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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.