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Australian Open: Heat soars, so do most of the stars

January 17, 2014 3:41:06 pm

Organisers suspend matches due to extreme temperatures even as Azarenka, Nadal and Federer all advance; Del Potro exits

Australian Open: Andy Murray brushes aside Vincent Millot

January 16, 2014 7:25:38 pm

Murray simply flicked a switch and won 23 consecutive points in a blistering finish.

Chasing third straight Australian Open title, Victoria Azarenka eases into third round

January 16, 2014 6:43:37 pm

Azarenka said she was thankful she did not have to play in the heat of the day.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal blows away Thanasi Kokkinakis

January 16, 2014 5:22:44 pm

After comprehensive win, Nadal will next play either 25th seed Gael Monfils or American Jack Sock.

Australian Open: Roger Federer sprints into third round

January 16, 2014 4:14:23 pm

Roger Federer ended the 107-minute lesson when he clinched the tie-break 7-4.

Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki overcomes Christina McHale under the roof

January 16, 2014 2:59:18 pm

Wozniacki moves into the Australian Open third round after beating McHale 6-0, 1-6, 6-2.

Australian Open: After heat, rain interrupts play

January 16, 2014 4:22:25 pm

Organisers lost more than four hours of play on the outer courts due to extreme heat.

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova battles for three hours, 28 minutes in 40 degree Celsius

January 16, 2014 1:26:37 pm

After a tough win, Sharapova now plays 25th seed Alize Cornet in the third round.

Australian Open: Yuki Bhambri, Mahesh Bhupathi advance to second round in doubles; Divij Sharan exits

January 16, 2014 11:20:20 am

The defeat of left-handed Divij denied India an all-win day at Australian Open.

Australian Open: After beating cancer, Ross wins on court

January 16, 2014 9:35:04 am

After fighting cancer, Britain’s Ross Hutchins makes his way into second round.

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.