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#australian open

# australian-open - Today’s News

Serena Williams forces apology from reporter who described her performance as 'scrappy'

“That’s a very negative thing to say. Are you serious?”

# australian-open - Yesterday’s News

Kyrgios booed off court following controversial early exit at Australian Open

The 14th seed looked in command with a two-set lead before a familiar meltdown in the third set.

# australian-open - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Serena Williams books her place in the second round but is the pressure of number 23 getting to her?

The American tennis star has her sights set on a record 23rd grand slam.

New balls please! Tennis player takes brutal smash to the groin Löw Blow This post contains videos

Healthy Nadal looks to use Australian Open to scale rankings after injury hell

The Spaniard made light work of Florian Mayer in the Australian Open first round.

# australian-open - Monday 16 January, 2017

Murray, Williams survive Melbourne heat but Halep becomes first Australian Open casualty

The first Grand Slam of the year got underway last night.

# australian-open - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Ireland's James McGee falls just short of Australian Open qualification

The Castleknock native was beaten 7-6 3-6 6-3 by Australia’s Blake Mott.

# australian-open - Friday 13 January, 2017

Ireland's McGee now only one win away from the main draw of Australian Open

The Dubliner took another major step forward today.

# australian-open - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Controversial tennis star Kyrgios wore an interesting t-shirt to a press conference last night

He wore a ‘F**k Donald Trump’ top after beating Rafael Nadal.

# australian-open - Thursday 5 January, 2017

The Wizard of Oz! 17-year-old Simon Carr ready to seize his chance at Australian Open

The Irish teenager flies to Melbourne on Sunday ahead of a much-anticipated Grand Slam debut.

# 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.

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