Williams notches career 500th win, Zheng Jie keeps unbeaten

2012-01-20 09:07:47

Serena Williams beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of Czech Republic 6-0, 6-4 to finish off her second-round match at the Australian Open here on Thursday and her 500th career win, while Chinese Zheng Jie advanced to the next round of both women's singles and double event in four hours.

Ruthless Sharapova reveals gold ambition

2012-01-19 11:49:13

Russia's golden girl Maria Sharapova spent only 64 minutes disposing of an American qualifier to reach the third round of the Australian before setting her mind on a life-long goal to win a medal for Russia at the Olympics.

Clijsters, Li closer to rematch of final

2012-01-19 08:00:00

World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki fought off a second-set fightback to reach the Australian Open third round on Wednesday as Li Na and Kim Clijsters moved closer to a 2011 final rematch.

Li Na steamrolls Rogowska to make third round

2012-01-18 13:10:59

China's Li Na charged into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-2 win over local hope Olivia Rogowska in the sunshine at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday.

Aussie Stosur crumbles in Melbourne first round

2012-01-18 13:05:08

US Open champion Stosur crumbled once again under the huge weight of local expectation to crash out of the Australian Open 7-6 6-3 at the hands of Romania's Cirstea in the first round.

Zheng advances, Zhang out at Australian Open

2012-01-17 20:23:07

Chinese Zheng Jie advanced into the second round of the 2012 Australian Open here on Tuesday with an easy 6-2, 6-1 win over American Madison Keys, while Zhang Shuai was downed by Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak, failing to advance in her seventh effort in the Grand Slam event.

Nadal survives big injury scare

2012-01-17 13:14:34

Rafa Nadal eased into the second round of the Australian Open with a fuss-free 6-4 6-1 6-1 win over American Alex Kuznetsov on Monday.

Li Na wins opening match at Australian open

2012-01-16 16:40:48

China's Li Na beat off a slow start to down Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-1 in stifling heat at the first round of the Australian Open.

Nadal hits back over motivation doubts

2012-01-16 15:18:20

A combative Rafa Nadal returned serve at sceptics who have questioned his motivation at the Australian Open on Sunday.

'Hungry' Li declares dark days are over

2012-01-16 13:43:06

Li Na returns to Melbourne Park, the scene of her trailblazing run to the final that set up a platform for an unlikely French Open victory over champion Francesca Schiavone in June.

Wozniacki begins quest to prove doubters wrong

2012-01-16 11:07:19

World number one Caroline Wozniacki will begin her quest to prove the doubters wrong and win a maiden grand slam when she meets Anastasia Rodionova on the first day of the Australian Open on Monday.

Petkovic saving victory dance for Melbourne

2012-01-09 14:28:00

Germany's Andrea Petkovic did something completely out of character after winning her opening match at the Sydney International. She simply walked to the net and shook hands.