• Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals

    Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her. Sharapova made all the big points look easy Tuesday in defeating 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-2 - her fourth consecutive win over the Canadian - and advance…

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  • Azarenka's fun-filled Australian Open comes to an end

    Victoria Azarenka is packing her bags and leaving the Australian Open far earlier than years past, but the two-time former champion sure had fun while she was here. Unseeded after an injury-marred season, Azarenka had the toughest draw of any of the top female contenders at Melbourne Park, yet she…

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  • After making history, Nishikori still getting used to No. 5

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It's only been a couple of months since Kei Nishikori moved into the No. 5 ranking, and he's not yet comfortable with the number.

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    Serena Battles Into Quarter-finals

    Serena Williams avoided another Grand Slam defeat by Spain's Garbine Muguruza as she fought back to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals. The American world number one, who lost to Muguruza at last year's French Open, came through 2-6 6-3 6-2. Williams next faces Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova,…

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  • Vintage Venus rolls back the years

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams rolled back the years to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time in five years on Monday, battling fatigue in a gruelling three setter. The 34-year-old American finished strongly to win 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 and stun Polish sixth seed…

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  • Nadal out to tighten Berdych grip, Murray the Aussie slayer

    Rafael Nadal is looking to extend his superiority over Tomas Berdych while Andy Murray plans to break local hearts again against exciting teenager Nick Krygios in Tuesday's Australian Open men's quarter-finals. Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, squeezed through in five sets over American…

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  • 'Fan coach' helps Serena focus on way to quarters

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams took some coaching advice from a fan sitting in the Rod Laver Arena terraces as she struggled to overcome hard-hitting Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 2-6 6-3 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals on Monday. The 24th seed Muguruza, who stunned Williams in the…

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  • Wawrinka dismisses notions of vengeance

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Having dispatched one of his 2014 grand slam vanquishers to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals, Stan Wawrinka is now getting ready to face another on Wednesday. Wawrinka avenged his early exit at last year's French Open with a 7-6(2) 6-4 4-6 7-6(8)…

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  • Raonic creates Canadian history at Australian Open

    Next up will be a quarter-final against either world number one and four-time champion Novak Djokovic or Luxembourg's Gilles Muller on Wednesday. Raonic created Canadian tennis history by becoming the first man since Michael Belkin in 1968 to win through to the quarters at the Australian Open. He…

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  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Bouchard's song requests

    Eugenie Bouchard appreciates the creativity of her personal cheering section, a group of (mostly) male fans called the Genie Army. Clad in red-and-white T-shirts spelling 'G-E-N-I-E', the group serenades Bouchard during her matches at the Australian Open with pop songs they've recast with…

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  • Djokovic, Serena rush through at Melbourne Park

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams barely moved out of second gear while Victoria Azarenka underlined her Australian Open pedigree as players experienced the hottest conditions of the championship so far on Thursday. Four-times champion Djokovic…

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    Wimbledon: Tour the Historic Tennis Grounds

    Sample an exclusive tour of Wimbledon, usually reserved for members only.

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  • Fireworks help celebrate Venus Williams' Australian Open run

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fireworks lit up the sky above Rod Laver Arena the moment Venus Williams completed her fourth-round win at the Australian Open on Monday night.

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  • Bryan brothers out in 3rd round of Australian Open doubles

    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 new pair…

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  • 'Mean Girls' it's not but some players scoff at friendships

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known for its rivalries, has prompted discussion among players on what it's like…

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  • Maria Sharapova through to Australian Open semifinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova put the brakes on Eugenie Bouchard's quest for a first major title, beating the young Canadian 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals.

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  • Tennis-Australian Open order of play

    MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourt on day nine of the Australian Open on Tuesday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT). - - - Rod Laver Arena 10-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) v 3-Simona Halep (Romania) Not before 0130 7-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) v 2-Maria…

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