Australian Open

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.

Golf

Rory McIlroy to defend Australian Open title

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland.

World No.1 Rory McIlroy will return to Sydney to defend his Australian Open golf crown this summer.

Rory McIlroy to defend Australian Open Title

Tom Decent Current world No. 1 Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will return to Sydney in November to defend his Australian Open title. 

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Tennis

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.

French Open Tennis

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 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.

Tennis

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.

Tennis

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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Fans bake and players ache as Australian Open furnace stokes flames of unrest

Andy Murray

Peter Hanlon Andy Murray's dire prediction that someone could have a heart attack in the heat didn't fall on deaf ears at one of Melbourne Park's newest spectator areas on Wednesday.

Tennis

Roger Federer blazes into the Australian Open third round

Roger Federer

Darren Walton Indoors or out, any court will do for Roger Federer, who strolled fuss-free into the Australian Open third round for the 15th straight year on another blazing hot day at Melbourne Park.

Tennis

Australian Open: Nicolas Almagro withdraws with shoulder injury

Classy: Nicolas Almagro indulges in a single-handed backhand shot against David Ferrer.

Spain's world No.13 Nicolas Almagro has pulled out of the Australian Open, the first grand slam of the season, due to a shoulder injury.

Tennis

Olivia Rogowska rues missed chance at Australian Open

Olivia Rogowska of Australia

Linda Pearce Australian Olivia Rogowska misses a golden opportunity to reach a maiden third round.

Golf

Adam Scott 'gutted' after one-shot loss in Australian Open

Adam Scott reacts after missing a putt on the 18th green in the final round of the Australian Open.

Glenn Jackson, Sydney Adam Scott led for the vast majority of the Australian Open and let it slip on the final hole.

Golf

Rory McIlroy wins Australian Open over Adam Scott with birdie at the last

Rory McIlroy.

Glenn Jackson Adam Scott has failed in his bid to claim the historic triple crown of golf majors.

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Australian Open Day 4: Elina Svitolina v Olivia Rogowska

Olivia Rogowska of Australia hits a return against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during their women's single match.

Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine plays her second round match against Olivia Rogowska of Australia during day four of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Elina defeated Olivia 6-4 7-5

Tennis

Australian Open tournament referee implements extreme heat policy

Kei Nishikori

Michael Chammas, Beau Donelly Matches on the outside courts at the Australian Open have resumed after tournament officials invoked the extreme heat policy shortly before 2pm on Thursday.

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Tennis

Maria Sharapova claims Australian Open heat policy is confusing

Maria Sharapova of Russia  applies an ice pack.

Emma Quayle, Michael Chammas The controversial Australian Open heat policy implemented for several hours on Thursday had created confusion and not been adequately communicated to players, world No.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal set for battle again

Novak Djokovic

Darren Walton They boast the greatest rivalry in the history of tennis majors - the only two men to have clashed in all four grand slam finals - and now the stage is set for a sequel to their epic six-hour...

Tennis

Sam Stosur is building her form as she gears up for the Australian Open

Sam Stosur.

Linda Pearce Perhaps Thursday's relatively routine 6-3, 6-2 victory over world No.34 Bojana Jovanovski at the Hobart International was the victory Sam Stosur had to have.