Australian Open & Melbourne Park

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne Park is a sports venue in the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 5.0/5

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Niall at Rod Laver Arena during day 12 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, 30/1/15 [1-4]
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Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open is over after he was thrashed by Tomas Berdych in another massive upset at Melbourne Park.
Images from the Australian Open matches played at Melbourne Park on Tuesday
Fifth seed Kei Nishikori is through to the fourth round at the Australian Open for the fourth year in a row after overcoming Steve Johnson in four sets on Saturday at Melbourne Park.
Australian Open 2015 Live.Streaming Tennis Online hdq full day coverage January19 - February 01 , 2015 Australian Open 2015 Live.Streaming Tennis Online hdqThe 2015 Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments of the year, and the first Grand Slam of the season was made even more exciting by the fierce play on the courts of Melbourne Park. With top stars such as Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal all advancing Wednesday and No. 1 seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams on tap for Day 4, tennis fans won’t have a chance to relax with all of the elite matchups on the schedule. Here is all the vital viewing information for Day 4 at the 2015 Australian Open and a spoiler-free preview of the biggest matchups.Where: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, AustraliaWatch: ESPN 2Live Stream: WatchESPN and AusOpen.comReplay Coverage: ESPN 3 (3 to 11 a.m. ET)Full Day 4 Schedule: AusOpen.com Live Video - Video - Australian Open Tennis Championships ...Watch all the latest video on demand from the 2015 ...
Follow live game-by-game commentary of the Australian Open second-round match between Rafael Nadal and Tim Smyczek at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park, on Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
Enjoying the 3rd days play in the Australian open Tennis at Melbourne Park!!! Just saw the great Maria Sharapova playing the match of her life down 2-4 in 3rd set to.advance into the next round against her compatriot A.Panova! 6-1,3-6,7-5!!! Go Maria!!!
A 150th-ranked Russian qualifier has come within a point of pulling off one of the biggest upsets seen at Melbourne Park in several years. Follow our continued live coverage of day three of the Australian Open from Melbourne Park.
Former Texas A&M men's tennis All-American Austin Krajicek advanced to the second round of the Australian Open doubles draw Tuesday evening defeating the tournament's third-seeded duo. The major tournament will run through February 1 at the Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.
Lleyton Hewitt’s record-breaking 19th consecutive Australian Open campaign is off to a winning start. We look at 10 crazy facts and stats from Hewitt’s time tearing around the courts of Melbourne Park.
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More than 7,500 tram services between the CBD and Melbourne Park means catching public transport is the best way to get to the 2015 Australian Open, which begins on Monday 19 January.
Melbourne: Serena Williams enters the Australian Open as a strong favourite to lift the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup but is all too aware that a sixth Melbourne Park title has now eluded her for five years. “I`ve been going for number six for a number of years now,” the world number one told reporter
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Australian Open: Day 11 In This Photo: Luke Jacobz Australia X Factor host, Luke Jacobz attends Rod Laver Arena in the semifinal match between Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during day 11 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (January 22, 2014 - Source: Compleanno!
Despite bowing out in the fourth round of the men's singles against the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych, South Africa's 22nd world-ranked Kevin Anderson served most aces at the recent Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Anderson served 79 aces during his run at the Grand Slam event.
With one day to go until her third final appearance at the Australian Open, Chinese tennis star Li Na said she is ready to face Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia as she spoke at Melbourne Park on Friday (24th January).
It's crazy to think of how far tennis player Ross Hutchins has come in just a year. On 10 January 2013 he walked into a hospital for his first chemotherapy treatment. Exactly one year on, he walked onto the grounds at Melbourne Park for the Australian Open.
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau have lost their bid to win the Australian Open mixed doubles final match at Melbourne Park on Sunday. Mirza and Tecau were defeated 3-6, 2-6 by Canada's Daniel Nestor and France's Kristina Mladenovic at the Rod Laver Arena in just their second tournament together.
Li Na captures first Australian Open crown - TVNZ Li Na captures first Australian Open crownTVNZWidely popular at Melbourne Park for her funny post-match interviews and wise cracks about her husband and his snoring, Li didn't disappoint the Rod Laver Crowd in her first victory speech. She first thanked her agent, Max, "for making me rich," her ... January 25, 2014 at 10:30PM
Nadal brings Federer crashing back to earth MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Hard reality crushed a fairytale revival at Melbourne Park as a ruthless Rafa Nadal inflicted more Grand Slam agony on Roger Federer with a straight-sets rout on Friday that booked his third Australian Open final. New coach, new racket and a new broom for Federer amounted to little against the irrepressible Spaniard, who simply dominated to win 7-6(4) 6-3 6-3 on a breezy night at Rod Laver Arena. Not since the 2007 Wimbledon final has Nadal rolled over to his great rival Federer, and his sixth straight win in Grand Slams over the Swiss was among his most devastating. Brushing off a crater-like blister on his racket hand, Nadal roared through in just in two hours and 24 minutes and conceded only two break points as he set up the title-decider against Federer's compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka.
