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UPDATE 5-Tennis-Pattaya Open women's singles round 1 results

Jan 27th 2014
Jan 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Pattaya Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat 7-Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) 6-2 6-4 2-Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Zhang Shuai (China) 6-0 7-6(3) Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) beat Estrella Cabeza Candela (Spain) 6-2 6-4 Alison Riske (U.S.) beat Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spain) 6-0 6-0 1-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Donna Vekic (Croatia) 7-5 2-6 6-4
    





Tennis-New goals needed for Bouchard after Australian efforts

Jan 27th 2014
SINGAPORE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The first month of the year is not yet over but Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard is already looking for new goals for 2014 after breaking a ranking milestone on Monday.
    





Tennis-More slams and Hall of Fame await Li Na, says Evert

Jan 27th 2014
SINGAPORE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Li Na is destined for more grand slams and a place in the Hall of Fame after the Australian Open win cemented her position as the most influential female player of the last decade, said former great Chris Evert.
    





Tennis-Nadal should recover quickly, says coach

Jan 27th 2014
MADRID, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal should recover from the back problem that wrecked his Australian Open final after a few days rest, his uncle and coach Toni told Spanish radio on Monday.
    





Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Jan 27th 2014
Jan 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 14330 2 (2) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 10620 3 (8) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5710 4 (5) Juan Martin Del Potro(Argentina) 5370 5 (3) David Ferrer(Spain) 5280 6 (4) Andy Murray(Britain) 4720 7 (7) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4540 8 (6) Roger Federer(Sw
    





Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Jan 27th 2014
Jan 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 13000 2 (2) Victoria Azarenka(Belarus) 6581 3 (4) Li Na(China) 6570 4 (5) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 5750 5 (3) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 5416 6 (6) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 4745 7 (7)
    





Tennis-Wawrinka leads big shake-up at top of rankings

Jan 26th 2014
LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - An Australian Open that began in a heatwave and contained seismic shocks aplenty ended with Stanislas Wawrinka defeating Rafa Nadal to further undermine the superiority of the so-called big four in men's tennis.
    





Tennis-Bitter-sweet victory for new Swiss number one Wawrinka

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Winning the Australian Open was bitter-sweet for Stanislas Wawrinka, whose delight at stepping out of Roger Federer's shadow with his first grand slam title was tempered by the knowledge that his opponent Rafa Nadal was hampered by injury.
    





FACTBOX-Tennis-Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Factbox on Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka after he beat Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 to win the Australian Open on Sunday:
    





WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Wawrinka stuns wounded Nadal to win Australian Open

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka staged the biggest upset in a grand slam final for nearly half a decade when he put down a wounded Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 in a surreal Australian Open final to win his maiden major title on Sunday.
    





Tennis-Beaten Nadal's Australian Open injury jinx strikes again

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - For the third time in five years, Rafa Nadal's Australian Open title hopes were ended by injury as he was beaten by Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the final on Sunday.
    





Tennis-Australian Open men's singles champions

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - List of Australian Open men's singles champions since the event began in 1905 (Australian unless stated): 2014 Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) bt Rafa Nadal (Spain) 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 2013 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) bt Andy Murray (Britain) 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 2012 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) bt Rafa Nadal (Spain) 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 7-5 2011 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) bt Andy Murray (Britain) 6-4 6-2 6-3 2010 Roger Federer (Switzerland) bt Andy Murray (Britain)6-3 6-4 7-6 2009
    





UPDATE 4-Tennis-Wawrinka defeats injured Nadal to win Australian Open

Jan 26th 2014
* Wawrinka first player in 21 years to defeat top two seeds in a major (Adds quotes, details)
    





Tennis-Australian Open men's singles final result

Jan 26th 2014
Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Men's Singles Final on Sunday 8-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3
    





Tennis-Wawrinka beats Nadal to win Australian Open title

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Swiss eighth seed Stanislas Wawrinka won the Australian Open for his first grand slam title when he beat Spain's Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the final on Sunday.
    





Tennis-Nestor eyes mixed doubles grand slam after Melbourne win

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Canada's Daniel Nestor has targeted a mixed doubles grand slam in 2014 after pairing up with Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic to beat Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau and win the Australian Open title on Sunday.
    





Tennis-Australian Open mixed doubles final result

Jan 26th 2014
Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Mixed Doubles Final on Sunday Kristina Mladenovic/Daniel Nestor (France/Canada) beat 6-Sania Mirza/Horia Tecau (India/Romania) 6-3 6-2
    





Tennis-Sampras tips Nadal to surpass Federer's grand slam record

Jan 25th 2014
Jan 25 (Reuters) - Pete Sampras has tipped Rafa Nadal to beat Roger Federer's 17 grand slam titles, saying he has never seen anything like the powerhouse Spaniard.
    





Tennis-Third-time lucky Li keeps her wits to win Australian Open

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - "Best speech ever" was the universal verdict to Li Na's unscripted thanks at the trophy ceremony after she erased two near-misses at Melbourne Park with a joyous victory in her third Australian Open final on Saturday.
    





Tennis-Toni Nadal wants ex-players as umpires after Rafa time penalties

Jan 25th 2014
MADRID, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's uncle and coach Toni has reacted to the world number one's recent problems with time penalties by suggesting some chair umpires do not understand tennis because they have not played professionally.