half before she found her range to fend off Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-2 6-0 and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. The top seed entered Rod Laver Arena with a frown and...
  • Venus Williams into 4th round at Australian Open Yesterday

    Melbourne: Venus Williams has reached the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since Wimbledon in 2011, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Camila Giorgi 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 on Saturday. The seven-time major winner couldn't contain her delight after the win...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska advances to 4th round at Australian Open Yesterday

    Melbourne: Sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Uzbekistan-born American Varvara Lepchenko. Opening the day's play on Rod Laver Arena, Radwanska won the first set in 25 minutes before Lepchenko took a medical timeout, appearing to be affected...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Dudi Sela, advances to 4th round at Australian Open 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Rafael Nadal beat Israel's Dudi Sela 6-1, 6-0, 7-5 on Friday to advance to the fourth round at the Australian Open, spending two fewer hours on court than he did in his previous match. On Wednesday, Nadal needed five sets and 4 hours, 12 minutes to beat American qualifier Tim...
  • Maria Sharapova easily through to 4th round at Australian Open 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Maria Sharapova ensured there were no match-point worries in her third-round match on Friday at the Australian Open, dominating Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas 6-1, 6-1. On Wednesday, No. 2-ranked Sharapova faced two match points but escaped with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 win over fellow Russian Alexandra Panova, a qualifier ranked No....
  • Andy Murray eases into Australian Open 4th round 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Andy Murray beat Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-1, 6-1, 7-5 at the Australian Open on Friday to set up a 4th round clash with Grigor Dimitrov. The sixth-seeded Murray is attempting to become the first man to win the Australian Open after losing three times in the final. He lost to...
  • Roger Federer out of Australian Open, beaten by Andreas Seppi 2 days ago

    Melbourne: For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won't be featuring in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Friday in the third round by Andreas Seppi. The 17-time Grand Slam champion had never lost to Seppi in 10 previous meetings,...
  • Simona Halep advances to 4th round at Australian Open 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Third-seeded Simona Halep advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 7-5 win on Friday over Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Halep twice served for the match at 5-2 and 5-4 but Mattek-Sands broke back each time. But Halep broke the American in the next game, then finally clinched the...
  • Paes, Bopanna, Sania crash out in Australian Open doubles 2 days ago

    Melbourne: On a largely disappointing day for Indian tennis players, Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza lost their respective doubles matches in the second round of the Australian Open leaving the country's challenge restricted to the mixed doubles competition. Sania, who recently reached her career best doubles ranking of No.5...
  • Tomas Berdych first man into Australian Open's 4th round 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych became the first man to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over Viktor Troicki of Serbia on Friday. The Czech player needed eight match points to clinch it, most of them in the penultimate game when Troicki held...
  • Eugenie Bouchard through to 4th round of Australian Open 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Eugenie Bouchard recovered her rhythm late in the first set to beat Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-0 in a third-round match featuring 10 breaks of serve at the Australian Open on Friday. Six of the first eight games featured service breaks and there were seven overall in the first set. Seventh-seeded Bouchard...
  • Andy Murray committed mistake by changing coach, says Goran Ivanisevic 3 days ago

    London: Former Croatian tennis ace Goran Ivanisevic said on Thursday that Scot Andy Murray made a mistake by splitting from coach Ivan Lendl. "Last year was up and down for him, he changed the coaches. For me that's maybe his biggest mistake, letting Ivan go," Ivanisevic was quoted as saying by...
  • Victoria Azarenka back to her best with Caroline Wozniacki win 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka showed she was back in top form at the Australian Open on Thursday after an injury-blighted season, upsetting eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round. The statuesque Belarusian, wearing a high-visibility dress in fluorescent yellow and dictating play like a traffic cop, was too...
  • Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova into 3rd round at Australian Open 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova continued to make amends for an upset first-round loss last year at the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-4 second-round win on Thursday over Mona Barthel. Fourth-seeded Kvitova held her serve in the sixth game of the second set through nine deuces, then broke Barthel in...
  • Novak Djokovic into Aussie Open 3rd round for 9th year in a row 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic moved into the third round at the Australian Open for the ninth consecutive year with a 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 win on Thursday over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov. Djokovic won the first set in 21 minutes and was rarely troubled against the 2009 junior Wimbledon champion. Kuznetsov broke the Serbian's...
  • Defending champion Stan Wawrinka into Australian Open 3rd round 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Defending champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the third round of the Australian Open for the seventh consecutive year with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over Romanian qualifier Marius Copil on Thursday. The fourth-seeded Wawrinka wasn't as consistent as he was in his opening-round win, compiling 39 unforced errors,...