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MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - First round draw for the men's singles at the Australian Open that begins in Melbourne on Monday (prefix denotes seeding): 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) v Bernard Tomic (Australia)
MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - First round draw for the women's singles at the Australian Open that begins in Melbourne on Monday (prefix denotes seeding): 1-Serena Williams (U.S) v Ashleigh Barty (Australia)
MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams will play Australian wildcard Ashleigh Barty in the first round of the Australian Open as she bids for her 18th grand slam title and sixth at Melbourne Park.
MELBOURNE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro continued his encouraging buildup to the Australian Open by reaching the semi-finals of the Sydney International on Thursday, but women's contender Petra Kvitova was stunned by a Bulgarian qualifier in the last four.
MELBOURNE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boris Becker's first priority will be to help Novak Djokovic gain a "mental edge" when the pressure rises at the grand slams, the Australian Open champion said in Melbourne on Thursday.
Jan 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Women's Singles Semifinals matches on Thursday 5-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-4 6-2 Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-3
MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Roger Federer traded shots with his hero Rod Laver on Wednesday in the stadium that bears the Australian great's name before promising that his hunger for grand slam titles remains as strong as ever.
MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World number five Juan Martin del Potro, the man tipped to challenge for grand slam titles this season, began his year with a scrappy win over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut to advance to the quarter-finals of the Sydney International on Wednesday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - List of men's seeds for the Australian Open which begins on Monday: 1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 3. David Ferrer (Spain) 4. Andy Murray (Britain) 5. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) 6. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 7. Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 8. Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 9. Richard Gasquet (France) 10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 11. Milos Raonic (Canada) 12. Tommy Haas (Germany) 13. Nicolas Almagro (Spain) 14. John
MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - List of women's seeds for the Australian Open which begins on Monday: 1. Serena Williams (U.S.) 2. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 3. Maria Sharapova (Russia) 4. Li Na (China) 5. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 7. Sara Errani (Italy) 8. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 9. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 10. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 11. Simona Halep (Romania) 12. Roberta Vinci (Italy) 13. Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 14. Ana Ivanonic (Serbia)
MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World number five Juan Martin del Potro began his 2014 season with a win, albeit a scrappy one over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut to advance to the quarter-finals of the Sydney International on Wednesday.