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  • Novak Djokovic reaches his 25th Grand Slam semi-final 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semi-final by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The No. 1-ranked player cruised through his quarter-final without ever facing a break point by his 24-year-old opponent, a rising Canadian star known for having one...
  • Sania Mirza-Bruno Soares enter Australian Open semis 4 hours 5 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Top-seeded mixed doubles duo Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares marched in to the semi-finals of the Australian Open, beating local pair Casey Dellacqua and John Peers 6-2, 6-2 in a last-eight match on Wednesday. The Indo-Brazilian pair started the match on a bright note, breaking their opponents twice to claim...
  • Kei Nishikori not disappointed with Australian Open finish 4 hours 19 minutes ago

    Melbourne: US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori was circumspect about his quarter-final loss at the Australian Open on Wednesday, saying there's nothing wrong with getting to the final eight of any Grand Slam tournament. He's done it three times now, two of them at Melbourne Park, but he realizes there is plenty...
  • Scaled back Singapore Open to return next year 5 hours 5 minutes ago

    Singapore: The Singapore Open, once Asia's richest golf tournament, will return next year after a three-year absence but with a vast drop in prize money and without the European Tour on board. The $1 million January 28 to January 31 event will be co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Japan...
  • Sisterly advice to help Serena Williams prepare for Madison Keys 5 hours 26 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Serena Williams will turn to her sister for advice for her all-American semi-final against Madison Keys, the teenager with designs on the throne of US women's tennis. An injury-hampered Keys defeated Venus Williams in three sets on Wednesday to continue her fairytale run at Melbourne Park and now faces the...
  • Wawrinka through to semi-finals of Australian Open 6 hours 40 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori on Wednesday. Wawrinka, who beat Rafael Nadal last year in the final for his first Grand Slam title, will play either top-seeded Novak Djokovic or...
  • Managing thigh injury key to Madison Keys' success 6 hours 55 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Madison Keys continued to ride her wave of success, fuelled in part by celebratory chocolate biscuits, as she advanced to her first grand slam semi-final with a gutsy 6-3 4-6 6-4 victory over Venus Williams on Wednesday. The power-hitting 19-year-old had to battle through a re-occurrence of the thigh injury...
  • Madison Keys injury time-out cost me momentum: Venus Williams 8 hours 23 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Venus Williams blamed an injury time-out by opponent Madison Keys for robbing her of rhythm and momentum during their Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday. The seven-times grand slam champion was leading 4-1 in the second set when play was halted for about eight minutes to allow 19-year-old Keys to have...
  • Australian Open: Serena thrashes Cibulkova to set up Keys semi-final 9 hours 9 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Serena Williams moved one step closer to her 19th Grand Slam title by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes on Wednesday to advance to the Australian Open semi-finals. The No. 1-ranked Williams displayed her immense power, reeling off heavy returns that included 58 winners compared to 38 from...
  • Keys overcomes injury to beat Venus to reach Australian Open semi-finals 9 hours 43 minutes ago

    Melbourne: American teenager Madison Keys overcame a left thigh injury to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Wednesday, ensuring there would be no Williams sisters semi-final. The 19-year-old Keys will play either Serena Williams or last year's finalist, Dominika Cibulkova, in Thursday's semifinal. The Williams sisters...
  • Australian Open: Williams sisters look to turn back clock in quarters Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 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 3 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...