AUSTRALIAN OPEN

  • Golf: Lydia Ko overcomes Amy Yang to become youngest Australian Open winner 6 days ago

    Melbourne: World number one Lydia Ko became the youngest Australian Open winner on Sunday, prevailing in her final round duel with South Korean Amy Yang to add another title to her ever-growing list of achievements. The 17-year-old from New Zealand shot a final round of two-under 71 for a two-shot victory...
  • Broken toe cause of early Australian Open exit: Ana Ivanovic February 11, 2015

    Dubai: Former women's World No.1 Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday cited a broken toe as one of the reasons for her first round exit from the Australian Open tennis tournament, saying it interfered with her preparation. The fifth seed lost in the first round, despite reaching the final of the warm-up tournament...
  • Tennis star Leander Paes says he will play for 2-3 years more February 5, 2015

    Indian tennis star Leander Paes clinched his 15th Grand Slam title as he and Swiss ace Martina Hingis won the Australian Open mixed-doubles title in Melbourne. ...
  • Special to win the Australian Open mixed doubles with Hingis: Paes February 2, 2015

    India's Leander Paes and Swiss Martina Hingis turned back the clock to post a sensational win in the Australian Open mixed-doubles final and improve their respective Grand Slam count to 15. ...
  • Murray questions Djokovic's injury crisis in Australian Open final February 2, 2015

    Melbourne: Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray has questioned World No.1 Novak Djokovic's dramatic body language after the 27-year-old came back from a 'physical crisis' to win the Australian Open men's singles title for a record fifth time. Reacting to a fourth successive final loss at the Rod Laver Arena, the Scot...
  • Unstoppable Leander Paes wins his 15th Grand Slam February 2, 2015

    Experience did come through in the semis and finals, which helped us win", said Leander Paes, who partnered Martina Hingis to win Australian Open 2015 mixed doubles title....
  • Novak Djokovic says fatherhood has given him a new perspective February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Like any new father, Novak Djokovic has quickly developed a new perspective on life and tennis. The Serbian won his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0 but his thoughts turned to family, rather than the trophy he had just won. For Djokovic, the...
  • Murray to move into 4th, Wawrinka drops to 9th in ATP rankings February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Andy Murray's fourth loss in four finals at the Australian Open on Sunday still netted him a gain in the ATP computer rankings, moving him from sixth spot to fourth in the rankings list set to be issued Monday. Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will remain No. 1, with Roger...
  • It's a treat to play with Martina Hingis, says Leander Paes February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Leander Paes and Martina Hingis, two legends of the game, were all praise for each other after wining their first Grand Slam together as the Indian ace called it a "treat to win title" with the 'Swiss Miss'. Paes, contesting his 25th season on the ATP World Tour, and the...
  • Novak Djokovic shows why he is king of the Australian Open February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic may never win as many Wimbledon or US Open titles as Roger Federer or as many French Open championships as Rafael Nadal but when it comes to the Australian Open the Serbian reigns supreme. On Sunday, Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open crown, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4)...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win 5th Australian Open title February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final on Sunday. Murray has now been a losing finalist four times here, losing twice previously to Djokovic in 2011 and 2013...
  • Leander Paes-Martina Hingis win Australian Open mixed doubles title February 1, 2015

    Indian tennis ace Leander Paes clinched his 15th Grand Slam title as he and Swiss ace Martina Hingis won the Australian Open mixed-doubles title on Sunday. ...
  • Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: A protester was stopped on court by security during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a short delay in play during the second set. Australian Open organizers said two people had been arrested by police. "Security responded immediately. Both were quickly removed...
  • Leander Paes wins Australian Open mixed doubles with Hingis, his 15th Grand Slam February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Martina Hingis won her first Grand Slam title since returning from retirement, combining with Leander Paes of India to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France and Daniel Nestor of Canada. With Paes serving for the match, Hingis hit a...
  • Fabio Fognini, Simone Bolelli win Men's Doubles at Australian Open January 31, 2015

    Melbourne: Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli became the first all-Italian team to capture a Grand Slam Men's Doubles title in more than 50 years after beating French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday. The last Italians to win a men's doubles title...
  • Murray, Djokovic both bidding for firsts in Australian Open January 31, 2015

    For two men who have accomplished so much in their closely intertwined careers, the Australian Open final between friends Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday could achieve a number of firsts. Should Djokovic beat Murray he will become the first man in the Open era to win five titles in...
  • Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win 6th Australian Open January 31, 2015

    Melbourne: Serena Williams stuck out a fist in mock triumph and mouthed "C'mon," careful not to push her point too far. The 33-year-old Williams was closing in on her 19th Grand Slam singles title, her 16th straight win over Maria Sharapova and her sixth Australian Open championship when she was docked...
  • Australian Open: Down but not out, Djokovic just glad to make final January 30, 2015

    Melbourne: A solemn Novak Djokovic will look for positives from his previous clashes at Melbourne Park after playing arguably his worst match of the tournament in edging a mentally "dead" Stan Wawrinka in five sets on Friday. The top-seeded Serb blew hot and cold in the 7-6(1) 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-0...
  • Djokovic beats defending champion Wawrinka to reach Australian Open final January 30, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Australian Open final with a five-set win over defending champion Stan Wawrinka that fell flat compared with their previous encounters at Melbourne Park. The top-ranked Djokovic finished over the top of Wawrinka in a seesawing 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 win on Friday night...
  • Mattek-Sands, Lucie Safarova win Australian Open doubles title January 30, 2015

    Melbourne: American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the Australian Open women's doubles title in their first tournament as a combination, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and China's Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5) in Friday's final. It marked the first time a new pairing has won a...
  • Paes-Hingis storm into Aussie Open mixed doubles final, Sania-Soares bow out January 30, 2015

    Melbourne: Leander Paes kept himself in line for his 15th Grand Slam title by reaching the Australian Open mixed doubles final with Martina Hingis but Sania Mirza bowed out with Bruno Soares after losing the semi-final on Friday. The seventh seeded Indo-Swiss pair recorded a comfortable 7-5 6-4 win over...
  • Serena Williams aims for 19th major after reaching Australian Open final January 30, 2015

    Melbourne: It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis. Now she's on the verge of a 19th major championship after beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2...
  • Andy Murray battles into Australian Open men's final January 29, 2015

    Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semi-final win over Tomas Berdych. ...
  • Australian Open 2015: Will it be an all-Indian mixed final? January 29, 2015

    Sania and Soares defeated Casey Dellacqua and John Peers while Paes and Hingis registered an easy win over Hlavackova and Alexander Peya in their mixed doubles quarter-finals. ...
  • Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in showdown at Melbourne Park January 29, 2015

    Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka will brace for another epic clash at the Australian Open on Friday as they bid for a place in the final with Andy Murray. Serb Djokovic and Swiss Wawrinka's five-set marathons at Melbourne Park in 2013 and 2014 were arguably the most...
  • Andy Murray into Australian Open final with win over Tomas Berdych January 29, 2015

    Melbourne: Andy Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final and a chance to win his third Grand Slam title with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semi-final win over Tomas Berdych on Thursday. Murray broke Berdych's serve in the 11th game of the final set and clinched the match with...
  • Madison Keys new American star born at Australian Open January 29, 2015

    Melbourne: After Madison Keys walked off the court from the biggest match of her young career, she received quite a compliment from her celebrated opponent. The opponent was No. 1-ranked Serena Williams, who won their semi-final at the Australian Open on Thursday after a tournament that might be remembered as the...