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Tennis-Del Potro crashes out in second round

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Juan Martin Del Potro became the first major casualty in the Australian Open men's draw in the early hours of Friday morning when he was beaten 4-6 6-3 5-7 6-4 7-5 by Spain's Roberto Bautista in the second round.
    





UPDATE 15-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 2 results

Jan 16th 2014
Jan 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 27-Benoit Paire (France) beat Nick Kyrgios (Australia) 6-7(5) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-2 6-2 Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat 5-Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) 4-6 6-3 5-7 6-4 7-5 Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russia) beat 31-Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 7-6(1) 3-6 2-6 6-4 6-4 18-Gilles Simon (France) beat Marin Cilic (Croatia) 4-6 7-6(3) 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2 4-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Vincent Millot (Fr
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray rides thrilling 23-point streak to victory

Jan 16th 2014
* Scot will play 26th seed Lopez in third round (Writes through, adds byline)
    





UPDATE 14-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 2 results

Jan 16th 2014
Jan 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Yvonne Meusburger (Austria) beat 33-Bojana Jovanovski (Serbia) 3-6 6-3 6-2 Kurumi Nara (Japan) beat 32-Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 6-4 6-3 8-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Ayumi Morita (Japan) 6-2 6-0 13-Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Ajla Tomljanovic (Croatia) 3-6 6-2 7-5 2-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Barbor
    





Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Friday

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the Australian Open on Friday (play starts at 0000 GMT on all courts, prefix denotes seeding):
    

Tennis-Murray overcomes blip to brush aside Millot

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Andy Murray dug himself out of a hole with an inspired passage of play to fend off French qualifier Vincent Millot 6-2 6-2 7-5 and cruise into the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.
    





Tennis-Azarenka thriving on pressure as she chases hat-trick

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka said the prospect of winning a third straight Australian Open title was an inspiration, not a pressure, after booking her place in the third round on Thursday.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal stays cool under Rod Laver roof to advance

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - World number one Rafael Nadal took advantage of slightly cooler conditions to cruise into the Australian Open third round with a 6-2 6-4 6-2 win over 17-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis on Thursday.
    





Tennis-Azarenka eases into third round of Australian Open

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka marched into the Australian Open third round with a 6-1 6-4 win over Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on Thursday to stay on course for a hat-trick of titles at Melbourne Park.
    

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Feisty Federer embraces heat in Hisense sprint

Jan 16th 2014
* Wins first two sets inside an hour (Adds quotes, detail)
    





UPDATE 6-Tennis-Four hours lost to heat on Melbourne outer courts

Jan 16th 2014
* Lightning and rain stops play (adds rain stoppage in third paragraph)
    





Tennis-Briton arrested for gambling offence has case adjourned

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Briton Daniel Dobson, who was arrested at the Australian Open on Tuesday for "conduct that would corrupt a betting outcome", had his case adjourned until Jan. 23 at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday, local media reported.
    





UPDATE 2-Tennis-Frazzled Sharapova fumes over murky heat policy

Jan 16th 2014
* Russian suffers in heat before victory (Writes through, adds byline)
    





Tennis-Wozniacki overcomes McHale in surreal encounter

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Dane Caroline Wozniacki survived a surreal encounter with American Christina McHale to record a 6-0 1-6 6-2 victory on Rod Laver Arena on Thursday and move into the Australian Open third round.
    





Tennis-Protection-shy players run risk of developing skin cancer

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Slapping on the sun cream may be second nature to Australians but it seems some of the world's leading players are taking unnecessary risks by not wearing any protection against skin cancer at the opening grand slam of the year.
    





Tennis-Heat stops play at Australian Open

Jan 16th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Play at the Australian Open was called to a halt on day four of the championships on Thursday with temperatures at Melbourne Park hitting 41 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) and still rising.
    





UPDATE 15-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 2 results

Jan 15th 2014
Jan 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 28-Vasek Pospisil (Canada) beat Matthew Ebden (Australia) 3-6 7-6(6) 7-6(9) 6-1 8-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Alejandro Falla (Colombia) 6-3 6-3 6-7(4) 6-4 15-Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) 7-5 6-4 3-6 6-2 19-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat Dominic Thiem (Austria) 6-4 6-3 6-4
    





WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Djokovic, Serena keep it quick to beat the heat

Jan 15th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Tournament favourites Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams raced into the third round of the Australian Open and out of the heat on Wednesday as controversy over play continuing in scorching temperatures rumbled on for a second day.
    





UPDATE 15-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 2 results

Jan 15th 2014
Jan 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Lauren Davis (U.S.) beat Julia Goerges (Germany) 7-5 2-6 6-4 14-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Annika Beck (Germany) 6-1 6-2 17-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 6-2 6-0 Zheng Jie (China) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 7-6(5) 1-6 7-5 30-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Virgin
    





Tennis-Teen queens showing signs of promise at Australian Open

Jan 15th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - When Martina Hingis was busy winning grand slam titles in the late 1990s, it seemed like teenage stars were ten a penny in the women's game.