Francesca Schiavone


Stosur, Stan, Sharapova out of Rome tennis

World No.2 Li Na defeated Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-1 on Thursday to reach the Rome Masters quarter-finals on a day of upsets which included defeats for Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, Maria...


Hard road ahead for Australians at French Open

Linda Pearce

Linda Pearce The last Australian champion in Paris was Margaret Court in 1973, and it seems wildly optimistic to suggest that the long, long wait will end this year.


2014 French Open draw - women's singles

Top seed: Serena Williams.

The completed draw for the women's singles at the 2014 French Open which gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday (prefiprefix number denotes seeding) (prefix number denotes seeding).


Serena struggles to make progress in China Open

Beijing Top seed claims victory over Francesca Schiavone in an unconvincing display.


Victoria Azarenka swelters in faltering start to title defence

Victoria Azarenka.

Defending Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka had to fight hard to fend off her unseeded opponent in her first round match.

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Australian Open: Women's singles round one results

All the round one results from the women's draw at the 2014 Australian Open.


Australian Open: Tiny Slovak now the giant killer

Greg Baum dinkus

Greg Baum If there is a theme to this year's Open, it was articulated long ago by Henry Ford: 'History is bunk.'


Li Na believes her best is yet to come

Doha Chinese star who won her second Grand Slam title last month will earn a world number two ranking.


Lleyton Hewitt out, but Sam Stosur wins at Indian Wells Masters

Lleyton Hewitt.

Lleyton Hewitt's bid for a 600th tour win has been ended by giant South African Kevin Anderson, but fellow Australian Samantha Stosur safely progressed to the third round of the Indian Wells Masters.


Azarenka, Sharapova progress at Open

Belarus' Victoria Azarenka.

Defending champion Maria Sharapova has joined third seed Victoria Azarenka in the French Open quarter-finals as both posted routine fourth round wins.


Djokovic targets grand slam

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic believes he can become only the third man in history to hold all four majors at the same time in 2013 having come so agonisingly close last year.


Injury scare, but Djokovic bounces back

Ouch: Novak Djokovic (right) doubles over in pain after being struck on the leg by an advertising sign.

Justin Chadwick Serbian world No. 1 escapes injury despite copping the brunt of a falling barrier.

Djokovic hurt by falling barrier

A corporate box facia gives way as spectators surge to get an autograph from Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

Serbian world No.1 Novak Djokovic escaped injury despite copping the brunt of a falling barrier while signing autographs at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Monday.


Determined Tomic to take fight to Djokovic

Bernard Tomic of Australia

Justin Chadwick Australian Bernard Tomic will put his new-found fighting spirit to the ultimate test when he takes on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Wednesday night's Hopman Cup clash at Perth Arena.


Tomic sizzles as he trounces Djokovic

Bernard Tomic

BERNARD TOMIC underlined what incredible talent he possesses on Wednesday night by thrashing world No.1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets at the Hopman Cup.


Djokovic praises new-look Tomic

Bernard Tomic of Australia is congratulated by Novak Djokovic.

Perth World No.1 Novak Djokovic predicts Australian Bernard Tomic will become a force on the men's tour in the not-too-distant future, but says the rising star needs to become an anywhere, anytime player...

Millman's moment not enough to topple Murray


Phil Lutton True to his word, John Millman went down flinging leather. Andy Murray was shaken, then finally stirred to put the game Queensland qualifier back in his box at the Brisbane International last night.


Barty stuns Schiavone at Hopman Cup

Ashleigh Barty.

Justin Chadwick Australian teenager Ashleigh Barty claimed the biggest scalp of her fledgling career with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone at the Hopman Cup on Thursday night.

Barty comes to party with big win

Ashleigh Barty

Justin Chadwick, Perth Australian teenager Ashleigh Barty claimed the biggest scalp of her fledgling career with a 6-0, 6-3 demolition of 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone at the Hopman Cup in Perth.

Barty steps up to world stage with shock win against Schiavone

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 03:  Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates winning a rally in her singles match against Francesca Schiavone of Italy during day six of the Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 3, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Justin Chadwick SHE'S only 16 and stands at a diminutive 166 centimetres, but Queensland schoolgirl Ashleigh Barty is already making a splash on the world stage.