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Maria Sharapova survives heat, Knapp scare to enter Australian Open third round

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 10:37

Russia`s Maria Sharapova overcame sweltering conditions and a stubborn Karin Knapp of Italy to reach the Australian Open third round on Thursday with a 6-3 4-6 10-8 victory.

Maria Sharapova hails training after grueling second round match in Melbourne

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 09:06

Russian star Maria Sharapova said Thursday her intense training after shoulder surgery had paid off after surviving a big scare against Karin Knapp in intense heat at the Australian Open.

Australian Open: Briton charged with courtside betting

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 22:34

A British man appeared in court Thursday charged with illegal courtside betting at the Australian Open, as police warned of the need to crack down on the practice.

Australian Open 2014: Woodforde sticks with `Mad Dog` despite row

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 12:48

Australian doubles legend Mark Woodforde has promised to remain as coach of Marinko Matosevic despite being openly criticised by the player after his defeat at the Australian Open.

Australian Open 2014: Heat stops play

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 11:45

Melbourne: Play at the Australian Open was called to a halt on day four of the championships on Thursday with temperatures at Melbourne Park hitting 41 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) and still rising. Organisers, who have been slammed for forcing players to play on in searing temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday, enacted the third stage of their "Extreme Heat Policy" at about 1.50pm local time (0250 GMT). Play would continue in all matches until the end of the ongoing set and then cease

Scientists rule out existence of `sixth sense`

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12:07

In a new study researchers have debunked the common belief that a sixth sense, also known as extrasensory perception (ESP), exists.

Somdev Devvarman crashes out of Australian Open

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 00:55

India`s campaign in the singles event of the Australian Open came to an end today after Somdev Devvarman went down to 26th seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain in straight sets in the opening round here.

It`s the Australian Oven as temperatures soar!

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 23:45

A ball boy collapsed and water bottles melted on court as the world`s top tennis players struggled in extreme heat which soared towards record levels at the Australian Open Tuesday.

Australian Open: Will faster courts stop Nadal from claiming his second title?

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 20:38

The world`s top ranked tennis player, Rafael Nadal is among the top two contenders to win the win the first Major of the year – Australian Open. Another contender is certainly Serbian tennis ace, Novak Djokovic, who is the second seeded player of the tournament, behind Nadal.

Edberg hopes to inspire Federer to more grand slams

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 22:28

Stefan Edberg believes his return to the Tour as a coach of Roger Federer can help the Swiss add to his record tally of 17 grand slam titles.

Australian Open 2014: Azarenka shrugs off Serena favourite tag

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 10:17

Defending champion Victoria Azarenka Sunday insisted she doesn`t care that Serena Williams is seen as favourite to win the Australian Open and indicated her motivation was high to beat the world number one.

Australian Open: History-chasing Serena starts favourite in Melbourne Park

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 20:17

It has become such a cliche in today`s super-fast changing world that every other day, there is a mention of history creating feat. But still, there are lot many records and achievements left to be equalled or be conqured, and lot more avenues to be created for the future generation. In such a backdrop, Serena Williams is looking to win her 18th Grand Slam single`s title at Melbourne Park. If she happens to lift the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup - for the sixth time in her career, she will equal