Maria Kirilenko


Tennis fans rushing to snap up Australian Open tickets

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


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.


Tomic shows his best and worst in Wimbledon first-round win


Greg Baum Stampeding bulls generally pass through china shops more delicately than the way Bernard Tomic is proceeding at Wimbledon.

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Brilliant Barty into second round

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 29:  Ashleigh Barty of Australia serves in her Women's Singles match against Lucie Hradecka of Czech Republic during day four of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Liam FitzGibbon Ashleigh Barty won her first grand slam match with an upset victory over big-hitting Czech Lucie Hradecka at the French Open.


Barty the giant-killer

Ashleigh Barty.

Liam Fitzgibbon, Paris Exciting Australian teenager wins her first grand slam match with upset victory over Lucie Hradecka.


Stosur through to French Open third round

Samantha Stosur.

Samantha Stosur overcame a tough early battle and a rain delay to beat unseeded local Kristina Mladenovic.


Barty fails to come up

Ashleigh Barty hits a backhand to Russia's Maria Kirilenko.

Paris Australian teenager's French Open campaign ends with heavy loss to Russian 12th seed.


Budding stars continue to rise

Ashleigh Barty

Liam Fitzgibbon PARIS: Australian prodigies Ashleigh Barty and Nick Kyrgios are set to continue their rapid rise up the world rankings after breakthrough wins at the French Open.

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Sharapova, Azarenka into last 16

Maria Sharapova

Defending champion Maria Sharapova and third-seeded Victoria Azarenka reached the French Open last-16 on Saturday, but piled up a combined 18 double faults and 65 unforced errors between them.


Sharapova, Azarenka in last-16

Maria Sharapova.

Dave James Defending champion Maria Sharapova and third-seeded Victoria Azarenka endured rocky rides at the French Open on Saturday as the United States boasted a nine-year Grand Slam high of four women in the...


Haas sets record with entry into last eight

Germany's Tommy Haas shows his elation after defeating Russia's Mikhail Youzhny.

Paris Tommy Haas becomes third oldest man, and first German in 17 years, to reach quarter-finals.

Azarenka into French Open quarter-finals

Third seed Victoria Azarenka reached the French Open quarter-finals for the third time on Monday with a 6-3 6-0 win over 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone.


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.


Serena survives scare to reach semi-finals

Serena Williams shows her joy after defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Paris Serena Williams fights back to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets.

Sharapova, Azarenka reach French Open semis

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka set up a mouth-watering French Open semi-final on Wednesday with hard-fought wins in their quarter-finals.


Claycourt converts in French Open semis

Victoria Azarenka celebrates after winning her French Open quarter final against Maria Kirilenko.

AFP Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka show that they no longer fear clay after they set up a French Open semi-finals clash.


Tomic, Stosur into third round in Cincinnati

Cincinnatti, Ohio Australian pair Samantha Stosur and Bernard Tomic have safely progressed to the third round of the Cincinnati Masters.

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.