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Australian Open highlights: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer to set up final with Stanislas Wawrinka NDTVSports | Updated: January 24, 2014 17:39 IST Catch the highlights of the Australian Open semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at Melbourne Park. 17.02 (IST): So, Nadal eases past a resurgent Federer to enter another Australian Open final where Stanislas Wawrinka awaits him, having beaten defending champion Novak Djokovic in the quarters and Tomas Berdych in the semis. The chance of an all-Swiss final goes begging but can the high-flying Swiss get the better of Nadal and claim his first Grand Slam victory? Or will Nadal continue his form and win his 14th major to go on par with Pete Sampras? 17.00 (IST): FACTOID: Rafael Nadal's dominance over Roger Federer continued as he has now claimed as many as 23 wins over his Swiss compatriot, more than any other opponent. 16.59 (IST): Nadal: Wawrinka is playing very well and he will come to the final with a lot of confidence after beating Novak Djoko ...
Excited though he was at his own quarter-final win on Wednesday night, it’s entirely possible that Roger Federer was even more delighted for countryman and good friend Stanislas Wawrinka, whom he cheered to victory over Novak Djokovic the night before. Unbeaten as yet in 2014, Wawrinka opened the season with victory at the Aircel Chennai Open before edging three-time defending champion Djokovic in five sets on Tuesday night to reach his first Australian Open semi-final. It comes hot on the heels of his first major semi-final appearance at the US Open and his debut at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in November. It leaves Switzerland on the edge of its seat at the very real possibility of the first all-Swiss Grand Slam final at Melbourne Park. “The moment you start thinking about that we're taking the same flight home,” cautioned Federer. “I'm worried about my match clearly, but I'll definitely watch his first. Hopefully he can make it. Then he can put the pressure on me that way. Excited though ...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Even in a Grand Slam as unpredictable as this year's Australian Open, the names in the women's semifinals may still prompt head-scratching among casual followers of tennis. With the three biggest stars of the women's game falling one by one - top-seeded Serena Williams, followed by Maria Sharapova and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka - the door has opened for a first-time winner at Melbourne Park. Only fourth-seeded Li Na has won a Grand Slam before - the 2011 French Open. Fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was the 2012 Wimbledon finalist, but had never been beyond the quarters in Melbourne until she chipped, lobbed and sliced Azarenka off the court in a remarkable display of shot-making on Wednesday. Dominika Cibulkova, a diminutive Slovakian who dispatched Sharapova in the fourth round, has made just one Grand Slam semifinal before, while 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard is a only playing her fourth major - she didn't even make it out of qualifying at ...
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black have been ousted from the Australian Open following their defeat in their quarter-final clash of the women's doubles at Melbourne Park.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic has been upset in a dramatic five-setter against Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open quarterfinals, ending his 25-match winning streak at Melbourne Park. Wawrinka had lo ...
It's Tennis Trivia Tuesday! Where was the Australian Open played before it moved to Melbourne Park and made the surface switch from grass to hard?
Li Na is also through to the Australian Open semi final at Melbourne Park with a win over Flavia Pennetta.
Melbourne, Australia, Jan 21 2014: Two-time finalist Li Na stayed in contention for another Australian Open title match after beating Flavia Pennetta 6-2, 6-2 Tuesday to advance to the semifinals at Melbourne Park. After beating two 16-year-olds in the opening rounds and saving a match point aga...
Sharapova out, Nadal, Murray win Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka saw another of her main adversaries crash out of the Australian Open on Monday, while top-ranked Rafael Nadal and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray faced tougher-than-expected matches to advance to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park. Maria Sharapova joined Serena Williams as fourth-round casualties, leaving Azarenka a potentially easier run to the women’s final, AFP reports. Sharapova was beaten by No. 20 Dominika Cibulkova in the match on Rod Laver Arena immediately before Azarenka defeated Sloane Stephens, the last remaining American in the singles draw. Nadal won three tough sets against Kei Nishikori, while Murray wasted four match points in the third set – including two in the tiebreaker – before dominating the fourth set against lucky loser Stephane Robert of France. Four-time Australian Open champion Roger Federer was never threatened in beating 2008 finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in a late match. He will ...
Sharapova falls to Cibulkova at Melbourne Park - Third seed Maria Sharapova was dumped out of the Australian Open...
MELBOURNE, Australia -- The powerful serve that carried Serena Williams to 25 consecutive wins suddenly became the target of Ana Ivanovic's attack in a major fourth-round upset at the Australian Open. Williams had a back complaint she'd tried to keep secret before Sunday but Ivanovic noticed almost immediately that her serve wasn't as fast as she'd expected, and she started taking big swipes at it. The No. 14-seeded Ivanovic ended Williams' bid for a sixth Australian and 18th Grand Slam title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory that took the hottest of favorites out of contention at Melbourne Park and opened up one side of the women's draw. "It's not easy playing such a champion ... but she is also just a human," said Ivanovic, who beat Venus Williams in the final at Auckland, New Zealand, earlier this month. "I just went out there swinging." Williams hadn't lost a match since August, and went 78-4 in 2013. She came into the fourth round with those 25 straight wins, the second-longest streak of her career, and i ...
