Australian Open

  • Stanislas Wawrinka to miss Rotterdam tournament 05-02-2014 02:31 PM

    Rotterdam: Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka has withdrawn from next week's ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament. The reigning Australian Open champion is recovering from a leg injury and will be replaced by Russian World No.43 Denis Istomin. Last Friday Wawrinka was active for Switzerland in the Davis Cup tie against Serbia but...
  • Australian Open final was 'worst hour and a half on court': Nadal 05-02-2014 09:37 AM

    Madrid: Spanish world No. 1 Rafael Nadal said the Australian Open final, which he lost to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, was "the worst hour and a half" he ever spent on a tennis court. The 27-year-old Nadal, a 13-time Grand Slam champion, said in an interview with the COPE radio network...
  • Nadal not to miss any tournaments with back injury 29-01-2014 05:18 PM

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal doesn't expect to miss any tournaments as a result of the back injury that contributed to his loss in the Australian Open final. A statement from the world's top-ranked player says he will have another medical exam on Monday after doctors in Barcelona examined his back following...
  • Australian Open is my favourite Grand Slam: Li Na 28-01-2014 09:19 PM

    China's Li Na, who picked up her second Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday, spoke to CNN about her journey to lifting that trophy. ...
  • New Australian Open champion Wawrinka now World No. 3 27-01-2014 08:21 PM

    Former Davis Cup coach Enrico Piperno talks about Stanislas Wawrinka's stunning win over World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. ...
  • I never dreamt of lifting a Grand Slam trophy: Stanislas Wawrinka 27-01-2014 10:18 AM

    Melbourne: For 35 Grand Slam tournaments, the words of an Irish poet became something of a mantra for Stan Wawrinka. After one too many defeats, he had them inscribed on his left arm. At each ball toss, if he cared to glance, he could see the words of Samuel Beckett:...
  • We could not do anything against them: Sania on her opponents 26-01-2014 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza has no qualms in admitting that she and Horia Tecau were "outplayed" in the Australian Open mixed doubles final on Sunday but said she had a great tournament as she lost only to best teams in her two events. Playing against an unseeded but a very...
  • Wawrinka wins maiden Grand Slam title, beats Nadal in Australian Open final 26-01-2014 04:49 PM

    Melbourne: Stan Wawrinka held off an injured Rafael Nadal to win his first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory on Sunday in the Australian Open final. The 28-year-old Swiss player had never taken a set off Nadal in 12 previous meetings, but attacked from the start...
  • As it happened: Stanislas Wawrinka vs Rafael Nadal, Australian Open final 26-01-2014 01:39 PM

    Rafa Nadal has the opportunity to add another chapter to his storied career, and intensify an already robust debate, should he beat Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's Australian Open final. A victory would make the Spanish left-hander the third man to win all four grand slam titles twice, joining Australians Rod...
  • Rafael Nadal can surpass Roger Federer's grand slam record: Sampras 26-01-2014 12:04 PM

    Pete Sampras has tipped Rafa Nadal to beat Roger Federer's 17 grand slam titles, saying he has never seen anything like the powerhouse Spaniard. American Sampras saw Federer go past his own 14 grand slams, and Nadal will draw level if he beats Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's Australian Open...
  • Sania Mirza fails to win Australian Open, loses in mixed doubles final 26-01-2014 11:54 AM

    Melbourne: India's Sania Mirza and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau failed to clinch the Australian open mixed doubles title as they lost to French-Canadian combination of Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor in straight sets in the summit clash here on Sunday. Sania, who was gunning for her third mixed doubles...
  • As it happened: Sania Mirza in Australian Open Mixed Doubles Final 26-01-2014 10:55 AM

    Sania Mirza stands just one win away from clinching her third mixed doubles Grand Slam title after the Indian and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau entered the Australian Open final with a come-from-behind win on Friday. Sania and Tecau defeated the Australian pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden 2-6,...
  • Dominika Cibulkova hopes first grand slam final won't be her last 26-01-2014 09:26 AM

    Melbourne: Dominika Cibulkova didn't speak to her parents back in Slovakia before the biggest tennis match of her life. In fact, she hadn't spoken to them for nearly two weeks. "We were superstitious," she said in her post-match news conference, beaming despite losing the women's final to Li Na 7-6...
  • Kubot, Lindstedt win Australian Open doubles title 25-01-2014 06:26 PM

    Melbourne: Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt won the Australian Open men's double title in their first Grand Slam as a team with a 6-3, 6-3 win on Saturday over American Eric Butorac and South Africa's Raven Klaasen. Kubot and Lindstedt dominated from the start, fending off the only breakpoint they...
  • Li Na wins the Australian Open 2014 women's singles title 25-01-2014 03:40 PM

