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BRUSSELS, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Russia, caught in a pre-Sochi Olympic uproar over gay rights, accuses the European Union in a new report of trying to enforce "an alien view" of homosexuality on other countries.
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Stanislas Warwinka edged Tomas Berdych in the tightest of duels to reach his first grand slam final at the 36th attempt on Thursday and set up a possible all-Swiss Australian Open title showdown against Roger Federer.
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka will bid to break the 'Big Four' strangle-hold on grand slam silverware after edging Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(3) 7-6(4) in a serving war on Thursday to reach the Australian Open final.
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has suffered a number of career-threatening injuries in the past yet a bad blister on the Spaniard's hand could be all Roger Federer needs to gain a vital advantage in their Australian Open semi-final on Friday.
Jan 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals matches on Thursday Kristina Mladenovic/Daniel Nestor (France/Canada) beat Daniela Hantuchova/Leander Paes (Slovakia/India) 6-3 6-3 6-Sania Mirza/Horia Tecau (India/Romania) beat Julia Goerges/Aisam Qureshi (Germany/Pakistan) 6-3 6-4
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard's Australian Open semi-final defeat at the hands of Chinese veteran Li Na would only provide her with a further springboard to greater success, the teenager said on Thursday.
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Dominika Cibulkova was almost lost for words after she became the first Slovakian woman to reach a grand slam final by beating fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 6-2 at the Australian Open on Thursday.
Jan 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Semifinals matches on Thursday 20-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat 5-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6-1 6-2 4-Li Na (China) beat 30-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-2 6-4
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - When the professional tennis tours decided to shorten their respective seasons a few years ago, it was hoped it would extend the longevity of players at the top and cut down on the number of injuries.
Jan 22 (Reuters) - BNP Paribas Open organisers were hopeful that Serena Williams would end a 13-year boycott of the event at Indian Wells when the world number one's name was listed on Wednesday among the entries for this year's edition.
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Roger Federer's revival gathered pace as he edged Andy Murray in a late-night dog fight to set up a blockbuster Australian Open semi-final with world No.1 Rafa Nadal who earlier on Wednesday had rode his luck to beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Resurgent Roger Federer relished passing a stiff mental and physical test against a dogged Andy Murray to book his 11th successive Australian Open semi-final and a mouthwatering clash with great rival Rafa Nadal.