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FACTBOX-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles champions

Jan 16th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - List of Australian Open men's singles champions since the event began in 1905 (Australian unless stated): 2014 Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) bt Rafa Nadal (Spain) 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 2013 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) bt Andy Murray (Britain) 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 2012 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) bt Rafa Nadal (Spain) 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 7-5 2011 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) bt Andy Murray (Britain) 6-4 6-2 6-3 2010 Roger Federer (Switzerland) bt Andy Murray (Britain)6-3 6-4 7-6






FACTBOX-Tennis-Australian Open facts and figures

Jan 16th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Australian Open takes place in Melbourne from Jan. 19-Feb. 1. Here are some facts and figures.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Tired, frustrated, patchy Serena still favourite

Jan 16th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Serena Williams' Australian Open preparations included smashing a racquet in frustration, complaining of fatigue and losing to players she had never lost to before, yet she is still the favourite to claim her sixth title at Melbourne Park.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Djokovic primed to reclaim Melbourne throne

Jan 16th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Last year's Australian Open kicked off the biggest shakeup in men's tennis for a decade but Novak Djokovic is primed to stave off the charge of 'Generation Next' and take back his throne at Melbourne Park.






Tennis-Sydney International women's singles final result

Jan 16th 2015
Jan 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Sydney International Women's Singles Final on Friday 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 7-6(5) 7-6(6)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Dolgopolov a doubt for Open after Kooyong injury

Jan 16th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Alexandr Dolgopolov is a major doubt for next week's Australian Open after he retired hurt in the Kooyong Classic final on Friday and handed Spain's Fernando Verdasco his second title at the exhibition event.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Hobart International women's singles semifinal results

Jan 16th 2015
Jan 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Hobart International Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday Madison Brengle (U.S.) beat Kurumi Nara (Japan) 6-4 1-6 6-3 Heather Watson (Britain) beat 8-Alison Riske (U.S.) 6-3 7-5






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Auckland Open men's singles semifinal results

Jan 16th 2015
Jan 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Auckland Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) beat 4-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 6-4 7-6(4) Adrian Mannarino (France) beat Lucas Pouille (France) 6-4 3-6 7-5






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sydney International men's singles semifinal results

Jan 16th 2015
Jan 16 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 6-2 6-4 Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) beat 5-Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) 6-4 6-4






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Smooth draw for Djokovic at Australian Open

Jan 16th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's chances of winning a fifth Australian Open title have been boosted by a kind draw in the opening week, while women's top seed Serena Williams kicks off her campaign against 106th-ranked Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck.






Tennis-Murray joins Djokovic, Federer for Dubai tournament

Jan 15th 2015
DUBAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Britain's Andy Murray will play in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, the organisers of the February tournament said on Thursday.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Sydney International men's singles quarterfinal results

Jan 15th 2015
Jan 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat Bernard Tomic (Australia) 7-6(3) 7-6(13) Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Simone Bolelli (Italy) 6-3 3-6 7-5 5-Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) beat 4-Julien Benneteau (France) 6-3 7-6(4) Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) beat Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) 7-6(5) 7-6(3)






UPDATE 6-Tennis-Hobart International women's singles results

Jan 15th 2015
Jan 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Hobart International Women's Singles matches on Thursday Quarterfinal Madison Brengle (U.S.) beat Karin Knapp (Italy) 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4 8-Alison Riske (U.S.) beat 2-Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-3 6-0 Kurumi Nara (Japan) beat 3-Camila Giorgi (Italy) 6-1 3-6 6-2 Heather Watson (Britain) beat 9-Roberta Vinci (Italy) 7-6(0) 6-2 Round 2 Karin Knapp (Italy) beat 1-Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 7-5 2-6 6-3 Madison Brengle






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Del Potro comeback bid ends in Sydney quarters

Jan 15th 2015
* Top-seeded Dellacqua bows out of Hobart (Adds more results, quotes)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sydney International women's singles semifinal results

Jan 15th 2015
Jan 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Thursday 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 7-5 6-1 Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat 5-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 6-3 6-2






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Auckland Open men's singles quarterfinal results

Jan 15th 2015
Jan 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Auckland Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 4-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat 8-Steve Johnson (U.S.) 6-4 7-6(8) Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 6-2 6-3 Lucas Pouille (France) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 6-3 6-2 Adrian Mannarino (France) beat Alejandro Falla (Colombia) 6-3 6-1






Tennis-Hobart International women's singles results

Jan 15th 2015
Jan 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Hobart International Women's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 3-Camila Giorgi (Italy) beat Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) walkover






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Sydney International women's singles quarterfinal results

Jan 14th 2015
Jan 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Wednesday 5-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 0-6 6-1 6-4 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 4-6 6-3 6-4 Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-1 Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 4-6 6-4 6-0






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Sydney International men's singles round 2 results

Jan 14th 2015
Jan 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat 3-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) 6-3 6-4 Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) beat 7-Jeremy Chardy (France) 2-6 7-6(1) 6-4 Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Pablo Andujar (Spain) 4-6 6-3 6-3 5-Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) beat Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) 4-6 6-1 7-6(3) 4-Julien Benneteau (France) beat Vasek Pospisil (Canada) 7-6(3) 6-3 Mikhail K






Tennis-Del Potro and Kvitova claim three set wins in Sydney

Jan 14th 2015
SYDNEY, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro stepped up his comeback from another wrist surgery by toppling top seed Fabio Fognini at the Sydney International on Wednesday.