Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Tennis

Ashleigh Barty backed to have fun against Maria Sharapova

Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton Ashleigh Barty's coach Jason Stoltenberg expects her to play without fear against career grand slam winner Maria Sharapova on Wednesday, in the biggest match of the 17-year-old's career.

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Brisbane International: Roger Federer eases into quarter-finals after putting on a masterclass

Roger Federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer is enjoying life in the fast lane in Brisbane as he laps up the type of speedy playing surface he has been advocating for years.

Roger Federer enjoys pace of Brisbane International surface

roger federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer is enjoying life in the fast lane in Brisbane as he laps up the type of speedy playing surface he has been advocating for years.

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Serena Williams too good for Maria Sharapova ... again

Serena Williams

Phil Lutton It's difficult to feel terribly sorry for Maria Sharapova. On most fronts, she's aced life, given her fame, fortune and success on the tennis court, which has seen her win all four Grand Slam titles...

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Azarenka through to Brisbane open finals

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02:  Victoria Azarenka of Belarus serves in her match against Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland during day five of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 2, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Victoria Azarenka has booked a place in the final of the Brisbane International

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Collarbone injury forces Maria Sharapova out of Brisbane International

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Phil Lutton World number two Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with a collarbone injury but says her Australian Open campaign remains on track.

Sharapova fit to shoulder Open assault

Maria Sharapova

Phil Lutton MARIA SHARAPOVA showed last year she didn't need extensive match practice to be a force at the Australian Open.

Williams puts foot down

Hair-raising: Serena Williams celebrates her crushing win in the Brisbane International on Saturday night.

Phil Lutton Serena Williams makes the boldest of statements heading into the Australian Open.

Williams edges closer to No.1 with Brisbane romp

Serena Williams

Phil Lutton Maybe Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova should have gone to the same pedicurist as Victoria Azarenka. That way, she may have avoided the pounding dished out to her by Serena Williams in the final of the...

Serene Serena is simply unstoppable

Serena Williams of the US hits a backhand return against compatriot Sloane Stephens in their quarter-final match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament on January 3, 2013.   AFP PHOTO/William WEST 
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Phil Lutton Serena Williams claims the Brisbane International with ease, and sets her sights on reclaiming the No.1 spot at the Open.