Nicole Vaidisova

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Stepanek brushes off failed courtship

Australian Open 2013 Tennis Day 5, Melbourne, Radek Stepanek as he plays Novak Djokovic on Rod Laver Arena. 18th January 2013 Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

Peter Hanlon Radek Stepanek tried every pick-up line he knows on Friday, but Novak Djokovic resisted his charms.

Live Tennis Commentary: 2013 Australian Open - Day Five

Live: Australian Open 2013.

Will Brodie A huge crowd pours into Melbourne Park as the world's best players try to negotiate the second round of 2013's first grand slam tournament.

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Dementieva advances in Auckland

Robert Lowe Top seed Elena Dementieva cruised into the ASB Classic tennis semifinals in Auckland with a straight sets victory over Israeli Shahar Peer.

Pennetta top seed for Hobart tournament

Italy's Flavia Pennetta has been named as top seed for next month's Hobart International in field featuring 17 of the world's top 50 women's tennis players.

Amelie Mauresmo advances at Kremlin Cup

Amelie Mauresmo has rallied to beat Alize Cornet 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 6-4 in the first round of the Kremlin Cup.

Kournikova dismisses Gimelstob comments

Anna Kournikova doesn't care about Justin Gimelstob or what he thinks about her.

Williams sisters close in on Wimbledon

Dave James Venus and Serena Williams cruised closer to another Wimbledon final, but they were upstaged by pint-sized Zheng Jie's history-making performance.

Path opens for Williams sisters showdown

Angus MacKinnon Venus and Serena Williams have seen their paths to a Wimbledon final showdown cleared as top seeds in the women's singles fell.

Hewitt looks to add to Wimbledon upsets

Valkerie Mangnall Lleyton Hewitt will be looking to cause the biggest shock of a Wimbledon full of upsets when he faces five-time defending champion Roger Federer.

Hewitt, Dellacqua through in Wimbledon

Valkerie Mangnall Lleyton Hewitt had a commanding win over Spain's Albert Montanes to join Casey Dellacqua as the only Australians through to the third round at Wimbledon.

Dellacqua reaches Wimbledon third round

Australia's Casey Dellacqua launched a spirited fightback against Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier to advance to the third round of Wimbledon.

Stosur through to Wimbledon second round

Australia's Sam Stosur is through to the second round at Wimbledon after beating Romania's Ioana-Ralluca Olaru in straight sets.

Guccione on grand slam hoodoo mission

Valkerie Mangnall Australia's Chris Guccione takes on French No.30 seed Gael Monfils in a tough first-round match at Wimbledon this week.

Hewitt draws Dutchman for Wimbledon

Valkerie Mangnall Lleyton Hewitt faces a fourth-round clash with world No.1 Roger Federer following the Wimbledon draw.

Injured Davenport upbeat about Wimbledon

Former champion Lindsay Davenport still fancies her chances of fronting up for Wimbledon despite pulling out injured from the Eastbourne Championships.

Jankovic plays through the pain

Third seed Jelena Jankovic has reached the third round of the French Open but she was hit by an injury to her right forearm and elbow.

Dellacqua downs seventh seed Vaidisova

By Rebecca Bryan Australia's Casey Dellacqua produced a giant-killing act when she dumped seventh seed Nicole Vaidisova out of the WTA's tier one Indian Wells tournament.

Williams through to quarter-finals

Defending champion Serena Williams has beaten Czech Nicole Vaidisova in straight sets to advance to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Dellacqua bows out of Australian Open

By Sam Lienert Australia's Casey Dellacqua is out of the Australian Open, but she leaves the tournament with a new standing in the game - both in ranking and reputation.

Henin ticks off 31st straight win

By Robert Grant Belgian World No.1 Justine Henin has added to a remarkable winning streak of 31 matches, in reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open.