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Serena Williams defeats world No.1 at Open

SERENA WILLIAMS of The United States plays a backhand during the ladies singles match against Julia Georges of Germany during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Serena Williams has defeated world No.1 Simona Halep in a three-set battle to win through to the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Pouille through to Open quarter-finals

Croatian 11th seed Borna Coric is out of the Australian Open, losing to France's Lucas Pouille in the fourth round at Melbourne Park.

American Collins set for next Open battle

DANIELLE COLLINS of the United States plays a backhand in her match against Angelique Kerber of Germany during the 2019 Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia.

Unseeded American Danielle Collins doesn't mind doing homework on her opponents which is something she learnt during her college days.

How Pavlyuchenkova and Collins match up

ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA celebrates match point in her match against Sloane Stephens of the U.S.A during Australian Open at Melbourne Park on in Melbourne, Australia.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova takes on Danielle Collins in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Snapshot from day eight at the Open

KAROLINA PLISKOVA of the Czech Republic plays a backhand in her singles match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at Singapore Sports Hub in Singapore.

How day eight of the Australian Open unfolded at Melbourne Park.

Barty can win the Open, says Clijsters

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a backhand against Camila Giorgi of Italy of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Grand slam greats Kim Clijsters and Martina Navratilova have thrown their support behind Ashleigh Barty at Melbourne Park.

Scud's advice to feuding Davis Cup stars

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia serves during the Men's singles final match of the 2017 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre in Beijing, China.

Two-time Davis Cup winner Mark Philippoussis has offered some sage advice to Australia's warring tennis stars.

Pliskova cruises into Open quarter-finals

KAROLINA PLISKOVA of Czech Republic plays a forehand against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova has beaten Garbine Muguruza in straight sets to move into the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Zverev unleashes in Open meltdown

ALEXANDER ZVEREV of Germany volleys during a practice session ahead of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev is out of the Australian Open, smashing his racquet nine times in a straight sets loss to Canadian Milos Raonic.

Barty's bold plan to stop in-form Kvitova

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia celebrates winning a point in her singles match against Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine during the Fed Cup tie between Australia and the Ukraine at the Canberra Tennis Centre in Canberra, Australia.

Ashleigh Barty is heading for the top 10 if she wins her Australian Open quarter-final but two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova stands in her way.

How Barty matches up with Kvitova

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a forehand against Angelique Kerber of Germany during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.

Ashleigh Barty takes on Petra Kvitova in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Osaka scraps her way into Open quarters

NAOMI OSAKA of Japan celebrates winning a point against Ashleigh Barty of Australia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

US Open champion Naomi Osaka is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time after beating Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in three sets.

How Nadal and Tiafoe match up

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain celebrates during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Rafael Nadal takes on Frances Tiafoe in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Savour Roger and Rafa while we can: Agassi

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland in action in the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.

Former world No.1 Andre Agassi is advising sports fans to cherish Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal while they can as an incredible era of tennis draws to a close.

Svitolina through to Open quarter-finals

ELINA SVITOLINA of Ukraine plays a shot in her match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during the 2018 Brisbane International.

Sixth-seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals after overcoming American Madison Keys in a rollercoaster battle.

How Tsitsipas and Bautista Agut match up

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS of Greece plays a shot during the Sydney International at the Sydney Olympic Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Roberto Bautista Agut will face off in the Australian Open quarter-finals at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

Tsitsipas out to build on Federer boilover

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS of Greece plays a shot during the Sydney International at the Sydney Olympic Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Stefanos Tsitsipas hopes to continue making history after he stunned Roger Federer to advance to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Federer eyes clay return after Open defeat

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland plays a backhand during the Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

Roger Federer has revealed plans to contest the French Open for the first time since 2015 after being knocked out of the Australian Open.

Stephens out of Open in late-night upset

SLOANE STEPHENS of the United States reacts in her first round match against Shuai Zhang of China on day one of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has vanquished American fifth seed Sloane Stephens to advance to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Federer crashes out of Australian Open

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland in action in the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.

Greek prodigy Stefanos Tsitsipas has ended six-time champion Roger Federer's Australian Open campaign with a stunning fourth-round defeat.

Marin Cilic knocked out of Australian Open

MARIN CILIC of Croatia plays a backhand against Joao Sousa of Portugal of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Marin Cilic has been knocked out of the Australian Open, the 2018 runner-up losing in five sets to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.

Australian Open day 8 must-see match-ups

NAOMI OSAKA of Japan celebrates winning a point against Ashleigh Barty of Australia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Must-see matches on day eight of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Snapshot from day seven at the Open

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a backhand against Camila Giorgi of Italy of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

How day seven of the Australian Open unfolded at Melbourne Park.

Barty can win the Open, says Sharapova

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a backhand against Camila Giorgi of Italy of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Former champion Maria Sharapova says there's no reason why Ashleigh Barty can't go on and win the Australian Open after ousting the Russian.

Tiafoe to meet Nadal in Open quarters

GRIGOR DIMITROV during the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Frances Tiafoe has come from a long way back to book a berth in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Feisty American humbles Kerber at Open

ANGELIQUE KERBER of Germany celebrates winning a point against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Second seed Angelique Kerber is out of the Australian Open after going down to unseeded American Danielle Collins in less than an hour.

How Serena matches up with Halep

SERENA WILLIAMS of the United States plays a forehand against Camila Giorgi of Italy during their Ladies' Singles Quarter-Finals match of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England.

Serena Williams takes on Simona Halep in the fourth round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Halep ready to stare down Serena challenge

SERENA WILLIAMS of The United States plays a backhand during the ladies singles match against Julia Georges of Germany during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Simona Halap takes on Serena Williams on Monday in the first genuine heavyweight showdown of the 2019 Australian Open.

Kvitova steamrolls in Open final eight

PETRA KVITOVA celebrates after winning the Women's singles match at the China National Tennis Centre in Beijing, China.

Petra Kvitova has steamrolled past American teenager Amanda Anisimova to make the Australian Open quarter-finals where she''ll meet Ashleigh Barty.

Barty staying cool as Open hype grows

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a forehand against Angelique Kerber of Germany during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.

Ashleigh Barty is staying cool after reaching the Australian Open quarter-finals with a rousing victory over five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova.

Popyrin eyes Australian Davis Cup call-up

ALEXEI POPYRIN of Australia plays a forehand shot during the Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Aussie teen Alexei Popyrin put up a huge fight before he bowed out of the Australian Open in the third round with a loss to France's Lucas Pouille.

Zverev gaining in gym and on Open court

ALEXANDER ZVEREV of Germany volleys during a practice session ahead of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Advancing to the Australian Open fourth round, German Alexander Zverev says he's still called the skinny dude on tour despite adding 15 kilograms to his frame.

Snapshot from day six at the Open

How day six of the Australian Open unfolded at Melbourne Park.

Djokovic on track for seventh Open title

NOVAK DJOKOVIC of Serbia plays a forehand during a Singles match at the Wimbledon Championships in London, England.

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has bounced back from a third-set stumble to eliminate rising star Denis Shapovalov in the third round of the Australian Open.

Australian Open day 7 must-see match-ups

Must-see matches on day seven of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Djokovic, Nadal on collision course

KEI NISHIKORI of Japan plays a forehand during the Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Alexander Zverev is through to the round of 16 at the Australian Open for the first time.

Halep v Serena in Open blockbuster

SERENA WILLIAMS of the United States plays a forehand against Camila Giorgi of Italy during their Ladies' Singles Quarter-Finals match of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England.

Simona Halep has advanced to an Australian Open round four blockbuster against Serena Williams after beating her older sister Venus.

How Barty matches up with Sharapova

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a backhand against Camila Giorgi of Italy of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Ashleigh Barty takes on Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Svitolina overcomes injury at the Open

ELINA SVITOLINA of Ukraine plays a forehand against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Sixth seed Elina Svitolina has overcome injury and a 3-0 third-set deficit to fight her way into the Australian Open fourth round in Melbourne.

Barty pulls out Australian Open doubles

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a forehand shot during her semi final match against Garbine Muguruza at the Aegon Classic Birmingham at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England.

