• Kyrgios to meet Murray in in Australian Open quarterfinals

    He upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, and followed up Sunday by beating the guy who ousted Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Next up for Nick Kyrgios is a quarterfinal against Andy Murray at Melbourne Park. The 19-year-old Kyrgios came back from two sets down and saved a match point to beat…

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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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  • 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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  • This is me, says grunting, cursing Azarenka

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Two-time grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka will no longer bite her tongue or try to fit into any media-trained "image" as she makes her way on the tennis tour, the Belarusian said at the Australian Open on Saturday. Azarenka advanced to the fourth round at…

  • Tennis-Young and free Kyrgios makes Australians rejoice

    (Adds details, quotes) By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Teenager Nick Kyrgios ensured his compatriots would wake up to celebrate their national day on Monday by saving a match point against Andreas Seppi to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday. Playing with the…

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    Roger Federer Upset at Australian Open: It's Over Down Under

    It was 2001 the last time Roger Federer was bounced in the third round of the Australian Open, and, at the time he was a talented, yet erratic, 19-year-old. Soon after, he soared to a period of almost continuous excellence that stretches all the way. On Friday That remarkable streak was snapped by…

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    Meet Charlie Mortdecai - equal parts debonair art dealer, scampish rogue, and moustachioed connoisseur. Find showtimes and get tickets today!

  • High ranking sits uncomfortably on Nishikori's shoulders

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A break-out 2014 season and a career-high ranking of five has added extra weight to Kei Nishikori's shoulders, with the U.S. Open finalist already bearing the burden of huge expectations in his home country Japan. Nishikori became the first man from an Asian…

  • Serena sets up clash with French Open nemesis

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams was a picture of torment for a set and a half on Saturday before finding her range to fend off Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-2 6-0 and set up a fourth round clash with French Open nemesis Garbine Muguruza. Spaniard Muguruza was a fast rising if unheralded…

  • Tennis-Berdych crimps Australia's day at Melbourne Park

    * Berdych hammers local hope Tomic * Czech hoping to make final step up (Adds details, quotes) MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych ruined local hopes of a massive Australia Day celebration on Monday when he hammered Bernard Tomic to advance to his fifth successive quarter-final at the…

  • Bouchard through to quarterfinals at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — 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.

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  • American Keys upsets Kvitova to make fourth round

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American teenager Madison Keys toppled fourth seed Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5 in an impressive display of clean hitting to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. The 19-year-old captured the decisive break at 5-5 in the second set and served out the match…

  • Tennis - Federer far from done in Slams - rivals

    - Rivals believe Roger Federer can still add another Grand Slam to his record tally despite his shock third-round exit at the Australian Open. The defeat to Italian veteran Andreas Seppi on Friday meant the 33-year-old Swiss maestro has now not won a major title since Wimbledon in 2012, raising…

  • 2 Williams sisters, 2 Madisons into 4th round at Aussie Open

    Serena Williams loves having Venus back to keep her company in the second week of a Grand Slam, and credits her older sister with giving her the motivation to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. The Williams siblings, with 25 Grand Slam titles between them, will have a couple of Madisons…

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  • Halep halts Wickmayer to reach quarter-finals

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - 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 U.S. Open semi-finalist, the pint-sized Romanian…

  • Under radar Wawrinka happy to discuss the F-word

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For someone who is the defending champion at Melbourne Park, Stan Wawrinka is remarkably upbeat about the lack of focus falling upon him. The 29-year-old Swiss advanced to the fourth round of this year's Australian Open with a comfortable 6-4 6-2 6-4 win…

  • Today is a day to be happy, says encouraged Nadal

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal savoured the best win of his campaign at Melbourne Park in felling South African Kevin Anderson 7-5 6-1 6-4 to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday but was reticent to talk up his chances of a 15th grand slam title. Nadal will play…

  • Business-like Sharapova, Nadal march on in Melbourne

    Maria Sharapova was all business as she raced into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday to set up a glamour showdown with Eugenie Bouchard, as Rafael Nadal continued his unrelenting Grand Slam march. The Russian world number two ended Chinese hopes by swatting aside 21st seed Peng Shuai…