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Omar Jasika may get Australian Open wildcard

Darren Walton Tennis Australia will consider awarding Omar Jasika a wildcard into the Australian Open, but is wary of burdening the newly crowned US Open junior champion with unfair expectations.

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Lleyton Hewitt will play in the Australian Open despite US Open defeat

Returning: Lleyton Hewitt will play at the Australian Open next year.

Linda Pearce Lleyton Hewitt's latest US Open may be over, but his grand slam career is not, with the dual major champion intending to make at least one more competitive visit to Melbourne Park next January, and...

Australian Open champion Li Na faces uncertain future

Well liked: China's Li Na was a very popular winner of this year's Australian Open in Melbourne.

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.

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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.

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Nick Kyrgios puts Australian Open wildcard ahead of sis's dessert

Chris Dutton Canberra star Nick Kyrgios is dreaming of a grand slam wildcard but he traded big serves for slam dunks, lamb souvlaki and family fun on Christmas Day before setting his sights on the Australian Open.

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Kyrgios hoping to use Brisbane as a springboard into the Sydney International and Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19:  The Honourable Hugh Delahunty MP, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Nick Kyrgios of Australia after a hit out of the new look Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park on December 19, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. 
Australian Open 2014, the roof will be fixed in an open position while the stadium remains under a construction phase. In 2015 Margaret Court Arena will feature a fully retractable roof, making the Australian Open the only Grand Slam event with three retractable-roofed stadiums.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Nick Kyrgios wants to make an immediate impact as he starts his campaign to break into the world's top 100.

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Tennis: Half-fit Novak Djokovic to defend Australian Open title

Abu Dhabi: Novak Djokovic has confirmed he'll attempt to win his fifth Australian Open title without an official match under his belt in eight weeks.

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Defending champion Victoria Azarenka hopes for a warm reception when she returns for the 2014 Australian Open

Silver lining: Victoria Azarenka with the spoils of her 2013 Australian Open title.

Linda Pearce Victoria Azarenka says turbulent times on the court have taught her much about life.

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Top local hopes in Australian Open drawn to meet big guns of tennis

Rafael Nadal after defeating  Bernard  Tomic.

Linda Pearce The local hopes at the Australian Open will at least get to test themselves against some of the world's best on the grand slam stage.

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Australian Open: 'Smarter' Tomic to face Nadal

Bernard Tomic.

Michael Chammas In-form Bernard Tomic insists he holds no fears in facing world No.1 Rafael Nadal.

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Maria Sharapova shrugs off shoulder injury before Australian Open

Well prepared: Maria Sharapova hits up at Melbourne Park.

Jon Pierik Russian prepared to grind her way through her opening Australian Open matches.

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Ashleigh Barty keen to take her chances against Serena Williams at Australian Open

Ashleigh Barty

Jon Pierik and Sam Lienert Australian wants to enjoy her chance to take on the world's top women's player.

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Australian Open rival sinks Sam Stosur in Hobart

Sam Stosur

Top seed Samantha Stosur has been badly beaten at the Hobart International by the player she’ll face in the Australian Open first round.

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Australian Open: Bernard Tomic sniffs an upset despite drawing Rafael Nadal in the first round

Bernard Tomic

Michael Chammas In-form Bernard Tomic insists he holds no fear of going up against world No.1 Rafael Nadal in the first round of the Australian Open.

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Roger Federer calm while Rafael Nadal gets in a spin over courts before Australian Open

Roger Federer

Emma Quayle Serena Williams has been taking a blanket with her to dinner, to deal with Melbourne's cool summer. Maria Sharapova is not looking forward to the weather warming up this week.

Maria Sharapova ready to shoulder heavy Australian Open work load

Maria Sharapova

Jon Pierik While she may be one of the game's glamour stars, Maria Sharapova says she is prepared to grind her way through her opening Australian Open matches as she continues her comeback from shoulder surgery.

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Bernard Tomic remains positive about meeting world No.1 Rafael Nadal in first round of Australian Open

I think I can: Bernard Tomic is positive about meeting Rafael Nadal.

Linda Pearce Bernard Tomic notes that Rafael Nadal is human, so he can be beaten.

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Pat Rafter to play in Australian Open

Pat Rafter.

Emma Quayle Pat Rafter has come out of retirement to team up with Lleyton Hewitt in the men's doubles at this year's Australian Open.

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

Tomic

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...

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