    Melbourne: Li Na made it third time lucky in the Australian Open final, beating Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (3), 6-0 on Saturday to become the oldest woman to clinch the title here in the Open era. Li, who turns 32 next month, lost Australian Open finals to Kim Clijsters in 2011...
  • Rafael Nadal win may intensify 'all-time greatest' debate 25-01-2014 11:33 AM

    Melbourne: Rafa Nadal has the opportunity to add another chapter to his storied career, and intensify an already robust debate, should he beat Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's Australian Open final. A victory would make the Spanish left-hander the third man to win all four grand slam titles twice, joining Australians...
  • Nadal beats Federer to set up summit clash with Wawrinka 24-01-2014 09:36 PM

    Former Indian Davis Cup coach Enrico Piperno talks about Rafael Nadal's victory over Roger Federer in the second semi-final of the Australian Open on Friday. ...
  • Playing Federer always brings out my best, says Nadal 24-01-2014 09:22 PM

    Melbourne: Rafael Nadal said playing Roger Federer always brings the best out of him after he bludgeoned his way past the Swiss on Friday to reach the final of the Australian Open. In breezy conditions inside Rod Laver Arena, Nadal romped to a 7-6(40, 6-3, 6-3 victory - his 23rd...
  • Federer hopeful of great year despite Nadal defeat 24-01-2014 09:12 PM

    Melbourne: A defiant Roger Federer said he still believes his best tennis is ahead of him, despite going down in straight sets to Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. After a tight first set, Federer was outplayed and outgunned by the world number one, beaten 7-6(4) 6-3...
  • Not one greatest player, each decade has one: Sampras 24-01-2014 07:36 PM

    Melbourne: If he must, Pete Sampras would nominate Roger Federer as the greatest player the tennis world has ever seen. But the 14-time Grand Slam winner still insists there's not one greatest player. "When you look at the numbers, Roger has been so dominant. He's won on all courts. He's...
  • Nadal beats Federer in straight sets to reach Australian Open final 24-01-2014 05:02 PM

    Melborne: Rafael Nadal continued his dominant streak over Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final for the third time, beating the 17-time major winner 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 Friday night to set up a championship decider against No. 8-seeded Stan Wawrinka. Nadal now has won 23 of his 33...
  • As it happened: Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer, Australian Open semi-final 24-01-2014 02:34 PM

    In what appears to be one of the biggest clashes in the ongoing Australian Open, old foes Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will be up in arms against each other in the tournament's semifinal. The Swiss all-time Grand Slam champion has not beaten Nadal in five Slam encounters since his...
  • Top seeds Errani, Vinci win Australian Open doubles title 24-01-2014 02:13 PM

    Melbourne: Top-ranked Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci successfully defended their Australian Open title with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win over Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina on Friday. Italians Errani and Vinci are the first women's doubles team to win back-to-back Australian titles since Serena and Venus Williams in...
  • Sania Mirza-Horia Tecau beat defending champions to reach Australian Open mixed doubles final 24-01-2014 12:05 PM

    Melbourne: Sania Mirza stands just one win away from clinching her third mixed doubles Grand Slam title after the Indian and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau entered the Australian Open final with a come-from-behind win on Friday. Sania and Tecau defeated the Australian pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden...
  • Australian Open 2014: Li Na to play Dominika Cibulkova in women's singles final 24-01-2014 11:05 AM

    Melbourne: This will be Li Na's third time in the Australian Open final and her goal, she half-jokes, is to not fall down. For Dominika Cibulkova, the game plan is to enjoy the moment that she describes as a beautiful dream coming true. The No. 4-seeded Li is the favorite...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka reaches first Slam final at Australian Open 23-01-2014 06:00 PM

    Melbourne: Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semi-finals on Thursday. Wawrinka ended a 14-match losing streak against Djokovic with a dramatic...
  • Li Na's feet on the ground after reaching third final 23-01-2014 03:49 PM

    Melbourne: Li Na will hope to keep her head in check and feet on the ground during her third Australian Open final after her coach Carlos Rodriguez helped calm her for a thumping victory over teenager Eugenie Bouchard in the semi-finals on Thursday. Runner-up last year and in 2011, the...
  • Believe in me, I always did: Eugenie Bouchard 23-01-2014 01:32 PM

    Melbourne: Eugenie Bouchard's Australian Open semi-final defeat at the hands of Chinese veteran Li Na would only provide her with a further springboard to greater success, the teenager said on Thursday. The promising 19-year-old stormed into the semi-finals at Melbourne Park with an aggressive style of tennis that won her...
  • Australian Open 2014: Sania-Tecau pair sails into semis, Paes-Hantuchova ousted 23-01-2014 12:21 PM

    Melbourne: The possibility of two Indians clashing for the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open ended on Thursday as Sania Mirza advanced to the semi-finals but Leander Paes crashed out, here. Sania Mirza and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau, seeded sixth, prevailed over the unseeded pair of Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi...