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  • Venus Williams and Serena Williams

    Rusty Serena defeated on long-awaited return

    Serena Williams made her long-awaited comeback to tennis but the 23-time Grand Slam title winner and former world number one suffers defeat, playing alongside big sister Venus in a Fed Cup dead rubber.

  • History looms for Federer

    Roger Federer will target a return to the top of the rankings as the Rotterdam World Tennis tournament starts on Monday, with the Swiss aiming to become the oldest number one player in history.

  • More history in Federer's sight

    Roger Federer announced on Wednesday that he will play in next week's ATP event in Rotterdam, where a run to the semifinals would

  • 'No idea' how long he will go on

    Age-defying Roger Federer says after winning his third Grand Slam title in a year he has no idea how long he will continue playing.

  • Federer: 20 and counting

    A tearful Roger Federer surged home to beat Marin Cilic in five riveting sets and win his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title in Melbourne on Sunday.

  • Federer credits wife for keeping him going

    Roger Federer has credited his wife Mirka with keeping him motivated and still going strong at 36, although his longevity has "many pieces to the puzzle".

  • Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Slam title

    Roger Federer powers home to beat Marin Cilic in five sets to win his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title in a riveting final.

  • 20th Slam beckons Federer

    Only Marin Cilic stands between Roger Federer and a 20th Grand Slam title as an injury-ravaged Australian Open staggers to its Sunday final at Melbourne Park.

  • 'Dreamt of this moment for years'

    An emotional Caroline Wozniacki finally lifted her first Grand Slam title at the 43rd attempt as she beat Simona Halep in three energy-sapping sets to win the Australian Open on Saturday.

  • Serena proud of Wozniacki

    Serena Williams says she is "so proud" of her long-time friend Caroline Wozniacki after the Dane succeeded her to become the Australian Open champion

  • Halep says her time will come

    Battle weary Simona Halep says her time will come after failing for the third time to win a Grand Slam final, admitting her body simply gave up after a draining Australian Open.

  • Federer eases into final

    Defending champion Roger Federer strolled into the Australian Open final in a bitter-sweet win after Chung Hyeon's retired injured in their semifinal on Friday.

  • Top spot at stake in title decider

    Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki will each be trying to end a Grand Slam jinx when they lock horns in an Australian Open final Saturday between the world's two best players.

  • Cilic ends Edmund's fairytale in semis

    Marin Cilic dominated British hope Kyle Edmund in straight sets to become the first Croatian to reach the final of the Australian Open on Thursday.

  • Marin Cilic

    Ruthless Cilic routs ailing Edmund to reach final

    A business-like Marin Cilic doused the fire of Kyle Edmund before crushing the ailing Briton 6-2 7-6(4) 6-2 to become Croatia's first Australian Open finalist.

  • Federer strolls into semis

    Roger Federer zeroed in on a 20th Grand Slam title Wednesday with Chung Hyeon next in his Australian Open firing line as dominant

  • Roger Federer

    Clinical Federer into 43rd Slam semi

    Defending champion Roger Federer sweeps into a record 14th Australian Open semi-final with an immaculate straight sets win over long-time rival Tomas Berdych.

  • Devastated Nadal down and out

    Rafael Nadal's drive towards a second Australian Open title came to a shuddering injury-induced halt Tuesday on a day of upsets that

  • Chung stuns Novak

    Wounded 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open by Korean giant-killer Chung Hyeon Monday, but ice-cool Roger Federer roared into the quarterfinals.

  • Hyeon Chung and Novak Djokovic

    Chung dumps wounded Djokovic out of Open

    South Korean star Chung Hyeon dumps six-time champion Novak Djokovic out of the Australian Open on Monday in a sensational fourth round upset.

  • Dimitrov overcomes fan-favourite Kyrgios

    Rafael Nadal battled through a huge test to make his 10th Australian Open quarterfinal Sunday as Grigor Dimitrov ousted Nick Kyrgios to join him and Caroline Wozniacki kicked into full gear.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Time to step up as Nadal fights into quarters

    Rafael Nadal says it's time to step up at the Australian Open after fighting off tenacious Argentine Diego Schwartzman to win through to the quarter-finals.

  • Federer's hunt for 20 on track

    Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic kept up their relentless march towards a semifinal meeting at the Australian Open Saturday as

  • Djokovic powers into fourth round

    Novak Djokovic battled with a lower back injury as he claims his 11th round of 16 appearances at the Australian Open today.

  • Kyrgios ousts Tsonga

    Rafael Nadal stormed into the round of 16 at the Australian Open Friday with a vintage performance as Grigor Dimitrov and Caroline Wozniacki kept their Grand Slam hopes alive on a hot draining day.

  • Roger, Novak cruise

    Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion

  • Nadal storms through

    Rafael Nadal dispelled any injury worries to storm into the Australian Open second round Monday as Venus Williams led a slew of seeds out of the tournament in a dark day for American players.


    Defending champion Roger Federer says rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic should be seen as leading contenders

  • Roger Federer

    Federer faces Bedene first up in Australian Open

    Roger Federer will open his title defence against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene and has a potential quarter-final with David Goffin in the Australian Open. 11

  • Federer starts versus Bedene

    Roger Federer will open his title defence against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene and has a potential quarterfinal with David Goffin in the Australian Open.