Australian Open

Jordan Spieth to play Australian Open

Jordan Spieth.

Young American star Jordan Spieth will join Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day as marquee stars in the Australian Open later this year.

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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...

Caroline Wozniacki upsets Maria Sharapova at US Open

Great Dane ... Caroline Wozniacki celebrates her win over Maria Sharapova.

Naila-Jean Meyers As long as Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova remained in the US Open, the rash of upsets in the women's draw was merely a novelty.

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.

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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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.

Tennis

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: 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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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,...

Tennis

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 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

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.

Australian Open golf: Teen amateur Ryan Ruffels unruffled in dream round

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Glenn Jackson Some of Adam Scott appears to have rubbed off on 15-year-old Ryan Ruffels, who pulled out one of the best rounds of Friday but remained a little disappointed with his form, after a poor first round...

Tennis

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.

Golf

Australian Open golf: Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy set up dream showdown

Australian Open Golf. Royal Sydney. Day 2.
Adam Scott on the 1st green during his second round.
Friday 29th November, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Glenn Jackson The stars align as the Australian Open gets its dream Saturday: Rory McIlroy stalking the man-of-the-moment Adam Scott into the weekend.

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.

Tennis

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.