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Tennis-Maturing Janowicz keeps cool to beat Monfils in five

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Jerzy Janowicz, it is fair to say, has failed to live up to his billing since reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2013.






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

Jan 22nd 2015
Jan 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 8-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 6-4 7-6(3) 6-3 Benjamin Becker (Germany) beat Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) 2-6 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-2 31-Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat Go Soeda (Japan) 6-3 6-2 7-6(3) Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) beat 17-Gael Monfils (France) 6-4 1-6 6-7(3) 6-3 6-3 9-D






Tennis-Fitter and faster, Kvitova feeling benefit of new set-up

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Czech powerhouse Petra Kvitova says her new fitness regime is helping her cope with the Australian Open heat after some previous blow-outs in Melbourne.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wozniacki fears Australia hex after Azarenka loss

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki said she felt "cursed" at Melbourne Park after losing in straight sets to a resurgent Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open second round on Thursday.






Tennis-Azarenka back to her best with Wozniacki win

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka showed she was back in top form at the Australian Open on Thursday after an injury-blighted season, upsetting eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round.






Tennis-Australian Open order of play

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts on day five of the Australian Open on Friday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT on all courts).






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic lauds American Smyczek's sportsmanship

Jan 22nd 2015
* Serb smashes Russian Kuznetsov (Writes through with quotes)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Champion Wawrinka eases into third round

Jan 22nd 2015
* Hot conditions change pace of game (Adds details, quotes)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Rising Venus has Serena looking over shoulder

Jan 22nd 2015
* Venus beats fellow American Watson (Writes through with quotes, adds byline)

Tennis-Champion Wawrinka eases into third round

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka moved into the third round of the Australian Open with a workmanlike victory over Romanian qualifier Marius Copil on Wednesday.






Tennis-Murray points to double-standards after Nadal cramps

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Following Rafa Nadal's problems with cramps in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, Andy Murray has taken a swipe at critics who gave him a hard time after his own struggles at the U.S. Open.

Tennis-Serena sails into third round of Australian Open

Jan 22nd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Serena Williams weathered an early challenge from Russian Vera Zvonareva before the former world number two crumbled to lose 7-5 6-0 in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday.






Tennis-Near-miss against Nadal no heartbreak for gallant Smyczek

Jan 21st 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - One of the best matches of Tim Smyczek's career ended in a five-set defeat by Rafa Nadal at the Australian Open on Wednesday but the American qualifier will head back to the second-tier Challenger tour with renewed faith.






WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Ailing Nadal survives on day of great escapes

Jan 21st 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - An ailing Rafa Nadal dug deep into his vast reservoir of grit to stave off American qualifier Tim Smyczek and stagger into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday on a day of great escapes.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Nadal survives illness to battle into third round

Jan 21st 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal felt so ill after the first set of his tough second round clash against qualifier Tim Smyczek on Wednesday that he feared he was going to have to pull out.






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

Jan 21st 2015
Jan 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 3-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) 6-2 6-2 7-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 6-0 6-3 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 7-6(3) 7-6(6) 31-Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Slovakia) 3-6 6-2 8-6 14-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Silvia Soler Espinosa (Spain






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Ailing Nadal survives on day of great escapes

Jan 21st 2015
* Federer dumbfounded by finger pain (Writes through with late matches)






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

Jan 21st 2015
Jan 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat 22-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(6) 7-6(5) 3-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Tim Smyczek (U.S.) 6-2 3-6 6-7(2) 6-3 7-5 Samuel Groth (Australia) beat Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia) 3-6 6-3 7-5 3-6 6-1 Malek Jaziri (Tunisia) beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) 1-6 6-3 6-4 1-6 6-3 Dudi Sela (Israel) beat 28






Tennis-Nadal pushed by qualifier in Australian Open second round

Jan 21st 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Third seed Rafa Nadal battled through illness and poor timing on his groundstrokes to lurch into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2 3-6 6-7(2) 6-3 7-5 victory over American qualifier Tim Smyzcek on Wednesday.






Tennis-Del Potro has another operation on left wrist

Jan 21st 2015
BUENOS AIRES, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro has had a second operation on his troublesome left wrist in a bid to make a lasting comeback, his training staff said.