Federer will play for Swiss against Djokovic-less Serbs – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comNovi Sad, Serbia (SportsNetwork.com) – When Switzerland visits Serbia in their Davis Cup tie this weekend, the Swiss will boast 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and newly crowned Australian…

Australian Open 2014: Keeping emotions in check no small feat for champion … – National Post

National PostMELBOURNE — All the talk before Sunday’s Australian Open final suggested that Stanislas Wawrinka might need a thunderbolt to strike down his opponent, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, in…

Stanislas Wawrinka never expected Australian Open win – BBC Sport

BBC SportAustralian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka said he did not believe he was good enough to win a Grand Slam. The Swiss, 28, beat world number one Rafael Nadal 6-3…

Wawrinka Defeats an Ailing Nadal to Win Australian Open – New York Times

New York TimesStanislas Wawrinka celebrated his winning point against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images. MELBOURNE, Australia — After two weeks of madness that included extreme temperatures…

Nadal Beats Federer, Reaches Australian Open Final – ABC News

ABC NewsRafael Nadal continued his dominant streak over Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final for the third time, beating the 17-time major winner 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 Friday…

Nadal Beats Federer to Advance to Final in Australia – New York Times

New York TimesThe latest installation of Roger Federer against Rafael Nadal took place Friday, at the Australian Open, in the semifinals. It was the Federer-Nadal Bowl XXXIII, and it played…

Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer: Australian Open semifinals live analysis – SI.com

SI.comNo. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 6 Roger Federer will meet in the semifinals of the Australian Open on Friday. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. local…

What would the tennis world look like if Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had … – Herald Sun

Herald SunROGER Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 30 grand slam titles between them, and played one another eight times in the final of a major tournament. Federer has won…

Li’s feet on the ground after reaching third final – Reuters

ReutersMELBOURNE (Reuters) – Li Na will hope to keep her head in check and feet on the ground during her third Australian Open final after her coach Carlos Rodriguez helped…

Andy Murray’s out of Aust Open but proud of comeback – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldAndy Murray of Britain speaks during a press conference after his quarterfinal loss to Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan.…

A Stealthy Approach Proves Best for Radwanska – New York Times

New York TimesAgnieszka Radwanska of Poland defeated Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 by playing creatively and mixing up her shots. Narendra Shrestha/European Pressphoto Agency. MELBOURNE, Australia — For…

Australian Open: It’s terrible for the 2s as Azarenka, Djokovic fall – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka’s 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended Wednesday in a 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to Agnieszka Radwanska, continuing the flow of…

Radwanska, Cibulkova advance to Aussie semis – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comMelbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) – The women will also have a new winner at the 2014 Australian Open. Fifth-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska took down two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 5-7,…

Rafael Nadal v Grigor Dimitrov: Australian Open 2014 – live! – The Guardian

The GuardianRafael Nadal will inflict extreme pain on this ball very shortly. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images. Live. Sort by: Latest first; Oldest first. Auto update: On; Off. Updates: 2.37pm AEST.…

Eugenie Bouchard reaches semis – ESPN

ESPNMELBOURNE, Australia — Eugenie Bouchard has reached the semifinals in her first trip to the Australian Open, beating 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 on Tuesday to…

Australian Open: Eugenie Bouchard the Belieber reaches Melbourne semifinals – CNN

CNN(CNN) — After beating former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open, rising tennis star Eugenie Bouchard is one step closer to making her…

Li Returns to the Semifinals, And Ivanovic Tumbles Out – New York Times

New York TimesLi Na of China will play either Ana Ivanovic of Serbia or Eugenie Bouchard of Canada next. Renee Mckay/Getty Images. Advertising. MELBOURNE, Australia — The two-time finalist Li…

Maria Sharapova joins A-lister Serena in discard pile – Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisWho would have expected Maria Sharapova to be cast in the role of Wag for the second week of the -Australian Open? Maria Sharapova – AFP. Who…

