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Australian Open champion Li Na faces uncertain future

Li Na's grand slam future is up in the air after an injury-hit season and the loss of her inspirational coach, tennis great Martina Navratilova said on Friday.

Serena Williams named US Open top seed

Serena Williams returns a forehand to Ana Ivanovic in Cincinnati this week.

Two-time defending champion Serena Williams has been named the top seed for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts.

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Stanislas Wawrinka puzzled after Australian Open success

Stanislas Wawrinka leaves court after his first-round defeat.

Linda Pearce Stan Wawrinka’s first grand slam match as a grand slam champion has ended with a shock grand slam exit.

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Sam Stosur's French Open optimism against Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova

Sam Stosur.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur cannot let Dominika Cibulkova play the way she likes to, and Cibulkova knows she cannot allow Stosur to play the way she has.

Australian Open: World's No.1 junior eliminates an opponent older than her mother

Belinda Bencic

The youngest player in the women’s Australian Open draw has knocked out the oldest, with exciting teenage qualifier Belinda Bencic ousting 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm in a fascinating first-round...

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Australian Open 2014: Nick Kyrgios glad for chance in home grand slam

Sport: Asia-Pacific Tennis League, North Woden Tennis Courts, Canberra. Canberra Velocity men v Stanmore Wyverns. Nick Kyrgios of Canberra Velocity. 16th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Chris Dutton Teenage star Nick Kyrgios will unleash months of injury frustration to launch his Australian Open dreams on Tuesday, admitting he feared last week a shoulder problem would shatter his home grand slam...

Australian Open tennis: Players at low risk from heat effect, says medico

Peter Hanlon The eccentric reading of Australian Open weather conditions means play could continue through Melbourne's seemingly annual tennis heatwave, but while organisers prepare for a negative effect on...

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Australian Open: Bernard Tomic says he's still pushing for the peak

Bernard Tomic plays a forehand return to Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during the men's singles final at the Sydney International.

Michael Chammas Bernard Tomic says it will be difficult to reach the pinnacle of his sport during a golden era of men's tennis but the confident 21-year-old is adamant his "time will come".

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Australian Open: Football wasn't for me but basketball might have been, says Bernard Tomic

Australia's Bernard Tomic listens to a question during a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Michael Chammas Most kids start playing soccer to have fun with their teammates. Not Bernard Tomic.

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Australian Open: Bernard Tomic, ask not what the game can do for you

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Andrew Webster There's every chance Bernard Tomic wasn't watching ESPN in the lead-up to the NFL play-off between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots around lunchtime on Sunday, but that doesn't mean he...

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Court speed at Australian Open tennis unchanged, says tournament director Craig Tiley

Linda Pearce Director denies that quicker version of Plexicushion has been ordered for grand slam.

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Storm Sanders beaten at Australian Open

Storm Sanders.

John Salvado Young Australian Storm Sanders has lost a tight first-round match at the Australian Open.

Tennis hot shots can keep playing at the Australian Open despite the rising temperatures

Australian Open 2015- hot weather pic. 13th of January 2014.  The Age news Picture by JOE ARMAO

Peter Hanlon The eccentric reading of Australian Open weather conditions means play could continue through Melbourne's seemingly annual tennis heatwave, but while organisers brace for a negative impact on crowds,...

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Roger Federer confident of Australian Open success despite loss to Lleyton Hewitt

Roger Federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer insists he can still be a force at the Australian Open despite his loss in the Brisbane International final to a resurgent Lleyton Hewitt.

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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.

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Australian Nick Kyrgios beats Benjamin Becker in round one at the Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios keeps his eyes on the ball during his match against Benjamin Becker on Tuesday.

Jake Niall Rising Australian teenage star defeats experienced German Benjamin Becker.

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Women's seeds battle through the heat to advance at Australian Open

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland

Mike Hedge Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska survives tortuous couple of hours in blistering heat.

Australian Open Tennis Day 2

Australian Open Tennis Day 2 Melbourne Park ,  Andreas Seppi celebrates his win over Lleyton Hewitt on Rod Laver Arena today
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Tuesday the 14th of January 2014

In searing heat, the second day of the Open gets underway with highlights presented by The Age photographers Joe Armao and Pat Scala.

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Australian Open: Men's singles round one results

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All the round one results from the men's draw at the 2014 Australian Open.

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Australian Open: Women's singles round one results

All the round one results from the women's draw at the 2014 Australian Open.