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Djokovic Holds Off Verdasco For Fourth Round Spot

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:09am
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic raised his level as needed on Saturday to withstand the challenge of Fernando Verdasco, beating the Spaniard in three sets to reach the Australian Open fourth round in Melbourne.

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Wawrinka Extends Winning Streaks

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:08am
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka extended his pair of winning streaks as he dismissed Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 Saturday afternoon.

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Tennis Stars Unite To Find Cure For ALS

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:00am
The biggest names in tennis are uniting to raise awareness and find a cure for Motor Neuron Disease (also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease).

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Raonic Rolls Into Fourth Round, Sets Lopez Clash

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:31am
World No. 8 Milos Raonic equalled his best result at the Australian Open, cruising into the fourth round with a straight-sets victory over German Benjamin Becker on Saturday afternoon.

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Defending Champs Kubot & Lindstedt Bow Out; Frenchmen Advance

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 4:48am
Defending champions Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt both bowed out in their second-round matches, Saturday afternoon at the Australian Open.

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Wilansky: Stealth Radwanska making a statement

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 4:35am
World No. 6 keeps a low profile but looks like a player ready to win on the big stage

Bouchard: Focus on tennis, not 'Twirlgate'

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 3:12am
Eugenie Bouchard -- the unwitting protagonist of an Australian Open saga that has been dubbed "Twirlgate" -- would prefer if people just focused on her tennis.

Caple: Forget young guns, Williams sisters slugging away

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 2:50am
If anyone is ready to hand the mantle over to one of the up-and-coming U.S. women, Venus and Serena might have something to say about that.

Bryans Survive; Defending Champs Kubot & Lindstedt Bow Out

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:38pm
Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan dodged a second straight early exit at Melbourne Park, rallying to defeat the Argentine duo of Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 on Saturday.

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Nishikori Sets Ferrer R4 Clash

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:01pm
Fifth seed Kei Nishikori is through to the fourth round at the Australian Open for the fourth year in a row after overcoming Steve Johnson in four sets on Saturday at Melbourne Park.

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Federer ousted in earliest Oz exit since 2000

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:18pm
Second-seeded Roger Federer was ousted from the third round of the Australian Open on Friday, losing to unseeeded Andreas Seppi in four sets.

Sharapova glides into 4th round with ease

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:10pm
Maria Sharapova ensured there were no match-point worries in her third-round match Friday at the Australian Open, dominating Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas 6-1, 6-1.

Serena Sets Muguruza Rematch

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:15pm
World No.1 Serena Williams rallied from a set down to beat a WTA Rising Star and will now face another WTA Rising Star - one who's beaten her at a Grand Slam, too.

Venus Fights Back, Radwanska Awaits

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:15pm
Venus Williams fought back from the brink of defeat to reach the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time since Wimbledon in 2011. Up next: Agnieszka Radwanska.

Azarenka Keeps Winning, Cibulkova Next

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:14pm
Victoria Azarenka kept her magical run going at the Australian Open on Saturday night, grinding her way past a very dogged Czech opponent. Last year's finalist awaits.

Keys Comes Of Age Against Kvitova

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:13pm
WTA Rising Star Madison Keys produced a coming of age performance to defeat No.4 seed Petra Kvitova, 6-4, 7-5, in the third round of the Australian Open.

AO Sunday: QFs Up For Grabs

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:12pm
The middle Sunday of the Australian Open sees both Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep in action, looking to book their place in the quarterfinals.

Errani & Vinci March On In Melbourne

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:12pm
Defending champions and top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci eased past Mona Barthel and Mandy Minella and into the third round of the Australian Open.

Help Cure Motor Neurone Disease

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:12pm
Serena Williams, Sam Stosur and Martina Navratilova are among the WTA stars appearing in a new video asking for your help to fight Motor Neurone Disease. Watch it here.

Guardian: Sisters Chase New Landmark

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:11pm
As the Williams sisters close in on a semifinal meeting at the Australian Open, The Guardian's Kevin Mitchell looks at their amazing longevity at the top of the game.