Stephens, Robson offer glimpse of burgeoning rivalry

2013-01-19 20:35:35

The Australian Open offered a glimpse of what could become the rivalry of the future as American Sloane Stephens beat Britain's Laura Robson in a third-round battle on Saturday.

Federer takes straight-set win over Tomic

2013-01-19 20:32:38

Roger Federer crushed young Australian Bernard Tomic 6-4, 7-6, 6-1 to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Saturday.

Brutal Sharapova causes total eclipse of Venus

2013-01-19 08:35:13

A merciless Maria Sharapova continued her serene progress through the Australian Open draw on Friday, obliterating third-round opponent Venus Williams 6-1 6-3 and throwing down the gauntlet to her younger sister Serena.

Li Na reaches Australian Open last 16

2013-01-18 11:40:35

Six-seeded Li Na eases past Romania's Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-1 in straight sets to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open, keeping her hope to bag another Grand Slam title widely large.

Date-Krumm wins again at Australian Open

2013-01-18 11:30:34

Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm continued her winning trip at the age of 42 after beating Shahar Peer of Israel 6-2, 7-5 here on Thursday.

Nadal confirms comeback at Chilean Open

2013-01-18 09:59:53

French Open champion Rafa Nadal will make his long-awaited comeback from injury at next month's Chile Open, the Spaniard confirmed on Thursday.

British teenager Robson upends eighth seed Kvitova

2013-01-18 09:42:54

British teenager Laura Robson claimed another big Grand Slam scalp as she outlasted eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova 2-6 6-3 11-9 in a late-night thriller at the Australian Open.

Tennis digest

2013-01-18 07:45:05

Redfoo refused to "kiss and tell" but hinted at a relationship with tennis star Victoria Azarenka.

Chinese players shine at Australian Open

2013-01-17 12:16:06

China is set to take another step on the long march to becoming a tennis power as Chinese players made splashes at the ongoing year-opening Grand Slam tournament of Australian Open.

Zheng Jie, Li Na reach third round

2013-01-17 11:23:49

China's Li Na and Zheng Jie qualified for the third round at the Australian Open after Wednesday's matches while Venus Williams booked a showdown with in-form Maria Sharapova.

Nadal to return at Brazil Open next month

2013-01-17 09:18:47

Rafa Nadal has passed the latest medical tests on his injured knee, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) said on Wednesday as the world number four confirmed he would return after more than seven months out at the Brazil Open next month.

Most of Zheng's time in the spotlight

2013-01-16 21:45:19

Zheng Jie plays her rare matches in the Rod Laver Arena as though they may be her last, and that sense of urgency is working well for her.