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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More