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China`s Li storms to Australian open title

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 17:24

China`s Li Na stormed to her second Grand Slam title Saturday, battling past brave underdog Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (7/3) 6-0 to become the oldest woman ever to win the Australian Open.

Frustrating Australian Open all over for Maria Sharapova

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 02:59

Picking up her racquet bag and marching straight out of Rod Laver Arena without a nod or a wave, Maria Sharapova`s abrupt exit after her fourth-round loss to Dominika Cibulkova on Monday spoke volumes of her disdain for a forgettable Australian Open.

Serena Williams turns her back on injury excuse after shock exit

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 23:07

Serena Williams admitted that a bad back sustained during practice hampered her movement during her shock fourth round loss to Ana Ivanovic on Sunday, but refused to blame the injury for her stunning exit that blew the Australian Open wide open.

Ominous Novak Djokovic pummels Istomin, enters Australian Open fourth round

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 08:44

Novak Djokovic`s bid for a fourth successive title at Melbourne Park shifted up a gear with an impressive 6-3 6-3 7-5 win over Uzbek Denis Istomin on Friday, booking the Serb a place in the Australian Open fourth round.

Australian Open 2014: Serena Williams thrashes Daniela Hantuchova to enter 4th round

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 13:13

Serena Williams powered past Daniela Hantuchova 6-3 6-3 at the Australian Open on Friday to advance to the fourth round.

Australian Open: David Ferrer wears down Jeremy Chardy to reach fourth round

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 13:12

Third seed David Ferrer smashed a racket after losing his serve in the second set but recovered his composure to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 victory over Jeremy Chardy on Friday.

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

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.

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: Can Rafa get second time lucky?

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 13:04

It would be interesting to see whether Nole will continue his domination at Australian Open, or Nadal manages to justify his top billing, with a second Australian Open title.

Novak Djokovic to rack Boris Becker's brain for mental gain

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 00:11

Boris Becker`s first priority will be to help Novak Djokovic gain a "mental edge" when the pressure rises at the grand slams, the Australian Open champion said in Melbourne on Thursday.