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Legendary Swiss Roger Federer and reigning world no.1 Sir Andy Murray powered through to the fourth round of Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Friday. Seventeen-time Grand Slam winner Federer defeated Czech veteran Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in 90 minutes to advance. World No.1 Murray, meanwhile outplayed America's Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Federer produced a masterclass in front of fellow all-time great Rod Laver, applying pressure and keeping Berdych deep behind the…
01.20 / 15:01
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World No.1 Angelique Kerber kept her hopes of a second straight Australian Open tennis title alive with a 6-0, 6-4 win in the third round over Kristyna Pliskova in Melbourne Park on Friday. "I was feeling very good from the first point," she said during her post-match press conference. "Matches like this are always tough to play when your opponent is serving very well, and you have to bring a lot of balls back, move well, and just go for it. But I'm happy about my…
01.20 / 14:21
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The McEnroe brothers, John and Patrick (USA), will debut in the Australian Open Legends event, which gets underway at Melbourne Park tomorrow, Saturday 21 January. Hisense Arena will host the duo’s first match against French pairing Mansour Bahrami and Fabrice Santoro at 11am. John McEnroe, winner of seven Grand Slam titles in an illustrious career, will take a break from commentary to compete alongside his younger brother Patrick, who won the French Open doubles title in 1989. Other …
01.20 / 10:18
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Sania Mirza advanced to the women's doubles third round but Rohan Bopanna was knocked out in his men's doubles match at the Australian Open on Friday. Sania and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova beat Australian-Chinese pair of Samantha Stosur and Shuai Zhang 6-1, 6-4. The fourth seeds needed an hour and 21 minutes to win. The Indo-Czech pair will play against Japan's Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato. Sania-Barbora broke serve twice to claim an early 4-0 lead. That lead was enough for them…
01.20 / 10:17
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Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal defeated veteran Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday. Ninth seed and 2009 champion Nadal, dominated 2006 runner-up Marcos Baghdatis in a superb performance of attacking tennis. Nadal managed to wrap up the win in two hours and 13 minutes. Nadal opened up a 5-1 lead in the first set and won the first four games in the second set to ease his way into the third round. "I hadn't played during the…
01.19 / 15:34
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Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni defeated third seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday. The 34-year-old Croatian defeated her Polish rival 6-3, 6-2 in just 63 minutes, effecting the biggest upset in the women's side of the draw so far. Radwanska is the second top female player to be eliminated from the tournament after Romanian Simona Halep, who fell in the first round against Shelby Rogers of the US. "It's amazing, it's been so long…
01.19 / 14:13
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World No.2 Serena Williams gritted out a 6-3, 6-4 second round win in a high-quality encounter against Lucie Safarova in the Australian Open on Thursday. The second seeded American, eyeing her seventh title here, smashed 15 aces and 35 winners in the 86-minute clash against the Czech Republican. The match featured a combined 59 winners and 23 aces to just 39 errors. "The last time we played was in the final of a Grand Slam ... it wasn't easy. I'm really happy to have gotten through…
01.19 / 12:53
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India's doubles specialist Leander Paes and his partner Brazilian Andre Sa were knocked out of the men's doubles of the Australian Open tennis tournament, losing 6-4, 6-7 (3), 4-6 to Belarus' Max Mirnyi and Philippines' Treat Huey in the first round on Thursday. The Indo-Brazilian pair were defeated by the 10th seeds after an intense 2 hour 13 minute battle on Court 15. Paes-Sa started brightly, breaking in the fifth game of the first set to take a 3-2 lead. They protected that lead…
01.19 / 10:50
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Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic served 75 aces to set an Australian Open record during his first round match against Horacio Zeballos, winning 6-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 22-20. Karlovic needed five hours and 14 minutes to conquer his opponent on Tuesday. When asked how his arm felt after functioning like an artillery gun, he said: "Arm is good. But my knee, my back not so good. All in all, the elbow is okay. Everyday it's like this." When queried about where he found the energy to last out the…
01.18 / 11:08
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China's Duan Yingying defeated Vavara Lepchenko of Uzbekistan in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. Duan defeated Vavarais 6-1, 3-6, 10-8 to set up a clash with American veteran Venus Williams in the third round on Friday, reports Xinhua. Ahead of the meeting, both players admitted that they know nothing about each other. "I've never played Venus before, so I don't think I will have any pressure, I'll just play my game and try my best," Duan told reporters via a…
01.18 / 10:07
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