Confident Sharapova shrugs off Serena dominance ahead of dream final
Confident Sharapova shrugs off Serena dominance ahead of dream final

Second seed Maria Sharapova insisted Thursday her "terrible" record against arch-rival Serena Williams was irrelevant after booking an Australian Open final showdown with the American top seed.

Eugenie Bouchard regretful as Slam chance goes begging
Eugenie Bouchard regretful as Slam chance goes begging

Canadian seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard admitted she was full of regrets on Tuesday after blowing the chance to make a Grand Slam statement against second seed Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open.

England women`s soccer captain would have `slapped` twirl interviewer
England women`s soccer captain would have `slapped` twirl interviewer

England women`s football captain Kelly Smith said Monday she would have "slapped" the on-court interviewer who asked Eugenie Bouchard "to give us a twirl" after the rising star`s win at the Australian Open last week.

Golden girls clash in glam slam Aussie quarter
Golden girls clash in glam slam Aussie quarter

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova takes on the game`s much-hyped "next big thing", Canada`s Eugenie Bouchard in a blockbuster Australian Open quarter-final on Tuesday.

Eugenie Bouchard, Maria Sharapova set up glamour tie at Australia Open
Eugenie Bouchard, Maria Sharapova set up glamour tie at Australia Open

It would certainly be the most glamorous match at Australian Open in recent times, when two tennis divas – Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard – play against each other on

 

Monday.

Maria Sharapova tells Eugenie​ Bouchard to be herself
Maria Sharapova tells Eugenie​ Bouchard to be herself

Maria Sharapova on Sunday said she sympathised with her Australian Open quarter-final opponent Eugenie Bouchard over constant hype labelling her "the new Sharapova".

Eugenie Bouchard to get busy after Open scare
Eugenie Bouchard to get busy after Open scare

Canadian seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard vowed to hit the practice courts on Sunday after an alarming mid-match slump almost derailed her march into the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Australian Open: Halep joins Sharapova​, Makarova in quarters; Nadal, Berdych, Kyrgios through
Australian Open: Halep joins Sharapova​, Makarova in quarters; Nadal, Berdych, Kyrgios through

Maria Sharapova was all business as she raced into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday to set up a glamour showdown with rising star Eugenie Bouchard.

Eugenie Bouchard plays down `twirlgate` controversy
Eugenie Bouchard plays down `twirlgate` controversy

Eugenie Bouchard on Friday attempted to play down controversy over a court-side interviewer who asked her to `give us a twirl` after it was widely blasted as sexist on social media and by legend Billie Jean King.

Australian Open: Eugenie Bouchard, Grigor Dimitrov labour into last 16
Australian Open: Eugenie Bouchard, Grigor Dimitrov labour into last 16

Rising stars Eugenie Bouchard and Grigor Dimitrov kept their dreams of a maiden Grand Slam title alive Friday but they made heavy work of downing lower ranked players at the Australian Open.

Eugenie Bouchard dumbfounded by `give us a twirl` request
Eugenie Bouchard dumbfounded by `give us a twirl` request

Eugenie Bouchard has become used to close scrutiny as she has risen through the ranks but was dumbfounded when a courtside interviewer demanded "give us a twirl" at the Australian Open.

Eugenie Bouchard breezes into Open third round
Eugenie Bouchard breezes into Open third round

Seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard demolished Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-0, 6-3 to power into the Australian Open third round on Monday.

Serena Williams' dress with a message a hit with players
Serena Williams' dress with a message a hit with players

Australian Open top seed Serena Williams` fashion sense has once again been making waves on court, with fellow players enthusiastic about the backless dress she sported in her first round match at Melbourne Park.

`Solid` Eugenie Bouchard looks to improve
`Solid` Eugenie Bouchard looks to improve

Seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard said there was plenty of room for improvement after booking a berth in the Australian Open second round on Monday with a "solid" win over Germany`s Anna-Lena Friedsam.

Raonic, Bouchard carry hopes of Great White North
Raonic, Bouchard carry hopes of Great White North

Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic may represent the best hopes of Canada`s first grand slam singles champion but their relative successes have had little impact upon each other, according to Raonic.

Eugenie Bouchard imposes Grand Slam Twitter ban
Eugenie Bouchard imposes Grand Slam Twitter ban

Rising star Eugenie Bouchard has begun a self-imposed Twitter ban for the Australian Open as she seeks to limit distractions during the season-opening Grand Slam.

Five players to look out for in Women's draw at Australian Open

Five players to look out for in Women's draw at Australian Open

Serena Williams off to frustrating start in 2015
Serena Williams off to frustrating start in 2015

If the Hopman Cup is anything to go by, world number one Serena Williams has some serious fine-tuning to do if she wants to claim her 19th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open later this month.

Sluggish Serena downs Safarova in Hopman Cup thriller
Sluggish Serena downs Safarova in Hopman Cup thriller

The promised "two thousand times better" improvement did not materialise as a sluggish Serena Williams eked out a narrow 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(6) win over Lucie Safarova at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Thursday.

Eugenie Bouchard thrashes sluggish Serena Williams in Perth
Eugenie Bouchard thrashes sluggish Serena Williams in Perth

Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard swatted aside an out-of-sorts Serena Williams 6-2 6-1 at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Tuesday.