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Tennis-Serena to face Sharapova in Australian Open final

Jan 29th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams beat fellow American Madison Keys 7-6(5) 6-2 to reach the Australian Open final on Thursday.






Tennis-Sharapova beats Makarova to reach Australian Open final

Jan 29th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Second seed Maria Sharapova advanced to her fourth Australian Open final with a 6-3 6-2 victory over fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open men's doubles semifinal results

Jan 29th 2015
Jan 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Doubles Semifinal matches on Thursday Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut (France) beat 4-Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo (Croatia/Brazil) 6-4 6-7(5) 7-6(5) Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat 6-Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau (Netherlands/Romania) 6-4 3-6 6-3






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic says ready for another epic with Wawrinka

Jan 28th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - After booking a much-anticipated semi-final with his Australian Open title usurper Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday, Novak Djokovic wasted little time reminding the Swiss of the heavy burden of being defending champion.






Tennis-Queen Serena under threat from Keys in semi-finals

Jan 28th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Serena Williams will bid to slow the charge of the next generation of American tennis when she faces teenager Madison Keys in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Thursday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open mixed doubles quarterfinal results

Jan 28th 2015
Jan 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Mixed Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Wednesday 7-Martina Hingis/Leander Paes (Switzerland/India) beat 4-Andrea Hlavackova/Alexander Peya (Czech Republic/Austria) 6-3 6-1 1-Sania Mirza/Bruno Soares (India/Brazil) beat Casey Dellacqua/John Peers 6-2 6-2






WRAPUP 1-Djokovic, Wawrinka set up epic showdown, ill Serena through

Jan 28th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and champion Stan Wawrinka set up 'The Djoker v The Man 3.0' at Melbourne Park after impressive quarter-final victories on Wednesday, while an ill Serena Williams moved a step closer to her 19th grand slam title.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles quarterfinal results

Jan 28th 2015
Jan 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Wednesday 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 8-Milos Raonic (Canada) 7-6(5) 6-4 6-2 4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) 6-3 6-4 7-6(6)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wawrinka stays king of the 'crazy' tiebreak

Jan 28th 2015
* Prevails after "crazy" tiebreak (Writes through with quotes, adds byline)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sisterly advice to help Serena prepare for Keys

Jan 28th 2015
* To meet Keys in all-American semi-final (Writes through with quotes, adds byline)






Tennis-Australian Open order of play

Jan 28th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourt on day 11 of the Australian Open on Thursday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT).






Tennis-Smooth Wawrinka, ill Serena through to Melbourne semis

Jan 28th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Men's champion Stan Wawrinka avenged a tough defeat to Kei Nishikori at last year's U.S. Open while an ill Serena Williams remained on track for her 19th grand slam title at the Australian Open on Wednesday.






Tennis-Managing thigh injury key to Madison's success

Jan 28th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Madison Keys continued to ride her wave of success, fuelled in part by celebratory chocolate biscuits, as she advanced to her first grand slam semi-final with a gutsy 6-3 4-6 6-4 victory over Venus Williams on Wednesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open women's doubles semifinal results

Jan 28th 2015
Jan 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Doubles Semifinal matches on Wednesday Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Lucie Safarova (United States/Czech Republic) beat 16-Julia Goerges/Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Germany) 6-0 (Goerges/Groenefeld retired) 14-Chan Yung-Jan/Zheng Jie (Chinese Taipei/China) beat 13-Michaella Krajicek/Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Netherlands/Czech Republic) 6-3 6-2






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles quarterfinal results

Jan 28th 2015
Jan 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Wednesday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 11-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 6-2 6-2 Madison Keys (U.S.) beat 18-Venus Williams (U.S.) 6-3 4-6 6-4






Tennis-Keys injury time-out cost me momentum, says beaten Venus

Jan 28th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Venus Williams blamed an injury time-out by opponent Madison Keys for robbing her of rhythm and momentum during their Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open men's doubles quarterfinal results

Jan 28th 2015
Jan 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Wednesday 6-Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau (Netherlands/Romania) beat 14-Dominic Inglot/Florin Mergea (Britain/Romania) 6-4 7-6(3) Simone Bolelli/Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Pablo Cuevas/David Marrero (Uruguay/Spain) 7-6(5) 7-6(5)






Tennis-Keys overcomes injury, Venus to make Melbourne semis

Jan 28th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Madison Keys overcame a leg injury to secure a 6-3 4-6 6-4 victory over Venus Williams at the Australian Open on Wednesday to reach her first grand slam semi-final.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Kyrgios and tricky wind cannot stop Murray march

Jan 27th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Testing wind conditions could not blunt Andy Murray's clinical win over local hope Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open on Tuesday as the Briton set up a semi-final with Tomas Berdych with a 6-3 7-6 (5) 6-3 victory.






Tennis-Kyrgios bows out with good memories and another broken racquet

Jan 27th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Teenager Nick Kyrgios bowed out of the Australian Open on Tuesday having shown further proof of his prodigious talent but he leaves Melbourne Park with three smashed racquets, code violations and concerns about his on-court histrionics.