Ashleigh Barty has pulled out of her scheduled Australian Open doubles match with a mystery injury, casting doubts over singles title assault.

Naomi Osaka survives massive Open scare

NAOMI OSAKA of Japan plays a backhand in her women's singles match against Angelique Kerber of Germany during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at Singapore Sports Hub in Singapore.

World No.4 Naomi Osaka is through to the fourth round of the Australian Open after coming from a set down to beat the crafty Hsieh Su-Wei.

Tomic to take legal action against Hewitt

LLEYTON HEWITT of Australia plays a forehand in a Fast Fours Exhibition Match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

John Tomic says he'll take legal action against Lleyton Hewitt over an incident he alleges happened between him and his son Bernard in 2010.

Bolt bows out of Open at hands of Zverev

ALEX BOLT of Australia plays a forehand in his first round match against Viktor Troicki of Serbia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Wildcard Alex Bolt's stunning run at the Australian Open has come to an end in the third round with fourth-seeded German Alexander Zverev doing the damage.

Cilic edges Verdasco for round four berth

MARIN CILIC of Croatia plays a backhand against Joao Sousa of Portugal of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Croatian Marin Cilic has saved two match points en route to a five-set win over Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco to earn a fourth-round Australian Open berth.

Fitness the Open lesson for Birrell

ANGELIQUE KERBER of Germany celebrates winning a point against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Kimberly Birrell says her goal is to get fitter after a breakout Australian Open that will boost her ranking by more than 80 spots.

Wozniacki-Sharapova tennis feud lives on

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI of Denmark reacts against Jana Fett of Croatia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki has lost to Maria Sharapova, the latest chapter in their bitter rivalry.

Nadal gives de Minaur a tennis lesson

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain celebrates during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Spanish world No.2 Rafael Nadal has bullied Aussie teen Alex de Minaur in their Australian Open third round clash, winning in straight sets.

Snapshot from day five at the Open

How day five of the Australian Open unfolded at Melbourne Park.

How Popyrin matches up with Pouille

ALEXEI POPYRIN of Australia celebrates winning a point during the Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

How local wildcard Alexei Popyrin matches up against his third-round Australian Open opponent Lucas Pouille.

Popyrin on the brink of Open breakthrough

ALEXEI POPYRIN of Australia plays a forehand shot during the Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Not too many would have heard about Alexei Popyrin before this year's Australian Open but the 19-year-old could be about to become a household name.

Sharapova eyes Barty after Wozniacki win

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI of Denmark reacts against Jana Fett of Croatia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

After knocking out defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova has locked sights on home hope Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round.

Federer storms into Open fourth round

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland in action in the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.

Roger Federer will play Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round of the Australian Open after a swift defeat of American Taylor Fritz.

Open wildcard a real Bolt from the blue

ALEX BOLT of Australia competes against Bernard Nkomba of Australia in the Australian Open match at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Australian wildcard Alex Bolt is growing in confidence ahead his third-round match against Alexander Zverev at the Australian Open.

How Bolt matches up with Zverev

ALEX BOLT of Australia plays a forehand in his first round match against Viktor Troicki of Serbia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Local wildcard Alex Bolt takes on world No.4 Alexander Zverev in the third round of the Australian Open.

Tomic denies threatening Hewitt's family

BERNARD TOMIC of Australia competes in his first round match during 2018 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Bernard Tomic has denied ever threatening Lleyton Hewitt's family as Australian tennis's ugly war of words continues.

Greek gun sorry for mid-match meltdown

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS of Greece plays a shot during the Sydney International at the Sydney Olympic Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas has apologised after a wild, expletive-laden outburst during his third-round Australian Open clash.

Fire's Suzy Batkovic fit for WNBL farewell

SUZY BATKOVIC of the Townsville Fire looses the ball during game two of the WNBL Grand Final series between the Melbourne Boomers and the Townsville Fire at the State Basketball Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Three-time Olympic medallist Suzy Batkovic will return from a neck injury to play the final game of a long and distinguished career.

Barty beats injury to reach Open's last 16

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a backhand against Camila Giorgi of Italy of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Ashleigh Barty will play Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the Australian Open after overcoming injury and Maria Sakkari at Melbourne Park.

Hewitt puts Kyrgios on Davis Cup notice

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a forehand against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany during the Davis Cup match at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

After declaring Bernard Tomic would never play Davis Cup again, captain Lleyton Hewitt has put Nick Kyrgios on notice saying he needs to improve his behaviour.

Only Hewitt can win Davis Cup feud: Agassi

LLEYTON HEWITT of Australia plays a forehand in a Fast Fours Exhibition Match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Eight-times grand slam champion Andre Agassi believes embattled captain Lleyton Hewitt can be the only winner in Australia's bitter Davis Cup feud.

De Minaur satisfied with summer success

ALEX de MINAUR of Australia plays a forehand against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.

Alex de Minaur was no match for Rafael Nadal in their Australian Open third round clash but was happy with his summer which included his first ATP title.

Djokovic delivers against old foe Tsonga

NOVAK DJOKOVIC of Serbia plays a forehand during a Singles match at the Wimbledon Championships in London, England.

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has eased into the third round of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over old foe Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Hewitt accuses Tomic of physical threats

BERNARD TOMIC of Australia serves during the men's singles quarter final match of the Aegon International Eastbourne at Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club in Eastbourne, England.

Lleyton Hewitt says he's received physical threats from Bernard Tomic and that he will never play Davis Cup while Hewitt's captain.

Serena cruises into Open third round

SERENA WILLIAMS of The United States plays a backhand during the ladies singles match against Julia Georges of Germany during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Serena Williams has brushed aside Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to progress to the Australian Open third round.

Aussie Alex Bolt outlasts Simon at Open

ALEX BOLT of Australia plays a forehand in his first round match against Viktor Troicki of Serbia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian wildcard Alex Bolt is into the third round at Melbourne Park after a rousing five-set win over Frenchman Gilles Simon.

Aussie teen Popyrin into Open third round

ALEXEI POPYRIN of Australia plays a forehand shot during the Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Australian teenager Alexei Popyrin is into the third round of the Australian Open after seventh seed Dominic Thiem retired while trailing two sets to love.

Snapshot from day four at the Open

How day four of the Australian Open unfolded at Melbourne Park.

Australian Open day 6 must-see match-ups

Must-see matches on day six of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Andre Agassi on the Barty bandwagon

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia celebrates winning a point in her singles match against Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine during the Fed Cup tie between Australia and the Ukraine at the Canberra Tennis Centre in Canberra, Australia.

Tennis legend Andre Agassi is right behind Ashleigh Barty after hosting the young star in Las Vegas for a week.

McEnroe's gushing praise for de Minaur

ALEX de MINAUR of Australia plays a forehand against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.

Tennis great John McEnroe has nominated Alex de Minaur as a possible multiple grand slam winner ahead of the teen's Melbourne Park showdown with Rafael Nadal.

Souvlaki honour for Open's Greek gun

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS of Greece plays a shot in his match against Andreas Seppi of Italy at the Sydney Olympic Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

A Melbourne restaurant says it will name a souvlaki after Stefanos Tsitsipas if the Greek gun is successful in his third-round match on Friday.

How De Minaur matches up with Nadal

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia in action against Taylor Fritz of USA in the group stages during the Next Gen ATP Finals at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy.

How Australian youngster Alex de Minaur stacks up against his third-round Australian Open opponent Rafael Nadal.

How Birrell matches up with Kerber

KIMBERLY BIRRELL plays a backhand in her match against Astra Sharma during the 2019 Australian Open Play-off at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

How local wildcard Kimberly Birrell matches up against her third-round Australian Open opponent Angelique Kerber.

Birrell primed for showdown with Kerber

KIMBERLY BIRRELL of Australia competes against Naiktha Bains and Sara Tomic of Australia in her first round Australian Open December Showdown match at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell believes she can continue her run at Melbourne Park with a third-round win over Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.

