Posts Tagged Women’s tennis

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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Mattek-Sands, Safarova win Australian Open doubles title

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S., right, and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic celebrate after defeating Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and China’s Zheng Jie in their women's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the Australian Open women’s doubles title on Friday in their first tournament together as a partnership, beating Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5).

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Sick Serena cuts short practice on eve of Aussie Open final

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after making a return to her compatriot Madison Keys during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams cut short a practice on the eve of the Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova due to a cold she’s been battling for the past week.

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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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