• Expletives and in-your-face tennis at the Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray's four-set win over Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday will be remembered more for the tension between the players than the shot-making on the court.

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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,…

  • 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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  • 'Bad mood' Berdych rues another missed chance

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych blamed "one bad set" for his defeat by Andy Murray at the Australian Open on Thursday when his dreams of a maiden grand slam title were again crushed at the semi-final stage. I was just trying to get my chances, trying to fight for it, but it was…

  • MW Men's & Women's Tennis Players of the Week 1/28/15

    Utah State freshman Jaime Barajas has been named Mountain West Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, while Air Force sophomore Tracy Landram earned MW Women’s Tennis Player of the Week honors for matches played Jan. 21-27. It is the first career MW weekly accolade for both student-athletes.

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  • What to watch at Aussie Open Friday: No 1 vs defending champ

    For the third consecutive year, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka will play each other at the Australian Open. No. 1-ranked and four-time Australian titleholder Djokovic and defending champion Wawrinka will play a semifinal at Rod Laver Arena on Friday evening, with the winner to take on Andy Murray…

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  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Djokovic's No. 1 fan

    During Novak Djokovic's Australian Open quarterfinal, a photo of his three-month-old son started making the rounds on social media. On-court interviewer Jim Courier asked the No. 1-ranked player about his No. 1 fan after the match, directing his attention to the big screens overhead at Rod Laver…

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  • Sharapova eases into fourth Melbourne final

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The confidence of overcoming two match points in a second round clash against Alexandra Panova has ultimately paid off for Maria Sharapova as she advanced to her fourth Australian Open final with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday. "I…

  • Venus Williams exits Aussie Open with heartfelt advice

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Asked what the future might hold for her young opponent, Venus Williams offered some heartfelt advice that could easily apply to her own career.

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  • Serena Williams to maintain No 1 ranking after Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will remain No. 1 and No. 2 in the WTA rankings, regardless of who wins when they meet in the Australian Open final on Saturday.

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  • Djokovic, Wawrinka set up epic showdown, ill Serena through

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and champion Stan Wawrinka set up 'The Djoker v The Man 3.0' at Melbourne Park after impressive quarter-final victories on Wednesday, while an ill Serena Williams moved a step closer to her 19th grand slam title. The American,…

  • Williams sisters, Madison Keys picked for US Fed Cup team

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- The Williams sisters and teenage Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys have been chosen for the United States as it seeks to return to the top group in the Fed Cup.

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  • Djokovic, Federer, Nadal headline field for Indian Wells

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal headline the field for the BNP Paribas Open in March, giving the tournament the top three men's players in the world during its 40th anniversary in the Southern California desert.

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  • Tennis-Murray answers coaching questions by reaching final

    * Murray overcomes fast start by Berdych * To meet either Djokovic or Wawrinka for title (Recasts, adds details, quotes) By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE, Jan 29 (Reuters) - With all the off-court chatter focusing on the influence of his ex-coach and present coach, Andy Murray sent out an emphatic…

  • Serena, Sharapova on course for Australian Open showdown

    The 18-time Grand Slam champion was at her brutal best on Wednesday, crushing last year's finalist Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets to set up an all-American last four showdown on Thursday with unseeded teenager Madison Keys. The other semi-final clash on Thursday is an all-Russian affair…

  • Meet Coco: potentially China's next Li Na

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country's two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than she does Chinese.

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  • Fairytale ends for Keys but grand slam hunger grows

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Making the semi-finals of the Australian Open gave Madison Keys belief she could contend with the best players in the women's game, but also made the hard-hitting 19-year-old more determined to take an extra step at the grand slams. Keys' fairytale run at…