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Tennis-Azarenka safely into quarter-finals

Jan 20th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka stayed on track for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a composed 6-3 6-2 victory over 13th-seed Sloane Stephens in the fourth round on Monday.
    





Tennis-Frustrating Australian Open all over for Sharapova

Jan 20th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Picking up her racquet bag and marching straight out of Rod Laver Arena without a nod or a wave, Maria Sharapova's abrupt exit after her fourth-round loss to Dominika Cibulkova on Monday spoke volumes of her disdain for a forgettable Australian Open.
    

Tennis-Top-seeded Bryans suffer shock 3rd round defeat in Melbourne

Jan 20th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The world's top-ranked doubles pair, Bob and Mike Bryan, suffered their earliest Australian Open exit in more than a decade on Monday when they lost 7-6(9) 6-4 to American Eric Butorac and South Africa's Raven Klaasen in the third round.
    





Tennis-Sharapova dumped out of Australian Open by Cibulkova

Jan 20th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Third seed Maria Sharapova was dumped out of the Australian Open fourth round when she suffered a 3-6 6-4 6-1 loss to Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova on Rod Laver Arena on Monday.
    





WRAPUP 3-Tennis-Inspired Ivanovic stuns Serena, Djokovic cruises

Jan 19th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - An inspired Ana Ivanovic blew the race for the Australian Open women's title wide open when she stunned overwhelming favourite Serena Williams in the fourth round at Melbourne Park on Sunday.
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles round 4 results

Jan 19th 2014
Jan 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 4 matches on Sunday 8-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 17-Tommy Robredo (Spain) 6-3 7-6(3) 7-6(5) 7-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat 19-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 6-2 6-2 6-3 2-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 15-Fabio Fognini (Italy) 6-3 6-0 6-2 3-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Florian Mayer (Germany) 6-7(5) 7-5 6-2 6-1
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles round 4 results

Jan 19th 2014
Jan 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 4 matches on Sunday 30-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 6-7(5) 6-2 6-0 14-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) 4-6 6-3 6-3 4-Li Na (China) beat 22-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-2 6-0 28-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat 9-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 6-1 4-6 7-5
    





Tennis-Berdych sets up quarter-final date with Ferrer

Jan 19th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych trounced Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 6-3 in a battle of big servers at the Australian Open on Sunday to set up a quarter-final with Spanish hustler David Ferrer.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic channels Becker to blow away Fognini

Jan 19th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic offered his best impersonation of new coach Boris Becker both on and off the court in another flawless performance as he reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.
    





UPDATE 2-Tennis-Ivanovic finds mean streak to dump ailing Serena

Jan 19th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A resurgent Ana Ivanovic shook off her girl-next-door image and revealed a delicious mean streak on Sunday as she dumped an injury-hampered Serena Williams from the Australian Open fourth round in one of her finest victories in years.
    





Tennis-Williams turns her back on injury excuse after shock exit

Jan 19th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Serena Williams admitted that a bad back sustained during practice hampered her movement during her shock fourth round loss to Ana Ivanovic on Sunday, but refused to blame the injury for her stunning exit that blew the Australian Open wide open.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Pennetta defies injury to make first quarters

Jan 19th 2014
* Hard work pays off following extended spell on the sidelines (Adds details, quotes)
    





Tennis-Ivanovic dumps Serena from Australian Open fourth round

Jan 19th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic dumped world number one Serena Williams out of the Australian Open on Sunday with a stunning 4-6 6-3 6-3 fourth-round upset.
    





Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Monday

Jan 19th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the Australian Open on Monday (play starts at 0000 GMT on all courts, prefix denotes seeding):
    





Tennis-China's Li charges into last eight

Jan 19th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Li Na stormed into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-0 hammering of Russian Ekaterina Makarova in just under an hour on Sunday.
    





WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Dominant Nadal leads race into second week in Melbourne

Jan 18th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal beamed with delight after laying down an emphatic marker with a brilliant display of all-court tennis to charge into the last 16 of the Australian Open on Saturday.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Relentless Nadal issues warning with Monfils mauling

Jan 18th 2014
* To meet Nishikori in fourth round (Writes through, adds byline)
    





Tennis-Nadal mauls Monfils to storm into fourth round

Jan 18th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal shrugged off an injury scare to destroy flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-1 6-2 6-3 and storm into the Australian Open fourth round on Saturday.
    





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

Jan 18th 2014
Jan 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Saturday 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat 25-Gael Monfils (France) 6-1 6-2 6-3 16-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 7-5 6-1 6-0 10-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat 18-Gilles Simon (France) 7-6(5) 6-4 6-2 4-Andy Murray (Britain) beat 26-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 7-6(2) 6-4 6-2 22-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat 11-Milos Raonic (Canada) 6-3 3-6 6-4
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Stephens can't wait for rematch of Azarenka semi

Jan 18th 2014
* American to clash with champion Azarenka in fourth round