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BRISBANE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided an embarrassing start to the new season when he dug himself out of trouble to beat little-known journeyman John Millman 4-6 6-4 6-3 at the Brisbane International on Thursday.
Jan 8 (Reuters) - The promised "two thousand times better" improvement did not materialise as a sluggish Serena Williams eked out a narrow 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(6) win over Lucie Safarova at the Hopman Cup in Perth on Thursday.
BRISBANE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - There are no real secrets to the success of rising tennis star Milos Raonic. The towering Canadian has a booming serve that is one of the most dangerous weapons in the game.
Jan 8 (Reuters) - Oblivious to a row brewing over her withdrawal from last year's Hong Kong Open, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard continued her impressive run at the Hopman Cup with a straight sets victory over Italian Flavia Pennetta on Thursday.
LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro says he will play through the pain to return to action at the Australian Open warm-up event in Sydney next week after nearly a year out with a wrist injury.