Posts Tagged Australia

Hingis, 34, back in Aussie Open final, 20 years after debut

Martina Hingis of Switzerland, right,  and Leander Paes of India talk between plays as they play Czech Republic’s Andrea Hlavackova and Austria’s Alexander Peya in their mixed doubles quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Martina Hingis came out retirement for the second time in her career two years ago, she set some ground rules for herself.

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Australia beats South Korea 2-1 to win Asian Cup final

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia won its first Asian Cup title by beating South Korea 2-1 after extra time Saturday in the final at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium.

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Safiullin wins boys, Mihalikova wins Aussie Open girls title

Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia, left,  holds the trophy with runner-up Katie Swan of Britain after winning the junior girls' singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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.

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Djokovic beats Wawrinka to reach fifth Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates a point won over Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he’d renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

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Djokovic beats defending champ Wawrinka to reach final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic did enough to beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka in a semifinal match that lacked the intensity of their recent five-setters, setting up an Australian Open final against long-time friend and rival Andy Murray.

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