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Murray into Australian Open final with win over Berdych

Andy Murray of Britain makes a backhand return to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final and a chance to win his third Grand Slam title with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semifinal win over Tomas Berdych on Thursday.

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Meet Coco: potentially China’s next Li Na

China’s Xu Shilin, with playing partner Australia’s Sara Tomic, serves as they play Czech Republic’s Miriam Kolodziejova and Marketa Vondrousova during junior girls' doubles semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Xu, who just turned 17 and goes by the English name Coco, was the first Chinese girl to be No. 1 in the world junior rankings and won the gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games last year. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country’s two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than she does Chinese.

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Lleyton Hewitt says next Australian Open likely his last

In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Lleyton Hewitt of Australia celebrates after defeating China’s Zhang Ze during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.  Hewitt is predicting next year's Australian Open will likely be his last and, after he retires, he'll take over the country's Davis Cup captaincy. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt plans to have one more shot at his home Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open, next year before likely retiring and taking over as the country’s Davis Cup captain.

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Madison Keys new American star born at Australian Open

Serena Williams of the U.S., left,  is congratulated by her compatriot Madison Keys after winning their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After Madison Keys walked off the court from the biggest match of her young career, she received quite a compliment from her celebrated opponent.

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Serena Williams to maintain No 1 ranking after Melbourne

Serena Williams of the U.S. serves to her compatriot Madison Keys during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will remain No. 1 and No. 2 in the WTA rankings, regardless of who wins when they meet in the Australian Open final on Saturday.

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