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Victoria Azarenka

Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka safely into quarter-finals

January 20, 2014 12:34:39 pm

Victoria Azarenka has firmed as favourite to retain her crown.

Maria Sharapova

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova’s quest halted by Dominika Cibulkova roadblock

January 20, 2014 2:07:42 pm

Cibulkova overcame Sharapova on her preferred surface of clay at the 2009 French Open.

The return of the Djoker

January 20, 2014 3:05:44 am

Long before he was a top-ranked player, Djokovic had earned the nicknames “Court Jester” and “Joker.”

Ana switches off serial winner

January 20, 2014 3:02:49 am

Serbian Ivanovic upsets top seed and favourite Williams 4-6 6-3 6-3 to break latter’s 25-match winning streak

Flavia Pennetta

Australian Open: Flavia Pennetta defies injury to make first quarters

January 19, 2014 3:48:13 pm

Pennetta had reason to be worried after an injury to her right wrist required surgery in 2012.

Tomas Berdych

Australian Open: Tomas Berdych sets up quarter-final date with David Ferrer

January 19, 2014 3:28:51 pm

Berdych outgunned Anderson at a rowdy Margaret Court Arena with an impressive array of winners.

Novak Djokovic

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic channels Boris Becker to blow away Fabio Fognini

January 19, 2014 4:18:08 pm

The Serb dropped just 10 points on his serve - Becker's speciality - in the entire match.

Serena Willams

Australian Open: Ana Ivanovic finds mean streak to dump ailing Serena Williams

January 19, 2014 4:12:47 pm

The 26-year-old Serbian overhauled the raging favourite in a dazzling display of power hitting.

An ominous return

January 19, 2014 2:36:52 am

Azarenka will play American Sloane Stephens in the next round in the reprise of an acrimonious semifinal.

Rafael Nadal

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal issues warning with Gael Monfils mauling

January 18, 2014 7:16:10 pm

A beaming Nadal rated the match his best of the tournament.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Australian Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga brings end to Gilles Simon’s remarkable run

January 18, 2014 5:29:06 pm

Simon is never one to give up but Tsonga upped his game when necessary and sealed the victory .

Victoria Azarenka

Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka feasts on Yvonne Meusburger to reach fourth round

January 18, 2014 3:59:55 pm

Azarenka has not lost a set in her three matches this week.

Andy Murray

Australian Open: Andy Murray lops Feliciano Lopez to move into fourth round

January 18, 2014 4:31:05 pm

Murray will next play French lucky loser Stephane Robert for a place in the quarter finals.

Caroline Wozniacki

Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki crashes out in Melbourne

January 18, 2014 4:17:29 pm

Muguruza next meets fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the fourth round.

Roger Federer

Australian Open: Roger Federer romps into fourth round in Melbourne

January 18, 2014 4:10:43 pm

Only two of Federer's record 17 grand slam titles have come in the past four years.

Maria Sharapova

Australian Open: Inconsistent Maria Sharapova into fourth round in Melbourne

January 18, 2014 4:06:04 pm

Sharapova's win over Cornet was her seventh match since pulling the plug on her 2013 season.

Mandela movie inspires Serena to end boycott

January 18, 2014 4:58:23 am

Williams' father alleged he had heard racist taunts from the crowd and the family have not returned since.

Weather relents, seeds prosper

January 18, 2014 4:51:37 am

Ana Ivanovic was battling local star Sam Stosur when the rains came down and the roof was put in place.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic roars into third round

January 17, 2014 8:14:00 pm

Djokovic was a model of controlled aggression under the lights of Rod Laver Arena.

Australian Open: Tomas Berdych silences crowd in blistering heat

January 17, 2014 4:45:18 pm

The 28-year-old Berdych silenced a boisterously partisan crowd on Hisense Arena

Australian Open: Narrow escape for Li Na in searing heat

January 17, 2014 3:39:09 pm

In searing heat, Li was outplayed in the first set as Safarova struck a series of winners.

Australian Open: Dominant Serena Williams registers record win

January 17, 2014 7:42:28 pm

The win was a record 61st for Williams at the Australian Open, putting her past Margaret Court's 60.

Australian Open: Super-fit David Ferrer wears down Jeremy Chardy

January 17, 2014 3:40:01 pm

Ferrer is probably the least fancied third seed at Melbourne Park since Nikolay Davydenko in 2007.

Between tramlines: Courtside betting case adjourned

January 17, 2014 11:20:09 am

Police made the arrest with the help of new legislation targeting sports-related corruption in Victoria state.

Australian Open: As Donald Young turns old, potential turns to kinetic

January 17, 2014 3:40:33 pm

Donald, who turned pro at 14, had a Nike contract at 15 and played in his first US Open at 16.

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