BRYANS, PAES/STEPANEK, BOPANNA/QURESHI ADVANCE Top seeds and defending champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan reached the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Robin Haase and Christopher Kas. The Americans are looking to win their seventh title at Melbourne Park. Reflecting on their success Down Under, Bob Bryan said, “It's definitely a combination of sometimes the new teams are trying to get their footing. The fact that we're feeling very fresh with that month, month and a half off. Upstairs when you're fresh, you can deal with adversity a lot better. We've gotten through a ton of three setters here. Not all the matches have been easy and not always have we played our best tennis here. It's just I think the freshness in the head has helped.” Fifth seeds and 2012 champions Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek moved through to the third round, defeating Daniele Bracciali and Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-4. Paes and Stepanek produced 37 winners to just seven unforced errors en route to l ...
For British doubles player Ross Hutchins, who has battled Hodgkin's lymphoma for the past year, just taking part in this year's Australian Open wasn't good enough. He wanted to win. Hutchins' comeback at Melbourne Park laste...
Australian Open officials applied the extreme heat policy for the first time this week at Melbourne Park.
Polarising youngster Bernard Tomic says he feels misunderstood by the Australian public after being jeered at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
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Tennis | 2014 Australian Open | Day 2 | Night Session It’s been a very hot and extraordinary day at Melbourne Park. Retirements, five-set epics, questions raised over playing in the heat, and the bad news there is, that the next 3 days are expected to be the same! Roger Federer was too good against James Duckworth, winning 4, 4 and 2. From there, it only got worse for the Australians, Lleyton went down swinging in five, after being two sets down, and Bernard Tomic only lasted a set against Rafael Nadal. For those not up-to-speed, Tomic was injured in the opening games, and limped his way through the first set, which Rafa won 6 games to 4, before Bernard retired due to that injury just before we got underway in the 2nd Set.. Maria Sharapova made light work of Bethanie Mattek-Sands from the USA. The world number 3 advanced 6-3, 6-4. Gilles Simon won an epic out on Court 7. He was pushed to five by German Daniel Brands, and it went well into overtime, with Simon eventually winning 16-14 in that fifth and d ...
Lleyton Hewitt bows out in marathon match - Veteran's promising Australian Open build-up ends in despair at Melbourne Park.
I earned new respect for Italy's Andreas Seppi after watching his first-round five-set win at the Australian Open. Seppi beat Lleyton Hewitt amid loud, non-stop cheering for Aussie Hewitt ... overcoming a set-point ... in a match that lasted more than four hours ...in 108-degree heat. In fact, it was so hot that the tram tracks buckled and tennis fans ended up walking back from Melbourne Park to downtown.
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A pair of doddering 32-year-olds will give it a go in the hot cauldron of Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday. Lleyton Hewitt is playing his 18th consecutive Australian Open and Roger Federer his 57th Grand Slam event in a row, breaking the record he shared with Wayne Ferreira of South Africa. Hewitt made his tournament debut in another millennium – 1997. “It’s the only time I’ve never played on Rod Laver Arena,” he laughed, “my only singles match on an outside court.” ‘Rusty’ from Adelaide is 30-17 at Melbourne Park and has only once made it past the round of 16 – losing the 2005 final to Marat Safin. His victory over Federer in the Brisbane International final two weeks ago has been a boost. “My ball striking at the moment is as good as it’s been in a long time,” he said. Hewitt is 3-3 head-to-head with this afternoon’s opponent, 29-year-old Andreas Seppi, but the Italian has not won a match in 2014, while Hewitt is 5-0. Federer, 4-1 this year, is no longer the force he was circa 2004 ...
It was the night before the Australian Open and all around Melbourne Park nothing was stirring (apart from the some of the world's best tennis players).
Australian Open 2014: Day 1 Preview Posted: 12 Jan 2014 02:00 PM PST by: Tom Cochrane The 2014 Australian Open gets underway at Melbourne Park on Monday, with defending men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic and world number one Serena Williams, holders of 9 Australian Open titles between them, both featuring on the opening day of play. Matches of the Day – Day 1 1. Serena Williams vs. Ashleigh Barty Top seeded Williams faces an interesting opponent in the opening round in the form of local girl and rising star Ashleigh Barty. The diminutive Aussie is a former Wimbledon junior champion and, although she is yet to make a major impact on the WTA Tour in terms of singles performances, relying on a wildcard to enter the main draw of this tournament, Barty has already impressed on the doubles circuit. The Aussie, teaming up with compatriot Casey Dellacqua, made the final of 3 Grand Slams in 2013, thanks in no small part to her fabulous volleying ability. I suspect that the enormity of the occasion might ove ...
In extending his Melbourne Park winning streak to 22 matches, Novak Djokovic got his Australian Open title defence off to a no-fuss start. - 2014 Australian Open Tennis Championships
Tennis - Australian Open Venus among early casualties in Melbourne Venus Williams suffered a disappointing loss at the Australian Open but last year’s runner up Li Na cruised through to the second round. Williams blew a 3-0 lead in the deciding set to crash out 2-6 6-4 6-4 at the hands of Russian Ekaterina Makarova. Li started the Australian Open like a woman on a mission by brutally dispatching Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh 6-2 6-0 in just over an hour. Former French Open champion Li, twice a losing finalist at Melbourne Park, simply bludgeoned her young opponent into submission with her fierce groundstrokes to lay down a marker for the other leading contenders for the women's title. The fourth seed has become a big crowd favourite in Melbourne Park after her two runs to the final and was again well supported on Hisense Arena as she rode Konjuh's early challenge before racing away with the second set. "This is my favourite Grand Slam, I always love playing in Melbourne," a smiling Li said before leaving ...
