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Tennis-Bitter-sweet victory for new Swiss number one Wawrinka

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Winning the Australian Open was bitter-sweet for Stanislas Wawrinka, whose delight at stepping out of Roger Federer's shadow with his first grand slam title was tempered by the knowledge that his opponent Rafa Nadal was hampered by injury.
    





FACTBOX-Tennis-Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Factbox on Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka after he beat Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 to win the Australian Open on Sunday:
    





WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Wawrinka stuns wounded Nadal to win Australian Open

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka staged the biggest upset in a grand slam final for nearly half a decade when he put down a wounded Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 in a surreal Australian Open final to win his maiden major title on Sunday.
    





Tennis-Beaten Nadal's Australian Open injury jinx strikes again

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - For the third time in five years, Rafa Nadal's Australian Open title hopes were ended by injury as he was beaten by Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the final on Sunday.
    





Tennis-Australian Open men's singles champions

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (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 2009
    





UPDATE 4-Tennis-Wawrinka defeats injured Nadal to win Australian Open

Jan 26th 2014
* Wawrinka first player in 21 years to defeat top two seeds in a major (Adds quotes, details)
    





Tennis-Australian Open men's singles final result

Jan 26th 2014
Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Men's Singles Final on Sunday 8-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3
    





Tennis-Wawrinka beats Nadal to win Australian Open title

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Swiss eighth seed Stanislas Wawrinka won the Australian Open for his first grand slam title when he beat Spain's Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the final on Sunday.
    





Tennis-Nestor eyes mixed doubles grand slam after Melbourne win

Jan 26th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Canada's Daniel Nestor has targeted a mixed doubles grand slam in 2014 after pairing up with Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic to beat Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau and win the Australian Open title on Sunday.
    





Tennis-Australian Open mixed doubles final result

Jan 26th 2014
Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Mixed Doubles Final on Sunday Kristina Mladenovic/Daniel Nestor (France/Canada) beat 6-Sania Mirza/Horia Tecau (India/Romania) 6-3 6-2
    





Tennis-Sampras tips Nadal to surpass Federer's grand slam record

Jan 25th 2014
Jan 25 (Reuters) - Pete Sampras has tipped Rafa Nadal to beat Roger Federer's 17 grand slam titles, saying he has never seen anything like the powerhouse Spaniard.
    





Tennis-Third-time lucky Li keeps her wits to win Australian Open

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - "Best speech ever" was the universal verdict to Li Na's unscripted thanks at the trophy ceremony after she erased two near-misses at Melbourne Park with a joyous victory in her third Australian Open final on Saturday.
    





Tennis-Toni Nadal wants ex-players as umpires after Rafa time penalties

Jan 25th 2014
MADRID, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's uncle and coach Toni has reacted to the world number one's recent problems with time penalties by suggesting some chair umpires do not understand tennis because they have not played professionally.
    





WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Li takes the extra step to win Australian Open

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - China's Li Na banished the ghosts of two Australian Open final defeats by overpowering Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday to win her second major title and give the grand slam of the Asia-Pacific its first Asian singles champion.
    





Tennis-Cibulkova confident of joining grand slam winners' club

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova is confident she can win a grand slam title one day as her run to the Australian Open final showed she can adapt her game to all surfaces.
    





Tennis-Australian Open men's doubles final result

Jan 25th 2014
Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Men's Doubles Final on Saturday 14-Lukasz Kubot/Robert Lindstedt (Poland/Sweden) beat Eric Butorac/Raven Klaasen (United States/South Africa) 6-3 6-3
    





UPDATE 2-Tennis-Li overwhelms Cibulkova to claim Australian Open

Jan 25th 2014
* Li becomes first Chinese to win Australian Open (Adds quotes)
    





Tennis-Australian Open women's singles final result

Jan 25th 2014
Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Australian Open Women's Singles Final on Saturday 4-Li Na (China) beat 20-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 7-6(3) 6-0
    





Tennis-China's Li beats Cibulkova to win Australian Open

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Chinese fourth seed Li Na beat Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 7-6 (3) 6-0 in the final of the Australian Open on Saturday to win her second grand slam title.
    





Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Sunday

Jan 25th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourt at the Australian Open on Sunday (prefix denotes seeding):