Raonic and Nishikori win in 2nd round

ALEXEI POPYRIN of Australia celebrates winning a point during the Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Milos Ranoic has outlasted Stan Wawrinka in a brutal four-setter in the second round of the Australian Open.

Kyrgios adds more fuel to Davis Cup fire

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia serves during the Men's singles final match of the 2017 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre in Beijing, China.

Nick Kyrgios has taken a swipe at Lleyton Hewitt only a day after denying there was a rift between the Australian Davis Cup captain and players.

Agassi's big hope for young Aussie stars

GRIGOR DIMITROV of Bulgaria celebrates winning match point against Andrey Rublev of Russia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Former world No.1 and four-time Australian Open champion Andre Agassi believes an Australian could be the one to break the domination of tennis's big three.

De Minaur sets sights on Nadal showdown

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia in action against Taylor Fritz of USA in the group stages during the Next Gen ATP Finals at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy.

Alex de Minaur says third-round Australian Open showdowns with Rafael Nadal are why he plays tennis.

How the Aussies fared on Aust Open day 3

How the Aussies fared on day three of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Nadal too good for Australian Ebden

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain celebrates during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Spanish powerhouse Rafael Nadal has steamed past Aussie Matt Ebden and into the Australian Open third round.

Millman bows out in Open second round

JOHN MILLMAN of Australia returns a shot in a Men's Singles match of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in New York City.

John Millman has been unable to back up his US Open success, bowing out in the Australian Open second round with a five-set loss to Roberto Bautista Agut.

Kyrgios takes aim at Rasheed after advice

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a backhand against Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Firebrand Nick Kyrgios has opened fire on coach and commentator Roger Rasheed and AFL Brownlow Medallist Gerard Healy after they offered advice.

Snapshot from day three at the Open

How day three of the Australian Open unfolded at Melbourne Park.

Greek fans help duo continue Open odyssey

KIMBERLY BIRRELL plays a backhand in her match against Astra Sharma during the 2019 Australian Open Play-off at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Two of Greece's brightest young players credit a hundred-strong Greek fan club for helping them win their second round clashes at the Australian Open.

Birrell dreaming big at Australian Open

DONNA VEKIC of Croatia plays a backhand in the Singles quarter final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan.

Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell is through to the third round of the Australian Open after an upset win over Donna Vekic.

Federer blows up over Australian Open rain

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland plays a backhand during the Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

Roger Federer is through to the third round of the Australian Open after a straight-sets win over Britain's Daniel Evans.

Australian Open day 4 must-see match-ups

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a forehand against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany during the Davis Cup match at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Must-see matches on day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Hewitt saddles up for 22nd Open campaign

JORDAN THOMPSON of Australia plays a backhand in his match against Nicolas Kicker of Argentina during the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Two Australians - Alexei Popyrin and Alex Bolt - are in second-round singles action on Thursday as a familiar face returns in the doubles.

Tiafoe cuts down Anderson at Open

KEVIN ANDERSON of South Africa plays a backhand during his singles match against Kei Nishikori of Japan during the Nitto ATP Finals in London, England.

No.5 seed Kevin Anderson has crashed out in the second round of the Australian Open to American Frances Tiafoe.

Teen wonder Popyrin in big Aust Open test

ALEXEI POPYRIN of Australia celebrates winning a point during the Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Australian teen Alexei Popyrin has been given a 40-60 chance by his mentor of upsetting world No.8 Dominic Thiem on Thursday.

Greek gun denies Aussie Sharma Open win

ASTRA SHARMA plays a forehand during the Australian Open Play-off at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Astra Sharma has lost her Australian Open second-round clash to Greece's Maria Sakkari.

Laver's advice to Kyrgios

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia serves during the Men's singles final match of the 2017 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre in Beijing, China.

Tennis icon Rod Laver wants Nick Kyrgios to cop his rough Australian Open draw and focus on rebuilding his ranking following his first-round loss in Melbourne.

Thompson beaten in straight sets at Open

JORDAN THOMPSON of Australia plays a backhand against Paolo Lorentzi of Italy during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.

Italian veteran Andreas Seppi has handed Australian Jordan Thompson a straight-sets defeat at the Australian Open.

New hope for struggling ex-tennis stars

TODD REID of Australia in action against Greg Rusedski of Great Britain at the Surbiton Trophy Tennis Tournement at Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club in Surbiton, England.

Tennis officials have launched the Beyond the Tour initiative aimed at helping retired players make the transition to life in retirement.

Halep claws way into Open third round

SLOANE STEPHENS of the United States reacts in her first round match against Shuai Zhang of China on day one of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Simona Halep again did it tough while Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova have both cruised into the third round at the Australian Open.

Aussie exits Open with big pay cheque

Emerging talent Zoe Hives has lost her Australian Open second-round clash to Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia but will leave Melbourne park $105,000 richer.

TA boss Masur wants Hewitt-Tomic summit

BERNARD TOMIC of Australia serves during the men's singles quarter final match of the Aegon International Eastbourne at Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club in Eastbourne, England.

Tennis Australia believe a closed-doors meeting to thrash out the issues between Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic could help resolve the pair's issues.

Newcombe urges Hewitt to captain his way

LLEYTON HEWITT of Australia hits a forehand during the Tie Break Tens ahead of the 2018 Australian Open at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

John Newcombe, the godfather of Australian tennis, has told Lleyton Hewitt to captain the Davis Cup team his way and not be worried about outside noise.

Barty party continues at Australian Open

ALEX de MINAUR of Australia plays a forehand against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.

Ashleigh Barty is through to the third round of the Australian Open without dropping a set after downing China's Yafan Wang in her second match in Melbourne.

Halep survives round one Kanepi scare

SIMONA HALEP of Romania celebrates victory folowing her ladies singles match against Alison Riske of The United States during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Simona Halep is through to the second round of the Australian Open after coming from a set down to beat Estonia's Kaia Kanepi.

Djokovic sets up Tsonga clash at Open

NOVAK DJOKOVIC of Serbia plays a forehand against Tomas Berdych of The Czech Republic in the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England.

Serbian top seed Novak Djokovic is into the Australian Open second round after beating American qualifier Mitchell Krueger in straight sets.

Another Aust Open, another exit for Stosur

SAMANTHA STOSUR of Australia plays a forehand during the ladies singles match of the 2017 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Australian tennis veteran Samantha Stosur's poor record at her home slam has continued with a first-round loss to Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska.

Popyrin makes 10 Aussies through in Open

ALEXEI POPYRIN of Australia celebrates winning a point against Martin Klizan of Slovakia during day one of the 2019 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Australian youngster Alexei Popyrin has beaten German veteran Mischa Zverev to move into the second round of the Australian Open.

Tennis Australia backs Hewitt in Tomic row

LLEYTON HEWITT of Australia plays a forehand in a Fast Fours Exhibition Match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Tennis Australia performance director Wally Masur says Lleyton Hewitt retains the support of the organisation.

How the Aussies fared on Open day two

How the Aussies have fared on day two of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Action on day two of the Australian Open

SERENA WILLIAMS of United States plays a backhand during her Ladies Final match of Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

How day two of the Australian Open unfolded at Melbourne Park.

Luckless Kokkinakis out of Open in agony

THANASI KOKKINAKIS of Australia returns a shot during a match of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios, who exited the Australian Open on Tuesday, have refused to take sides in the spat between Bernard Tomic and Lleyton Hewitt.

Loss of confidence for Daria Gavrilova

DARIA GAVRILOVA of Australia plays a backhand against Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine during the Fed Cup tie at the Canberra Tennis Centre in Canberra, Australia.

Australian Daria Gavrilova has been bundled out of the Australian Open in the opening round, her earliest exit at the grand slam in four years.

Bolt sacks Sock for first grand slam win

ALEX BOLT of Australia plays a forehand in his first round match against Viktor Troicki of Serbia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian Alex Bolt has beaten American Jack Sock in the opening round at Melbourne Park, his maiden grand slam win.

Proud Aussie Open trio not finished yet

The three young Aussie women through to the second round of the Australian Open say it's a dream come true.

