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Australian Open, Day 4: Novak Djokovic suffers huge shock, Serena Williams in control

Australian Open, Day 4: Novak Djokovic suffers huge shock, Serena Williams in control

With Istomin inspired, the defending champion sent down 72 unforced errors as he lost 7-6 (10/8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the second round.

2017 Australian Open: Serena Williams routs Lucie Safarova to reach third round at  Rod Laver Arena

2017 Australian Open: Serena Williams routs Lucie Safarova to reach third round at Rod Laver Arena

Williams, 35, served up a storm, clubbing 15 aces and 35 winners in the 86-minute contest.

Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams swats all doubts, beats Belinda Bencic to reach second round

Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams swats all doubts, beats Belinda Bencic to reach second round

William is set to play in second round clash against Czech Lucie Safarova.

Australian Open: Sir Andy Murray to be treated like 'royalty' in Melbourne

Australian Open: Sir Andy Murray to be treated like 'royalty' in Melbourne

Murray's stellar 2016 saw him crowned Wimbledon champion, enjoy a successful Olympic title defense.

Australia Open: Angelique Kerber has Serena Williams in sights

Australia Open: Angelique Kerber has Serena Williams in sights

The German left-hander stunned the American powerhouse at Melbourne Park last year, upsetting her in the final and ultimately dethroning her as the top ranked player in the world.

Andy Murray heads to Abu Dhabi to prepare for Australian Open

Andy Murray heads to Abu Dhabi to prepare for Australian Open

Murray has won nine titles in 2016, including Wimbledon and the Olympic gold medal, and thrashed Djokovic in the final of the ATP Tour Finals

Australian Open setback: Petra Kvitova ruled out of Hopman Cup with foot injury

Australian Open setback: Petra Kvitova ruled out of Hopman Cup with foot injury

Kvitova has been replaced by three-time doubles Grand Slam champion and two-time Olympic medallist Lucie Hradecka.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to equal Roy Emerson's record of six titles

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to equal Roy Emerson's record of six titles

Djokovic took just under three hours to claim his 11th Grand Slam title and join Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg on the all-time list - and inch closer to Roger Federer's record of 17.

Australian Open, Men's Final: Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray - As it happened...

Australian Open, Men's Final: Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray - As it happened...

Follow live score and latest updates as we bring you minute-by-minute coverage of the grand finale.

Australian Open, Men's Singles Final: Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray – Preview

Australian Open, Men's Singles Final: Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray – Preview

Born a week apart 28 years ago, Djokovic and Murray have contested three previous finals at the Melbourne Park with the Serbian emerging triumphant on each occasion.

Andy Murray admits he got distracted but takes positives

Andy Murray admits he got distracted but takes positives

Andy Murray admitted he got distracted by Novak Djokovic`s injuries in their Australian Open final Sunday, but played down suggestions the Serb was faking them to throw him off his game.

Australian Open Men's Final: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic - Preview

Australian Open Men's Final: Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic - Preview

 For two men who have accomplished so much in their closely intertwined careers, the Australian Open final between friends Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday could achieve a number of firsts.

Maria Sharapova still haunted by Serena Williams jinx

Maria Sharapova still haunted by Serena Williams jinx

 Maria Sharapova vowed Saturday to keep grinding away to break her jinx against Serena Williams, after she was beaten to the Australian Open title by a player who has won all 16 of their last encounters.

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in Australian Open final for 19th Grand Slam title

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in Australian Open final for 19th Grand Slam title

American top seed Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam title on Saturday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) victory over Russia`s Maria Sharapova.

Aus Open Women's Final Preview: Williams bids to continue tyranny of Sharapova

Aus Open Women's Final Preview: Williams bids to continue tyranny of Sharapova

One of the few players with the game to trouble Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova`s decade-long losing streak to the American great is one of the more curious anomalies in women`s tennis.

Fairytale ends for Madison Keys but grand slam hunger grows

Fairytale ends for Madison Keys but grand slam hunger grows

Making the semi-finals of the Australian Open gave Madison Keys belief she could contend with the best players in the women`s game, but also made the hard-hitting 19-year-old more determined to take an extra step at the grand slams.

Australia Open, Day 11: Maria Sharapova powers into women's singles final

Australia Open, Day 11: Maria Sharapova powers into women's singles final

Second seed Maria Sharapova powered into the Australian Open final with a straight sets 6-3, 6-2 demolition of 10th seeded fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday.

Queen Serena under threat from Keys in semi-finals

Queen Serena under threat from Keys in semi-finals

Serena Williams will bid to slow the charge of the next generation of American tennis when she faces teenager Madison Keys in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Thursday.

Sisterly advice to help Serena prepare for Keys

Sisterly advice to help Serena prepare for Keys

 Serena Williams will turn to her sister for advice for her all-American semi-final against Madison Keys, the teenager with designs on the throne of U.S. women`s tennis.

Sania Mirza in Australian Open mixed doubles third round

Sania Mirza in Australian Open mixed doubles third round

The top seeded mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares entered the third round of the mixed doubles competition in the Australian Open tennis tournament here at the Melbourne Park Monday.