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I can turn around losing record against Williams, insists Sharapova ahead of Melbourne final

Second seed Maria Sharapova insisted Thursday her “terrible” record against arch-rival Serena Williams was irrelevant after booking an Australian Open final showdown with the American top seed.

29 Jan 2015 - 4:48pm
Andy Murray reaches his fourth Australian Open final

Britain's Andy Murray stormed into his fourth Australian Open tennis final with a commanding four-set win over Czech Tomas Berdych on Thursday.

29 Jan 2015 - 10:34pm
Andy Murray reaches his fourth Australian Open final

Raging favourite Novak Djokovic will play defending champion Stan Wawrinka in a blockbuster semi-final at the Australian Open after dominant wins yesterday

29 Jan 2015 - 12:59am
Andy Murray reaches his fourth Australian Open final

Andy Murray used his greater experience to master exciting Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios and reach the Australian Open tennis semi-finals on Tuesday, with the Scot content with where his game...

28 Jan 2015 - 11:16pm
Andy Murray reaches his fourth Australian Open final

Tomas Berdych played arguably the grand slam quarter-final of his life to end the longest losing streak on the ATP Tour with a 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) victory over Rafa Nadal and advance to the...

27 Jan 2015 - 3:05pm
Vintage Venus on a roll in booking last-eight berth at Australian Open

Seven-time grand slam champion Venus Williams rolled back the years to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time in five years on Monday, setting up an intriguing matchup with...

26 Jan 2015 - 11:19pm

Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins yesterday to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

26 Jan 2015 - 12:06am


Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open in the third round, beaten by Italian Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Friday.

24 Jan 2015 - 12:25am

The fluorescent yellow outfit Victoria Azarenka wore as she dismantled Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open on Thursday was a one-word fashion statement – loud

23 Jan 2015 - 12:40am

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams barely moved out of second gear but still underlined their superior skills with thumping second round victories over Russian opponents at the...

22 Jan 2015 - 2:26pm

Spanish world No 3 Rafael Nadal survived a massive scare before winning a gruelling five-setter with American qualifier Tim Smyczek at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

21 Jan 2015 - 10:41pm

Maria Sharapova saved two match points in a narrow escape against No. 150-ranked Alexandra Panova at the Australian Open on Wednesday, advancing to the third round with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 win.

21 Jan 2015 - 1:09pm

Venus Williams has long been hindered by illness and injury but the seven-time grand slam champion is feeling more upbeat this year than she has for some time.

21 Jan 2015 - 10:33am

Rafa Nadal has been shrugging his shoulders and suggesting he may not be ready mentally or physically to win this year’s Australian Open after an injury-riddled 2014, but top seed Novak Djokovic...

20 Jan 2015 - 5:29pm

Serena Williams claims to suffer from nerves and jitters before her first-round matches at the grand slams.

She certainly didn't show it, winning her first set in 21 minutes yesterday on...

20 Jan 2015 - 11:45pm

Stan Wawrinka began the defence of his Australian Open title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Marsel Ilhan on Tuesday, taking less than 1 1/2 hours to breeze through the first round.

20 Jan 2015 - 12:07pm

Top seeds Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova successfully eased into round two at the Australian Open yesterday, but the grand slam dream of Ana Ivanovic was shattered.

19 Jan 2015 - 11:33pm

Defending Australian Open tennis champion Stan Wawrinka had a dream season last year but says he is starting from scratch again this year, refusing to nominate himself as a tournament favourite....

18 Jan 2015 - 10:28pm

Serena Williams enters the Australian Open as a strong favourite to lift the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, but is all too aware that a sixth Melbourne Park title has now eluded her for five years...

18 Jan 2015 - 12:26am


After a year which featured eight grand slam singles champions, there has been plenty of talk ahead of the Australian Open about the new guard versus the old guard in men's and women's...

18 Jan 2015 - 12:26am

Rafael Nadal has downplayed his chances of winning the Australian Open, saying his back remains a concern and he lacks confidence from having little match practice in the lead-up.

17 Jan 2015 - 12:34pm

Petra Kvitova edged out fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova in two tiebreak sets to win the Sydney International on Friday.

The reigning Wimbledon champion downed her rising compatriot 7-6 (7-5...

16 Jan 2015 - 10:11pm

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka was Friday pitted in the top half of the draw at the Australian Open with Novak Djokovic and faces a potential semi-final encounter with the world number one.

16 Jan 2015 - 9:49am

Rafael Nadal says he is "working as hard as I can" to be ready for Monday's start to the Australian Open following a right wrist injury and appendix surgery, which sidelined him for most of the...

15 Jan 2015 - 11:29pm

Japanese star Kei Nishikori and Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco scored a pair of opening victories amid a "little typhoon" to begin final Australian Open preparations at the Kooyong Classic in...

14 Jan 2015 - 11:48pm

World number eight Caroline Wozniacki pulled out of her first-round match at the Sydney International with a wrist injury on Monday, just a week before the start of the Australian Open.

12 Jan 2015 - 10:26pm

Roger Federer turned the Brisbane International final into a grand occasion on Sunday night, beating Milos Raonic in three see-sawing sets to register his 1,000th career match win.

12 Jan 2015 - 12:17am

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