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  • Australian Open: Williams sisters look to turn back clock in quarters 4 hours 0 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Serena and Venus Williams will be looking to turn back the clock almost six years when they play their quarter-finals at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The American sisters face the possibility of meeting each other in a grand slam for the first time since the 2009 Wimbledon final if...
  • The phone call that turned around Maria Sharapova's Australian Open 4 hours 40 minutes ago

    One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open. That call came early on in the tournament when the No. 2-ranked player came very, very close to losing in the second round to a lowly ranked qualifier. That...
  • Andy Murray beats local hope Nick Kyrgios in 3 sets at Australian Open 6 hours 16 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Testing wind conditions could not blunt Andy Murray's clinical win over local hope Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open on Tuesday as the Briton set up a semi-final with Tomas Berdych with a 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory. The sixth seed put the hype surrounding Kyrgios's second grand slam quarter-final...
  • Rafa Nadal disappointed but bows out content with comeback 9 hours 14 minutes ago

    Melbourne: A fourth-round thrashing of big-serving South African Kevin Anderson had given Rafa Nadal hope he might be back to his best, but the Spaniard's limited preparations came back to haunt him against Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The rangy Czech played majestically to reach his second semi-final...
  • Australian Open: Tomas Berdych thrashes Rafael Nadal to enter semis 11 hours 26 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Tomas Berdych played arguably the grand slam quarter-final of his life to end the longest losing streak on the ATP Tour with a 6-2 6-0 7-6(5) victory over Rafa Nadal and advance to the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday. Berdych, who beat the virtually unstoppable and then six-times champion Roger...
  • Bouchard to focus on support staff after Melbourne mauling 11 hours 47 minutes ago

    Eugenie Bouchard was unable to match the semi-final appearance from her maiden Australian Open last year and will now focus on sorting out her coaching arrangements after being blasted off the court by Maria Sharapova on Tuesday. The Canadian prospect was served another dose of grand slam heartbreak by the powerful...
  • Ekaterina Makarova routs Simona Halep to reach Australian Open semi-finals 13 hours 8 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Ekaterina Makarova continued her impressive rise as a grand slam contender by dismantling listless third seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The 10th-seeded Russian, who made her maiden grand slam semi-final at the US Open last year, leaped on Romanian Halep's...
  • Sharapova beats Bouchard in straight sets to reach Australian Open semi-finals 13 hours 37 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Maria Sharapova showcased all of her canny experience and brutal efficiency as she gave Eugenie Bouchard a 78-minute tennis lesson to advance to the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday. The 20-year-old Bouchard reached the last four in Australia and France as well as the Wimbledon final in 2014 but was...
  • Novak Djokovic extends Grand Slam quarter-finals streak to 23 Yesterday

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic will contest his 23rd consecutive grand slam quarter-final after easing past Luxembourg journeyman Gilles Muller 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 at the Australian Open on Monday. Djokovic was pushed by the 42nd-ranked Muller, a big-serving left-hander who had the shots to rally with the top seed, but the four-times champion...
  • Venus Williams' strong Australian Open run continues Yesterday

    Melbourne: Venus Williams' strong run at the Australian Open continued on Monday when she beat sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 to reach a Grand Slam quarter-finals for the first time since 2010. After recovered an early break in the third, 34-year-old Williams dominated the rest of the match and clinched...
  • Bryan brothers out in 3rd round of Australian Open doubles Yesterday

    Melbourne: Mike and Bob Bryan lost in the third round of men's doubles at the Australian Open on Monday, the second straight year the twin brothers have failed to reach the quarterfinals. The top-seeded Bryans lost to 14th-seeded Dominic Inglot of Britain and Florin Mergea of Romania 7-6 (4), 6-3, a...
  • Kei Nishikori through to Australian Open quarterfinals Yesterday

    Melbourne: US Open finalist Kei Nishikori advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 9-seeded David Ferrer of Spain. Hundreds of Japanese fans, many waving flags and some in traditional costumes, cheered Nishikori on from the stands at Rod Laver Arena. The fifth-seeded Nishikori,...
  • Sania, Paes reach mixed doubles quarters at Australian Open Yesterday

    Melbourne: Sania Mirza and Leander Paes carved out contrasting wins with different partners to reach the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Monday. Top seeds Sania and her Brazilian partner Bruno Soares edged past Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez 7-5 6-7 (3) 10-8 before seventh seeds...
  • Defending champion Stan Wawrinka into Australian Open quarters Yesterday

    Melbourne: Stan Wawrinka stayed in contention for a second consecutive Australian Open title with a 7-6 (2) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8) win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Monday to advance to the quarter-finals. Wawrinka saved four set points in the last tiebreaker while trailing 6-2, then saved a fifth before clinching the...
  • Serena Williams to meet Cibulkova in Aussie Open quarters Yesterday

    Melbourne: Serena Williams avenged her heaviest Grand Slam defeat with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Garbine Muguruza on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals. The top-ranked Williams was pushed all the way by No. 24-seeded Muguruza, who matched her in the heavy-hitting rallies, and who conceded only four...
  • Dominika Cibulkova dumps Victoria Azarenka to reach quarter-finals Yesterday

    Melbourne: Feisty Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova scrapped like a streetfighter to grind down two-time champion Victoria Azarenka and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday. Cibulkova, beaten in last year's final by Li Na, weathered the inevitable comeback by the Belarusian blaster and ran her ragged in a match of...
  • Australian Open: Murray, Nadal and Sharapova through to quarters Yesterday

    After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals. Murray, a two-time Grand Slam champion and three-time Australian Open finalist, fended off racket-smashing Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5...
  • Andy Murray advances to Australian Open quarter-finals 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray overcame a relentlessly athletic Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to secure a spot in the Australian Open quarter-finals. In a 3-hour, 32-minute minute match filled with mind-bending shots from both players, Murray came back from 2-5 down in the fourth...
  • Nick Kyrgios joins Rafael Nadal in Australian Open quarter-finals 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days 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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Kei Nishikori advances to 4th round at Australian Open 3 days ago

    Melbourne: US Open finalist Kei Nishikori stayed on track for another extended Grand Slam tournament performance with a 6-7 (7), 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 win over American Steve Johnson at the Australian Open on Saturday. Nishikori advanced to the fourth round last year and at Wimbledon before the US Open, where he...