Tennis umpires in alleged collusion with gamblers

Simon Briggs 10:56 AM   Tennis' attempts to prove itself "one of the cleanest sports out there", in the words of one administrator, took another blow on Tuesday when a newspaper investigation revealed that umpires on the lowest level of the professional tour are alleged to have been colluding corruptly with gamblers.

Australia to host US in Fed Cup play-off

Australia will face the US in the Fed Cup.

8:53 AM   Australia will host the US in April for a Fed Cup playoff, with both nations trying to win back their place in the top-tier World Group.

Groth straight out of Memphis Open

Sam Groth.

Sam Groth's poor start to 2016 on the ATP Tour has continued with a first-round loss to Ukrainian world No.82 Illya Marchenko at the Memphis Open.

Tomic caught in foul-mouthed rant

Tongue lashing: Bernard Tomic

Controversial Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic has been embroiled in another on court foul-mouthed rant after being knocked out in third round of a South American tournament.

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Barty returns to tennis

Back to tennis: Ashleigh Barty.

Having tried her hand at cricket, Australia's former Wimbledon junior champion Ashleigh Barty will have a second crack at a professional tennis career.

Sam Stosur guides Australia to Fed Cup win

Sam Stosur starred for Australia.

Sam Stosur has spearheaded Australia to a memorable Fed Cup World Group II victory over Slovakia by winning three rubbers in comeback fashion to guide her team home.

Stosur levels Slovakia Fed Cup tie

Hard work: Sam Stosur in training.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Feb 6 AAP - Samantha Stosur has kept Australia's hope of returning to the Fed Cup World Group alive with a straight sets win over Slovakia's Jana Cepelova.

Stosur ready to carry Fed Cup load

Hard work: Sam Stosur in training.

Injury forced her to sit by as Australia lost to the Netherlands last year. But Sam Stosur is keen to make amends.

A racket in the ears

Lleyton Hewitt: Offers the viewer real insight.

Theory du jour: Tennis entered the 2016 Australian Open as arguably the worst-commentated major sport in this country, and largely left it in much the same state.

Canberra duo trade Olympic Games dreams with Serena Williams

Serena Williams yells out after winning her first game in the 3rd set
Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber during Day 13 ...

Hurdler Lauren Wells and javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts thought they had nothing in common with Serena Williams. Then they met her.

Tomic into quarter-finals in Ecuador

Bernard Tomic survived a scare.

Tournament top seed Bernard Tomic was given a scare before advancing to the quarter-finals of the Ecuador Open on Wednesday.

Federer has knee surgery, out for four weeks

Roger Federer celebrates against Novak Djokovic on Rod Laver arena, Australian Open 2016. 28th January 2016 The Age news ...

Darren Walton   ​Tennis great Roger Federer hopes to return to ATP Masters action in a month in the United States after undergoing knee surgery in Switzerland.

Millman breezes through round one in France

Easy win: John Millman.

Rising Australian tennis player John Millman has backed up his third round performance at the Australian Open by blitzing French wildcard Julien Benneteau in the first round at Open Sud de France.

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Tennis ACT hope to Fast4-ward 12 months to Kyrgios

Tennis ACT is hoping to hold a Fast4 event featuring Nick Kyrgios next summer.

David Polkinghorne    CEO Ross Triffitt in early discussions to host world No.41 in exhibition event at AIS Arena.

Novak Djokovic's biggest fan? His son Stefan

Keeping an eye on the enemy: Stefan Djokovic.

Danielle Rendina   World number one Novak Djokovic might have won the Australian Open, but it was a video of his son Stefan cheering him on that won the hearts of sports fans across the globe.

With no Gavrilova, Fed Cup team short on form

Unavailable: Daria Gavrilova.

With summer sensation Daria Gavrilova deemed ineligible, Australia are worryingly short on form and experience going into this weekend's Fed Cup tie against Slovakia.

Australian closed. French still open

The Novak Djokovic Foundation has donated $20,000 to the Melbourne City Mission early childhood program. Djokovic ...

Linda Pearce   Novak Djokovic insists that only when he first starts practising on clay does he think about the tournament that has denied him a career set of major titles, and in 2015 theoretically cost him the grand slam, as well.

Sick Konta out of Britain's Fed Cup team

Winning smile: Johanna Konta of Britain celebrates after defeating Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.

Britain's Johanna Konta, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals, will miss next week's Euro-Africa zone rounds of the Fed Cup in Israel with an intestinal issue.

Australian Open 2016: Tennis quiz No.3

Tennis ball

The Australian Open is over for another year. But you can test your tennis knowledge with our latest quiz.

Home time for Andy Murray, fatherhood next

Boarding call:  Andy Murray bids a fond farewell to Melbourne Park after losing the Men's Singles Final.

Linda Pearce   Having promised his heavily-pregnant wife Kim that he'd be on the first plane home after the final, Andy Murray was on his way to Tullamarine before the clock struck midnight.

Novak Djokovic wants to remain the hungriest wolf in the pack

Novak Djokovic: determined to remain the hungriest wolf in the pack.

Scott Spits   Six Australian Open finals and six trophies. Tick. Joining Rod Laver and Bjorn Bjorg with 11 grand slam wins on a history-making night at Melbourne Park. Tick.

Australian Open: Andy and his nemesis Novak

Real feel: Australian Open Men's Singles winner.

Greg Baum   Let's face it: if Djokovic could, he would fold up Murray and take him around the world in a suitcase. In another case, he would have rolled up the Melbourne Park courts. The proliferation of trophies they have yielded he would have to send on ahead.

Australian Open men's final: As it happened

Novak Djokovic

Scott Spits   Novak Djokovic does not lose Australian Open finals; not his first five, and not the sixth he played and won 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) on Sunday night.

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Australian Open 2016: Djokovic hits Murray for six

Record-equalling: Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Andy Murray.

Linda Pearce   Dominant Novak Djokovic too good for Andy Murray, winning his sixth Australian Open title in straight sets.

From men in suits to a win you wouldn't have bet on

Daria Gavrilova of Australia rests on the court during her fourth round match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain at ...

Peter Hanlon   The 2016 Australian Open was riveting stuff from even before go to whoa. There was even some tennis.

Kerber in uncharted waters

The day after the night before: Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber  holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at ...

Linda Pearce   Perhaps it was lack of sleep that prompted Angelique Kerber to take the self-described "crazy" theme from Saturday night to the next extreme by taking a morning plunge into the murky Yarra.

Cash, Kyrgios question viability of Laver Cup proposal

Tournament woes: Pat Cash doubts whether the world's top players will sign up.

Former Wimbledon winner and Davis Cup champion Pat Cash says the newly proposed tennis teams event named after all-time great Rod Laver could struggle for credibility.

Kerber takes a dip in the Yarra

Kerber

Angelique Kerber has spent Sunday morning celebrating her grand slam victory in a uniquely Melbourne way - by jumping into the Yarra and taking a dip.

Angelique Kerber: the champion no-one saw coming

Angelique Kerber kisses the trophy after winning the Women's Singles final.

Greg Baum   This Australian Open began with a furore about match-fixing, and finished with not just the upsetting of one match, but of the whole of the natural order of women's tennis.

Australian Open 2016: Kerber says believing in herself helped her beat Williams

Angelique Kerber of Germany beams during a press conference following her win over Serena Williams.

Linda Pearce   Australian Open winner: Angelique Kerber.  Remarkable. What a match. What a result. "It sounds crazy, but I can say I'm a grand slam champion now," said the player whose name had just been engraved on the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup following her 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 defeat of the great Serena Williams.