Zverev into Australian Open second round

KEI NISHIKORI of Japan plays a forehand in his first round match against Kamil Majchrzak of Poland during day two of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

German ace Alexander Zverev and Japanese superstar Kei Nishikori have led the men's top seeds through to the second round of the Australian Open on day two.

Tomljanovic on wrong side of Open history

AJLA TOMLJANOVIC of Australia plays a backhand in her match against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Australian Ajla Tomljanovic has suffered a tough loss to Johanna Konta at the Australian Open.

Matt Ebden plotting Nadal's Open downfall

MATTHEW EBDEN of Australia plays a forehand in his match against Frances Tiafoe of the USA during the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Matt Ebden hopes to foil fellow Australian Alex de Minaur's potential Australian Open showdown with Rafael Nadal by ousting the Spanish superstar.

Serena resplendent in green at Open

SERENA WILLIAMS of The United States plays a backhand during the ladies singles match against Julia Georges of Germany during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Seven-times champion Serena Williams remains unbeaten in 2019 after starting her Australian Open campaign with a routine win over Tatjana Maria.

Aussie tennis ace battling life on tour

DESTANEE AIAVA of Australia plays a forehand in her first round match against Madison Keys of the United States during day two of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Victorian teenager Destanee Aiava has lost her Australian Open first-round clash to Maidson Keys, saying she's been struggling to find motivation.

Murray facing crunch call on hip surgery

ANDY MURRAY of Great Britain plays a backhand in a warm-up session at the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena, in Brisbane, Australia.

Andy Murray says he'll decide in the next week or so whether to have surgery on a chronic hip injury or rest up for a possible Wimbledon hurrah.

Ailing Kyrgios sent packing by Raonic

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a backhand against Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Nick Kyrgios has limped out of the Australian Open in the first round, losing to Canadian Milos Raonic in straight sets at Melbourne Park.

Hewitt laughs off Tomic's Open outburst

BERNARD TOMIC of Australia serves during the men's singles quarter final match of the Aegon International Eastbourne at Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club in Eastbourne, England.

Lleyton Hewitt claims that Bernard Tomic's broadside was just 'Bernie being Bernie' in the wake of another loss.

Murray bows out in Australian Open epic

ANDY MURRAY of Great Britain celebrates his victory in his men's singles match of the US Open at the USTA BJ King National Tennis Center in New York City.

Andy Murray is out of Australian Open for possibly the last time after losing a five-set round-one epic to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday night.

Fed Express keeps rolling in Melbourne

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland plays a backhand during the Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

Defending Australian Open champion Roger Federer has triumphed over world No.101 Denis Istomin in their first-round clash.

Tomic falls to Cilic in Australian Open

BERNARD TOMIC of Australia competes in his first round match during 2018 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Croatian sixth seed Marin Cilic has defeated Australia's Bernard Tomic in the first round of the Australian Open.

Champion Wozniacki eases into second round

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI of Denmark reacts against Jana Fett of Croatia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

World No.3 Caroline Wozniacki is through to the second round of the Australian Open after a straightforward win over Alison van Uytvanck.

Millman through at Melbourne Park

JOHN MILLMAN of Australia in action against David Goffin of Belgium during the Davis Cup World Group semi final match at Palais 12 in Brussels, Belgium.

Queenslander John Millman has emerged victorious in a four-set Australian Open first-round struggle with Argentina's Federico Delbonis.

Barty eases into Aust Open second round

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia returns a shot to Claire Liu during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Ashleigh Barty has made a flying start to her Australian Open, defeating Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum in straight sets.

Confident Thompson thumps Lopez at Open

JORDAN THOMPSON of Australia plays a backhand in his match against Nicolas Kicker of Argentina during the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia's Jordan Thompson is into the second round at Melbourne Park and is riding a new wave of confidence.

Action on day one of the Australian Open

How day one of the Australian Open unfolded at Melbourne Park.

How the Aussies fared on Open day one

How the Aussies fared on day one of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Nadal, Dimitrov support Kermode at ATP

The pay row bubbling behind the scenes of the Australian Open continues, with Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov calling for calm.

De Minaur powers into Open second round

ALEX de MINAUR of Australia plays a forehand against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.

Big home hope Alex de Minaur has made a flying start to the Australian Open, racing into the second round with a straight-sets win over Pedro Sousa.

Kevin Anderson survives Open wobble

KEVIN ANDERSON of South Africa plays a backhand during his singles match against Kei Nishikori of Japan during the Nitto ATP Finals in London, England.

South African fifth seed Kevin Anderson is into the second round of the Australian Open after beating Adrian Mannarino in four sets.

Nadal downs Duckworth at Australian Open

JAMES DUCKWORTH of Australia returns a shot to Petros Chrysochos of Cyprus during the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Local hope James Duckworth has had no answer to the power of the Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.

Aussie wildcards score milestone Open wins

ZOE HIVES of Australia plays a shot during the Hobart International at Domain Tennis Centre in Hobart, Australia.

Young wildcards Zoe Hives and Kimberly Birrell have joined WA qualifier Astra Sharma in the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Sharma's Astra-nomical Open breakthrough

ASTRA SHARMA plays a forehand during the Australian Open Play-off at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Astra Sharma says its "unreal" to make it to the second round of the Australian Open, although it meant taking out fellow Aussie and friend Priscilla Hon.

Australian Open day two must-see match-ups

Must-see matches as the first round of the Australian Open continues on Tuesday at Melbourne Park.

Kerber in cruise control at the Open

ARYNA SABALENKA of Belarus plays a backhand in her first round match against Anna Kalinskaya of Russia during day one of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Former champion and world No.2 Angelique Kerber has moved confidently into the second round at Melbourne Park.

Sharapova into Australian Open 2nd round

MARIA SHARAPOVA of Russia plays a forehand in her match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Maria Sharapova has pummelled British qualifier Harriet Dart in the first round of the Australian Open.

Kyrgios struggling to 'lay it on the line'

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a backhand against Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Nick Kyrgios says he needs to draw inspiration from hard-working compatriot John Millman as his bids to find the motivation to compete day in, day out.

Forecast not bothering de Minaur at Open

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia in action against Taylor Fritz of USA in the group stages during the Next Gen ATP Finals at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy.

Alex de Minaur says he'll embrace an expected 35-degree day as he prepares for his first-round clash with Portuguese clay-courter Pedro Sousa.

Djokovic quiet over ATP player revolt

NOVAK DJOKOVIC of Serbia plays a forehand against Tomas Berdych of The Czech Republic in the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England.

Changes among senior executives behind the men's professional tennis tour could take place following the Australian Open.

Murray up for one last Melbourne effort

ANDY MURRAY of Great Britain celebrates his victory in his men's singles match of the US Open at the USTA BJ King National Tennis Center in New York City.

Andy Murray will compete for the last time in Melbourne at this year's Australian Open, facing Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round on Monday.

Djokovic back to threaten Federer's reign

NOVAK DJOKOVIC of Serbia plays a forehand during a Singles match at the Wimbledon Championships in London, England.

Tennis titans Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are both bidding to land an unprecedented seventh Australian Open men's singles crown.

Wozniacki returns as Aust Open champion

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI of Denmark reacts against Jana Fett of Croatia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Caroline Wozniacki is the defending Australian Open champion but Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber and local Ashleigh Barty are more highly fancied in 2019.

Barty, de Minaur lead big Open challenge

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia returns a shot to Claire Liu during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.

All eyes will be on Melbourne Park when 22 local hopes feature in the biggest home challenge at the Australian Open since the turn of the century.

Australian Open day 3 must-see match-ups

JAMES DUCKWORTH of Australia returns a shot to Petros Chrysochos of Cyprus during the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Must-see matches on day three of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

De Minaur declares he'll be ready for Open

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia in action against Taylor Fritz of USA in the group stages during the Next Gen ATP Finals at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy.

Alex de Minaur will enter the Australian Open with the highest recent workload of any player in the men's or women's draw, but he's declared he'll be ready.

De Minaur embraces Lleyton Hewitt links

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia plays Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.

Teenage tennis sensation Alex de Minaur is happy his playing style and achievements continue to see him compared to Lleyton Hewitt.