Tennis | 2014 Australian Open | Day 1 | Day Session! Just to give you a quick update from Melbourne Park: Venus Williams has been knocked out in the first round. She won the first set against Ekaterina Makarova, but Makarova come back from the 2-6 trouncing in the 1st set, to win the 2nd and 3rd 6-4, and she's through to Round 2 Angelique Kerber was pushed to 3 sets by Jarmila Gajdosova, but the 9th seed eventually progressed to Round 2. Gajdosova will play with Matty Ebden in the Mixed Doubles. On the subject of Ebden, he leads Frenchman, Nicolas Mahut by 2 sets to 1, after winning the first two sets. Elsewhere, David Ferrer went through in straight sets, as did Tomas Berdych & Li Na. Currently on RLA, Sam Stosur leads Klara Zakopalova 5-3 in the first set. We're going there now. Remember, these two played in Hobart last week, and it was Zakopalova who came out on top. Rennae Stubbs is courtside, and calling the action for you are Sam Smith and Bruce Mcavaney!
Samantha Stosur embarks on tennis's version of Mission Impossible today when the big local hope launches her Australian Open campaign at Melbourne Park.
THERE'S plenty of Aussies in action as the Australian Open gets under way at Melbourne Park. Jarmila Gajdosova leads the charge with a tough opening game against Angelique Kerber at Rod Laver Arena. Other Aussies in action include Samantha Stosur, Jordan Thompson, Casey Dellacqua, Sam Groth and of course 17-year-old Ashleigh Barty in tonight's blockbuster against Serena Williams. Stay with us for live news and score updates throughout the day and have your say on what's happening,
First matches getting ready to go all around at Melbourne Park at the Australian Open. Angelique Kerber getting ready to go on Rod Laver, Stanislas Wawrinka on Hisense, Venus Williams is doing battle with Ekaterina Makarova on the new Margaret Court Arena, and on Show Court 2 is Heather Watson battling Daniela Hantuchova, Show Court 3 is Laura Robson and Kirsten Flipkens.
The Australian Open gets underway today, Monday 13th January and as the world’s top players head to the hard courts of Melbourne Park you can watch the action live at bet365. Defending champion Novak Djokovic will be hoping to secure a fifth Australian Open title but is likely to face tough...
Australian Open 13th - 26th Jan Melbourne Park China's Li Na hopes to win the final this year! It's going to be a hot week at the tennis, however a ground pass is the perfect way to experience the Australian Open with a cheaper ticket. Ground pass tickets start from $34. information:
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On the eve of the 2014 Australian Open, the $338m second stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment has been announced which includes the Rod Laver Arena refurbishment and a new 5,000-seat show court.
Djokovic Confident With Becker Support - World No. 2 Novak Djokovic is unbeaten in 21 matches at Melbourne Park and with Boris Becker in his corner, goes into the 2014 Australian Open looking to lift the trophy for the fifth time, having won his first Grand Slam championship Down Under in 2008 (d. Tsonga). [[More Tennis News on ATPWorldTour.com]]
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro served notice of his strong form ahead of the Australian Open when he crushed defending champion Bernard Tomic 6-3 6-1 in the final of the Sydney International on Saturday. The 2009 U.S. Open champion simply overpowered the talented but inconsistent Australian on Ken Rosewall Arena, bringing the one-sided contest to a close with a booming service winner after 53 minutes to claim his 18th career title. Playing near faultless tennis, Del Potro served with venom and unleashed powerful forehands and backhands that forced a string of errors from the overwhelmed Tomic. "Finals never are easy, but I was surprise by my level tonight. I think I played great," said Del Potro. "My forehand worked perfectly, I made a lot of winners, many aces, played good slices. Every long rally we played I won all of them." Seeded fifth at Melbourne Park, the 25-year-old looks to be approaching the sort of form that secured him his greatest triumph at Flushing Meadows before a wris ...
HE accepts the odds are stacked against him, but Bernard Tomic is vowing to take it to Rafael Nadal in their first-round Australian Open blockbuster at Melbourne Park.
Pictures and Video from Kids Tennis Day at at Melbourne Park, Australian Open 2014. - posted in Australian Open: Lleyton Hewitt, Eugenie Bouchard, Samantha Stosur, Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal and Pat Rafter in the Rod Laver Arena Spectacular as part of Kids Tennis Day ahead of the...
