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CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-Tennis-Australian Open women's doubles quarterfinal results

Jan 27th 2015
Jan 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Lucie Safarova (France/Slovenia) beat 3-Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (Russia) 7-6(5) 4-6 6-2 14-Chan Yung-Jan/Zheng Jie (Chinese Taipei/China) beat Klaudia Jans-Ignacik/Andreja Klepac (Poland/Slovenia) 6-1 6-2 16-Julia Goerges/Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Germany) beat Kiki Bertens/Johanna Larsson (Netherlands/Sweden) 6-2






Tennis-Australian Open order of play

Jan 27th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourt on day nine of the Australian Open on Tuesday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT).






Tennis-Berdych ends Nadal-mare streak at 17 losses

Jan 27th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Nobody, but nobody, beats Tomas Berdych 18 times in succession. Not even world number three Rafa Nadal.

Tennis-Nadal disappointed but bows out content with comeback

Jan 27th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A fourth-round thrashing of big-serving South African Kevin Anderson had given Rafa Nadal hope he might be back to his best, but the Spaniard's limited preparations came back to haunt him against Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Tuesday.






Tennis-Berdych ends Nadal tyranny on day of shocks

Jan 27th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Iron-willed Czech Tomas Berdych ended eight years of tyranny under nemesis Rafa Nadal to storm into his second Australian Open semi-final on Tuesday after Maria Sharapova inflicted another grand slam reality check on Eugenie Bouchard.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Brilliant Berdych breaks Nadal spell in style

Jan 27th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych played arguably the grand slam quarter-final of his life to end the longest losing streak on the ATP Tour with a 6-2 6-0 7-6(5) victory over Rafa Nadal and advance to the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday.






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

Jan 27th 2015
Jan 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday 4-Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo beat Feliciano Lopez/Max Mirnyi 6-0 3-6 7-6(4) Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut beat 2-Julien Benneteau/Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6(5) 3-6 6-3






Tennis-Berdych hammers Nadal to make Melbourne semi-finals

Jan 27th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych played arguably the grand slam quarter-final of his life to end the longest losing streak on the ATP Tour with a 6-2 6-0 7-6(5) victory over Rafa Nadal and advance to the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova blows away Bouchard to march into semis

Jan 27th 2015
* Plays fellow Russian Makarova in semi-finals (Adds details, quotes)






Tennis-Bouchard to focus on support staff after Melbourne mauling

Jan 27th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard was unable to match the semi-final appearance from her maiden Australian Open last year and will now focus on sorting out her coaching arrangements after being blasted off the court by Maria Sharapova on Tuesday.






Tennis-Sharapova schools Bouchard to advance in Melbourne

Jan 27th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova showed she was in no mood to be replaced by the younger generation just yet as she demolished seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-2 in 78 minutes to advance to the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.






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

Jan 27th 2015
Jan 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday 2-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 7-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-3 6-2 10-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat 3-Simona Halep (Romania) 6-4 6-0






Tennis-Magic Makarova routs Halep to reach semi-finals

Jan 27th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Ekaterina Makarova continued her impressive rise as a grand slam contender by dismantling listless third seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic fends off Muller to reach quarter-finals

Jan 26th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic will contest his 23rd consecutive grand slam quarter-final after easing past Luxembourg journeyman Gilles Muller 6-4 7-5 7-5 at the Australian Open on Monday.






WRAPUP 1-Venus fireworks illuminate Australia Day

Jan 26th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A scintillating fireworks show that illuminated the cityscape and commemorated Australia Day fittingly capped an explosive performance by Venus Williams and the Stars and Stripes brigade at the Australian Open on Monday.






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

Jan 26th 2015
Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 4 matches on Monday 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 6-4 7-5 7-5 8-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat 12-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-7(7) 6-3 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat 9-David Ferrer (Spain) 6-3 6-3 6-3 4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) 7-6(2) 6-4 4-6 7-6(8)






Tennis-Djokovic fends off Muller to reach quarter-finals

Jan 26th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic will contest his 23rd consecutive grand slam quarter-final after easing past Luxembourg journeyman Gilles Muller 6-4 7-5 7-5 at the Australian Open on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Venus rises again to meet Keys in generation clash

Jan 26th 2015
* Will meet teenager Keys in all-American quarter-final (Writes through with quotes, adds byline)






Tennis-Comeback kid Nadal seeks to maintain Berdych domination

Jan 26th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal will hope to make it 19 wins in succession against seventh seed Tomas Berdych on Tuesday to book an Australian Open semi-final berth and continue his impressive comeback from injury and illness.

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

Jan 26th 2015
Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 4 matches on Monday 18-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat 6-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6-3 2-6 6-1 Madison Keys (U.S.) beat Madison Brengle (U.S.) 6-2 6-4 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 24-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 2-6 6-3 6-2 11-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 6-2 3-6 6-3