Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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Adam Scott makes room for another jacket

Phil Lutton Australian athletes can be dainty souls now and then. Footballers feel so aggrieved after an inconsequential loss they simply couldn't dream of facing an interview.


Adam Scott enjoys a green and gold year

Phil Lutton dinkus

Phil Lutton It had been so long, the jacket so close to being slipped on Australian shoulders, that the rest of the golfing world seemed to annually share the sense of longing (then anguish).


Stars back for Australian tennis season

Serena Williams.

Linda Pearce and Phil Lutton, Brisbane Another season, a familiar issue for Serena Williams: how to repeat the extraordinary success achieved in the year almost gone?


Ashleigh Barty backed to have fun against Maria Sharapova

Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton Ashleigh Barty's coach Jason Stoltenberg expects her to play without fear against career grand slam winner Maria Sharapova on Wednesday, in the biggest match of the 17-year-old's career.


Barty's father not the typical tennis dad

Ashleigh Barty

Phil Lutton Rob Barty needs to lift his game. His teenage daughter Ashleigh may be a rising star but as an overbearing tennis dad, he's dragging the chain badly.


Scott plans big Australian summer as launching pad for majors assault

Ready: Adam Scott wearing his US Masters blazer.

Phil Lutton First Royal Pines, then the world. Adam Scott wants to add the only Australian major missing from his collection before launching an audacious bid to join a group of legends in winning golf's grand...


Ogilvy lurks as Zhang and Popovic share PGA lead

Daniel Popovic.

Phil Lutton Overnight leader Daniel Popovic endured a late hiccup but remains in command at the Australian PGA Championship in Coolum, finishing his second round at 10 under and after stunning the field to be...

Gracious Williams barely sweats in Brisbane

Serena Williams at the Brisbane International.

Phil Lutton She wasn't impressed with the winds whipping around Pat Rafter Arena and managed to look bored at times as she trudged between points.

Brisbane International

Williams starts Open season in low gear and high winds

Serena Williams

Phil Lutton SHE wasn't impressed with the winds whipping around Pat Rafter Arena and managed to look bored at times as she trudged between points.

Williams reignites passion

Serena Williams

Phil Lutton Serena Williams produces a ruthless first-round display to kick off her Australian Open campaign.

Stosur stumbles at first outing after op

sam stosur

Linda Pearce, Phil Lutton PERHAPS by belatedly revealing her secret November ankle surgery on the eve of the Brisbane International, Sam Stosur was buying a little public understanding should the early stages of her...

Millman's moment not enough to topple Murray


Phil Lutton True to his word, John Millman went down flinging leather. Andy Murray was shaken, then finally stirred to put the game Queensland qualifier back in his box at the Brisbane International last night.


Azarenka cruises to Brisbane semis

Victoria Azarenka.

Phil Lutton, Brisbane The time for talk is almost over, which is great news for Victoria Azarenka, whose appetite for ongoing discussion about Serena Williams has diminished rapidly at the Brisbane International.

'The love' again carries Baghdatis beyond his seeding

Baghdatis  (Thumbnail)

Phil Lutton, Brisbane Marcos Baghdatis has always felt the love in Australia, from the moment he became a quasi-cult hero by making it to the final of the Australian Open as a 20-year-old in 2006.

Williams puts foot down

Hair-raising: Serena Williams celebrates her crushing win in the Brisbane International on Saturday night.

Phil Lutton Serena Williams makes the boldest of statements heading into the Australian Open.

Williams edges closer to No.1 with Brisbane romp

Serena Williams

Phil Lutton Maybe Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova should have gone to the same pedicurist as Victoria Azarenka. That way, she may have avoided the pounding dished out to her by Serena Williams in the final of the...

Scot warms up in Brisbane

Andy Murray plays a forehand during the Brisbane International final against Grigor Dimitrov.

Phil Lutton, Brisbane Andy Murray starts on the right foot in his quest for a second grand slam title.

Murray tunes up with Brisbane win

Andy Murray.

Phil Lutton Scotsman Andy Murray has started on the right foot in his quest for a second Grand Slam title, winning the warm-up event in Brisbane with a straight sets victory over young gun Grigor Dimitrov.

Brisbane International

Murray heads south with winning feeling

Andy Murray of Britain hits a forehand return on the way to defeating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the final of the Brisbane International tennis tournament on January 6, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/William WEST  

Phil Lutton SCOTSMAN Andy Murray has started on the right foot in his quest for a second grand slam title, winning the warm-up event in Brisbane with a straight-sets victory over young gun Grigor Dimitrov.

Great Scott: Adam to headline Australian PGA field

Adam Scott's historic final putt (Thumbnail)

Phil Lutton Australian PGA Championship organisers have completed a major coup, with US Masters champion Adam Scott confirming he will play in his home-town tournament on the Gold Coast in November.