Oz Open: Young and free Nick Kyrgios makes Australians rejoice
Oz Open: Young and free Nick Kyrgios makes Australians rejoice

 Teenager Nick Kyrgios ensured his compatriots would wake up to celebrate their national day on Monday by saving a match point against Andreas Seppi to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.

Australian Open: Simona Halep halts Yanina Wickmayer to reach quarter-finals
Australian Open: Simona Halep halts Yanina Wickmayer to reach quarter-finals

Third seed Simona Halep broke her hoodoo against Belgian Yanina Wickmayer with a 6-4 6-2 win to sail into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.

Bernard Tomic tees off at ''ridiculous'' Australian Open scheduling
Bernard Tomic tees off at ''ridiculous'' Australian Open scheduling

 Bernard Tomic bowed out of the Australian Open fourth round on Sunday with a stinging rebuke of the scheduling following his straight sets defeat by Tomas Berdych.

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.

Tomas Berdych undaunted by Rafael Nadal`s superiority
Tomas Berdych undaunted by Rafael Nadal`s superiority

Tomas Berdych said Sunday he is far from downhearted about his long losing streak against Rafael Nadal and their looming Australian Open quarter-final showdown will be a fresh start.

Commanding Rafael Nadal issues title warning in Melbourne
Commanding Rafael Nadal issues title warning in Melbourne

World number three Rafael Nadal`s chances of a second Australian Open crown soared with a commanding win to lock in a quarter-final berth Sunday.

Australian Open: Leander Paes advances, Rohan Bopanna out of mixed doubles
Australian Open: Leander Paes advances, Rohan Bopanna out of mixed doubles

Leander Paes and Martina Hingis entered the mixed doubles second round, while the Indo-Czech combination of Rohan Bopanna and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova faltered in the first round of the Australian Open here Sunday.

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.

Lindsay Davenport inspirational for Madison Keys
Lindsay Davenport inspirational for Madison Keys

Madison Keys has been touted as a talented prospect for several years and came of age in beating Australian Open fourth seed Petra Kvitova, with former great Lindsay Davenport behind her transformation.

Crestfallen Petra Kvitova looks to regroup
Crestfallen Petra Kvitova looks to regroup

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has defended her hard court credentials after another failure at the Australian Open saw her crash out to unseeded American teenager Madison Keys.

Oz Open: Age no barrier with 30-somethings still swinging
Oz Open: Age no barrier with 30-somethings still swinging

The Williams sisters and Roger Federer are proof that being on the wrong side of 30 is no barrier to success on the tennis court, but they have had to adjust to stay on top.

Novak Djokovic`s video research keeps tabs on opponents
Novak Djokovic`s video research keeps tabs on opponents

Novak Djokovic has never played his next opponent Gilles Muller at the Australian Open yet will intimately know what to expect through extensive video analysis.

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.

Serena, Venus Williams show makes Grand Slam return
Serena, Venus Williams show makes Grand Slam return

The Serena and Venus show that dominated women`s tennis for years returned to the Australian Open on Saturday with an unheralded American teenager joining the evergreen Williams sisters in the last 16.

Australian Open: Madison Keys can be top 10 for sure, feels Petra Kvitova
Australian Open: Madison Keys can be top 10 for sure, feels Petra Kvitova

After losing at the hands of Madison Keys in the women's singles third round at Australian Open on Saturday, fourth seeded Petra Kvitova hailed the former as a top ten material.

Djoker hits the books, video to study opponents
Djoker hits the books, video to study opponents

Top seed Novak Djokovic has justifiably been nicknamed `The Djoker` on the men`s tennis tour with his comical impersonations of fellow players but on Saturday he revealed he is also a bit of a swot.

Australian Open: American Madison Keys upsets Petra Kvitova to make fourth round
Australian Open: American Madison Keys upsets Petra Kvitova to make fourth round

 American teenager Madison Keys toppled fourth seed Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5 in an impressive display of clean hitting to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

High ranking sits uncomfortably on Kei Nishikori's shoulders
High ranking sits uncomfortably on Kei Nishikori's shoulders

 A break-out 2014 season and a career-high ranking of five has added extra weight to Kei Nishikori`s shoulders, with the U.S. Open finalist already bearing the burden of huge expectations in his home country Japan.

This is me, says grunting, cursing Victoria  Azarenka
This is me, says grunting, cursing Victoria Azarenka

 Two-time grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka will no longer bite her tongue or try to fit into any media-trained "image" as she makes her way on the tennis tour, the Belarusian said at the Australian Open on Saturday.