Vera Zvonareva


Quarter-final out of reach for Casey Dellacqua at Austalian Open

Michael Gleeson It all started so well. Three rounds, three highly rated difficult opponents, three wins.


Casey's dream run is over

The end is nigh: Casey Dellacqua during a break in her women's singles match against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.

Michael Gleeson It all started so well. Three rounds, three highly rated, difficult opponents, three wins.

Hands up for the king of the ball kids

The  Australian Open squad of 380 ball kids are good to go.

Mark Dapin When the helpful people at Tennis Australia suggest I have lunch with Australian Open court-services manager Darren Sturgess at 5pm, I assume they've misunderstood my request.


Bernard Tomic to face Rafael Nadal in first round of Australian Open


Scott Spits Australia's male contingent could barely have fared worse at the Australian Open tournament draw after Bernard Tomic was matched with Rafael Nadal in the first round and Lleyton Hewitt was drawn with...

Comments 93


Australian Open: Dellacqua wins first round, Gajdosova eliminated

Casey Dellacqua.

Casey Dellacqua advances to second round with win over Vera Zvonareva while Jarmila Gajdosova goes down to Angelique Kerber.


Casey Dellacqua into round two and delighted about the forecast

Casey Dellacqua after her first-round victory.

Linda Pearce Casey Dellacqua was on, and off, before the worst heat of the day – and, particularly, the week – arrived.

Venus Williams out in opening round


Mike Hedge Former world No.1 and seven-time grand slam champion Venus Williams is out of the Australian Open after losing to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.


Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day One

Live: Australian Open 2013.

Scott Spits The 2014 Australian Open has arrived and with the start of the first grand slam tournament of the years comes the characteristic heatwave conditions forecast for Melbourne.

Comments 5


Results from the third day of the Open

Collated results from the third day's play at the Australian Open.

Dark days for Jarka

Jarmila Gajdosova

Linda Pearce Jarmila Gajdosova is determined to fight her way back after a year of great pain and loss.


Stosur in positive frame of mind for Australian Open


Tennis A year on from her summer from hell, Sam Stosur says she can win the Australian Open.


I was lucky, admits Azarenka after first round scare

Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka battled back from a set and 4-0 down to defeat Italy's Alberta Brianti and avoid becoming the first top seed in history to be knocked out in the French Open first round.


Federer rallies to avoid Nadal's fate

Roger Federer

Linda Pearce As the ghost of Rafael Nadal swirled around under the centre court roof that had enclosed the upset of the tournament - and, perhaps, the decade - at Wimbledon on Thursday night, Roger Federer...

Stosur crashes out of Sydney International


Sydney Samantha Stosur's Australian Open preparations cop another hammer blow.


Big names cruise through at Sydney International

Li Na of China

Defending champion Li Na has made a sizzling start to the Sydney International, romping into the second round in barely an hour.


Men's stars lash US Open tennis officials


Tom Wald Rafael Nadal and other men's stars have slammed US Open tennis organisers for sending them out on slippery courts.

Comments 14


Stosur into third round in Dubai

Samantha Stosur from Australia returns the ball to Lucie Safarova during their second round clash at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Fourth-seeded Australian Sam Stosur has advanced to the third round of the Dubai Tennis Championships by defeating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-1.


Stosur sets up clash with Serena Williams in Charleston semi-finals


Australia's Samantha Stosur booked her semi-final spot at the WTA Charleston clay court event with a pair of three-set wins Friday, ruining the prospect of an all-Williams clash.


Live coverage: Australian Open, day two


Matthew Burgess Join us for live coverage of all the day two action at the 2012 Australian Open.

Comments 2

Dellacqua eliminated in Sydney

Ed Jackson Australian tennis star Casey Dellacqua admitted she's struggling to cope with heightened expectations after a disappointing exit from the Sydney International.