Barty ready to embrace home Open pressure

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a backhand against Camila Giorgi of Italy of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Ashleigh Barty is the highest-seeded local female at the Australian Open in six years, but she's ready to embrace the eyes of the nation in Melbourne.

Hobbled Zverev relaxed for Australian Open

ALEXANDER ZVEREV of Germany volleys during a practice session ahead of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Alexander Zverev is confident his ankle will hold up during the Australian Open after hurting himself during a practice session.

De Minaur hits out at Open over schedule

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia plays a shot against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan during Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Alex de Minaur is angry at Australian Open organisers after rain at the Sydney International means he'll play three matches in two days between the tournaments.

Murray will benefit from retirement: Nadal

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain celebrates during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Rafael Nadal has paid tribute to Andy Murray ahead of the Australian Open, saying his longtime rival's retirement will aid his mental health.

Australian Open order of play: Monday

Order of play on the main showcourts for day one of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday.

Coachless Halep relaxed ahead of Open bid

SIMONA HALEP of Romania in action against Caroline Garcia of France of the 2017 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre in Beijing, China.

Underdone and coachless world No.1 Simona Halep is feeling relaxed and pressure-free ahead of the Australian Open.

Sandgren wins Classic to bag maiden title

TENNYS SANDGREN of the United States plays a backhand against Dominic Thiem of Austria of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

American Tennys Sandgren has completed an emphatic week at Auckland's ASB Classic with a straight sets win over Briton Cameron Norrie in the decider.

Kenin claims maiden WTA title in Hobart

American Sofia Kenin has won her maiden WTA title at the Hobart International and wants to do some damage at the Australian Open.

De Minaur claims maiden ATP title victory

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia plays a shot against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan during Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Australian Alex de Minaur has won his maiden ATP Tour title, beating Italy's Andreas Seppi 7-5 7-6 (7-5) in the final of the Sydney International.

Kyrgios undaunted by horror Aust Open draw

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a forehand against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany during the Davis Cup match at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Nick Kyrgios insists he's ready for a tough first-round clash with former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic at the Australian Open.

Who and when the Aussies play at the Open

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia in action against Taylor Fritz of USA in the group stages during the Next Gen ATP Finals at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy.

Aussies in action at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

Federer tips more stars to play on longer

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland plays a backhand during the Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

Ageless wizard Roger Federer is predicting he won't be the only tennis star playing well into their thirties.

Barty believes despite defeat in WTA final

PETRA KVITOVA celebrates after winning the Women's singles match at the China National Tennis Centre in Beijing, China.

Petra Kvitova has come from behind to beat Australian Ashleigh Barty 1-6 7-5 7-6 (7-3) in the women's final of the Sydney International.

Djokovic pays tribute to 'champion' Murray

NOVAK DJOKOVIC of Serbia plays a forehand against Tomas Berdych of The Czech Republic in the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England.

World No.1 Novak Djokovic says the looming retirement of longtime rival Andy Murray has come as a shock ahead of the Australian Open.

American Kenin makes Hobart WTA final

American 20-year-old Sofia Kenin will meet unseeded Slovakian Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the final of the Hobart International.

ASB Classic finalists chasing maiden title

TENNYS SANDGREN of the United States plays a backhand against Dominic Thiem of Austria of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

A maiden ATP winner will be unearthed at the ASB Classic in Auckland after American Tennys Sandgren and Briton Cameron Norrie advanced to the final.

Millman slams Aust Open ball in cold

JOHN MILLMAN of Australia in action against David Goffin of Belgium during the Davis Cup World Group semi final match at Palais 12 in Brussels, Belgium.

John Millman says the Australian Open's new balls go dead in cooler conditions, something he'll have to factor in once he begins his campaign in Melbourne.

Kokkinakis, Sharma qualify for Aus Open

THANASI KOKKINAKIS of Australia serves in his singles match against David Goffin of Belgium in the 2018 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

Thanasi Kokkinakis will face Japan's Taro Daniel in the first round of the Australian Open after qualifying for the main draw at Melbourne Park.

Teary Murray set for last Australian Open

ANDY MURRAY of Great Britain plays a backhand in a warm-up session at the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena, in Brisbane, Australia.

A devastated Andy Murray is set to retire from tennis, possibly as soon as after the Australian Open, due to ongoing hip issues.

Leading Australian Open women's contenders

How the leading women's contenders and Aussie hopes shape up ahead of the Australian Open starting on Monday.

Leading Australian Open men's contenders

How the leading men's contenders and Aussie hopes shape up ahead of the Australian Open starting on Monday.

Focused Federer dreams of title No.100

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland in action in the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.

Roger Federer says it's an honour to sit alongside Swiss-based Aussie great Roy Emerson and career rival Novak Djokovic with six Australian Open crowns.

Barty, de Minaur still all eyes for Sydney

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a forehand against Angelique Kerber of Germany during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.

Seeded stars Ashleigh Barty and Alex de Minaur got the best of the locals' draws for the Australian Open, but remain focused on their Sydney title chances.

Barty into WTA Sydney International final

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a backhand against Camila Giorgi of Italy of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Ashleigh Barty has beaten world No.9 Kiki Bertens to power into her second-straight Sydney International final where she will face Petra Kvitova.

Fognini, Busta toppled in Auckland Classic

PABLO CARRENO BUSTA of Spain plays a forehand against Jason Kubler of Australia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

World No.13 Fabio Fognini and Pablo Carreno Busta, the final men's seeded players remaining in Auckland's ASB Classic, have bowed out in the quarter-finals.

Kvitova ends Kerber's defence in Sydney

ANGELIQUE KERBER of Germany celebrates winning a point against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Defending champion Angelique Kerber has been knocked out of the Sydney International by Petra Kvitova in the quarter-finals.

Who the Aussies play at the Open

How the Aussies fared at the Australian Open draw at Melbourne Park.

Cornet sets sights on second Hobart title

ALIZE CORNET of France plays a shot during her singles quarter final match during day six of the 2019 Hobart International at Domain Tennis Centre in Hobart, Australia.

France's Alize Cornet is through to the Hobart International semi-finals after beating Belgian qualifier Greet Minnen in straight sets.

Rain makes de Minaur wait a day in Sydney

ANDREAS SEPPI of Italy plays a backhand in his singles match against Yuichi Sugita of Japan during the Davis Cup World Group between Japan and Italy at Morioka Takaya Arena in Morioka, Iwate, Japan.

Alex de Minaur's Sydney International semi-final against Gilles Simon has been postponed until Saturday morning due to rain.

Zverev, Murray setbacks in Open hit-outs

ANDY MURRAY of Great Britain celebrates his victory in his men's singles match of the US Open at the USTA BJ King National Tennis Center in New York City.

World No.4 Alexander Zverev has suffered another injury during practice, hampering his hopes of a maiden Australian Open title.

Kokkinakis aiming higher than Aussie Open

THANASI KOKKINAKIS of Australia competes in his match against Gael Monfils of France during the World Tennis Challenge at Memorial Drive in Adelaide, Australia.

Thanasi Kokkinakis will play Canadian Peter Polanski for a place in the Australian Open main draw.

Barty surges into Sydney tennis semis

Australian No.1 Ashleigh Barty has progressed through to the Sydney International semi-finals after defeating Belgian Elise Mertens in straight sets.

Kokkinakis, Bains, Sharma eye Open berths

THANASI KOKKINAKIS of Australia serves in his singles match against David Goffin of Belgium in the 2018 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

Thanasi Kokkinakis is one victory away from taking his place in the Australian Open main draw, defeating his Austrian second-round opponent in straight sets.

Aussies Barty, de Minaur handed Open seeds

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia plays Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.

Ashleigh Barty and Alex de Minaur will be the only two Australians to have seed-protected runs at the season-opening grand slam in Melbourne.

I'm not scared of retirement, says Nadal

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain celebrates during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Rafael Nadal talks retirement, golf and a scratch handicap in a candid interview ahead of possibly his last serious Australian Open title tilt.

