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Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open

Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after defeating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, early Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — He upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, and followed up Sunday by beating the guy who ousted Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Next up for Nick Kyrgios is a quarterfinal against Andy Murray at Melbourne Park.

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Emotional or not, Kyrgios puts on a show at Aussie Open

Nick Kyrgios of Australia throws a racket he broke, during his fourth round match against Andreas  Seppi of Italy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios knows how to entertain a crowd. He hits shots between his legs and around the net posts. He smashes rackets. He argues with the chair umpire and interacts with fans in the stands. He smashes more rackets.

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Halep through to Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Simona Halep advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium on Sunday

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‘Mean Girls’ it’s not but some players scoff at friendships

In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo,  U.S. Open 2014 tennis champion Serena Williams, left, poses with U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki before showing her Spring 2015 collection during Fashion Week in New York.   In their latest public display of friendship, Williams and Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known for its rivalries, has prompted discussion among players on what it's like in the locker room and behind-the-scenes with top tennis stars. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known for its rivalries, has prompted discussion among players on what it’s like in the locker room and behind-the-scenes with top women’s tennis stars.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Bouchard’s song requests

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada signs autographs for fans after defeating Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard appreciates the creativity of her personal cheering section, a group of (mostly) male fans called the Genie Army.

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