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UPDATE 30-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 1 results

Jan 20th 2015
Jan 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Ajla Tomljanovic (Croatia) beat Shelby Rogers (U.S.) 4-6 6-4 6-0 Anna Tatishvili (U.S.) beat Kimiko Date-Krumm (Japan) 7-5 6-4 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) 6-0 6-4 Johanna Larsson (Sweden) beat Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia) 6-4 6-3 Lauren Davis (U.S.) beat Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) 6-1 7-5






UPDATE 29-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 1 results

Jan 20th 2015
Jan 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 17-Gael Monfils (France) beat Lucas Pouille (France) 6-7(3) 3-6 6-4 6-1 6-4 Vasek Pospisil (Canada) beat Sam Querrey (U.S.) 6-3 6-7(5) 2-6 6-4 6-4 Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) beat Zhang Ze (China) 6-3 1-6 6-0 6-4 Benjamin Becker (Germany) beat 25-Julien Benneteau (France) 7-5 5-7 6-2 6-4






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Jittery Serena fends off plucky Belgian

Jan 20th 2015
* Says last year's U.S. Open final the most nervous of her career (Writes through with quotes, adds byline)






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Top seeds, former champions march on in Melbourne

Jan 20th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams stuck to the Australian Open script with fairly routine victories on Tuesday, while men's champion Stan Wawrinka and two-time winner Victoria Azarenka joined them in the second round.






Tennis-Serena eases into Australian Open second round

Jan 20th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Serena Williams was dragged into a second set scrap by unheralded Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck but put down the minor threat with some powerful serving to reach the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-0 6-4 win on Tuesday.






Tennis-Liverpool fan Wozniacki laments Gerrard departure

Jan 20th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - World number eight and Liverpool fanatic Caroline Wozniacki has lamented the departure of another number eight, describing Steven Gerrard's impending exit from the Merseyside club as "sad" as she ponders trips to Los Angeles to watch him play.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Rafa still a contender says advancing Djokovic

Jan 20th 2015
* Djokovic does enough to ease into second round (Adds details, quotes)






Tennis-Australian Open order of play

Jan 20th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts on day three of the Australian Open on Wednesday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT on all courts).






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Azarenka revels in role of Melbourne dark horse

Jan 20th 2015
* Injuries see former champion unseeded (Adds details, quotes)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wawrinka opens title defence with quickfire win

Jan 20th 2015
* Turns match into hitting practice (Writes through with quotes, adds byline)

Tennis-Djokovic, Wawrinka both advance on subdued day two

Jan 20th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - After an opening day that saw seeds tumble and local players enjoy unexpected success, the Australian Open went mostly to script on Tuesday as world number one Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka eased into the second round.






Tennis-Djokovic comfortably advances at Melbourne Park

Jan 20th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic took the first step along the path that many expect will lead to his fifth Australian Open title with a 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory over Slovenian qualifier Aljaz Bedene.

Tennis-Champion Wawrinka gets title defence off to flying start

Jan 20th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka's title defence got off to a flying start at the Australian Open on Tuesday, the Swiss easing past Turkish battler Marsel Ilhan 6-1 6-4 6-2 to reach the second round.






Tennis-Azarenka continues dominance over Stephens in Melbourne

Jan 20th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka continued her love affair with the bright blue courts of Melbourne Park on Tuesday as the unseeded two-time former champion cruised to a 6-3 6-2 first round victory over Sloane Stephens.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wary Sharapova crashes Martic's birthday celebrations

Jan 19th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - As seed after seed in the women's draw fell on the opening day of the Australian Open on Monday, world number two Maria Sharapova was vowing that she would not be one of them.






UPDATE 30-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 1 results

Jan 19th 2015
Jan 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat Federico Delbonis (Argentina) 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia) beat 11-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 5-7 6-0 1-6 7-6(2) 8-6 Malek Jaziri (Tunisia) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 6-2 6-3 2-6 7-6(3) Simone Bolelli (Italy) beat Juan Monaco (Argentina) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-1 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Lu






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Federer and Sharapova shine after seeds scattered

Jan 19th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova glittered under the Rod Laver Arena lights on Monday, restoring order at the Australian Open after eight women's seeds crashed out in the afternoon sun on a manic opening day.






UPDATE 28-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 1 results

Jan 19th 2015
Jan 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 2-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Petra Martic (Croatia) 6-4 6-1 Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) beat Daria Gavrilova (Australia) 7-6(8) 5-7 6-2 7-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Anna-Lena Friedsam (Germany) 6-2 6-4 Carina Witthoeft (Germany) beat 17-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 6-3 6-1 Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) beat 16






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer routs Lu to reach Australian Open second round

Jan 19th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Cooling temperatures in the Melbourne evening forced Roger Federer to rethink his tactics in a clinical 6-4 6-2 7-5 rout of Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun under the lights of Rod Laver Arena on Monday.






Tennis-China's Li tells centre court expecting first child

Jan 19th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Retired Australian Open champion Li Na told the centre court crowd at Melbourne Park on Monday that she was expecting her first child with her husband and former coach Jiang Shan.