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  • Deflated Makarova says she was psyched out

    Deflated Makarova says she was psyched out

    29 Jan 2015 09:46

    Russian 10th seed Ekaterina Makarova admitted Thursday she needed to improve her mental strength after allowing second seeded compatriot Maria Sharapova to run riot in their Australian Open semi-final.Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharap

  • Serena relishing Sharapova 'title fight' at Open

    Serena relishing Sharapova 'title fight' at Open

    29 Jan 2015 09:16

    Top seed Serena Williams said Thursday she was delighted to renew her one-sided rivalry with Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final after defeating fellow American Madison Keys to reach the decider.The 18-time Grand Slam champion's

  • Serena sets up dream Slam final with Sharapova

    Serena sets up dream Slam final with Sharapova

    29 Jan 2015 09:01

    Serena Williams battled past gallant Madison Keys Thursday to set up a dream Australian Open final between the top two seeds after arch-rival Maria Sharapova demolished Ekaterina Makarova.The best two players in the world have a long his

  • Sharapova surges as rivals sweat

    Sharapova surges as rivals sweat

    25 Jan 2015 11:16

    Resurgent second seed Maria Sharapova's Australian Open campaign kicked into overdrive on Sunday as young guns Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep

  • Comeback queen Azarenka dumps Wozniacki at Open

    Comeback queen Azarenka dumps Wozniacki at Open

    22 Jan 2015 10:31

    Comeback queen Victoria Azarenka won her battle of the former number ones with Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to dance her way into the Austra

  • Djokovic on fire in Melbourne

    Djokovic on fire in Melbourne

    22 Jan 2015 07:16

    Novak Djokovic rattled through the second round to continue his amazing habit of comfortable early matches at the Australian Open on Thursday.

  • Bouchard dumbfounded by 'give us a twirl' request

    Bouchard dumbfounded by 'give us a twirl' request

    22 Jan 2015 05:46

    Eugenie Bouchard has become used to close scrutiny as she has risen through the ranks but was dumbfounded when a courtside interviewer demande

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  • Confident Djokovic ready for Wawrinka challenge

    Confident Djokovic ready for Wawrinka challenge

    29 Jan 2015 07:16

    Supremely confident Novak Djokovic is the hot favourite for a fifth Australian Open crown but he is expecting a draining battle with defending champion Stan Wawrinka to make Sunday's final.Wawrinka upset the Serb world number one in the

  • Hewitt to play on, groomed as Davis Cup captain

    Hewitt to play on, groomed as Davis Cup captain

    29 Jan 2015 06:46

    Lleyton Hewitt said Thursday he intends to play on until next year's Australian Open as he was positioned as the future Davis Cup captain after Pat Rafter announced he was stepping down.Long-time team coach Wally Masur will fill in as Au

  • Serena battles past Keys to make final

    Serena battles past Keys to make final

    29 Jan 2015 06:31

    Top seed Serena Williams outgunned fellow American Madison Keys in a semi-final slugfest Thursday to set up an Australian Open decider against Russian arch-rival Maria Sharapova.The 18-time Grand Slam champion downed unseeded Keys 7-6 (7

  • New breed second best as old guard dominate first Slam

    New breed second best as old guard dominate first Slam

    29 Jan 2015 04:01

    The threat of the new breed sweeping away the old order failed to materialise at the year's first Grand Slam in Australia as the established stars reasserted their dominance.Much has been made about the generational advance of younger pl

  • Raonic helpless against Djokovic

    Raonic helpless against Djokovic

    28 Jan 2015 12:01

    Milos Raonic said Wednesday he felt helpless as he was dismantled by remorseless world number one Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.Viewed as at the vanguard of the new young breed in men's tennis, the big-serving Canadian eighth see

  • Djokovic, Wawrinka shape up in Open semi

    Djokovic, Wawrinka shape up in Open semi

    28 Jan 2015 12:01

    Raging favourite Novak Djokovic will play defending champion Stan Wawrinka in a blockbuster semi-final at the Australian Open after dominant wins on Wednesday.The Serb world number one bossed Canada's eighth seed Milos Raonic in straight

  • Serena, Sharapova hot favourites in Open semis

    Serena, Sharapova hot favourites in Open semis

    28 Jan 2015 11:54

    Top seed Serena Williams remains on a collision course with arch-rival Maria Sharapova after rampaging into the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday.The 18-time Grand Slam champion was at her brutal best, crushing last year's finalis

  • Imperious Djokovic powers into semis with Raonic lesson

    Imperious Djokovic powers into semis with Raonic lesson

    28 Jan 2015 11:31

    Serb world number one Novak Djokovic dominated Canada's Milos Raonic in straight sets to claim his fifth Australian Open semi-final on Wednesday.The top seed was in dazzling form in dishing out a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-2 hammering of the worl

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