16th seed Kei Nishikori hitting up in Melbourne Park at the 2013 Australian Open
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - If players, pundits and bookmakers are to be believed, Serena Williams has already sewn up her sixth Australian Open title and the other 127 women in the draw may as well pick up their racquets and head home. Riding a 22-match winning streak, the American juggernaut arrives in Melbourne Park fit, fresh and ravenous for more Grand Slam success at a tournament where injuries and illness have robbed her of yet more silverware in the past three years. Age has not wearied the 32-year-old, who after winning her second French Open crown last year became the oldest woman to win the U.S. Open when she raised her 17th Grand Slam trophy at Flushing Meadows. The winner at Melbourne Park in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010, another triumph would see Williams equal Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert's tally of 18 major titles and draw her closer to German great Steffi Graf's 22. Australian Margaret Court leads the all-time list with 24. Williams's place in the tennis pantheon is assured but her co ...
Top seed and 2009 Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal faces an early Aussie test in his return to Melbourne Park. The World No. 1 opens his campaign with an encounter with home favourite Bernard Tomic in the first round, and could square off with 17 year old Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second. In-form Brisbane champion Lleyton Hewitt could be waiting in the Round of 16 as well, with a potential battle with fifth seed Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarter-finals. Nadal missed last year's tournament with a stomach virus.
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Seven serves up Australian Open Seven’s summer of LIVE tennis will reach Fever Pitch with the first Grand Slam of 2014, the Australian Open from Melbourne Park. Seven will commence continuous live coverage of the hotly anticipated Australian Open from 10am Monday January 13 until the tournament concludes on Sunday January 26. Having hit their stride in a string of lead-up events on Australian soil, the brightest stars of world tennis are descending upon Rod Laver Arena for an adrenalin-soaked, two-week battle for Grand Slam glory. Among them, Australian tennis stars Bernard Tomic, Casey Dellacqua, Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur will be chasing victory. On Seven’s Australian Open broadcast, fans will again be treated to rolling coverage as we switch to 7TWO from 6pm-7pm on weeknights for 7 News and Today Tonight, and 6pm-6:30pm for 7 News on weekends. A new highlights show each morning at 9am and the return of the preview show will keep viewers across all the news, views and action. Sunrise will al ...
It was mostly a good day for the Aussies around the country. In Sydney, Matosevic and Tomic both recorded wins over Mayer and Granollers respectively, while Groth lost a tight one to Stepanek, 7-6 6-7 2-6. In Hobart, young gun Storm Sanders upset world Shuai Peng 6-2 6-2, while Dellacqua lost in three sets to Riske. Rogowska is currently up a set against Jovanovski. In other news, Nick Kyrgios was awarded a wildcard into the Australian Open main draw! Hopefully he will be fit enough to take his place. Australian Open qualifiers start tomorrow at Melbourne Park- free entry everyone!
When Rafael Nadal was told that the Melbourne Park courts, venue of the Australian Open, were playing extra fast, he reacted with a volley of questions.
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Gluten-free tennis sensation Novak Djokovic's recent five set victory over Andy Murray at Melbourne Park makes him the first man in the 45-year Open Era to win three consecutive Australian Opens.
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HAS Kevin Spacey HAD A HAIR TRANSPLANT Speculation in the Mail that Kevin Spacey has undergone hair transplant surgery was circulating last week after he sported a fuller head of head at the Australian Open whilst watching Andy Murray beat Roger Federer. A leading hair transplant surgeon was however of the opinion that it was more likely that he was wearing a hair piece. As it would have taken longer for the hair transplant to take and show the results he was sporting at Melbourne Park.
MELBOURNE — Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka left the Rod Laver Arena with the major silverware, winning the men’s and women’s singles titles in the recently concluded Australian Open, but Team Philippines departed Melbourne Park too with some trophies of their own.
Victoria Azarenka has to be exhausted. The newly-crowned Australian Open champion plonked herself down in a patio chair outside the players’ café in the late-morning sun on Sunday, just over 12 hours after her dramatic three-set win over Li Na in the women’s singles final that ended a whirlwind two-week stint at Melbourne Park.
SHARE: 1. Govt will aim at 4.8% fiscal deficit in 2013-14:Chidamb ­aram 2. Election Commission of India nominated Saina Nehwal and Mary Kom as the National Icons. 3. Rajnath Singh is new BJP president 4. Failure of governance root cause of crimes against women:Verma committee 5. West Bengal Government gave Heritage Status to Neta Ji’s Ancestral House 6. World's largest Optical Telescope to be developed by Five-Nation Consortium 7. Japan today said, it will close its embassy in Mali because of the worsening security situation in the war-torn country. 8. Spice Global, the diversified company entered into the healthcare sector and announced its plans to invest more than 1400 crore Rupees by 2016 in orderto establish its 1st hospital. 9. Novak Djokovic won his 19th consecutive match at Melbourne Park to keep alive his bid for a third successive Australian Open title
Pushing the boundaries Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 By Alexandra Willis Share this ‘Never again’ the commentators said, as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were reduced to sitting on chairs after their five hour and 53-minute marathon in last year’s Australian Open final. The tennis between the two, while remarkable, phenomenal and laudable, was also almost too painful to watch. Djokovic and Nadal left every single last ounce on the court. “That match would have scared more people away than pulled them in,” commented Mats Wilander. “People, as in players. That was the ultimate fitness test. If I have to do that, I can do it. But that was one match.” But was what took place on Rod Laver Arena last year a glimpse into the future instead of a freak occurrence? On Saturday and Sunday nights at Melbourne Park, there were two matches that followed suit, albeit in different ways. First there was the rally-fest between Frenchmen Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils, a head-scratching series of 348 points, many ...
