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Tennis-Federer rallies with Laver in rare Australian Open warmup

Jan 8th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Roger Federer traded shots with his hero Rod Laver on Wednesday in the stadium that bears the Australian great's name before promising that his hunger for grand slam titles remains as strong as ever.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Del Potro stands firm as seeds tumble in Sydney

Jan 8th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World number five Juan Martin del Potro, the man tipped to challenge for grand slam titles this season, began his year with a scrappy win over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut to advance to the quarter-finals of the Sydney International on Wednesday.
    





Tennis-Australian Open men's seeds

Jan 8th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - List of men's seeds for the Australian Open which begins on Monday: 1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 3. David Ferrer (Spain) 4. Andy Murray (Britain) 5. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) 6. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 7. Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 8. Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 9. Richard Gasquet (France) 10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 11. Milos Raonic (Canada) 12. Tommy Haas (Germany) 13. Nicolas Almagro (Spain) 14. John
    





Tennis-Australian Open women's seeds

Jan 8th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - List of women's seeds for the Australian Open which begins on Monday: 1. Serena Williams (U.S.) 2. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 3. Maria Sharapova (Russia) 4. Li Na (China) 5. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 7. Sara Errani (Italy) 8. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 9. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 10. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 11. Simona Halep (Romania) 12. Roberta Vinci (Italy) 13. Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 14. Ana Ivanonic (Serbia)
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Sydney International women's singles quarterfinals results

Jan 8th 2014
Jan 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Women's Singles Quarterfinals matches on Wednesday 5-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 6-2 6-4 Madison Keys (U.S.) beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) 3-2 (Mattek-Sands retired) Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat 3-Sara Errani (Italy) 7-6(2) 6-3 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 7-6(4) 6-2
    





UPDATE 5-Tennis-Hobart International women's singles round 2 results

Jan 8th 2014
Jan 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Hobart International Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) 4-1 (Wickmayer retired) Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat 6-Mona Barthel (Germany) 7-6(5) 6-1 2-Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) beat Storm Sanders (Australia) 4-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5) 1-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6-4 2-6 7-6(7) Estrella Cabeza
    





UPDATE 7-Tennis-Auckland Open men's singles results

Jan 8th 2014
Jan 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Auckland Open Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat 4-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 7-5 6-4 1-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-1 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) beat Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) 6-7(7) 6-2 6-3 Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) beat Bradley Klahn (U.S.) 6-7(3) 6-2 6-3 3-John Isner (U.S.) beat Lukas Lacko (Slovakia) 7-6(1) 3-6 6-2
    





UPDATE 6-Tennis-Sydney International men's singles round 2 results

Jan 8th 2014
Jan 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat 2-Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) 6-2 6-2 Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat Blaz Kavcic (Slovenia) 6-3 4-6 6-4 Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat 7-Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-3 6-4 1-Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 1-6 6-3 6-4 Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 6-2 7-6(5) 4-Dmi
    





Tennis-Del Potro stands firm as seeds tumble in Sydney

Jan 8th 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World number five Juan Martin del Potro began his 2014 season with a win, albeit a scrappy one over Frenchman Nicolas Mahut to advance to the quarter-finals of the Sydney International on Wednesday.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Auckland Open men's singles results

Jan 8th 2014
Jan 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Auckland Open Men's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 1 Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) 7-5 6-7(3) 6-4 Bradley Klahn (U.S.) beat 9-Daniel Brands (Germany) 7-5 4-6 6-3
    





UPDATE 3-Tennis-Hobart International women's singles results

Jan 7th 2014
Jan 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Hobart International Women's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 2 8-Bojana Jovanovski (Serbia) beat Olivia Rogowska (Australia) 3-6 6-2 6-0 Alison Riske (U.S.) beat Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 7-5 4-6 6-3 Round 1 3-Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 6-4 6-4 Storm Sanders (Australia) beat Peng Shuai (China) 6-2 6-2
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Father just the Tomic in Sydney despite ban

Jan 7th 2014
* Australian Open ban still in place (Recasts, adds Bernard Tomic quotes)
    





UPDATE 2-Tennis-Radwanska, Wozniacki bundled out early in Sydney

Jan 7th 2014
* Ferrer recognised in Auckland (updates after Wozniacki defeat, Tomic win)
    





UPDATE 7-Tennis-Sydney International women's singles round 2 results

Jan 7th 2014
Jan 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday 3-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 7-5 6-2 Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat 6-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-4 7-6(7) Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) 6-3 6-2 Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 7-6(4) 6-3 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Christina Mchale (U.S.) 6-1 6-0
    





UPDATE 8-Tennis-Sydney International men's singles round 1 results

Jan 7th 2014
Jan 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat 8-Marcel Granollers (Spain) 6-3 6-0 Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) 6-3 0-0 (Roger-Vasselin retired) Marinko Matosevic (Australia) beat Florian Mayer (Germany) 6-2 4-6 6-3 Albert Ramos (Spain) beat Sam Querrey (U.S.) 4-6 6-3 6-4
    





Tennis-Serena should surpass 20 grand slam titles - Navratilova

Jan 7th 2014
SYDNEY, Jan 7 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams shows no sign of slowing down with age and should win more than 20 grand slam singles titles, former great Martina Navratilova has said.
    





UPDATE 6-Tennis-Auckland Open men's singles round 1 results

Jan 7th 2014
Jan 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Auckland Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 7-5 7-6(7) 6-Benoit Paire (France) beat Michal Przysiezny (Poland) 6-4 6-2 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) beat 8-Robin Haase (Netherlands) 4-6 7-5 7-6(4) 5-Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat Pablo Carreno (Spain) 6-2 3-6 7-5 Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spain) 6-1 3-6 6-4
    





UPDATE 10-Tennis-Hobart International women's singles round 1 results

Jan 6th 2014
Jan 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Hobart International Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 7-Klara Zakopalova (Czech Republic) beat Yvonne Meusburger (Austria) 7-5 6-2 2-Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) beat Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) 6-4 6-1 Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 6-2 6-0 Olivia Rogowska (Australia) beat Alexandra Cadantu (Romania) 7-6(5) 6-1 Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat Silvia Soler Espinosa (Spain) 6-7
    





UPDATE 2-Tennis-Sydney International men's singles round 1 results

Jan 6th 2014
Jan 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Sydney International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat Joao Sousa (Portugal) 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(1) 6-Julien Benneteau (France) beat Matthew Ebden (Australia) 6-2 6-2 Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Pablo Andujar (Spain) 6-1 6-2
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Stosur survives as top players toil in warmups

Jan 6th 2014
* Kuznetsova, Schiavone, Jankovic lose in Sydney (Updates with later matches, quotes)