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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 »

Serena Wins Aussie Open

Beats Russia's Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3 for 10th Grand Slam

(Newser) - Serena Williams routed Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3 today to win the Australian Open for her 10th Grand Slam title and a return to the No. 1 ranking. It was total domination for the second-seeded Williams, who looked at ease in winning back-to-back majors—she won the US Open championship in... More »

Nadal Makes Aussie Open Final

Wins in longest match in tournament history

(Newser) - Top-ranked Rafael Nadal outlasted fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (1), 6-4 today to reach the Australian Open final after the longest match in the tournament's history. The fans were riveted as the left-handed Davis Cup teammates went at each other for 5 hours and 14... More »

Williams Sisters Win Aussie Doubles Crown

Beat Hantichova and Sugiyama 6-3, 6-3

(Newser) - Serena and Venus Williams won their eighth Grand Slam women's doubles title today, beating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Japan's Ai Sugiyama 6-3, 6-3 in the Australian Open final. The Williams sisters, seeded 10th, were untroubled as they served out the first set in just 38 minutes on center court.... More »

Federer Tops Roddick on Way to Finals

Swiss ace dominated in 6-2, 7-5, 7-5 win

(Newser) - Roger Federer moved within one victory of his 14th Grand Slam title, blasting Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-5, 7-5 today to reach the Australian Open final. The second-ranked Federer outplayed Roddick—who’d trained specifically to play him and top seed Rafael Nadal—in every phase of the game, ripping winners... More »

Serena and Safina Reach Aussie Final

Federer beats Roddick in straight sets

(Newser) - Serena Williams steamrolled into her fourth Australian Open final today with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Elena Dementieva. The No. 2 seed hit 10 aces while Dementieva stumbled with strings of double faults. Williams will face Dinara Safina, who won her semifinal in straight sets over Vera Zvonareva. The matches... More »

Nadal, Serena Reach Semis in 110° Heat

Extreme temperatures force delays at Australian Open

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal cruised into the semifinals of the Australian Open, winning his fifth straight-set victory at Melbourne Park over France's Gilles Simon, 6-2, 7-5, 7-5. He will face fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, while Roger Federer will play Andy Roddick. Nadal's victory came as the heat in Melbourne reached 110°, forcing... More »

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