All-Aussie QF headlines day five in Sydney

JOHN MILLMAN of Australia returns a shot in a Men's Singles match of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in New York City.

Four Australians, including men's and women's No.1s Alex de Minaur and Ashleigh Barty, will be in action on day five of the Sydney International.

Kyrgios, Tomic cop rough Aussie Open draws

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a backhand against Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic face a tough time making their mark at the Australian Open after receiving brutal draws for the Melbourne Park grand slam.

Millman third Aust man in Sydney quarters

JOHN MILLMAN of Australia returns the ball during his men's singles quarter-final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

John Millman has advanced to the Sydney International quarter-finals after defeating Marton Fucsovics 6-3 6-4 on Wednesday.

Forget parties, climb a tree: Djokovic

NOVAK DJOKOVIC of Serbia plays a forehand against Tomas Berdych of The Czech Republic in the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England.

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has revealed his favourite way to celebrate his multiple Australian Open titles is to climb his special tree in the Botanic Gardens.

Federer wary of Open locals and floaters

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2018 Australian Open Men's Singles Final, at Government House in Melbourne, Australia.

With top players lurking outside of the seeds at the 2019 Australian Open, it's no wonder reigning champion Roger Federer is eager to discover his draw.

Halep has no Australian Open expectations

SIMONA HALEP of Romania celebrates victory folowing her ladies singles match against Alison Riske of The United States during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

World No.1 Simona Halep will enter next week's Australian Open without a win in almost five months after losing her first match at the Sydney International.

Rookie Hives takes confidence to Aust Open

ZOE HIVES of Australia plays a shot during the Hobart International at Domain Tennis Centre in Hobart, Australia.

Australian wildcard Zoe Hives has lost to Belinda Bencic at the Hobart International but received some words of encouragement ahead of the Australian Open.

Open finalist Cilic feeling underdone

MARIN CILIC of Croatia plays a backhand against Joao Sousa of Portugal of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Croatian world No.7 Marin Cilic says his hopes of making back-to-back Australian Open finals are unclear with his preparation disrupted by a knee injury.

Barty fears no one after stopping Halep

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a forehand against Angelique Kerber of Germany during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.

Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty has upset world No.1 Simona Halep to charge into the Sydney International quarter-finals.

Stosur primed for another Open tilt

SAMANTHA STOSUR of Australia plays forehand during the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship at the Dubai Tennis Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Veteran Samantha Stosur has fallen in the second round of the Sydney International, losing in three sets to Swiss Timea Bacsinszky.

Wozniacki, Svitolina tune up for Aus Open

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI of Denmark reacts against Jana Fett of Croatia of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Caroline Wozniacki is moving on from her early-round exit at the Auckland International as she prepares to defend the Australian Open.

Kyrgios the unseeded threat at Open draw

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia serves during the Men's singles final match of the 2017 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre in Beijing, China.

Two-time grand slam quarter-finalist Nick Kyrgios is the dangerous floater to avoid when the Australian Open draw is held in Melbourne.

Tomic wins first clash with Kyrgios

BERNARD TOMIC of Australia returns a shot during a match of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City

Bernard Tomic has beaten Nick Kyrgios in their first meeting, winning 6-3 6-4 in their Australian Open warm-up at the Kooyong Classic.

Alex De Minaur into Sydney tennis quarters

ALEX de MINAUR of Australia plays a forehand against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Australia.

Teenage star Alex de Minaur has beaten American qualifier Reilly Opelka to set up an all-Australian Sydney International quarter-final with Jordan Thompson.

Sharma, McPhee gun for first Open berths

KAYLAH MCPHEE of Australia hits a forehand in her match against Kathinka von Deichmann of Liechtenstein during day two of Qualifying for the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Every Australian man in Australian Open qualifying action on Wednesday lost, but emerging women Astra Sharma and Kaylah McPhee saluted at Melbourne Park.

Kyrgios in warning to tennis officials

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a backhand against Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Australian star Nick Kyrgios insists tennis needs a shake-up to keep fans engaged.

Rain delays de Minaur at Sydney tennis

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia in action against Taylor Fritz of USA in the group stages during the Next Gen ATP Finals at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy.

Australian No.1 Alex de Minaur was leading American qualifier Reilly Opelka 1-0 in the first set when play was abandoned in Sydney due to rain.

Kerber moves into Sydney quarter-finals

ANGELIQUE KERBER of Germany plays a forehand during the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia.

Defending Sydney International champion Angelique Kerber has beaten Italian ace Camila Giorgi to move into the quarter-finals.

Thompson moves into Sydney quarters

JORDAN THOMPSON of Australia plays a backhand in his match against Nicolas Kicker of Argentina during the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Jordan Thompson has advanced to the Sydney International quarter-finals after claiming a three-set win over Troy Daniel on Tuesday night.

Ailing Millman in dazzling Sydney comeback

JOHN MILLMAN of Australia returns the ball during his men's singles quarter-final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

US Open quarter-finalist John Millman has risen from the canvas to produce a memorable comeback win over Frances Tiafoe at the Sydney International.

Aussie Hives gets career-best tennis win

ZOE HIVES of Australia plays a shot during her singles match against Johanna Larsson of Sweden during day four of the 2019 Hobart International at Domain Tennis Centre in Hobart, Australia.

Australian youngster Zoe Hives has recorded a career-best win over veteran Johanna Larsson to move into the second round of the Hobart International.

Aussie qualifier Hon marches on in Sydney

PRISCILLA HON of Australia in action against Katie Boulter of Great Britain during their Quarter Final match on Day 7 of the Fuzion 100 Surbition Trophy in London, United Kingdom.

Australian qualifier Priscilla Hon has continued her run at the Sydney International, storming into the second round of the main draw.

Bernard Tomic lashes new Open tennis balls

BERNARD TOMIC of Australia competes in his first round match during 2018 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Bernard Tomic says he doesn't like the new Australian Open tennis balls after playing with them in his first match at the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament.

Kokkinakis 'disappointed' at wildcard snub

THANASI KOKKINAKIS of Australia returns a shot during a match of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

Thanasi Kokkinakis is one step closer to earning an Australian Open berth after winning his opening qualifier at Melbourne Park.

Tomic wins at Kooyong, Kyrgios clash next

BERNARD TOMIC of Australia returns a shot during a match of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City

Bernard Tomic has banked a win in his Kooyong Classic opener before he turns his focus to his first ever match with fellow Aussie tennis rebel Nick Kyrgios.

'There's no bad blood': Kyrgios on Tomic

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia serves during the Men's singles final match of the 2017 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre in Beijing, China.

Nick Kyrgios insists he and Bernard Tomic have no bad blood between them ahead of their much-hyped first-time meeting on Wednesday.

Nadal bids to emulate Federer's Open feat

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain celebrates during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Rafael Nadal is refusing to give up on his dream of winning a second Australian Open crown after making a successful comeback from injury in Sydney.

Barty to face Halep in Sydney showdown

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a backhand against Camila Giorgi of Italy of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Ashleigh Barty has booked a second-round date with world No.1 Simona Halep with a commanding win over former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in Sydney.

Stosur claims rare home win at Sydney

SAMANTHA STOSUR of Australia plays forehand during the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship at the Dubai Tennis Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Samantha Stosur has claimed a rare first-round victory on home soil with a 6-3 3-6 4-6 win over Dominika Cibulkova at the Sydney International.

Nadal makes promising comeback in Fast4

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain plays a backhand against Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Rafael Nadal has recovered from a thigh strain to give Nick Kyrgios a Fast4 work-out in Sydney, allaying fears the Spanish ace may miss the Australian Open.

Alex de Minaur dreams of last Sydney title

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia plays Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.

Australian No.1 Alex de Minaur has defeated Serbian Dusan Lajovic in straight sets in their first-round match at the Sydney International.

Kokkinakis' bid for Aussie Open qualifying

ASTRA SHARMA plays a forehand in her matach against Zoe Hives during the 2019 Australian Open Play-off at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Thanasi Kokkinakis has drawn Egypt's Mohamed Safwat first up in Australian Open qualifying, while local hope Astra Sharma will face top seed Vera Zvonareva.

