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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.
    





WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Li takes the extra step to win Australian Open

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's Li Na banished the ghosts of two Australian Open final defeats by overpowering Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday to win her second major title and give the grand slam of the Asia-Pacific its first Asian singles champion.
    





Tennis-Cibulkova confident of joining grand slam winners' club

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova is confident she can win a grand slam title one day as her run to the Australian Open final showed she can adapt her game to all surfaces.
    





Tennis-Australian Open men's doubles final result

Jan 25th 2014
Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Men's Doubles Final on Saturday 14-Lukasz Kubot/Robert Lindstedt (Poland/Sweden) beat Eric Butorac/Raven Klaasen (United States/South Africa) 6-3 6-3
    





UPDATE 2-Tennis-Li overwhelms Cibulkova to claim Australian Open

Jan 25th 2014
* Li becomes first Chinese to win Australian Open (Adds quotes)
    





Tennis-Australian Open women's singles final result

Jan 25th 2014
Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Women's Singles Final on Saturday 4-Li Na (China) beat 20-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 7-6(3) 6-0
    





Tennis-China's Li beats Cibulkova to win Australian Open

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Chinese fourth seed Li Na beat Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 7-6 (3) 6-0 in the final of the Australian Open on Saturday to win her second grand slam title.
    





Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Sunday

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourt at the Australian Open on Sunday (prefix denotes seeding):
    





FACTBOX-Tennis-Australian Open men's finalists

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Brief biographies of the men's finalists at the 2014 Australian Open on Sunday (prefix denotes seeding):
    





PREVIEW-Tennis-Nadal win may intensify 'all-time greatest' debate

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has the opportunity to add another chapter to his storied career, and intensify an already robust debate, should he beat Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's Australian Open final.
    

Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Saturday

Jan 24th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourt at the Australian Open on Saturday (prefix denotes seeding):
    





Tennis-Federer hopeful of great year despite Nadal defeat

Jan 24th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A defiant Roger Federer said he still believes his best tennis is ahead of him, despite going down in straight sets to Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
    





WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Nadal brings Federer crashing back to earth

Jan 24th 2014
* To meet Wawrinka in third final at Melbourne Park (Recasts, adds new quotes, details)
    





Tennis-Playing Federer always brings out my best, says Nadal

Jan 24th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal said playing Roger Federer always brings the best out of him after he bludgeoned his way past the Swiss on Friday to reach the final of the Australian Open.
    





Tennis-Nadal thrashes Federer to reach Australian Open final

Jan 24th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A ruthless Rafa Nadal crushed his great rival Roger Federer 7-6(4) 6-3 6-3 on Friday to reach his third Australian Open final, in which he will play Stanislas Wawrinka.
    





Tennis-Australian Open men's singles semifinals result

Jan 24th 2014
Jan 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Men's Singles Semifinals on Friday 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat 6-Roger Federer (Switzerland) 7-6(4) 6-3 6-3
    





FACTBOX-Tennis-Australian Open women's finalists

Jan 24th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Brief biographies of the women's finalists at the 2014 Australian Open on Saturday:
    





PREVIEW-Tennis-Li hoping for third time lucky at Melbourne Park

Jan 24th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Li Na's memories of her previous Australian Open finals are not fond ones as she prepares for a third at Melbourne Park on Saturday against first-time finalist Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.
    





Tennis--Italians Errani and Vinci retain Australian Open title

Jan 24th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy produced a great escape on Friday as they beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-4 3-6 7-5 to retain the Australian Open women's doubles title.
    





Tennis-Australian Open women's doubles final result

Jan 24th 2014
Jan 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Women's Doubles Final on Friday 1-Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat 3-Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (Russia) 6-4 3-6 7-5