Maria Kirilenko


Marinko Matosevic upsets Fernando Verdasco

Linda Pearce Having heaved from his broad back the gorilla that was a winless record from his first 12 grand slams, Marinko Matosevic has now enjoyed success in his past two.


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).


Errani carries Italy to fourth Fed Cup title

Italy's Sara Errani returns service to Russia's Alisa Kleybanova during their Fed Cup match in Cagliari on Sunday.

Cagliari, Italy Sara Errani gives hosts unassailable 3-0 lead with victory over Russian Alisa Kleybanova.


Australian Open tennis: Luke Saville on track for wildcard

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 10:  Luke Saville of Australia plays a backhand in his first round match against Bradley Mousley of Australia in the Australian Open 2014 Qualifying at Melbourne Park on December 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Former Wimbledon boys winner Luke Saville is a step closer to joining a star-studded Australian Open field after winning his wildcard play-off quarter final.


Sam Stosur, Bernard Tomic to lead Aussie assault

Bernard Tomic.

Untried pairing of Samantha Stosur and Bernard Tomic are the latest double act hoping give Australia a hot start to another sizzling summer of tennis down under.


Tennis fans rushing to snap up Australian Open tickets

Serena Williams practising at Melbourne Park.

Linda Pearce Advance Australian Open ticket sales tracking at record levels less than a week out.


Stosur reaches last eight in Russia

Samantha Stosur hits a return against France's Alize Cornet.

Top seed Samantha Stosur is through to the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup.


Untouchable Serena defeats Sharapova

Serena Williams

Linda Pearce Serena Williams extended her domination of both Maria Sharapova and women's tennis this morning, the American completing an untouchable second half of the season with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Sharapova...

Tennis/Ice Hockey

Tennis and NHL stars engaged

Maria Kirilenko.

Los Angeles NHL star Alex Ovechkin has used Twitter to trumpet his engagement to his glamorous tennis star girlfriend Maria Kirilenko.


No slip-ups for Wozniacki as she flies into second round

Michael Chammas Last time Caroline Wozniacki was in Sydney, she was the world No.1.

Scot warms up in Brisbane

Andy Murray plays a forehand during the Brisbane International final against Grigor Dimitrov.

Phil Lutton, Brisbane Andy Murray starts on the right foot in his quest for a second grand slam title.


Dellacqua bombs out in Sydney

Casey Dellacqua.

Darren Walton Samantha Stosur is the last Australian remaining in the Sydney International draw after Casey Dellacqua made a swift first-round exit on Monday.

Sydney's heatwave could take its toll

Marinko Matosevic

Michael Chammas, Sydney Sydney International tournament directors will consider playing through extreme heat.

Red alert as heat on stars to play in furnace

APIA International Sydney tennis centre Sydney Olympic Park.
Hot weather brewing as Bernard Tomic feels the heat in Practice at the APIA International tennis tournament preparation for the expected searing 43 degree temperatures on tuesday
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Michael Chammas Sydney International tournament directors will consider forcing competitors to play through the extreme 43 degree temperatures forecast for Sydney on Tuesday.

From Russia to 40-degree pain

Scorcher: Maria Kirilenko feels the heat at Sydney Olympic Park.

Dominic Bossi, Sydney Maria Kirilenko calls for the Sydney International to suspend matches played in extreme heat.


Radwanska, Li enjoy wins in Sydney

Sydney Agnieszka Radwanska's hot start to 2013 has continued, the world No.4 advancing to the last eight of the Sydney International with a straight-sets win over veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm on Tuesday.


Australian Open women's draw

Victoria Azarenka

Women's singles draw for the Australian Open tennis championships which begin in Melbourne on Monday (prefix denotes seeding):

Serena takes a tumble, rolls opponent 6-0 6-0

Serena Williams

While defending champion Victoria Azarenka won her way into the Australian Open second round, Serena Williams is under an injury cloud.

The ankle is fine: Serena

Serena Williams

The American is confident her ankle injury will not hamper her bid for a sixth Australian Open crown.

Live Tennis Commentary: 2013 Australian Open - Day Four

Live: Australian Open 2013.

Will Brodie The heat rises at Melbourne Park as the world's best players try to negotiate the second round of 2013's first grand slam tournament.