• 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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  • 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…

  • 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 Williams thanks fan for the (free) advice

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- A fan cried out some advice that Serena Williams says helped her win a very tough fourth-round match.

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  • Keys, 19, reaches first major quarterfinal _ and wants more

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys turns 20 next month and her mother, Christine, is already sending her teasing texts featuring grandma emojis.

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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…

  • 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)…

  • 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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  • 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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  • Tennis - Tennis: Canada's Raonic battles into Open quarters

    - Canada's eighth seed Milos Raonic battled through to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open with a five-set win over Spain's Feliciano Lopez on Monday.

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  • Bring on the quarterfinals: What to Watch at the Aussie Open

    Here are some things to watch on Rod Laver Arena: ---- PARISIAN MEMORIES (No. 2 Maria Sharapova vs. No. 7 Eugenie Bouchard): Sharapova has beaten Bouchard all three times they've played, including twice at the French Open over the past two years. Bouchard took the first set in last year's semifinal…

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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…

  • 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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  • 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…

  • Williams sisters advance to quarterfinals at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Williams sisters are back in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam, and neither one is there just to watch.

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  • Murray beats Dimitrov, prepares for Australian challenge

    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…

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