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Tennis-Australian Open order of play

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts on day seven of the Australian Open on Sunday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT on all courts).






Tennis-Brengle slops on sunscreen and slips into fourth round

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Madison Brengle could conceivably be the new face of advertising campaigns Down Under that urge people to 'slip, slop, slap' during the scorching summer months to help Australians and New Zealanders to lower the risk of skin cancers.






Tennis-Lopez apologises to injured ball-boy for low blow

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Spaniard Feliciano Lopez showed a compassionate streak in addition to a dangerous serve by apologising to the ball-boy he struck in the groin at the Australian Open.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Under radar Wawrinka happy to discuss the F-word

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - For someone who is the defending champion at Melbourne Park, Stan Wawrinka is remarkably upbeat about the lack of focus falling upon him.






Tennis-Scratchy Azarenka overcomes Czech to reach fourth round

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka won a battle of former girls' champions at the Australian Open by easing past Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to advance to the fourth round at Melbourne Park.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena sets up clash with French Open nemesis

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Serena Williams was a picture of torment for a set and a half on Saturday before finding her range to fend off Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-2 6-0 and set up a fourth round clash with French Open nemesis Garbine Muguruza.






Tennis-Williams sisters turn back clock in Melbourne

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams and her older sister Venus sent a chilling warning to the rest of the women's draw at the Australian Open on Saturday by both advancing to the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the first time in five years.






Tennis-Wawrinka safely through to fourth round

Jan 24th 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Defending champion Stan Wawrinka avoided the same fate that befell compatriot Roger Federer on Friday with a comfortable victory over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen to move into the Australian Open fourth round.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal avoids Federer's fate with comfortable win

Jan 23rd 2015
* No concerns with fitness after second round illness (Adds details, quotes, byline)






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Federer toppled but pain-free Nadal powers on

Jan 23rd 2015
* Australia celebrates Tomic, Kyrgios wins (Writes through with late matches)






Tennis-Nadal avoids Federer's fate with comfortable win

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal advanced into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday with a 6-1 6-0 7-5 victory over Israel's Dudi Sela, avoiding the fate that befell second seed Roger Federer who had earlier been dumped out of the tournament by Andreas Seppi.






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 3 results

Jan 23rd 2015
Jan 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 3-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Dudi Sela (Israel) 6-1 6-0 7-5 Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat Malek Jaziri (Tunisia) 6-3 7-6(6) 6-1 14-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat 24-Richard Gasquet (France) 6-4 7-6(3) 7-6(6) Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat Samuel Groth (Australia) 6-4 7-6(8) 6-3 Andreas Seppi (Italy) beat 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Normal service returns for sharp Sharapova

Jan 23rd 2015
* Faces Peng for place in quarter-finals (Adds quotes, details, byline)






Tennis-Magic match-point helps Seppi trick stunned Federer

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Andreas Seppi's stunning upset of Roger Federer at the Australian Open on Friday was a three-hour affair but the shot that ended the Swiss's 11-year run to the semi-finals at Melbourne Park will be replayed for years to come.






Tennis-Australian Open order of play

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts on day six of the Australian Open on Saturday (prefix denotes seeding; play begins at 0000 GMT on all courts).

Tennis-Sharp Sharapova returns to form to reach fourth round

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova proved her second-round scare against Alexandra Panova was no more than a blip as she destroyed Zarina Diyas 6-1 6-1 to charge into the Australian Open fourth round on Friday.






UPDATE 7-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 3 results

Jan 23rd 2015
Jan 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 2-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 31-Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-1 6-1 3-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) 6-4 7-5 Irina Begu (Romania) beat Carina Witthoeft (Germany) 6-4 6-4 7-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Caroline Garcia (France) 7-5 6-0 Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) beat 14-Sara Errani (Italy) 4-6 6-4






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Seppi tears up the script to stun Federer

Jan 23rd 2015
* Earliest exit in Melbourne for Swiss since 2001 (Adds details, quotes, byline)






Tennis-Late finish to year had no impact on Melbourne loss - Federer

Jan 23rd 2015
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A late end to last season that included a successful Davis Cup final and matches in India had no impact on Roger Federer's surprise third round loss to Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open on Friday, the second seed has said.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray and Dimitrov book grand slam re-match

Jan 23rd 2015
* Dimitrov says 'no secrets' with Scot (Writes through with quotes, adds byline)