Rookie Perez pushes Parmentier in Hobart

ELLEN PEREZ of Australia plays a shot during her singles match against Pauline Parmentier of France during Hobart International at Domain Tennis Centre in Hobart, Australia.

Australian wildcard Ellen Perez has lost in the opening round of the Hobart International to the experienced French ace Pauline Parmentier.

Kerber to stay on roll before Aussie Open

ANGELIQUE KERBER of Germany celebrates winning a point against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

World No.2 Angelique Kerber has again got off to a hot start to the Australian summer and is keen to defend her Sydney International crown.

Tomic in Kooyong Classic tennis opener

BERNARD TOMIC of Australia competes in his first round match during 2018 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Bernard Tomic will take on American Jack Sock in the first match at the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne, as he warms up for the Australian Open.

Sydney to host inaugural ATP Cup finals

Sydney will host the finals of the inaugural ATP Cup men's tennis tournament to be played by 24 teams across three cities in January 2020.

I'm not going to be that good girl: Dasha

AJLA TOMLJANOVIC of Croatia in action against Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Daria Gavrilova admits she has to fire up a bit more after a slow start to the summer where she's lost opening round matches in Brisbane and Sydney.

Millman replaces Dimitrov in Fast4 tennis

JOHN MILLMAN of Australia returns the ball during his men's singles quarter-final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

John Millman has replaced Grigor Dimitrov in the Fast4 exhibition tennis event in Sydney.

Nishikori primed for Aust Open return

KEVIN ANDERSON of South Africa celebrates match point during his singles against Kei Nishikori of Japan during Day Three of the Nitto ATP Finals in London, England.

Brisbane champ Kei Nishikori is full of confidence as he prepares for a return to Melbourne Park after missing last year's Australian Open with a wrist injury.

In-form Medvedev mulls Sydney berth

DANIIL MEDVEDEV of Russia plays a backhand in his match during the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane International finalist Daniil Medvedev will see how he's feeling before committing to his Sydney International defence later this week.

Tsurenko to roll on despite big miss

Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko is searching for answers after letting a maiden title in Brisbane off the hook on Sunday night.

Rejuvenated Thompson advances in Sydney

Jordan Thompson has claimed his biggest scalp since his famous win over Andy Murray in 2017, beating Adrian Mannarino in straight sets in Sydney.

Zverev to leave Hopman heartbreak behind

ALEXANDER ZVEREV of Germany volleys during a practice session ahead of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

World No.4 Alexander Zverev suffered Hopman Cup heartbreak on Saturday, but he is now aiming to make a splash at the Australian Open.

Healthy Halep ready to begin 2019 season

SIMONA HALEP of Romania in action against Caroline Garcia of France of the 2017 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre in Beijing, China.

World No.1 Simona Halep will make her first appearance in three months when she takes her place for the Sydney International this week.

Players lament likely Hopman Cup demise

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland in action in the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.

Tennis stars such as Serena Williams and Roger Federer say it will be sad if the mixed-teams Hopman Cup is scrapped next year.

Kyrgios to play Tomic at Kooyong Classic

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a backhand against Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Australian tennis bad boys Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic will clash for the first time at this week's Kooyong Classic in Melbourne.

Djokovic the man to beat, says Federer

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2018 Australian Open Men's Singles Final, at Government House in Melbourne, Australia.

Roger Federer signed off on his Australian Open preparations with a thrilling title win at the Hopman Cup on Saturday night.

Pliskova claims her second Brisbane crown

KAROLINA PLISKOVA of Czech Republic plays a forehand against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Lesia Tsurenko served for the Brisbane International title before Karolina Pliskova turned the screws to claim her second title on Pat Rafter Arena on Sunday.

Nishikori's ATP drought ends in Brisbane

DANIIL MEDVEDEV of Russia celebrates victory after his match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day four of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Japanese favourite Kei Nishikori has snapped a run of nine losses in ATP finals, beating Daniil Medvedev in a three-set Brisbane International decider.

Medvedev ousts Tsonga in Brisbane semi

DANIIL MEDVEDEV of Russia plays a backhand in his match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day four of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Russian Daniil Medvedev has continued his strong early-season form, dispatching French favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to progress to the final in Brisbane.

Pliskova peaking for Brisbane WTA final

KAROLINA PLISKOVA of the Czech Republic plays a backhand in her singles match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at Singapore Sports Hub in Singapore.

World No.8 Karolina Pliskova has pounced on the misfiring serve of Donna Vekic to secure another Brisbane International final appearance.

Osaka withdraws from Sydney International

NAOMI OSAKA of Japan plays a backhand in her women's singles match against Angelique Kerber of Germany during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at Singapore Sports Hub in Singapore.

Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Sydney International after the US Open champion was dumped out of the Brisbane International.

Young talents gain Aussie Open wildcards

Exciting young trio Alexei Popyrin, Marc Polmans and Alex Bolt have claimed the final three wildcards into the Australian Open men's singles draw.

Barty's brutal Sydney International draw

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia returns a shot to Claire Liu during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Australian ace Ashleigh Barty may have to beat three grand slam champions, including world No.1 Simona Halep, to match her run to last year's final in Sydney.

Underdone Kyrgios joins Kooyong field

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a forehand against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany during the Davis Cup match at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Dual grand slam quarter-finalist Nick Kyrgios has joined fellow Australian Bernard Tomic in next week's Kooyong Classic field.

Clinical Nishikori into Brisbane ATP final

World No.9 Kei Nishikori has reached the final of the Brisbane International by beating Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in straight sets.

De Minaur's battery charged for Aust Open

ALEX DE MINAUR of Australia plays Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.

Alex de Minaur says lessons learned during an incredible year on tour will help him handle the pressure he is anticipating to feel at the Australian Open.

Federer wins third Hopman Cup crown

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland in action in the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.

Switzerland have won a fourth Hopman Cup crown after Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Germany in a final for the ages.

Osaka upset in WTA Brisbane International

KAROLINA PLISKOVA of Czech Republic plays a forehand against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Unseeded Lesia Tsurenko will play Karolina Pliskova in the Brisbane International final after she upset world No.5 Naomi Osaka in straight sets on Saturday.

Kerber backs Barty to be a force in 2019

ANGELIQUE KERBER of Germany celebrates winning a point against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Three-time grand slam winner Angelique Kerber says Ashleigh Barty is tricky to play, and could cause some damage in the grand slams.

Tsonga trumps de Minaur in Brisbane

JO-WILFRIED TSONGA of France plays a forehand against Kevin King of the United States of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has put an injury-riddled 2018 behind him with an impressive quarter-final defeat of Australia's Alex de Minaur in Brisbane.

Germany to play Swiss in Hopman Cup final

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a backhand against Camila Giorgi of Italy of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

German duo Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber will play Swiss pair Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic in a repeat of last year's Hopman Cup final.

Tomljanovic stopped in Brisbane quarters

Ajla Tomljanovic's career-best Brisbane International run is over in the quarter-finals, beaten by world No.8 Karolina Pliskova in a fluctuating three-setter.

'Perfect' Vekic into Brisbane tennis semis

DONNA VEKIC of Croatia serves in her match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during day six of the 2019 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Croatia's Donna Vekic has reached the Brisbane International semi-finals with a convincing win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Injured Muguruza to bounce back in Sydney

GARBINE MUGURUZA of Spain plays a backhand during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at Singapore Sports Hub in Singapore.

Spain's Garbine Muguruza expects to be fit for the Sydney International despite suffering an injury during her win over Alize Cornet at the Hopman Cup in Perth.

Aiava receives Australian Open wildcard

DESTANEE AIAVA of Australia plays a backhand against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during the 2018 Kooyong Classic at Kooyong in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne-born, Sydney-based teenager Destanee Aiava has won a wildcard into this month's Australian Open main draw.

Rosewall's fears for underdone Kyrgios

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a forehand against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany during the Davis Cup match at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Tennis great Ken Rosewall has concerns over Nick Kyrgios's ability to go the distance when the heat is on at this month's Australian Open.

US champ Osaka gains Aussie Open boost

NAOMI OSAKA of Japan plays a backhand in her women's singles match against Angelique Kerber of Germany during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at Singapore Sports Hub in Singapore.

US Open champion Naomi Osaka says she has gained a timely confidence boost ahead of the opening grand slam after moving into the Brisbane International semis.

Cool weather no sweat for Roger Federer

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland in action in the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.

Roger Federer will be aiming to win a second straight Hopman Cup title when he teams with Belinda Bencic to play either Germany or Australia in the final.

Daniil Medvedev into Brisbane final four

JO-WILFRIED TSONGA of France plays a forehand against Kevin King of the United States of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Russia's Daniil Medvedev has fought back from a set down to beat Canadian Milos Raonic in the Brisbane International quarter-finals.

Federer guides Swiss into Hopman Cup final

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2018 Australian Open Men's Singles Final against Marin Cilic of Croatia at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Roger Federer continued his hot form at the Hopman Cup with a straight sets win over world No.15 Stefanos Tsitsipas on Thursday night.

Nishikori through to Brisbane semi-finals

Japanese world No.9 Kei Nishikori has reversed the result of the 2017 final in Brisbane, toppling Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-5 in a high-quality quarter-final.

Chardy through to Brisbane semi-finals

JEREMY CHARDY of France celebrates after winning the first set in his match against Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan during day five of the 2019 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

France's Jeremy Chardy is through to the Brisbane International semi-finals after downing Japanese qualifier Yasutaka Uchiyama in three sets.

No Brisbane regrets over Nadal invite

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain serves in the 2018 Kooyong Classic at Kooyong in Melbourne, Australia.

Brisbane International's Cameron Pearson insists he had no reservations about asking Rafael Nadal back to the 2019 event despite a string of hardcourt no shows.

Williams unbeaten in Perth but sans trophy

SERENA WILLIAMS of United States plays a backhand during her Ladies Final match of Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Team USA did not make the final of the Hopman Cup in Perth, but former world No.1 Serena Williams won her third singles' match on Thursday.

Tsonga lines up Hewitt clone de Minaur

JO-WILFRIED TSONGA of France plays a forehand against Kevin King of the United States of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has taken a confident stride on the comeback trail by booking a Brisbane International quarter-final clash with Australia's Alex de Minaur.

I'll be fit for Australian Open: Nadal

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain celebrates during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Rafael Nadal says he will be 100 per cent fit for the Australian Open despite withdrawing from warm-up event Brisbane International with a thigh strain.

Door ajar for Aussie hopes in Brisbane

AJLA TOMLJANOVIC of Australia plays a backhand in her match against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

The Brisbane International draw has slightly opened up for Australia's only quarter-finalists Ajla Tomljanovic and Alex de Minaur.

Alarm bells not ringing for Kyrgios

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a forehand against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany during the Davis Cup match at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Nick Kyrgios insists alarm bells aren't ringing ahead of the Australian Open despite his Brisbane International title defence ending in the second round.

Germans stand in way of Aussie title shot

ASHLEIGH BARTY of Australia plays a backhand against Camila Giorgi of Italy of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Australia can win Group A and claim a spot in the Saturday's Hopman Cup final of the Hopman Cup with a win over tournament favourites Germany.

Osaka credits coach, belief at Brisbane

ELINA SVITOLINA of Ukraine plays a shot in her match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during the 2018 Brisbane International.

A first set stumble has not stopped US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan becoming the first woman into the Brisbane International semi-finals.

Andy Murray 'exploited' in Brisbane loss

ANDY MURRAY of Great Britain celebrates his victory in his men's singles match of the US Open at the USTA BJ King National Tennis Center in New York City.

Andy Murray's Australian Open preparation been dealt a blow with a straight-sets loss to Daniil Medvedev at the Brisbane International.

Barty flies by former world No.1 Muguruza

GARBINE MUGURUZA of Spain plays a backhand during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at Singapore Sports Hub in Singapore.

Australia's Ashleigh Barty has claimed a straight-sets win over Spain's former world No.1 Garbine Muguruza at the Hopman Cup in Perth.

Tomljanovic eliminates Konta in Brisbane

AJLA TOMLJANOVIC of Croatia in action against Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic has reached the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International with a straight-sets win over Johanna Konta.

Germany close in on Hopman Cup final

ANGELIQUE KERBER of Germany celebrates winning match point against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park Australia.

Germany's powerful pairing of Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber were made to fight hard, but they came up trumps in their Hopman Cup clash with France.

Dimitrov primed for Brisbane run

JOHN MILLMAN of Australia returns a shot in a Men's Singles match of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in New York City.

As upsets sprung up around him, sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov kept his cool at the Brisbane International as he eyes a top 10 return.

Fourth seed Kvitova falls in Brisbane

ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA of Latvia returns a shot against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during their women's singles match on day 4 of the 2018 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai at Hengqin Tennis Center in Zhuhai, China.

Dual Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been bundled out of the Brisbane International in the second round by Estonia's Anett Kontaveit.

Tsitsipas keen on dream clash with Federer

ROGER FEDERER of Switzerland in action in the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.

Roger Federer has been unbeatable at the Hopman Cup to date, but he will face his toughest test when he takes on world No.15 Stefanos Tsitsipas on Thursday.

Federer pips Serena in historic cup clash

SERENA WILLIAMS of The United States plays a backhand during the ladies singles match against Julia Georges of Germany during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Serena Williams said it was a special moment facing off against Roger Federer in mixed doubles, even though she lost.

Hobbled Nadal pulls out of Brisbane event

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain celebrates during the mens singles final against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Brisbane International after an interrupted preparation.

Kyrgios crashes out of Brisbane, top 50

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a backhand against Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

Nick Kyrgios is set to tumble out of the world's top 50 for the first time since 2015 after suffering a shock second round loss at the Brisbane International.

Millman rues missing Aussie Open seeding

JOHN MILLMAN of Australia returns a shot in a Men's Singles match of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in New York City.

John Millman says he has not lost hope despite an Australian Open seeding going begging after being bundled out in the Brisbane International second round.

Osaka impressed by 'younger me' Aiava

NAOMI OSAKA of Japan plays a backhand in her women's singles match against Angelique Kerber of Germany during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at Singapore Sports Hub in Singapore.

Naomi Osaka has urged Australian youngster Destanee Aiava to "trust the process" after handing her a comprehensive beating in Brisbane.

De Minaur wins clash of Aussie youngsters

Alex de Minaur has booked a place in the Brisbane International second round after easily beating fellow Australian Alexei Popyrin.

Federer comes up trumps against Williams

SERENA WILLIAMS of the United States plays a forehand against Camila Giorgi of Italy during their Ladies' Singles Quarter-Finals match of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England.

Switzerland have won their Hopman Cup tie against the US after winning the mixed doubles clash.

Limping Murray cruises at Brisbane

ANDY MURRAY of Great Britain celebrates his victory in his men's singles match of the US Open at the USTA BJ King National Tennis Center in New York City.

Former world No.1 Andy Murray has cruised into the Brisbane International second round but admits he has no idea how long his injury comeback will last.

Nadal hopeful of contesting ATP Brisbane

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain plays a backhand against Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Australia.

World No.2 Rafael Nadal is hopeful of returning from an injury-ravaged 2018 and taking centre court at the Brisbane International.

Stephens out of WTA Brisbane International

SLOANE STEPHENS of the United States returns a shot against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia during the women's final on of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Ex-US Open champion Sloane Stephens has been sent packing from the Brisbane International but Japan's Naomi Osaka is into the quarter-finals.

Kyrgios launches Brisbane title defence

NICK KYRGIOS of Australia plays a forehand against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany during the Davis Cup match at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Australia's Nick Kyrgios has overcome a spider bite to launch his Brisbane International title defence with a tough first round win over American Ryan Harrison.

Sam Stosur out first round in Brisbane

SAMANTHA STOSUR of Australia plays a forehand during the ladies singles match of the 2017 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France.

Australian Samantha Stosur has been eliminated by world No.139 Marie Bouzkova in the Brisbane International first round.