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  • As it happened: Stanislas Wawrinka vs Rafael Nadal, Australian Open final January 26, 2014

    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 lefthander the third man to win all four grand slam titles twice, joining Australians Rod Laver...
  • Sania Mirza fails to win Australian Open, loses in mixed doubles final January 26, 2014

    Melbourne: India's Sania Mirza and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau failed to clinch the Australian open mixed doubles title as they lost to FrenchCanadian 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 Grand...
  • Roger Federer crosses Tsonga hurdle to reach Australian Open quarters January 20, 2014

    Melbourne: Sixthseeded Roger Federer has equaled Jimmy Connors record by reaching his 41st Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 63, 75, 64 win over JoWilfried Tsonga in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday. It was also the 11th straight year the Swiss star has reached the quarters at Melbourne...
  • David Ferrer reaches round four of Australian Open January 17, 2014

    Melbourne: Thirdseeded David Ferrer has advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 62, 76 (5), 62 win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy on Friday. The Spaniard has reached at least the fourth round for 15 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, dating back to Wimbledon in 2010. He was a...
  • Serena into fourth round after win over Hantuchova at Melbourne January 17, 2014

    Melbourne: Serena Williams powered past Daniela Hantuchova 63 63 at the Australian Open on Friday to advance to the fourth round. The world number one had lost their only other encounter at Melbourne Park, in the third round in 2006 when the Slovakian beat her in straight sets, but she made...
  • Tsonga breezes into third round at Australian Open January 16, 2014

    Melbourne: JoWilfried Tsonga started his match under the blazing sun and finished it with a roof over the court in beating Thomaz Bellucci 76 (6), 64, 64 on Thursday on a chaotic day of searing temperatures at the Australian Open. The tournament's Extreme Heat Policy was put into effect during the...
  • Heat stops play at Australian Open on Day 4 January 16, 2014

    Melbourne: Play at the Australian Open was called to a halt on day four of the championships on Thursday with temperatures at Melbourne Park hitting 41 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) and still rising. Organisers, who have been slammed for forcing players to play on in searing temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday,...
  • Roger Federer has no plans to wow Edberg, just to win January 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Glancing up at the legends of tennis can make 17times grand slam champion Roger Federer push too hard for the "wow" factor, so new coach Stefan Edberg can expect a cold shoulder from the cool Swiss when watching from the stands. Federer has hired Edberg, twice a winner at Melbourne...
  • Serena Williams eyes sixth coronation at Melbourne Park January 10, 2014

    Melbourne: If players, pundits and bookmakers are to be believed, Serena Williams has already sewn up her sixth Australian Open title and the other 127 women in the draw may as well pick up their racquets and head home. Riding a 22match winning streak, the American juggernaut arrives in Melbourne Park...
  • Almagro pulls out of Australian Open with shoulder injury January 9, 2014

    Melbourne: Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, seeded 13th in the men's draw, has pulled out of the Australian Open due to a shoulder injury, organisers said on Thursday. "Disappointed to confirm that Nicolas Almagro has withdrawn from the #ausopen due to an ongoing shoulder injury. We wish him a fast recovery!" a post...
  • No major surprises through 1st week at Australian Open January 19, 2013

    Melbourne: Nearly a week into the Australian Open, the only major surprise is that there have been, well, not many surprises at all. The year's first Grand Slam is historically fraught with injury pullouts or top players not yet up to speed in the new season and losing in the...
  • Djokovic wins 17th straight match at Melbourne Park January 18, 2013

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic didn't get everything his own way against Radek Stepanek despite a 64, 63, 75 win on Friday as he advanced to the fourth round and extended his winning streak to 17 matches at the Australian Open. Djokovic broke the 34yearold, No. 34ranked Stepanek late in each set,...
  • Federer storms into 3rd round at Australian Open January 17, 2013

    Melborne: With the sun setting at the end of a torridly hot day at the Australian Open, Roger Federer ensured he made the most of a favorable evening draw. Wearing bright pink shoelaces, Federer advanced to the third round with a 63, 64, 64 win over Russian Nikolay Davydenko on Thursday. The...
  • Ferrer advances to Australian Open 2nd round January 14, 2013

    Melbourne: Fourthseeded David Ferrer defeated Olivier Rochus of Belgium 63, 64, 62 in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday. The 30yearold Spaniard hit 30 winners and had a firstserve percentage of 71 percent. He also benefited from Rochus' 29 unforced errors. Fresh from winning the title in Auckland last...
  • Djokovic edges Murray in fiveset thriller January 28, 2012

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic overcame his breathing problems and a "physical crisis" to beat Andy Murray in an almost fivehour Australian Open semifinal on Friday night and move into his third straight Grand Slam final. Standing between Djokovic and a record shared by some of the greatest players of all time will...