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UPDATE 3-Tennis-Australian Open women's doubles quarterfinals results

Jan 21st 2014
Jan 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Doubles Quarterfinals matches on Tuesday 4-Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik (Czech Republic/Slovenia) beat Jarmila Gajdosova/Ajla Tomljanovic (Australia/Croatia) 7-5 4-6 6-4 1-Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat 6-Cara Black/Sania Mirza (Zimbabwe/India) 6-2 3-6 6-4 3-Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat 7-Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-2 2-6 7-6(4)
    





Tennis-Five teams for inaugural league unveiled

Jan 21st 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Bangkok, Singapore, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur and a city in the Middle-East will be home to the first five teams of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) later this year, its organisers said on Tuesday.
    





UPDATE 2-Tennis-Berdych survives Ferrer scrap to reach last four

Jan 21st 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Big-serving Czech Tomas Berdych fended off a belated challenge from baseline hustler David Ferrer to reach his maiden Australian Open semi-final on Tuesday with a gritty 6-1 6-4 2-6 6-4 victory.
    





Tennis-Driven teen Bouchard starts to fulfil her promise

Jan 21st 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - When Canada's Genie Bouchard won the junior Wimbledon title in 2012, it did not take long for her to be tipped as the next big thing in women's tennis.
    





Tennis-Berdych survives Ferrer scrap to reach semi-finals

Jan 21st 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Big-serving Czech Tomas Berdych fended off a belated challenge from baseline hustler David Ferrer to reach his maiden Australian Open semi-final on Tuesday with a 6-1 6-4 2-6 6-4 victory.
    





UPDATE 1-Bouchard beats Ivanovic to reach first grand slam semis

Jan 21st 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Showing poise and maturity beyond her 19 years, Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open when she upset former world number one Ana Ivanovic 5-7 7-5 6-2 on Tuesday.
    





Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Wednesday

Jan 21st 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourt at the Australian Open on Wednesday (play starts at 0000 GMT, prefix denotes seeding):
    





Tennis-Rafter opts for youth in Davis Cup tie against France

Jan 21st 2014
Jan 21 (Reuters) - Australia Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter named three teenagers in his squad on Tuesday for their away tie against France, their first World Group appearance since 2007.
    





UPDATE 2-Tennis-Tough words from coach helped me into semis - Li

Jan 21st 2014
* Beats Pennetta in straight sets (Recasts, adds fresh quotes)
    





Tennis-Cool teen Bouchard beats Ivanovic to reach Melbourne semis

Jan 21st 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Teenager Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the last four of the Australian Open when she upset former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 5-7 7-5 6-2 on Tuesday.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles quarterfinals results

Jan 21st 2014
Jan 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Quarterfinals matches on Tuesday 30-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat 14-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 5-7 7-5 6-2 4-Li Na (China) beat 28-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) 6-2 6-2
    





WRAPUP 2-Tennis-'Big Four' through as Sharapova sinks in Melbourne

Jan 20th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal came through his first proper test to storm into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday but Maria Sharapova was ushered to the exit after a second big shock in as many days in the women's draw.
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 4 results

Jan 20th 2014
Jan 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 4 matches on Monday 5-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 6-1 6-3 2-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat 13-Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-3 6-2 11-Simona Halep (Romania) beat 8-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 6-4 2-6 6-0 20-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat 3-Maria Sharapova (Russia) 3-6 6-4 6-1
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Vintage Federer books Murray quarter-final

Jan 20th 2014
* Sets up Tsonga win with net-rushing game (Writes through, adds byline)
    





UPDATE 2-Tennis-Murray keeps expectations in check after easing through

Jan 20th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Andy Murray eased into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday but said his expectations were still lower than usual as he continues his comeback from back surgery.
    





Tennis-Vintage Federer routs Tsonga to charge into quarters

Jan 20th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A majestic Roger Federer emphatically announced his return as a grand slam contender by trouncing Jo Wilfried-Tsonga 6-3 7-5 6-4 to charge into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday.
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 4 results

Jan 20th 2014
Jan 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 4 matches on Monday 6-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat 10-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 6-3 7-5 6-4 4-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Stephane Robert (France) 6-1 6-2 6-7(6) 6-2 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat 16-Kei Nishikori (Japan) 7-6(3) 7-5 7-6(3) 22-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Roberto Bautista (Spain) 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-4
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal fumes at chair umpire for untimely penalty

Jan 20th 2014
* Spaniard to meet Dimitrov in quarters (Writes through, adds byline)
    





Tennis-Frustrated Murray ends Robert's run to reach last eight

Jan 20th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Andy Murray smashed a racket in a rare display of frustration after being taken to a fourth set before reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-2 6-7 (6) 6-2 victory over lucky loser Stephane Robert on Monday.
    





Tennis-Nadal quashes Nishikori threat to reach quarter-finals

Jan 20th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A ruffled Rafa Nadal fumed at the chair umpire after being called for multiple time violations on serve but composed himself to fend off a gallant Kei Nishikori and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday.