• 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…

  • Sick Serena cuts short practice on eve of Aussie Open final

    Serena Williams cut short a practice on the eve of the Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova due to a cold she's been battling for the past week. The No. 1-ranked American was shown in footage on Australia's Channel 7 network coughing into a towel and blowing her nose before she abandoned…

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  • 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…

  • What to watch at the Aussie Open Sunday: The Men's Final

    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, contesting the Australian Open final on Sunday, are both members of the so-called ''Big Four'' of men's tennis, the group which has dominated Grand Slam titles for most of the past decade led by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The fact we know each other since 11,…

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  • Sharapova out to end decade of Serena dominance in Melbourne

    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…

  • 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 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

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  • Serena and Sharapova's 'black heart' rivalry

    The bitter rivalry between Australian Open finalists Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova took root on the hallowed Wimbledon turf in 2004 and is still thriving more than a decade later -- both on and off the court. The problem was, the fairytale victory that catapulted her to global celebrity came…

  • 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…

  • 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);…

  • 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.

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  • Australian Open at a glance

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

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  • Safiullin wins boys, Mihalikova wins Aussie Open girls title

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roman Safiullin of Russia won the boys singles title and Slovakia's Tereza Mihalikova won the girls singles title at the Australian Open on Saturday.

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  • 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)…

  • Cilic delays return again, withdraws from Zagreb Indoors

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Defending champion Marin Cilic says he is withdrawing from the Zagreb Indoors because of the lingering right shoulder injury which also forced him to miss the Brisbane International and Australian Open.

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    Best of Australian Open - Day 12 (19 photos)

    Highlights of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • Wawrinka's Australian Open title defense ends in semifinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the man nicknamed "Stanimal," this was not the way for defending champion Stan Wawrinka to go out of the Australian Open — with a whimper, not a roar.

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  • '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,…