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Kerber Stuns Williams for Australian Open Win

Williams was the overwhelming favorite

(Newser) - Angelique Kerber has upset Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open title, ending the six-time champion's unbeaten streak in finals at Melbourne Park. Williams was an overwhelming favorite at the Australian Open, where she had won all six previous times she'd reached the final, and... More »

Djokovic Wins 5th Aussie Open

Andy Murray again falls as cops bust a 'court invader'

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final today. Djokovic broke open a close match with a service break in the eighth game of the third set, winning... More »

Serena Is Oldest Champ at Australian Open in Modern Era

33-year-old Williams beats Maria Sharapova

(Newser) - Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title today, continuing her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win. Williams, coughing frequently and still affected by a recent cold, controlled the first set around a rain... More »

Wawrinka Wins Aussie Open as Nadal Falters

Swiss player hadn't won a single set against Spaniard in 12 previous matches

(Newser) - Stan Wawrinka held off an injured Rafael Nadal to win his first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory today in the Australian Open final. The 28-year-old Swiss player had never taken a set off Nadal in 12 previous meetings, but dominated from the start at Melbourne... More »

5 Hot Events You Can Attend Next Year ... via Cruise Ship

From Mardis Gras to Carnival and beyond

(Newser) - Cruises are about more than just eating as much as possible, lounging by the pool, and wandering around port cities. As Fox News reports, they can also get you to some of the biggest events of the year. A sample:
  • Australian Open: One of the four annual Grand Slam tennis
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Serena Williams Out at Aussie Open

Loses to Sloane Stephens, who advances to semifinal

(Newser) - Serena Williams was only thinking out loud when she muttered that this Australian Open had been "the worst two weeks," but not long after a courtside microphone picked up those comments during her quarterfinal with 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens, things got a whole lot worse. Stephens outplayed Williams,... More »

Djokovic Edges Nadal in Epic Aussie Open

Duo duke it out for 6 hours in Melbourne

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic wore down Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam singles final in the history of professional tennis today, winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 after five hours, 53 minutes to claim his third Australian Open title. Djokovic sealed victory at 1:37am local time and became the... More »

Azarenka Wins Australian Open

Belarussian is now women's top-ranked player

(Newser) - Victoria Azarenka beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 today to win the Australian Open and take over the women's No. 1 ranking, all in her first Grand Slam final. The 22-year-old Belarusian had her serve broken in the opening game of the match and was down 2-0 after a nervous... More »

Venus Pulls Out of Aussie Open

Williams hopes to be back in action next month

(Newser) - Venus Williams' struggle with the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome has forced her to pull out of the year's first major tournament. The seven-time Grand Slam winner has announced that she's pulling out of the Australian Open, but she hopes to be back in action next month, the... More »

Djokovic Bests Murray, Wins Aussie Open

British men maintain Grand Slam drought

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic won his second Australian Open title, breezing past Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 today to extend Britain's near 75-year drought in men's singles Grand Slams. Djokovic also won the 2008 Australian title. Murray has lost three Grand Slam finals, also falling to Roger Federer in the 2008 US... More »

Kim Clijsters Wins Aussie Open

Belgian beats Li Na for 4th major of career

(Newser) - Kim Clijsters finally won her first Australian Open and the fourth major of her career, wiping tears from her eyes after she beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 today. The loss ended an outstanding tournament run by Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles... More »

Venus Williams Turns Heads in Win

Patty Schnyder loses, but nobody's looking at her

(Newser) - Venus Williams won her French Open first-round match yesterday, but the spotlight was on what she was wearing—and not wearing. The No. 2 seed sported a lacy black concoction with underpinnings similar to the ones that caused a stir at the Australian Open by creating the illusion that she... More »

Federer Takes Australian Open

Beats Brit Andy Murray for 4th title Down Under, 16th Grand Slam

(Newser) - Roger Federer has beaten Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11) for his fourth Australian Open title, extending the British men's drought in Grand Slam singles championships into a 74th year. Murray was riding the hopes of a British public, most of whom have only read about the last British man... More »

Serena Claims 5th Australian Open Crown

Williams ends Justine Henin's comeback try

(Newser) - Serena Williams maintained her perfect record in finals at Melbourne Park today, beating comeback kid Justine Henin in three sets to claim the Australian Open singles title. Williams wrapped up the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in 2 hours and 7 minutes, and in doing so became the first woman to... More »

Serena Moves Into Final

Younger Williams sister dispatches China's Li

(Newser) - Serena Williams advanced to her fifth Australian Open women’s final today, beating China’s Li, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1). The top seed dominated in the second-set tiebreak, the AP reports, winning with an ace after the 16th-seeded Li had twice saved match points. Williams will face either Justine Henin... More »

China's Li Bounces Venus

16th seed upsets No. 6 in ugly three-setter

(Newser) - China's Li Na beat Venus Williams 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 Wednesday in a marathon Australian Open quarterfinal that featured 110 unforced errors. The sixth-seeded Williams served for the match in the second set against No. 16 Li but was broken, forcing matters to the tiebreaker, which Li dominated. Williams held... More »

Nadal Drops Out, Roddick Dumped at Aussie Open

Croatian Marin Cilic prevails in marathon match

(Newser) - Defending champ Rafael Nadal dropped out of the Australian Open today with a knee injury, and Andy Roddick was knocked out by Croatian Marin Cilic. The 14th seed Cilic beat the four-time semi-finalist 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 in a marathon match lasting 230 minutes. The seventh-seeded American struggled with... More »

Henin Fights Into Semifinals

Belgian, 27, in first Grand Slam since ending retirement

(Newser) - Former world No. 1 Justine Henin reached the semifinals in her Grand Slam comeback, beating Nadia Petrova 7-6 (3), 7-5 Tuesday to take out the last seeded player in her half of the Australian Open draw. The 27-year-old Henin, unranked and playing on a wild-card entry at Melbourne Park after... More »

All Eyes on Venus Underwear at Aussie Open

Tennis star tweets proudly on plunging neckline, slits

(Newser) - As Venus Williams won her third-round match at the Australian Open today, there was less talk of her powerhouse serve than the plunging neckline and revealing slits in the bright-yellow minidress she's been wearing. And that's just the way she wants it. "My dress for the Australian Open has... More »

Nadal Denies Federer, Wins Open

Tennis was sometimes sloppy, but drama always finely tuned

(Newser) - Roger Federer fell short of a record-tying 14th major title when his final shot went long, giving the game, set, match, and Australian Open title to Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard's third straight finals victory over Federer came in a tough and sometimes sloppy five sets, and marks his first Grand... More »

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