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Australia, Italy, Germany into Federation Cup semi-finals

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Italy keep their Fed Cup title defence on track, downing the United States.

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Li Na rises to number two in WTA rankings

Singapore Li Na moves to an Asian-record world number two and Peng Shuai rated top women's doubles player.

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Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Seven

Fabio Fognini shakes hands with Novak Djokovic

Claire Siracusa The first Sunday of competition at Melbourne Park sees the start of the Australian Open fourth round as the tournament edges towards the pointy end.

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Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Six

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Scott Spits Cooler weather has been welcomed at the 2014 Australian Open by players and fans alike for the completion of the third-round matches.

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Fans give Canadian teenager five cute reasons to remember them

Spporters of Eugenie Bouchard.

Emma Quayle The ''Genie Army'' followed Eugenie Bouchard all the way, starting out on court 15.

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Sam Stosur gets her confidence up after Hobart victories

Back in town: Sam Stosur won on Wednesday.

David Beniuk, Hobart Two gutsy breakthrough wins have Sam Stosur believing her season is finally sputtering to life.

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Juan Martin Del Potro frustrated to breaking point

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Michael Chammas Juan Martin Del Potro is hanging on to the last two racquets of a 2012 Wilson model but almost broke one of them in frustration during his quarter-final victory against Radek Stepanek in the Sydney...

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Tsvetana Pironkova upsets No.2 seed Petra Kvitova to reach Sydney International final

Tsvetana Pironkova.

Michael Chammas Little known Bulgarian has created history, becoming the first qualifier to progress through to the final of the Sydney International.

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James Duckworth and Samuel Groth beaten in Sydney International doubles

Samuel Groth and James Duckworth.

Australian doubles pair beaten 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (10-8) by Frenchmen in in their doubles quarter-final at the Sydney International.

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Tsvetana Pironkova breaks through with Sydney International victory

Tsvetana Pironkova.

Darren Walton, Sydney Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova broke down in tears after landing a fairytale maiden WTA title.

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Sydney International: Tsvetana Pironkova gets winning tally off to late start

Tsvetana Pironkova

Angela Habashy Unfancied Tsvetana Pironkova broke down in tears after landing a fairytale maiden WTA title at the Sydney International on Friday night.

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Australian Open: day five schedule

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Schedule of play for day five of the 2014 Australian Open.

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Stosur misses big dance

Romania's Simona Halep kisses her trophy after her victory over Samantha Stosur in the Kremlin Cup final on Sunday.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur's two-final, one-title end to the season comes too late.

Victoria Azarenka: men should play three sets

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Linda Pearce Victoria Azarenka has her own take on the current debate over best-of-three-sets tennis versus best-of-five. "I actually think men should play three sets," said the dual Australian Open winner.

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Jelena Jankovic stuns Victoria Azarenka at WTA Championships

Jelena Jankovic.

Linda Pearce After a two-year absence from the WTA Championships, born-again Jelena Jankovic has made an emphatic return to the season finale.

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Resurgent Jankovic shines

Linda Pearce Decline of Jelena Jankovic in the seasons before this one has coincided with the rise of Victoria Azarenka but, temporarily, positions have been reversed.

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WTA Championships: Serena Williams powers through as Li Na claims consecutive wins

Linda Pearce Li Na has what she calls "one feet" in the semi-finals of the season-ending WTA Championships. Serena Williams, typically, has jumped in with both.

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Victoria Azarenka plays through pain to avoid post-match 'discussion'

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Linda Pearce Victoria Azarenka did not win, but felt she could not win, either.

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Azarenka keeps chin up in face of pain

Playing through pain: Victoria Azarenka.

Linda Pearce Victoria Azarenka played on through pain in the sixth game of her round-robin finale.

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Turning back the clock

Fighter: Jelena Jankovic belts a return against Li Na at the WTA Championships in Istanbul.

Linda Pearce After a slide, Jelena Jankovic has returned to what she does best.