Australian Open 2015

By Jaideep Vaidya | The latest news and updates from the first Grand Slam of the season.

Federer enjoyed champagne after Australian Open defeat

DUBAI (Reuters) - Roger Federer believes his early exit from the Australian Open has provided him with the silver lining of crucial extra practice time for the long season ahead — and he even celebrated the setback with a glass of champagne.<p>Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after missing a return …

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Andy Murray loses Australian Open runner-up plate

British No1's evening goes from bad to worse as he loses silver runner-up plate in aftermath of defeat to Novak Djokovic in final of Australian Open<p><b>Andy Murray</b> lost the silver plate awarded to the <b>Australian Open</b> runner-up in the aftermath of his defeat to <b>Novak Djokovic</b>.<p>The British No.1 and his …

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Andy Murray frustrated at failure to handle Novak Djokovic’s final act

• Beaten Scot admits he lost focus during critical third set • World No1 claims fifth Australian Open title in four-set win • Australian Open: men’s final in pictures<p>Andy Murray, who played so well for six matches of the 2015 Australian Open, leaves Melbourne a beaten finalist here for the fourth …

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Djokovic, Serena live up to top billing

The opening Grand Slam of the season, played in milder conditions than Melbourne usually delivers and to record crowds, largely followed the script, although there were some shocks along the way.<p>Djokovic maintained his formidable record on the tournament hardcourts, winning his fifth title for his …

Maria Sharapova nails dignified denial after new Serena Williams rout

Russian magnanimous and resigned after 17th successive defeat by American in the Australian Open final<p>It was raining on Maria Sharapova’s parade, as it has done for a decade, and on Melbourne, the scene of her latest public humiliation by Serena Williams. Yet, as she strode past into the wet and …

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Andy Murray admits getting distracted but takes positives

The defeated Scot admits he was thrown off his game by Novak Djokovic's erratic form during the Australian Open final in Melbourne<p>Andy Murray admitted he was distracted by Novak Djokovic's injuries in their Australian Open final Sunday, but played down suggestions the Serb was faking them to throw …

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Djokovic Wins 5th Aussie Open Title

Djokovic wins 5th Australian Open title, denies Murray's first - Tennis - CBSSports.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the …

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Kim Sears Dons Swearing Warning Shirt At Australian Open Final

Andy Murray's fiance Kim Sears has the perfect response to all the interest she generated for swearing in support of Murray at his last match.<p>At …

Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A protester was tackled on court by a security guard during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a brief delay in play during the second set.<p>Australian Open organizers said two people had been arrested, and …

Andy Murray and Amélie Mauresmo: win or lose, they are already on a winner

If Andy Murray becomes the Australian Open champion, it will be a victory over all those who doubted Amélie Mauresmo because of her gender<p>Andy Murray’s clash with Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open tennis tournament is the fourth time he’s made it to the ultimate round in Melbourne. …

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Djokovic takes first set 7-6 in Australian Open final

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic may have garnered a reputation as the crown prince of pranksters in tennis but on Sunday he firmly established him as the king of Melbourne’s blue hardcourts with his fifth Australian Open title.<p>Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with his trophy after defeating Andy …

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Serena celebrates Aussie-style

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — There was a chance the Australian Open men's final could contain explicit language, and so came the warning.<p>Andy Murray's fiancee, Kim Sears, dressed for Sunday's final in an oversized T-shirt with a message that poked fun at the widespread attention paid to her use of …

Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic: Brit admits he's up against the King of the Australian Open

Murray knows he has it all to do against a familiar foe who has won 28 of his last 29 matches in the Rod Laver Arena<p><b>Andy Murray</b> has acknowledged that he will be going up against the king of Rod Laver Arena on Saturday, a man who has won 28 of his last 29 matches on Melbourne Park's centre …

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Hingis, Paes win Australian Open mixed doubles title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Martina Hingis won her first Grand Slam title since returning from retirement, combining with Leander Paes of India to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France and Daniel Nestor of Canada.<p>With Paes serving for …

Serena Wins 6th Aussie Title

Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.<p>She struggled with a hacking cough, she was sick, and she twice celebrated too early, but she held her …

Safiullin wins boys, Mihalikova wins Aussie Open girls title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roman Safiullin of Russia won the boys singles title and Slovakia's Tereza Mihalikova won the girls singles title at the Australian Open on Saturday.<p>Mihalikova won five consecutive games after Katie Swan took a medical timeout to beat the British player 6-1, …

Andy Murray was brave to employ me as coach, admits Amélie Mauresmo

The women in Andy Murray’s life – his mother Judy, fiancee Kim Sears and coach Amélie Mauresmo – will probably look at Sunday’s final of the Australian Open and think: “Oh, fiddlesticks, it’s the flipping Serb again” ... or some variant.<p>It was not only that Kim swore so fruitily at Tomas Berdych …

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Andy Murray and Amelie Mauresmo becoming a winning partnership at the Australian Open

French coach explains how she transformed the Briton's game - and admits he was brave to defy the sceptics by sticking with her<p>After <b>Andy Murray</b>’s riveting win over Tomas Berdych on Thursday night, most of the headlines concerned his fiancée Kim Sears and her uncharacteristic moment of candour. Yet …

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Katie Swan beaten in final of Australian Open girls' singles

The 15-year-old from Bristol, who is now based in Kansas, loses 6-1, 6-4 in an hour and 29 minutes to Slovakia's Tereza Mihalikova<p>Britain's Katie Swan saw her superb <b>Australian Open</b> campaign come to a disappointing end as she lost to Slovakia's Tereza Mihalikova in the final of the girls' singles on …

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Serena aims for 19th major in Aussie final vs Sharapova

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that …

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Andy Murray defends Kim Sears for swearing outburst at Australian Open | Sport | The Guardian

Andy Murray was quick to defend his fiancee Kim Sears for a swearing outburst during his tense four-set win over Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Thursday.<p>The expletive-laden rant from Sears, which immediately went viral on social media, happened after Murray had broken …

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Andy Murray storms into Australian Open final by beating Tomas Berdych

With Kim Sears swearing her public allegiance to Andy Murray in the most unequivocal manner months before they even choose their wedding outfits, the Scot has moved into the final of the Australian Open, a title he looks far better equipped to win than in three attempts since 2010.<p>He started with a …

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What We Learned at The Australian Open: Murray, Maria losers

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The opening Grand Slam tournament of the year ended Sunday with Novak Djokovic winning his fifth Australian Open title and denying Andy Murray his first.<p>Outside of a few days when the temperatures topped 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) in the first week, the …

Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating Tomas Berdych in a tension-filled semifinal to earn one more shot at a long elusive title.<p>Serena Williams has five titles from five finals at Melbourne Park, and earned a chance at another one …

Tomas Berdych has no edge despite inside knowledge of Murray – Vallverdu

• Andy Murray’s former coach now working for Czech • Dani Vallverdu plays down talk of any acrimony in split • No6 seed relaxed about facing Tomas Berdych<p>Dani Vallverdu has insisted that Tomas Berdych will not have the edge over Andy Murray in Thursday’s semi-final and has also disagreed with …

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Murray into final; Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating Tomas Berdych in a tension-filled …

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Nishikori not disappointed with Australian Open finish

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori was circumspect about his quarterfinal loss at the Australian Open on Wednesday, saying there's nothing wrong with getting to the final eight of any Grand Slam tournament.<p>He's done it three times now — two of them at Melbourne Park — but …