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Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Sunday

Jan 18th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the Australian Open on Sunday (play starts at 0000 GMT on all courts, prefix denotes seeding):
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer set for tougher tests after routine wins

Jan 18th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Four-time champion Roger Federer coasted into the last 16 of the Australian Open on Saturday before admitting that the hard work starts now.
    





Tennis-No looking back in anger for American Stephens

Jan 18th 2014
Jan 18 (Reuters) - Sloane Stephens was keen to swat away any references to a controversial clash against Victoria Azarenka at last year's Australian Open as the American advanced to a possible fourth-round clash against the two-times champion on Monday.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova advances but still searching for form

Jan 18th 2014
* Russian to meet Cibulkova in last 16 (Writes through, adds byline)
    





Tennis-Grand slam paydays fund journeyman lifestyle for Robert

Jan 18th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Stephane Robert pocketed the biggest payday of his 13-year career at the Australian Open on Saturday, earning A$135,000 ($118,900) as he became the first lucky loser to reach the last 16 in Melbourne.
    





WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Djokovic, Serena stay hot as Melbourne cools

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic bared his teeth to finish off Denis Istomin and extend the hottest winning streak in tennis to 27 matches in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday as a cool front brought respite to Melbourne after a four-day heatwave.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Holder Djokovic doles out another lesson

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic doled out a third straight lesson in outstanding hardcourt tennis as he waltzed into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday with a 6-3 6-3 7-5 win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.
    





Tennis-Ominous Djokovic pummels Istomin to reach fourth round

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's bid for a fourth successive title at Melbourne Park shifted up a gear with an impressive 6-3 6-3 7-5 win over Uzbek Denis Istomin on Friday, booking the Serb a place in the Australian Open fourth round.
    





UPDATE 6-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 3 results

Jan 17th 2014
Jan 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 2-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) 6-3 6-3 7-5 17-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat 9-Richard Gasquet (France) 2-6 7-5 6-4 7-6(6) 15-Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Sam Querrey (U.S.) 7-5 6-4 6-4 8-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 28-Vasek Pospisil (Canada)WO 19-Kevin Anderson (So
    





Tennis-Defiant Dellacqua keeps Australia flag flying Down Under

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The paucity of Australian success at Melbourne Park over the past four decades has not stopped tournament organisers from pushing local battlers onto centre court, invariably for a thumping loss.
    





UPDATE 5-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 3 results

Jan 17th 2014
Jan 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 14-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat 17-Samantha Stosur (Australia) 6-7(8) 6-4 6-2 Casey Dellacqua (Australia) beat Zheng Jie (China) 6-2 6-4 4-Li Na (China) beat 26-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 1-6 7-6(2) 6-3 30-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 6-2 6-2 22-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania) 6-4 6-4 1-Serena W
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Berdych silences Bosnian support to open path

Jan 17th 2014
* Path to semi-finals opens nicely for Czech (Adds details, quotes)
    





Tennis-China's Li rules herself out of the 2016 Olympics

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - China's number one Li Na has ruled herself out of playing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 31-year-old said at the Australian Open on Friday.
    





Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Saturday

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the Australian Open on Saturday (play starts at 0000 GMT on all courts, prefix denotes seeding):
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Narrow escape for China's Li in third round

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A few centimetres was all that stood between Li Na and an early exit at the Australian Open on Friday, as the fourth seed saved a match point before beating Czech Lucie Safarova 1-6 7-6(2) 6-3 in their third round encounter.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Ferrer wears down Chardy to reach fourth round

Jan 17th 2014
* Spaniard looks forward to cooler weather in Melbourne (Adds quotes, detail)
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena mulls lifting Indian Wells boycott

Jan 17th 2014
* Reaches fourth round of Australian Open (Writes through, adds byline)
    





Tennis-Li saves match point before rallying past Safarova

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Fourth seed Li Na saved a match point before rallying past a combative Lucie Safarova to record a 1-6 7-6 6-3 third round victory and avoid becoming the highest-ranked casualty in the first week of the Australian Open on Friday
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Del Potro crashes out in second round

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Juan Martin Del Potro arrived at the Australian Open tipped as the one player capable of ending the grand slam dominance of Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray but has become the first major male casualty.
    





WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Nadal thrives, Del Potro beaten in scorching Melbourne

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round under the Rod Laver Arena roof on Thursday but Juan Martin Del Potro was sent packing as sweltering temperatures, lightning and rain caused chaos on the outside courts.