Tennis Channel Court Report: Australian Open Day 8 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTennis Channel recaps Day 8 at the Australian Open, including an interview with Dominika Cibulkova after she upset Maria Sharapova, and looks ahead to Day 9. Loading… Post to…

Sharapova Follows Williams Out the Door – New York Times

New York TimesMaria Sharapova, the No. 3 seed, during her fourth-round match against Dominika Cibulkova, who won, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Mark Dadswell/European Pressphoto Agency. MELBOURNE, Australia — One day after…

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014: Sharapova crashes out as Cibulkova recovers from … – Daily Mail

Daily MailMaria Sharapova followed Serena Williams out of the Australian Open after losing in the fourth round to Dominika Cibulkova. Like world No 1 Williams, who struggled with back problems…

Novak Djokovic restores order by reaching Australian Open quarter-finals – The Guardian

The GuardianNovak Djokovic, the defending champion, beat Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 at the Australian Open. Photograph: Jon Buckle/Press Association Images. Within two hours of Hurricane Serena blowing out over…

5 Things to Know About Williams’ Aussie Loss – Washington Post

Washington PostMELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams has had bad luck with nagging injuries at the Australian Open in recent years. On Sunday, the top-seeded Williams lost to No. 14-seeded Ana…

Novak Djokovic’s perfect Boris Becker impression – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSeeming relaxed after his easy win over Fabio Fognini at the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic brought back what he does best: On-court impressions. Djokovic did an incredible parody of…

Australian Open 2014: Ana Ivanovic posts magical win over Serena Williams to … – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukAna Ivanovic ‘broke a spell’ to post a magical win over Serena Williams in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Ivanovic had never won a set against Williams in…

Serena Williams falls to Ana Ivanovic in Australian Open – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia – Once her most successful major, the Australian Open has become Serena Williams’ snake bit-Slam. No. 1 Williams, a five-time champion, saw her tournament go up in…

Favorites roll on at Australian Open – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneMELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray continued to steamroll the opposition Saturday in the men’s draw at the Australian Open. The former Grand Slam champions…

Federer Reaches Australian Open Fourth Round With Nadal, Murray – Bloomberg

BloombergFour-time champion Roger Federer and top-seeded Rafael Nadal rolled into the fourth round of the Australian Open with straight-set victories as the heat broke at the season’s first Grand Slam…

Maria Sharapova, Sloane Stephens advance to fourth round at Australian Open – SI.com

SI.comAfter enduring brutal heat, Maria Sharapova was aided by cooler temps in the third round. Michael Dodge/Getty Images/SI. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match…

Wozniacki crashes out in Melbourne – Reuters

ReutersMELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki made an early exit from the Australian Open on Saturday with a 4-6 7-5 6-3 loss to rising Spanish talent Garbine…

Novak Djokovic’s winning streak since getting engaged continues at the … – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukThe world No.2 has not lost a match since the US Open final in September or since proposing to Jelena Ristic. And the defending champion has now won 27 matches…

Play pauses at Aussie Open as temp tops 109 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne is known for its wacky weather. The joke here is that you can experience four seasons in one day. But the heat wave that…

Jimmy Carr is deadly serious as he watches the Australian Open in Melbourne … – Daily Mail

Daily MailHe is known for his dry sense of humour and dead-pan approach to comedy, but Jimmy Carr cut a serious figure as he watched the Australian Open in Melbourne,…

Sharapova wins amid extreme heat – BBC Sport

BBC SportMaria Sharapova survived a scare to reach the Australian Open third round as the temperature exceeded 40C for the third consecutive day in Melbourne. The 2008 champion edged a…

Australian Open: Medical officer defends extreme heat policy – BBC Sport

BBC SportThe chief medial officer at the Australian Open has defended criticism of the competition’s “extreme heat policy” after Jamie Murray was treated for heatstroke. Play was suspended on uncovered…