• The phone call that turned around Sharapova's Aussie Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open.

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  • New breed take on old guard in men's Open showdowns

    Japanese superstar Nishikori ousted Raonic, Wawrinka and Djokovic on the way to losing to Marin Cilic in last year's US Open final when he became the first Asian man to contest a Grand Slam decider. Big-serving Canadian Raonic hasn't beaten world number one and tournament favourite Djokovic in four…

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  • Serena takes aim at pocket rocket as Venus finds Keys

    Top seed Serena Williams is aiming to shoot down Slovak pocket rocket Dominika Cibulkova in the Australian Open quarter-finals Wednesday, as resurgent sister Venus plays the generation game with teen Madison Keys. The American siblings, for so long a dominant force in women's tennis, will meet in a…

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  • Bouchard regretful as Slam chance goes begging

    Canadian seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard admitted she was full of regrets on Tuesday after blowing the chance to make a Grand Slam statement against second seed Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open. The 20-year-old, hyped as the rising star of a new generation destined for glory at the majors, was…

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  • What to Watch Wednesday at the Australian Open quarterfinals

    Once upon a time, the story of women's tennis was all about Serena and Venus Williams: The two sisters who rose from the concrete courts of Compton, California to play such transcending tennis that for a while the Grand Slams were nicknamed the Sisters Slams. Now at the age of 34, Venus is enjoying…

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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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  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Murray's advice, Maria's message

    Andy Murray knows what it's like to feel the burden of a country's expectations. So he has some advice for Australian tennis fans. After beating teenager and local hope Nick Kyrgios in straight sets in the Australian Open quarterfinals Tuesday, Murray delivered an impromptu and eloquent message on…

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  • Tennis-Clinical Murray sends Kyrgios home to think again

    MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Britain's Andy Murray ended the hopes of local tennis fans, and one teenager in particular, with a no-nonsense performance to reach his fifth Australian Open semi-final after a 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3 victory over Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday. The 19-year-old's quarter-final…

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  • Nadal disappointed but bows out content with comeback

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A fourth-round thrashing of big-serving South African Kevin Anderson had given Rafa Nadal hope he might be back to his best, but the Spaniard's limited preparations came back to haunt him against Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Tuesday. The rangy Czech…

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  • Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia

    Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them. On the women's side, second-seeded Maria Sharapova, who beat Eugenie Bouchard on Tuesday, and Ekaterina Makarova are still around and will play an all-Russian…

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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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  • Composed Murray ends Kyrgios run to reach Australian Open semis

    Andy Murray's used his greater experience to master exciting Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios and reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday, with the Scot content with where his game is at. The British sixth seed, a three-time runner-up, downed the unseeded 19-year-old 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 in…

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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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  • Bouchard to focus on support staff after Melbourne mauling

    Eugenie Bouchard was unable to match the semi-final appearance from her maiden Australian Open last year and will now focus on sorting out her coaching arrangements after being blasted off the court by Maria Sharapova on Tuesday. Bouchard split with coach Nick Saviano in November, the man who…

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  • Australian Open briefs

    You can't open a newspaper in Australia without seeing a picture of new golden boy Nick Kyrgios with every aspect of his game and life examined, including his hair style. Young gun Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic has taken to sporting his jet black hair slicked back with gel. The new style has…

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  • Young players turn to ex-pros hoping for Slam breakthrough

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Goran Ivanisevic won one Wimbledon title in his colorful tennis career, but the big-serving Croatian believes he might have won even more if he'd had an ex-player as his coach, like many of the top competitors do today.

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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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