World Sports News Serena to pass Martina, Evert: Davenport Former world No.1 Lindsay Davenport believes all-conquering compatriot Serena Williams will surpass Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert to become the most successful American tennis player of all time. Davenport suspects Williams will run out of time and fall short in her pursuit of Australian Margaret Smith Court's record of 24 singles majors, but says the 31-year-old will eclipse the 18 of Navratilova and Evert. Williams, the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion, has 15 slams - one more than retired men's legend Pete Sampras - and is a hot favourite to claim a sweet 16th at Melbourne Park this week. "I think she will win three this year and get alongside Martina and Chris," Davenport told AAP ahead of Williams' Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday against fellow American Sloane Stephens. "When all is said and done, I think she will end up with right around 20. "So I guess she has about five more in her if I had to guess now. "Age and in ...
Tennis - Australian Open Federer coasts to win over Raonic Roger Federer reached another Grand Slam quarter-final with a routine 6-4 7-6 6-2 win over Milos Raonic at the Australian Open. Federer defused Milos Raonic's serve before clinically despatching the Canadian to reach his 35th straight Grand Slam last-eight tie. The rampant Swiss gave up only five points on his first serve and hit 34 winners in the one-sided two-hour contest against the 13th seed on a cool Rod Laver Arena. Federer wrapped up the first set when Raonic netted a volley, the second with a brilliant forehand down the line to win the tie-break 7-4, and the third with another big forehand winner. The 17-times Grand Slam champion, who is chasing a fifth title at Melbourne Park, will meet seventh seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarters. Reuters - 21/1/13 19:49
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World Sports News Open task for Ivanovic against Radwanska Serbian fan favourite Ana Ivanovic faces a huge challenge against Polish juggernaut Agnieszka Radwanska as they vie for an Australian Open quarter-final berth on Sunday night. Former world No.1 Ivanovic is the closest thing left to a local hope in the men's or women's singles draws at Melbourne Park after Bernard Tomic's exit on Saturday night, given she has relatives and a healthy supporter base in Melbourne. But her form is not as impressive as that of fourth seed Radwanska, who has won 12 straight matches so far this year, including tournament victories in Auckland and Sydney, all in straight sets. Highlighting the magnitude of Ivanovic's task, Radwanska has also won her past four meetings with the Serb, the past three of those without losing a set. Men's world No.1 Novak Djokovic, on a 17-match winning streak at Melbourne Park, can expect his biggest test of the tournament so far when he meets Swiss 15th seed Stanislas Wawrinka on Sunday night ...
World Sports News Azarenka scrapes past Hampton at Open The pain in Jamie Hampton's back was excruciating. Even so, the discomfort the unheralded Hampton was causing reigning Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka was almost as severe. The tenacious American pushed Azarenka all the way on Saturday before the world No.1 was able to steady and book her place in the last 16 at Melbourne Park. Hampton, who has two herniated discs in her lower back, needed a five-minute injury timeout before returning to courageously take the match to a deciding set, only to go down 6-4 4-6 6-2. "She played incredible," said the world No.1 from Belarus. "She went for every single shot and I felt like they were touching every single line. "It was unbelievable." Hampton didn't have any trouble believing. She had gone into the match confident of causing a massive upset, only for her body to let her down again, much as it did when she was forced to pull out midway through her first-round encounter at last year's French Open. " ...
World Sports News Ivanovic becomes unofficial Open favourite Australian Open darling Ana Ivanovic has become the adopted local hope after winning the battle of the seeded Serbs. The former finalist, long a favourite in Melbourne, will pick up the mantle dropped by Samantha Stosur after the ninth seed's second-round loss. Stronger and fitter than in past years, Ivanovic continued her dominance over compatriot Jelena Jankovic, extending her record to 8-3 with a 7-5 6-3 victory. The win pits her against Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round. Ivanovic has relatives who live in the beachside suburb of Mentone and has long had a loyal following at Melbourne Park. And she did not hesitate when asked if she could act as a substitute with no local women's players in the draw. "Thank you for offer, I'd be happy," Ivanovic said. "I think people here are so lovely so I love coming here. It's my favourite Grand Slam. "I'm so happy it's the beginning of the year so I can come even earlier." Jankovi ...
World Sports News Federer ends Tomic's Open campaign It was billed as Roger's Weekend at Bernie's but Rod Laver Arena remains very much Federer's house. No man has won more Australian Open crowns at Melbourne Park than Federer and the Swiss master put paid to the apprentice's immediate title ambitions with a sublime display on Saturday night. Tomic's 10 straight wins this summer may have instilled the local hope with unshakeable belief, but it counted for nothing as Federer swept imperiously to a 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 victory in less than two hours. Tomic was anything but poor, at times looking every bit the future Grand Slam champion he believes he is, but the great Swiss had every answer in a high-quality third-round contest. "I think we both played a great match," Federer said. "He has had a great run and really got the best out of me tonight, so I hope he can keep it up. "He's a big guy and he's got a lot of power and a big serve and he uses it well ... he'll be tough to beat in the future, that's for sur ...
