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Australian Open: Stroll in the park – Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams win in straight sets

January 16, 2014 9:35:12 am

Novak, Serena win in straight sets, but heat takes toll as Dodig becomes 10th player to retire.

Rod Laver Arena

Australian Open: Man held for illegal betting on tennis matches

January 15, 2014 3:27:43 pm

The bet is placed before legitimate betting agencies are able to close off wagering.

Australian Open: David Ferrer fights heat, Adrian Mannarino in second round

January 15, 2014 12:08:02 pm

Mannarino looked to be struggling in temperatures in excess of 37 degree during last two sets.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic races past Leonardo Mayer

January 15, 2014 11:00:07 am

Novak Djokovic next plays Russian 30th seed Dmitry Tursunov.

Australian Open: Serena Williams breezes into third round

January 15, 2014 11:28:02 am

Serena Williams won almost 90 percent of her first serve points.

Australian Open: On comeback trail, Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova find their feet in first round

January 15, 2014 10:23:50 am

Murray swept into the second round with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 rout of Japan’s Go Soeda.

Australian Open: Somdev Devvarman can’t outrun Feliciano Lopez

January 15, 2014 10:24:00 am

The unseeded Indian showed a lot of fighting spirit before going down 4-6 4-6 6-7 (2) to World No. 27.

Fahrenheit melbourne

January 15, 2014 2:05:31 am

With temperatures soaring, Open heats up on Day Two with enthralling five-setters and excruciating pull-outs.

Maria Sharapova

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova overpowers Bethanie Mattek-Sands in clash of styles

January 14, 2014 8:09:51 pm

Sharapova was made to work hard for her passage into the second round.

Bernard Tomic

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal advances after Bernard Tomic retires hurt

January 14, 2014 4:24:02 pm

Nadal will play Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round.

Australian Open: Juan Martin del Potro progresses in ‘worst conditions’

January 14, 2014 2:54:15 pm

Del Potro steadied in the second set and cruised to victory in just over three hours.

Australian Open: Andy Murray marches on

January 14, 2014 4:19:18 pm

Murray will next play the winner of Vincent Millot or another qualifier in Wayne Odesnik.

Australian Open: Frank Dancevic slams organisers, says conditions ‘inhumane’

January 14, 2014 4:22:31 pm

The 29-year-old sat with a bag of ice on his head and had plenty more stuffed into a towel around his neck.

Australian Open: Cool Roger Federer sees off James Duckworth challenge

January 14, 2014 11:17:06 am

Federer next faces the winner of Czech Radek Stepanek and Slovakian Blaz Kavcic.

Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka survives scare in scorching heat

January 14, 2014 10:49:10 am

Azarenka made a stuttering start to her bid for a third straight Australian Open title.

‘To be fit enough to coach Novak Djokovic, Boris Becker must change his own lifestyle’

January 14, 2014 9:24:36 am

Boris Becker joined Novak Djokovic as his new head coach in December.

A boom boom beginning: Novak Djokovic shakes off rust with straight-sets win

January 14, 2014 9:18:37 am

With Boris Becker in his box, defending champ Djokovic shakes off rust with straight-sets win in 1st round.

Boris Becker

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic impresses Boris Becker with confident start

January 13, 2014 7:13:57 pm

Unlike Ivan Lendl, Becker was animated as he sat with the rest of the Djokovic team.

Novak Djokovic

Australian Open Day 1 wrap: Rusty Djokovic, slick Serena through in Melbourne

January 13, 2014 6:56:11 pm

Petra Kvitova fell victim to Thai world number 88 Luksika Kumkhum on Margaret Court Arena.

Australian Open: Officials cool down heat wave, assure player safety

January 13, 2014 12:19:18 pm

Wood said there has never been anybody who has died from dehydration on a tennis court.

Li Na

Australian Open: Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams dumped out; Li Na, David Ferrer through

January 13, 2014 5:35:30 pm

Thai world number 88 Luksika Kumkhum sprang the biggest upset of the Australian Open's first day.

The likes of Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg have much to offer: Tim Henman

January 13, 2014 9:50:33 am

The serve-and-volley specialist was curious to see what changes Djokovic and Federer bring to their game.

Novak Djokovic

I’m fit and ready to play best-of-five in extreme conditions: Novak Djokovic

January 12, 2014 3:12:57 pm

Djokovic admitted that tennis changed radically since Becker won six grand slam titles.

Rafael Nadal

‘Faster’ courts not to Rafa’s liking

January 12, 2014 11:37:58 am

Nadal has thrived on slower surfaces, winning eight of his 13 grand slam titles.

Juan Martin del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro strolls to Sydney title, John Isner aces Auckland

January 11, 2014 4:34:52 pm

Del Potro served with venom and unleashed powerful forehands and backhands.

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