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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Southpaw-slayer Murray continues Melbourne march

Jan 18th 2014
* Scot registers 14th straight victory over left-handed players
    





Tennis-Tsonga brings end to gutsy Simon's remarkable run

Jan 18th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga raced into the last 16 of the Australian Open with a 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 6-2 victory over Gilles Simon on Saturday, bringing an end to his compatriot's remarkable run at Melbourne Park.
    

Tennis-Azarenka feasts on Meusburger to reach fourth round

Jan 18th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka remained on course for a third straight Australian Open title with a thumping 6-1 6-0 victory over Yvonne Meusburger in exactly an hour on Saturday.
    





UPDATE 7-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 3 results

Jan 18th 2014
Jan 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Saturday 2-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Yvonne Meusburger (Austria) 6-1 6-0 Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat 10-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 4-6 7-5 6-3 5-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat 29-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) 5-7 6-2 6-2 13-Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 7-5 6-4 3-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 25-Alize Cornet (
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wozniacki crashes out in Melbourne

Jan 18th 2014
* Wozniacki fails to convert opportunities (Adds details, quotes)
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Dimitrov shows signs of living up to promise

Jan 18th 2014
* Targets quarter-finals after breakthrough win over Raonic
    





Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Sunday

Jan 18th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the Australian Open on Sunday (play starts at 0000 GMT on all courts, prefix denotes seeding):
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer set for tougher tests after routine wins

Jan 18th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Four-time champion Roger Federer coasted into the last 16 of the Australian Open on Saturday before admitting that the hard work starts now.
    





Tennis-No looking back in anger for American Stephens

Jan 18th 2014
Jan 18 (Reuters) - Sloane Stephens was keen to swat away any references to a controversial clash against Victoria Azarenka at last year's Australian Open as the American advanced to a possible fourth-round clash against the two-times champion on Monday.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova advances but still searching for form

Jan 18th 2014
* Russian to meet Cibulkova in last 16 (Writes through, adds byline)
    





Tennis-Grand slam paydays fund journeyman lifestyle for Robert

Jan 18th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Stephane Robert pocketed the biggest payday of his 13-year career at the Australian Open on Saturday, earning A$135,000 ($118,900) as he became the first lucky loser to reach the last 16 in Melbourne.
    





WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Djokovic, Serena stay hot as Melbourne cools

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic bared his teeth to finish off Denis Istomin and extend the hottest winning streak in tennis to 27 matches in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday as a cool front brought respite to Melbourne after a four-day heatwave.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Holder Djokovic doles out another lesson

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic doled out a third straight lesson in outstanding hardcourt tennis as he waltzed into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday with a 6-3 6-3 7-5 win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.
    





Tennis-Ominous Djokovic pummels Istomin to reach fourth round

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's bid for a fourth successive title at Melbourne Park shifted up a gear with an impressive 6-3 6-3 7-5 win over Uzbek Denis Istomin on Friday, booking the Serb a place in the Australian Open fourth round.
    





UPDATE 6-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 3 results

Jan 17th 2014
Jan 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 2-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) 6-3 6-3 7-5 17-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat 9-Richard Gasquet (France) 2-6 7-5 6-4 7-6(6) 15-Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Sam Querrey (U.S.) 7-5 6-4 6-4 8-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 28-Vasek Pospisil (Canada)WO 19-Kevin Anderson (So
    





Tennis-Defiant Dellacqua keeps Australia flag flying Down Under

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The paucity of Australian success at Melbourne Park over the past four decades has not stopped tournament organisers from pushing local battlers onto centre court, invariably for a thumping loss.
    





UPDATE 5-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 3 results

Jan 17th 2014
Jan 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 14-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat 17-Samantha Stosur (Australia) 6-7(8) 6-4 6-2 Casey Dellacqua (Australia) beat Zheng Jie (China) 6-2 6-4 4-Li Na (China) beat 26-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 1-6 7-6(2) 6-3 30-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 6-2 6-2 22-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania) 6-4 6-4 1-Serena W
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Berdych silences Bosnian support to open path

Jan 17th 2014
* Path to semi-finals opens nicely for Czech (Adds details, quotes)
    





Tennis-China's Li rules herself out of the 2016 Olympics

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - China's number one Li Na has ruled herself out of playing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 31-year-old said at the Australian Open on Friday.
    





Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Saturday

Jan 17th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the Australian Open on Saturday (play starts at 0000 GMT on all courts, prefix denotes seeding):