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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Maria’s message on the camera

Madison Keys of the U.S.  waves after defeating her compatriot Venus Williams in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Now that Madison Keys has advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal, the big question is what to do with her prize money.

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Nishikori not disappointed with Australian Open finish

Kei Nishikori of Japan leaves Rod Laver Arena after his quarterfinal loss to Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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.

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Stan Wawrinka through to semifinals of Australian Open

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland makes a forehand return to Kei Nishikori of Japan  during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori on Wednesday.

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The phone call that turned around Sharapova’s Aussie Open

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open.

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Young players turn to ex-pros hoping for Slam breakthrough

Michael Chang, left, coach of Japan's Kei Nishikori, smiles during his fourth round win  over David Ferrer of Spain at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Goran Ivanisevic won one Wimbledon title in his colorful tennis career, but the big-serving Croatian believes he might have won even more if he’d had an ex-player as his coach, like many of the top competitors do today.

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