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Stanislas Wawrinka puzzled after Australian Open success

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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Rafael Nadal says Australian Open final was his 'worst hour and a half on court'

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World No.1 Rafael Nadal admits the Australian Open final, which he lost to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, was "the worst hour and a half" he ever spent on a tennis court.

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Rafael Nadal still laid low with back injury from Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Copa Claro clay-court event in Buenos Aires because he has not been able to practice since injuring his back in the Australian Open final.

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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".

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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Party boy Bernard Tomic ready to knuckle down for Australian Open

Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce Night owl declares himself ready to submit to the daily discipline of a pre-season.

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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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Tennis star Nick Kyrgios to qualify for the Australian Open due to injury rest

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 Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios will back his ability to win a last-minute qualifying tournament for the Australian Open.

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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.

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Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Two

Live: Australian Open 2013.

Scott Spits The 2014 Australian Open is into its second day and characteristic heatwave conditions are forecast for Melbourne with the temperature tipped to reach a high of 43 degrees.

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Andy Murray fears tennis player could have heart attack in Australian Open heat

Andy Murray

Simon Briggs Andy Murray said he feared someone could suffer a heart attack if Australian Open organisers insist on play going ahead in 42-degree temperatures in Melbourne, as they did on Tuesday.

Australian Open Day 3: Serena Williams v Vesna Dolonc

Serena Williams of the United States plays a backhand in her second round match against Vesna Dolonc of Serbia.

Serena Williams of the U.S. defeated Vesna Dolonc of Serbia in their women's singles match at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne. Score 6-1, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena.

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Pressure cooker on court, then there's the heat at the Australian Open

Andy Murray

Andy Murray It's a relief just to get through that first round, especially in the hot conditions.

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Novak Djokovic handles extreme hot weather and opponent to advance to third round of Australian Open

Novak Djokovic keeps himself hydrated during his match against Leonardo Mayer.

Mike Hedge Defending champion takes another step toward his fifth Australian Open title.

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Australian Open: Bernard Tomic says he risked four-month injury if he played on against Nadal

Bernard Tomic

Michael Chammas Bernard Tomic insists he risked being out of the game for up to four months if he played on through a groin injury against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.

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