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Mattek-Sands, Safarova win Australian Open doubles title

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S., right, receives medical treatment from a trainer as playing partner Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic looks on in their women’s doubles final against Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and China’s Zheng Jie at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the Australian Open women’s doubles title in their first tournament as a combination, beating Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan and China’s Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5) in Friday’s final.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Sharapova doesn’t dream tennis

Martina Hingis of Switzerland, left,  along with Leander Paes of India, makes a forehand return to Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Pablo Cuevas  of Uruguay during their mixed doubles semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It’ll likely go down as the shot of the tournament, and a big hit on video sites everywhere — Leander Paes’ incredible behind-the-back volley during an Australian Open mixed doubles semifinal Friday.

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Expletives and in-your-face tennis at the Australian Open

Kim Sears, fiancee of Andy Murray of Britain  applauds after Murray's semifinal win over Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray’s four-set win over Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday will be remembered more for the tension between the players than the shot-making on the court.

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Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final

Andy Murray of Britain gestures as he plays 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/Vincent Thian)

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.

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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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