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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Young and free Kyrgios makes Australians rejoice

Jan 25th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - 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.






Tennis-Halep halts Wickmayer to reach quarter-finals

Jan 25th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - 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.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 4 results

Jan 25th 2015
Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 4 matches on Sunday 3-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) 6-4 6-2 2-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 21-Peng Shuai (China) 6-3 6-0 10-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Julia Goerges (Germany) 6-3 6-2 7-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Irina Begu (Romania) 6-1 5-7 6-2






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Berdych crimps Australia's day at Melbourne Park

Jan 25th 2015
* Czech hoping to make final step up (Adds details, quotes)






Tennis-Tomic tees off at 'ridiculous' Australian Open scheduling

Jan 25th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - 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.






Tennis-Australian Open order of play

Jan 25th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts on day eight of the Australian Open on Monday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT on all courts).






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Today is a day to be happy, says encouraged Nadal

Jan 25th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal savoured the best win of his campaign at Melbourne Park in felling South African Kevin Anderson 7-5 6-1 6-4 to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday but was reticent to talk up his chances of a 15th grand slam title.






Tennis-Nadal, Sharapova charge into quarters as top brass shine

Jan 25th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Former champions Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova charged into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday, as the guardians of the tennis establishment crushed the grand slam dreams of upstart challengers.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Student Bouchard ready to be tested by Sharapova

Jan 25th 2015
* Lessons learned from last year, win over Begu (Adds details, quotes)






Tennis-Sharapova brushes aside Peng, sets up Bouchard showdown

Jan 25th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova set up an enticing quarter-final showdown with Eugenie Bouchard at the Australian Open following a comfortable 6-3 6-0 fourth round victory over China's Peng Shuai on Sunday.






Tennis-Makarova marches into Australian Open quarter-finals

Jan 25th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Feisty Russian counter-puncher Ekaterina Makarova continued her love affair with Melbourne Park on Sunday by booking a place in the quarter-finals for a third time in four years with a 6-3 6-2 thrashing of Germany's Julia Goerges.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-American Keys upsets Kvitova to make fourth round

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - 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.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djoker hits the books, video to study opponents

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - 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.






WRAPUP 1-Williams sisters lead Americans into fourth round

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams and her older sister Venus led a foursome of American women into the Australian Open fourth round on Saturday, while men's top seed Novak Djokovic survived a nervous start to overcome a feisty Fernando Verdasco.






Tennis-American Keys upsets Kvitova to make fourth round

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - 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.






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 3 results

Jan 24th 2015
Jan 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Saturday Madison Keys (U.S.) beat 4-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 6-4 7-5 Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat 25-Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-4 Madison Brengle (U.S.) beat Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) 6-3 6-2 11-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat 19-Alize Cornet (France) 7-5 6-2 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 26-Elin






Tennis-High ranking sits uncomfortably on Nishikori's shoulders

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - 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.






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 3 results

Jan 24th 2015
Jan 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Saturday 9-David Ferrer (Spain) beat 18-Gilles Simon (France) 6-2 7-5 5-7 7-6(4) 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 31-Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 7-6(8) 6-3 6-4 Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat 19-John Isner (U.S.) 7-6(4) 7-6(6) 6-4 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Steve Johnson (U.S.) 6-7(7) 6-1 6-2 6-3 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) beat Vasek Pospisil (Canada) 6-2 6-4 6-4






Tennis-Djokovic safely through to fourth round in Melbourne

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic overcame a nervous start and feisty Fernando Verdasco to safely negotiate his way into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-This is me, says grunting, cursing Azarenka

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - 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.