One day, I'll be in Melbourne, Australia at Melbourne Park, inside Rod Laver Arena, watching the Australian Open in person.
ONE of Melbourne's worst traffic bottlenecks could be overhauled after VicRoads has announced it is investigating options to improve Swan St Bridge. As thousands flock to the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, VicRoads said late yesterday it would look at revamping the layout of the bridge over the Yarra, which links the CBD, Melbourne's sporting precinct and the inner east. Up to 18,000 vehicles use Swan St Bridge to escape the CBD each day and drivers regularly face kilometre-long queues along Alexandra Ave, with a combination of pushing in and road rage. Motorists are regularly spotted jumping the queue by illegally using the less congested right-turn-only lane dedicated for CityLink traffic and then merging into the left lane in an attempt to beat the queue of law-abiding drivers. The VicRoads announcement is a backflip on its previous position. It had rejected an RACV proposal to make the CityLink-only lane along Alexandra Ave with bridge lanes to be shared. RACV also wants the median strip, side ver ...
World Sports News Djokovic storming through Aus Open The world's top-ranked player Novak Djokovic showed American rising star Ryan Harrison just how far he still needs to climb in a commanding Australian Open performance on Wednesday night. Harrison, the 20-year-old world No.62, looked like a boy against a man as the Serbian top seed's march towards a potential third straight title at Melbourne Park gathered speed. Djokovic could not have been more impressive, stamping his authority on the match from the start to win 6-1 6-2 6-3 and set up a third round meeting with Czech 31st seed Radek Stepanek. Never stretched, the world No.1 allowed the young American just one point in the first three games and took just 20 minutes to claim the first set. Harrison kept fighting, hoping Djokovic's superb form would tail off but it never dipped. Even the American's powerful first serve couldn't dent the Serb's total control, Djokovic's return game exquisite while he gave up a remarkably-low eight points on his own serve ...
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World Sports News Venus books Open date with Sharapova Venus Williams set up a glamour Australian Open third round showdown with in-form fellow former world No.1 Maria Sharapova by outclassing Frenchwoman Alize Cornet at Melbourne Park on Wednesday night. The statuesque American beat Cornet 6-3 6-3 to book a date on Friday with the Russian second seed. The pair have 11 Grand Slam singles trophies between them, Williams seven and Sharapova four, including the 2008 Australian Open title. Sharapova's form over the first two rounds has been faultless, not dropping a game in either of her matches. Williams, the 25th seed, wasn't quite as convincing against Cornet. She lost the first two games of the match and went down a break of serve early in the second set. But both times she responded well and showed she still packs an enormous punch at her best, winning six of the last seven games of the first set and the last four of the match. Asked about her prospects against Sharapova, Williams said: "I better bring m ...
Baghdatis right at home Wednesday, 16 January, 2013 By Matt Trollope Share this Melbourne Park has always been a happy hunting ground for Marcos Baghdatis. An Australian Open junior champion in 2003, he reached the fourth round of the men’s event in 2005, his then-best result at a major tournament. In 2006 he out-did that in a big way, enjoying a fairytale run to the final and captivating the crowds along the way with his audacious shotmaking and sunny demeanour. That result was the highlight of a career-best season for the Cypriot, who rose to world No.8 shortly after reaching the Wimbledon semifinals. Since then, it’s been a bumpier ride. There have been injuries – including a fractured wrist, ailing back and dodgy shoulder – which impeded his progress, and a loss of conditioning. But after a bit of pin-balling about the chart, his ranking appears to be going in the right direction once again. It should continue doing so after Wednesday’s win over Japan’s Tatsuma Ito on Hisense Arena, in whi ...
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams' decision to chase an innocuous forehand in her first round clash with Edina Gallovits-Hall on Tuesday may have done her Australian Open rivals a massive favor. Leading 4-0 in the first set and looking every inch the short-priced favorite to go on and claim her sixth title at Melbourne Park, Williams slid, rolled over the top of her right ankle, then lay motionless on the bright blue court. Television cameras immediately flashed to her mother, Oracene Price, who let her normally stoic countenance slip for an instant with a flicker of concern. If Williams' spill gave Gallovits-Hall hope of an upset, the American quickly snuffed it out. After gingerly walking off court to have her ankle re-taped, Williams proceeded to pummel the Romanian, recording a 6-0 6-0 'double bagel' win in 54 minutes, eight of which were taken up by the injury break. The incident brought back bad memories for Williams, who rolled her left ankle at the Brisbane tournament last year and was then up ...
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Australian Open 2013 offers the biggest prize money purse in the history of tennis Tuesday, 2 October, 2012 By Tennis Australia Share this Players will be vying for a share of a record AUD$30 million next January, Tennis Australia CEO Steve Wood announced at the Australian Open 2013 launch at Melbourne Park this morning. “We are proud to announce this major increase in prize money. We have led the world in prize money for these incredible athletes and we want to ensure that the Australian Open continues to make a major contribution to the financial wellbeing of professional tennis players,” Wood explained. He added that Tennis Australia officials would seek further input from the playing group regarding a more equitable distribution of prize money to help ensure financial viability for lower ranked players. The $4 million hike is the biggest single increase in the history of the event and was one of a raft of stunning initiatives announced for Australian Open 2013 including: retired tennis superstar A ...
