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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Normal service returns for sharp Sharapova

Jan 23rd 2015
* Faces Peng for place in quarter-finals (Adds quotes, details, byline)






Tennis-Magic match-point helps Seppi trick stunned Federer

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Andreas Seppi's stunning upset of Roger Federer at the Australian Open on Friday was a three-hour affair but the shot that ended the Swiss's 11-year run to the semi-finals at Melbourne Park will be replayed for years to come.






Tennis-Australian Open order of play

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts on day six of the Australian Open on Saturday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT on all courts).

Tennis-Sharp Sharapova returns to form to reach fourth round

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova proved her second-round scare against Alexandra Panova was no more than a blip as she destroyed Zarina Diyas 6-1 6-1 to charge into the Australian Open fourth round on Friday.






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

Jan 23rd 2015
Jan 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 2-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 31-Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-1 6-1 3-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) 6-4 7-5 Irina Begu (Romania) beat Carina Witthoeft (Germany) 6-4 6-4 7-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Caroline Garcia (France) 7-5 6-0 Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) beat 14-Sara Errani (Italy) 4-6 6-4






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Seppi tears up the script to stun Federer

Jan 23rd 2015
* Earliest exit in Melbourne for Swiss since 2001 (Adds details, quotes, byline)






Tennis-Late finish to year had no impact on Melbourne loss - Federer

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A late end to last season that included a successful Davis Cup final and matches in India had no impact on Roger Federer's surprise third round loss to Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open on Friday, the second seed has said.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray and Dimitrov book grand slam re-match

Jan 23rd 2015
* Dimitrov says 'no secrets' with Scot (Writes through with quotes, adds byline)






Tennis-Bouchard gets by with a little help from no friends

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Away from the court, the women's tennis tour can seem a merry-go-round of social get-togethers, support groups and 'selfies' shared between leading players but Eugenie Bouchard has no desire to forge firm friendships with her rivals.






Tennis-Sensational Seppi dumps Federer in Australian Open upset

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Italian Andreas Seppi sent shockwaves through the Australian Open on Friday as he toppled four-times champion Roger Federer in one of the greatest Melbourne Park upsets in recent memory.






Tennis-Murray routs Sousa to set up Dimitrov showdown

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Andy Murray has set up a mouth-watering clash with Grigor Dimitrov and a chance to avenge his defeat at Wimbledon after destroying Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-1 6-1 7-5 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.






Tennis-Azarenka makes loud statement at Melbourne Park

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The fluorescent yellow outfit Victoria Azarenka wore as she dismantled Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open on Thursday was a one-word fashion statement -- loud.






UPDATE 15-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 2 results

Jan 22nd 2015
Jan 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) beat 20-Samantha Stosur (Australia) 6-4 6-4 Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat 8-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-4 6-2 25-Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Czech Republic) beat Chang Kai-Chen (Taiwan) 6-1 7-5 Madison Brengle (U.S.) beat Irina Falconi (U.S.) 6-1 6-3 4-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Mona Barthel (G






WRAPUP 2-Djokovic, Serena rush through at Melbourne Park

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams barely moved out of second gear while Victoria Azarenka underlined her Australian Open pedigree as players experienced the hottest conditions of the championship so far on Thursday.






Tennis-Maturing Janowicz keeps cool to beat Monfils in five

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Jerzy Janowicz, it is fair to say, has failed to live up to his billing since reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2013.






UPDATE 15-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 2 results

Jan 22nd 2015
Jan 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 8-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 6-4 7-6(3) 6-3 Benjamin Becker (Germany) beat Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) 2-6 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-2 31-Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat Go Soeda (Japan) 6-3 6-2 7-6(3) Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) beat 17-Gael Monfils (France) 6-4 1-6 6-7(3) 6-3 6-3 9-D






Tennis-Fitter and faster, Kvitova feeling benefit of new set-up

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Czech powerhouse Petra Kvitova says her new fitness regime is helping her cope with the Australian Open heat after some previous blow-outs in Melbourne.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wozniacki fears Australia hex after Azarenka loss

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki said she felt "cursed" at Melbourne Park after losing in straight sets to a resurgent Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open second round on Thursday.






Tennis-Azarenka back to her best with Wozniacki win

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka showed she was back in top form at the Australian Open on Thursday after an injury-blighted season, upsetting eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round.






Tennis-Australian Open order of play

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts on day five of the Australian Open on Friday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT on all courts).