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# australian-open - Sunday 13 March, 2016

John McEnroe says it’s a ‘no-brainer’ for players to use legal drugs

Andy Murray had suggested that taking any drug for performance-enhancing reasons – whether legal or not – is wrong.

# australian-open - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Capriati calls for Sharapova to be stripped of titles after drug test fail

The Russian tennis star has been blasted by Jennifer Capriati.

Nike suspends relationship with Sharapova after failed drugs test revelation

Maria Sharapova stunned the sporting world after failing a drugs test in Melbourne earlier this year.

# australian-open - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Angelique Kerber’s Australian Open trophy has finally shown up… in the post

Postman Pat wouldn’t stand for this.

# australian-open - Sunday 31 January, 2016

The Joy of Six! Novak Djokovic is the Australian Open champion once again

World number one beats Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win first grand slam title at Australian Open

The German played the match of her life in a thrilling final.

# australian-open - Friday 29 January, 2016

Andy Murray into Australian Open final after four-hour epic against Raonic

Next up: Novak Djokovic. No bother.

20 years after her first one, Martina Hingis is still winning Grand Slam titles

The Swiss player and her partner Sania Mirza cruised to victory at the Australian Open.

# australian-open - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Impressive Djokovic halts Fed Express to reach another Australian Open final Aussie Ruler This post contains videos

Impressive Djokovic halts Fed Express to reach another Australian Open final

The world number one was in stunning form and progressed in four sets against the Swiss legend.

Sensational Serena surprised to reach Australian Open final Ace

Sensational Serena surprised to reach Australian Open final

A knee injury restricted Australian Open finalist and world number one Serena Williams to just over a set of tennis prior to Melbourne.

# australian-open - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Federer-Djokovic: Five of the best from their incredible rivalry

Two of the game’s greatest go toe-to-toe again in the Australian Open semi-final tomorrow.

Murray through to Australian semis – but Johanna Konta has stolen all the headlines

Konta becomes first British woman to reach a Grand Slam semi since 1983.

# australian-open - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Is Federer still good enough to beat Djokovic? We’re about to find out

“There’s a lot of tension. There’s a lot at stake.”

Umpires and line judges in more danger than Federer or Williams at quarter-final stage

Officials and do duck and dodge, but two of the game’s greats cruised in to the final four.

# australian-open - Monday 25 January, 2016

Azarenka powers through in Melbourne but only really cared about her beloved Broncos

Meanwhile, Andy Murray beat Bernard Tomic to reach the quarter-finals.

# australian-open - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Djokovic makes 100 unforced errors but still avoids Simon shock

Nishikori next for the world number one as he chases sixth Aussie title.

# australian-open - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Ana Ivanovic’s coach in medical emergency at Aussie Open

Nigel Sears, 59, the coach of Ivanovic and Andy Murray’s father-in-law, collapsed at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.

# australian-open - Friday 22 January, 2016

An 18-year-old ‘child of the internet’ is taking the Australian Open by storm

Naomi Osaka is bringing a dash of Pokemon to Melbourne.

Federer outguns Dimitrov to become first man to reach 300 Grand Slam wins Milestone This post contains videos

Federer outguns Dimitrov to become first man to reach 300 Grand Slam wins

The 17-time major winner has reached the round of 16 in Melbourne for the 14th time in his past 15 appearances.

# australian-open - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Match-fixing claims absurd and farcical, says Hewitt

“For anyone that tries to go any further with it, then good luck. Take me on with it. It’s disappointing.

15-year old Irish tennis star Georgia Drummy qualifies for Junior Australian Open

It’s the first Grand Slam appearance of her fledgling career.

# australian-open - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Serena Williams plays shot AROUND the net in Australian Open win Long Way Round This post contains videos

Serena Williams plays shot AROUND the net in Australian Open win

“I don’t know if I have done that [before],” said Williams.

# australian-open - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Rafa Nadal is OUT of the Australian Open already

Fernando Verdasco wins five-set thriller on day two in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Father-to-be Murray ready to leave Australian Open at any time Ace

Father-to-be Murray ready to leave Australian Open at any time

Should wife Kim go into labour with their first child, Andy Murray will withdraw from the Australian Open regardless of timing.

‘I gave everything’ – Ireland number one James McGee narrowly misses out on Australian Open spot

The Dubliner lost out 7-6 6-4 to German Daniel Brands in the final qualifier this morning.

# australian-open - Friday 15 January, 2016

‘Sick’ Aussie tennis star retires from Sydney event amid controversy

Bernard Tomic said his withdrawal was due to illness despite being overheard telling the umpire about his of lack interest.

Ireland’s James McGee one win away from the main draw of Australian Open

One step closer to a second career Grand Slam for the Dubliner.

# australian-open - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

James McGee is just two wins away from a place at the Australian Open

Straight sets win for Dubliner in the Melbourne sun.

# australian-open - Friday 30 January, 2015

It’s Djokovic v Murray in Sunday’s Australian Open final after another epic semi this morning

The World number one saw off Stan Wawrinka in five sets.

Murray defends fiancee over televised outburst

Tension between the Scot and Tomas Berdych spilled over off court yesterday.

# australian-open - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Lip-readers wanted: What is Andy Murray’s fiancee saying? Potty Mouth This post contains videos

Lip-readers wanted: What is Andy Murray’s fiancee saying?

Kim Sears was caught on camera during his win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semi-final.

It’s set for a Serena Sharapova showdown in the Australian Open final.

The American and Russian won their semi-final ties in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Nadal crashes and burns in straight sets defeat to Berdych

The Czech beat the once-dominant Grand Slam champ for the first time in 18 matches.

# australian-open - Friday 23 January, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Fed’s a shadow of himself, tragedy in Derry and all today’s sport

Other stories include Jamie Heaslip starting for Leinster this weekend and ITV ‘parting ways’ with Adrian Chiles.

Bouchard: I’m fine with being asked to twirl – as long the guys are asked to flex their muscles Twirlgate This post contains videos

Bouchard: I’m fine with being asked to twirl – as long the guys are asked to flex their muscles

Bouchard books place in fourth round with a straight sets win over Caroline Garcia.

For the first time in 11 years, Roger Federer has failed to reach the Aussie Open semi-finals

The Swiss former world number one was dumped out in the third round this morning.

# australian-open - Thursday 22 January, 2015

World number 7 tennis player asked to ‘give us a twirl’ after winning Australian Open match

Channel 7 presenter Ian Cohen has faced criticism for the request

# australian-open - Sunday 11 January, 2015

How James McGee’s Grand Slam breakthrough set the course for an ambitious 2015

Ireland’s top tennis player is in action at Australian Open qualifying next week.

# australian-open - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Spieth secures Australian Open as defending champion McIlroy fails to recover

The 21-year-old American set a new course record to win by six shots this morning.

# australian-open - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Rory McIlroy implodes as trio lead Australian Open

McIlroy’s round faltered with a triple-bogey seven at the ninth after finding the rough off the tee.

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