World Sports News Tomic regains Australian No.1 ranking Bernard Tomic has officially regained his Australian No.1 status following his breakthrough success in Sydney. Tomic soared 21 places in the rankings to No.43 in the world on Monday, leapfrogging Marinko Matosevic, who slipped one spot to 49th. With his confidence sky high and fuelled by adrenaline, Tomic says there is no limit to how far he can go at the Australian Open starting on Monday. Roger Federer looms as a hazardous third-round road block, while eight matches - for eight splendid wins - in a fortnight must have taken a physical and mental toll. Tomic, though, says he's well prepared for the rigours of five-set Grand Slam tennis and believes he'll take a power of stopping at Melbourne Park. "Best-of-five is always difficult. You don't know how your body can pull up, but I think I'm pretty fit. Not a lot of problems," he said ahead of his first-round clash on Tuesday with Argentine Leonardo Mayer. "I played five straight matches in Sydney. I h ...
World Sports News Stosur's game not too risky, says coach Samantha Stosur's coach says Martina Navratilova is wrong. Stosur is under immense pressure to deliver in her Australian Open first round match against Taiwan's world No.84 Kai-Chen Chang on Monday. But while he accepts Stosur needs to raise her game to avoid another inglorious early exit from Melbourne Park, coach David Taylor disagrees with Navratilova's claim that the world No.9 "has got a risky game". "It should be safer than it is," 18-times Grand Slam champion Navratilova said last week. "But when she gets a little nervous, she just hasn't been able to put it together." Taylor preferred the opinion of Martina Hingis, who said Stosur was merely a bit rusty and struggling to find her A game after ankle surgery in November. "The way Sam hits the ball with shape and variety, I think her game has got some margins," Taylor told AAP. "Her decision making is fairly questioned at times, but I don't think the actual tennis is high risk. "There is a dis ...
Busy day planned for tomorrow. Replace my phone(at a shop an hours travel away), transfer money to Alexander French-Forsey and then off to Melbourne Park to cheer on Josh Ward and Jamie Baker in the final qualifying round for the Australian Open
World Sports News Hewitt opens with win at Kooyong Finally pain-free, Lleyton Hewitt served up a warning to his Australian Open rivals when he upset Canadian world No.15 Milos Raonic at the Kooyong Classic. Hewitt, whose ranking of 82 leaves him at the mercy of the Open draw, was out to prove he could tangle with anyone in the early rounds at Melbourne Park next week. The 31-year-old, who defeated Raonic in their only previous meeting at last year's Australian Open, turned on a three set boilover to prevail 6-3 1-6 7-6 (7-4) at a windswept Kooyong. Winner of the Kooyong title two years ago, Hewitt said his first lead-up match provided him with the competition and confidence he needed leading into his Open campaign. "It was good but obviously they were really tough conditions for everyone out there playing today," Hewitt said. "But that's what you come to expect coming to Kooyong and centre court - it's always tough with the wind. "It's sort of blustery and very tough to get a guide on actually which way i ...
Djokovic will be chasing his third successive Australian Open title at Melbourne Park from 14 January
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Seven’s summer of Tennis: guide seven has revealed its schedule for its summer tennis broadcasts. beginning with the Brisbane International and ending with the Australian Open. For the first time, the Brisbane International, APIA International and AAMI Kooyong Classic will all air live on 7TWO. The Australian Open is on Seven and 7TWO Live on almost every broadcast in every city. Four new faces join Seven’s broadcast team for the Open this year, led by new host, Sunrise sport presenter Mark Beretta, and former Olympic champion Giaan Rooney who will report on all the action from out-and-about at Melbourne Park. The team will be led once again by the incomparable Bruce Mcavaney, as well as former world number one and four-time Grand Slam winner Jim Courier and Australian tennis legends Lleyton Hewitt and John Newcombe. Others to feature include Todd Woodbridge, Henri Leconte, Hamish McLachlan, Roger Rasheed, Sam Smith, Rennae Stubbs, John Fitzgerald, Basil Zempilas, Sandy Roberts and a host of the bigge ...
Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open 2011 at Melbourne Park, Australia, 30th January 2011. Andy Murray loses it with a cameraman after losing the 2011 Australian Open to Novak Djokovic in straight sets. Murray was beaten with ease...
Maria Sharapova hits the court at Melbourne Park for Australian Open practice just days after being bundled out of the ASB Classic quarterfinals in Auckland.
Amazing late night run around Melbourne Park and Rod Laver Arena- ran past the legends of the Australian Open!!
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Maria Sharapova of Russia and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia pose ahead of the women's final match on day thirteen of the Australian Open 2008 at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Had a wonderful tour of Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open, and Flemington, home of the Melbourne Cup!! :)
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller at Melbourne Park.
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