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Serena, Djokovic sail through US Open winds

Larry Fine World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents on Thursday and land comfortably in the third round of the US Open.

Djokovic, Murray sail through US Open

Novak Djokovic has reached the third round of a grand slam for the 25th consecutive time at the US Open.


2014 French Open draw - men's singles

Top seed: Rafael Nadal.

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


Del Potro sails past Baghdatis

Top seeded Juan Martin Del Potro moved closer to a successful defence of his title at the Swiss Indoors on Thursday by beating Marcos Baghdatis for a third time this season.

Australia lost Raonic in the paperwork

Linda Pearce

C ould this have been Australia's next great tennis player? Could world No.15 Milos Raonic have been the top-20 successor to Lleyton Hewitt this struggling grand slam nation craves? Whoever designed...


Australian Open doubt for Nishikori

The Australian Open tennis campaign of Japanese star Kei Nishikori may well be over before it has begun.

Australian 'loss' a matter of form

Milos Raonic.

Linda Pearce Could world No. 15 Milos Raonic have been the top-20 successor to Lleyton Hewitt?


Hewitt's form rising ahead of Open

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia.

Lleyton Hewitt defied the rankings by beating young Canadian star Milos Raonic at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday, a confidence-boosting win ahead of next week's Australian Open.


Hewitt plans to reach high with 'Looch' at his side

Kooyong Classic. Lleyton Hewitt as he plays Milos Raonic.9 January 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Linda Pearce LLEYTON HEWITT will spend the year travelling with his pal Peter Luczak, the promoted hitting partner who will effectively co-coach the dual grand slam champion in tandem with the more stay-at-home...

The home stretch

Reaching out: Lleyton Hewitt stretches for a shot at Kooyong on Wednesday.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt gets ready to look towards the day when he will finally call it quits.


Hewitt through to Kooyong final after upset win over Berdych

Lleyton Hewitt.

Adam Cooper Lleyton Hewitt gained another big confidence boost in the lead-up to the Australian Open by comfortably defeating world No.


Hewitt's toughness inspires Raonic

Lleyton Hewitt

Adam Cooper Last year he saw Lleyton Hewitt running on emotion and seemingly on one leg and walking out of Melbourne Park a loser.


Australian Open men's draw

Bernard Tomic

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


Hewitt's the real wildcard in Open, says rising star

Lleyton Hewitt

Adam Cooper LAST year he came up against a Lleyton Hewitt running on emotion and seemingly on one leg, and still walked out of Melbourne Park the loser.


Djokovic remains a fan

Bernard Tomic Novak Djokovic

Linda Pearce Reigning Australian Open champ Novak Djokovic noticed a new maturity in Bernard Tomic.

Djokovic ready for Open's surprises

Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia during an exhibition match for the upcoming Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 12, 2013. The first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year is set to run from January 14 to 27.         AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA

Emma Quayle Novak Djokovic was the best tennis player in the world last year, the first man in five years to finish consecutive seasons in the No.1 spot.

Djokovic draws strength from father

Simon Briggs CHRISTMAS arrived last week for Novak Djokovic, who observes the holiday on January 7 like all members of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Djokovic starts Open defence with easy victory

Novak Djokovic.

Sam Lienert Novak Djokovic's bid for an unprecedented third straight Australian Open title started sweetly with a straight sets win over Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu at Melbourne Park on Monday.

Live tennis commentary: 2013 Australian Open - day one

In form: Lleyton Hewitt is raring to go on Monday night.

Scott Spits Real-time coverage of the opening day of the first grand slam event of 2013 - the two-week Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

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Djokovic, Murray head of the class

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray

Peter Hanlon WHEN Paul-Henri Mathieu first stood on the other side of the net from a world No.1, it was Pete Sampras.