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  • Clijsters laughs off 'pregnant' text after win Jan 20, 2011 08:22 AM IST

    Clijsters laughs off 'pregnant' text after win

    Kim Clijsters pulverised Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-3 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday, before laughing off a joke about her "looking pregnant."

  • Federer rattled but survives on day of scares Jan 20, 2011 08:21 AM IST

    Federer rattled but survives on day of scares

    Roger Federer summoned up his very best tennis to see off inspired Frenchman Gilles Simon over five sets on Wednesday and reach the third round of the Australian Open on a day of scares at Melbourne Park.

  • Federer to face French nemesis at Melbourne Park Jan 19, 2011 08:34 AM IST

    Federer to face French nemesis at Melbourne Park

    Roger Federer's bid for a fifth Australian Open title gets serious on Wednesday with a second round clash against Frenchman Gilles Simon, one of the few players boasting a winning record against the Swiss maestro.

  • Clijsters hands sorry Safina a 'double bagel' Jan 18, 2011 03:57 PM IST

    Clijsters hands sorry Safina a 'double bagel'

    Belgium's Kim Clijsters inflicted the dreaded 'double bagel' on Russian Dinara Safina with a 6-0 6-0 first round blowout at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

  • Sharapova cranks up the volume to win opener Jan 17, 2011 01:11 PM IST

    Sharapova cranks up the volume to win opener

    Former world number one Maria Sharapova invited renewed comparisons with fellow Russian Anna Kournikova after a patchy 6-1 6-3 opening victory over Tamarine Tanasugarn at the Australian Open on Monday.

  • Federer opens Melbourne defence haunted by Nadal bid Jan 17, 2011 08:26 AM IST

    Federer opens Melbourne defence haunted by Nadal bid

    Roger Federer launches the defence of his Australian Open title on Monday looking to continue his recent purple patch of form against Slovakian Lukas Lacko.

  • Players laugh it up to raise funds for flood victims Jan 16, 2011 12:31 PM IST

    Players laugh it up to raise funds for flood victims

    Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and other top tennis players hammed it up in exhibition matches on the eve of the Australian Open to raise money for victims of the country's devastating floods on Sunday.

  • Nadal the deserving favourite at Melbourne Park: Federer Jan 15, 2011 10:16 AM IST

    Nadal the deserving favourite at Melbourne Park: Federer

    Rafa Nadal's possession of three grand slams makes him the deserving favourite to win the Australian Open, arch-rival and defending champion Roger Federer said on Saturday.

  • Nadal flirts with greatness at Australian Open Jan 14, 2011 12:54 PM IST

    Nadal flirts with greatness at Australian Open

    There will be upsets, there will be drama, there will be cheers and there will be tears, but most eyes at the Australian Open will be on whether Rafa Nadal can succeed where so many great players before him have failed.

  • Nadal faces tricky path to grand slam sweep Jan 14, 2011 08:32 AM IST

    Nadal faces tricky path to grand slam sweep

    Rafa Nadal faces Brazilian world number 96 Marcos Daniel in his first round of the Australian Open but faces a rocky path in his bid to become the first man to hold all four grand slam crowns simultaneously in more than four decades.

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