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'Birthday-girl' Angelique Kerber overcomes stiff challenge from Carina Witthoeft to progress to Australian Open third round

Angelique Kerber got the birthday gift she wanted on Wednesday, progressing to the third round of the Australian Open by overcoming a stiff challenge from fellow German Carina Witthoeft.

PTI | Jan 18, 2017 03:32 PM

Roger Federer defeats American qualifier Noah Rubin in marathon three-setter at Australian Open

Roger Federer overcame a spirited challenge from American qualifier Noah Rubin to reach the Australian Open third round in a marathon three-setter on Wednesday.

PTI | Jan 18, 2017 03:28 PM

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna start Australian Open campaign on winning note

Indian tennis stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna got off to a winning start in their Australian Open campaign as they registered opening round victories with their doubles partners in Melbourne on...

PTI | Jan 18, 2017 03:19 PM

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams launch Australian Open campaigns in style

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams launched their Australian Open campaigns in style on Tuesday as Ivo Karlovic smashed a record 75 aces in an unprecedented, 84-game marathon.

PTI | Jan 17, 2017 09:46 PM

Sumit Nagal dropped from Indian Davis Cup team on charges of serious discipline breach

It has been learnt that during the tie against Korea in Chandigarh in July last year, 19-year-old Nagal, who was a reserve member in the squad, skipped morning practice sessions due to a hangover.

PTI | Jan 17, 2017 03:50 PM

Rafael Nadal sails into Australian Open second round post straight-sets win over Germany's Florian Mayer

Rafael Nadal cruised into the second round of the Australian Open with an impressive straight-sets win over Germany's Florian Mayer on Tuesday.

PTI | Jan 17, 2017 02:11 PM

Cricket Australia hires former Indian spinner Sridharan Sriram as spin consultant for Indian tour

Cricket Australia has hired former India spinner Sridharan Sriram as spin consultant with an objective to combat the Indian spinners in spin-friendly conditions in the upcoming Test series

PTI | Jan 17, 2017 11:18 AM

Australian Open: Pain-hit Rafael Nadal not giving up on Grand Slam dream

Injury-hit Rafael Nadal, 30, said he hadn't played without pain for years but that he remained optimistic of challenging for big titles again.

PTI | Jan 17, 2017 11:00 AM

Serena Williams overpowers Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-3 in round one of Australian Open

Serena Williams began her quest for a 23rd Grand Slam title in winning fashion on Tuesday, overcoming a spirited challenge from Swiss star Belinda Bencic to power into the Australian Open second...

PTI | Jan 17, 2017 10:54 AM

Roger Federer defeats Austria's Jurgen Melzer in opening round of Australian Open

Roger Federer sailed into round two of the Australian Open after defeating one-time junior rival Jurgen Melzer of Austria 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in his opening match on Monday.

PTI | Jan 16, 2017 07:29 PM

Fans barred from entering venue at Australian Open after flare-up near ticket booth

A group of fans was barred from the Australian Open on Wednesday after letting off flares nearby, recalling violent disturbances that have previously marred the Grand Slam tennis tournament.

News Nation Bureau | Jan 16, 2017 11:36 AM

Australian Open commences today, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko on Day 1

Australian Open 2017 is set to begin on Monday. World number one Andy Murray is slated to begin his campaign with a match against world number 95 Illya Marchenko of Ukraine.

News Nation Bureau | Jan 16, 2017 08:24 AM

Rafael Nadal sets sight on another Grand Slam title, forms partnership with Spanish coach Carlos Moya

Rafael Nadal revealed his battle against chronic pain but said his ambitions of winning another Grand Slam was very much alive as he formed a new partnership with Spanish coach Carlos Moya.

PTI | Jan 15, 2017 02:48 PM

Top-ranked Andy Murray hopes to end Australian Open title drought

Andy Murray begins his Australian Open campaign on Monday with a hope to end a record run of Australian Open final defeats

PTI | Jan 15, 2017 02:43 PM

Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova lose in straight sets in Apia International final

Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova lost to Timea Babos of Hungary and Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets in the final of the Apia International...

PTI | Jan 13, 2017 06:49 PM