• Dead battery led to Wawrinka losing Australian Open title

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A 2014 season which began for Stan Wawrinka with an Australian Open triumph and ended with Davis Cup glory finally caught up with the Swiss at Melbourne Park on Friday as he was left "mentally completely dead". The fourth seed's title defence fizzled out in…

  • Andy Murray wins his semifinal match, but fiancee Kim Sears steals the show

    A spat between the fiancees of Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych caught attention as the two tennis players faced off at the Australian Open

    Busted Racquet
  • The funniest thing you’ll see today: Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces off against an M1 Abrams tank

    Tennis legend Novak Djokovic has stared down Federer and Nadal… but he’s never faced a foe quite as fearsome as this. YouTube user timtimfed has created a hilarious video in which a digital Vietnam-era M1 Abrams tank is edited in with footage of Djokovic playing a match at the Australian Open. The…

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  • Tennis-Down but not out, Djokovic just glad to make final

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - 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. Djokovic will meet sixth seed Andy…

  • Andy Murray defends fiancee over televised outburst

    Andy Murray has defended his fiancee after she was caught on camera during his tense Australian Open semi-final win apparently swearing at the Tomas Berdych camp courtside. Tension between Murray and Berdych spilled over off court with the Scot's wife-to-be Kim Sears caught up with the emotion of…

  • Madison Keys new American star born at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After Madison Keys walked off the court from the biggest match of her young career, she received quite a compliment from her celebrated opponent.

    Associated Press
  • Sharapova out to end decade of Serena dominance

    Top seed Serena Williams' coach has dismissed the American's decade-long, 15-0 winning streak against Maria Sharapova as irrelevant ahead of the arch-rivals' blockbuster Australian Open final on Saturday. The final will pit the world's two best players, both in sizzling form, against one another in…

  • Andy Murray's Fiancée Kim Sears Lets the F-bombs Rip

    Andy Murray isn't afraid of dropping F-bombs during particularly hectic tennis matches, but his fiancée Kim Sears is normally a bit more classy. When she watches him perform she tends to do little more than whoop and holler. Not so during the Australian Open semi final on Thursday. As Murray…

  • Djokovic fights off Wawrinka to reach Australian Open final

    World number one Novak Djokovic fought off defending champion Stan Wawrinka over five sets to reach his fifth Australian Open final on Friday, where he will meet Andy Murray. The clash was Djokovic's toughest match of the tournament and his serve was broken five times in a another titanic duel with…

  • Australian Open finalist Serena Williams

    MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Factbox on American Serena Williams, who will bid for her 19h grand slam title against Maria Sharapova at the Australian open on Saturday: Born in Michigan on September 26, 1981. (Age: 33) Seed: 1 GRAND SLAM CAREER: 18 - Australian Open (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010);…

  • What to watch at Aussie Open Saturday: No 1 vs No 2

    It's been five years since Serena Williams won the last of her five Australian Open singles titles. Maria Sharapova's one and only trophy at Melbourne Park came in 2008 when she defeated Ana Ivanovic. This year's final at Rod Laver Arena will feature a No. 1 (Williams) against a No. 2 (Sharapova)…

    The Associated Press
  • Australian Open at a glance

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A look at the Australian Open on Friday:

    Associated Press
  • Australian Open finalist Maria Sharapova

    MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Factbox on Russia's Maria Sharapova, who will meet Serena Williams in the Australian Open final on Saturday: Born: April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, Russia Seed: 2 GRAND SLAM TITLES: Five: Wimbledon (2004); U.S. Open (2006); Australian Open (2008); French Open (2012, 2014)…

  • 'Surprised' Serena sets up dream Sharapova final

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams overcame feisty teenage challenger Madison Keys to set up a dream Australian Open final with Maria Sharapova on Thursday but seemed to be the only person surprised she had made it that far. The world number one had to battle against Keys,…

  • Djokovic beats Wawrinka to reach Australian Open final

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic will contest the final of the Australian Open with Andy Murray after beating defending champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6(1) 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-0 on Friday. Djokovic will bid to become the first man in the professional era to win five titles at Melbourne Park. (Reporting by…

  • MW Men's & Women's Tennis Players of the Week 1/28/15

    Utah State freshman Jaime Barajas has been named Mountain West Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, while Air Force sophomore Tracy Landram earned MW Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honors for matches played Jan. 21-27. It is the first career MW weekly accolade for both student-athletes.

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  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: No sleep for Mattek-Sands' relatives

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bethanie Mattek-Sands had relatives in about five U.S. states wide awake watching as she and Lucie Safarova won the women's doubles title at the Australian Open on Friday.

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  • Djokovic and Wawrinka in 'Showdown III' at Melbourne Park

    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…