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…

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…

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…

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…

Stanislas Wawrinka writes new script in Australia – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia – Stanislas Wawrinka has always looked in from the outside. Sometimes it was toiling in countryman’s Roger Federer’s ample shadow. Other times it was valiant but losing…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Federer cruises to straight-set win, reaches round four in Australia – SI.com

SI.comAfter playing his first match ever on Hisense Arena, Roger Federer returned to Rod Laver Arena for his third-round match. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Four-time champion Roger…

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…

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…

Australian Open glance – Washington Post

Washington PostMELBOURNE, Australia — A look at the fourth day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Thursday: WEATHER: High of 43 Celsius (109 Fahrenheit). The Extreme Heat Policy was…

Maria Sharapova returns, keeps expectations in check – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia — Tempering expectations is not how Maria Sharapova went from a 7-year-old Siberian girl dropped on the front steps of a Florida tennis academy to the world’s…

Nadal, Murray, Federer all in same Australian Open half – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic held the Australian Open trophy in a photo shoot before Friday’s draw, he joked that having his fingerprints on…

Spacewalks needed to repair space station coolant issue – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Fla. — NASA spacewalkers hope to give the International Space Station a fully functioning cooling system for Christmas. The space agency on Tuesday decided three spacewalks, starting this…

SpaceX to lease historic NASA launch pad – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Fla. — A historic Kennedy Space Center launch pad is poised to become a Falcon’s nest. NASA said Friday it had selected SpaceX, the operator of Falcon 9…