As tournaments go, they just don't get any hotter

Peter Hanlon Mother Nature provided the biggest controversy at the 2014 Australian Open.

Serena Williams, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Murray to headline Perth's Hopman Cup

A-list: Serena Williams will feature in the Perth event.

Brad Elborough World No.1 Serena Williams, two-time grand slam winner Andy Murray and flamboyant Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will join a blockbuster field at this summer's Hopman Cup in Perth.

Bernard Tomic rolled in first round of Japan Open

Bernard Tomic in action against Milos Raonic.

Bernard Tomic, Australia's sole representative at the Japan Open, has been eliminated in the first round in a straight-sets loss to third-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic.

Rafael Nadal makes winning return in China

Rafael Nadal returns service against Richard Gasquet on Tuesday

Rafael Nadal enjoys an emphatic return to singles action as he powers past Richard Gasquet at the China Open.

Tennis protege Jason Kubler rises from the red dust

Tough slog: There has been no fairytale rise for Jason Kubler, for whom bad luck and hard work sum up his career so far.

Linda Pearce Once upon a time that was 2009, Jason Kubler was described as a right-handed version of Rafael Nadal.

Red-hot Kei Nishikori claims Malaysian Open title

Japan's Kei Nishikori picked up his third title of a breakout year by downing France's Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4) 6-4 in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday.

Rafael Nadal back again, wants to forget wrist injury

Rafael Nadal with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as the latter shakes hands with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev after an exhibition match in Astana on Thursday.

Rafael Nadal has returned to public tennis for the first time since Wimbledon and admitted he is trying to forget the wrist injury which forced him to skip his US Open title defence.


Injured Nick Kyrgios ready to recharge and get back to his explosive best

Chris Dutton Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has revealed the pain in his left forearm was so bad that he almost couldn't hit a backhand shot at the Malaysian Open this week.

Nick Kyrgios and Victoria Azarenka partnering up?

Nick Kyrgios and Victoria Azarenka

Fleta Page Canberra's Nick Kyrgios could be teaming up with Victoria Azarenka, if their Twitter chat is anything to go by.

Casey Dellacqua humbled at Wuhan Open

Casey Dellacqua has been swept aside in little over an hour by US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki.


Nick Kyrgios' debut grand slam record better than Federer, Djokovic and Murray

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios' debut grand slam record is better than three of the men who have dominated tennis for the past decade.

Nadal puzzled as Spain pick female Davis Cup captain

Gala Leon Garcia of Spain in action in 2004.

Toni Nadal has given a lukewarm response to the decision by the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) to appoint former women's Tour player Gala Leon as Spain's new Davis Cup captain.

Choice of Gala Leon as Spain's first female Davis Cup captain stirs debate

Gala Leon.

Raphael Minder Gala Leon's appointment as Spain's first female Davis Cup captain this week has fueled a debate about whether a woman is fit to coach a man.

Serena Williams out of China tournament with illness

Serene Williams is helped off the court in Wuhan after she took ill during the first set of her match against Alize Cornet.

Top seed Serena Williams had to be helped from the court as she retired ill during her first set at the inaugural Wuhan Open in China.

Serena Williams attributes long career to playing less tennis

World No.1 Serena Williams said Monday that playing less tennis has helped extend her glittering career, as she acknowledged in the wake of Li Na's retirement that players' bodies can "betray" them.

Historic first as Spain appoint female Davis Cup captain

Gala Leon Garcia of Spain in action in 2004.

The Spanish tennis federation have announced that former WTA player Gala Leon Garcia will replace Carlos Moya as the country's Davis Cup captain, becoming the first female coach to hold the position.


Burnt out Nick Kyrgios to recharge for Australian tennis summer

Nick Kyrgios is emotionally drained after a long season.

Chris Dutton An emotionally drained Nick Kyrgios will prematurely end his debut season as a professional next week.

Tomic family says game over after dispute with tennis academy over Sara

On the ball: John Tomic during the French Open in May.

Linda Pearce The Tomic familly's dalliance with life in Melbourne may end up lasting less than a year, with a disgruntled John Tomic having withdrawn his daughter, Sara, a talented junior, from the national...

Ashleigh Barty gives no hint of return after walking away from tennis

Ash Barty.

Linda Pearce Australia's finest young female tennis prospect, Ashleigh Barty, will take an indefinite break from the game.


Nick Kyrgios and royal mum, Nill, can claim tennis crown at Malaysian Open

Nill and Nick Kyrgios at Canberra Airport.

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios plans on ending the year with a crown to match his mum's royal one in Kuala Lumpur.