Australian Open 2015: Maria Sharapova beats Petra Matric.
Under the lights of Rod Laver Arena, Maria Sharapova outshone her competitor Petra Martic in straight sets in the opening match of Australian Open 2015. Struggling with her first serves in the opening set, Sharapova came��.
Nadal Faces Early Test At Australian Open - ATP World Tour
In a bid for his second Australian Open title, 2009 champion Rafael Nadal will face some early challenges.. Copyright 1994 - 2015 ATP Tour, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced, stored in a��.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 Prize Money: Complete Purse and Earnings from Melbourne
If you are a professional tennis player, there is money waiting for you Down Under. The 2015 Australian Open kicks off Monday as the first Grand Slam on the 2015 calendar, and it is offering the richest purse in tennis history. While the $40 million.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015: Day 1 Schedule, Matchup Predictions for Melbourne.
The first day of 2015s first major tennis tournament features several marquee stars itching to leave Melbourne with the Australian Open title. Last year provided a welcome reprieve from the norm, as Stan Wawrinka halted the Big Fours reign of terror.
McIlroy Eyes a Slice of Australian Open History
Rory McIlroy is looking to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as the only non-Australian players to have won back-to-back Australian Open titles when the world No. 1 tees off on Thursday in Sydney.
Australian Open 2015: Rafael Nadal demolishes Mikhail.
Following his surgery, Nadal has had a slow start to the 2015 season. 2014 Australian Open finalist Nadal had played down his chances of winning the title before the beginning of tournament as he makes his way back from��.
Chinese Safety Concern Empties Distant Shelves
The run on sales of infant formula in Australia is being blamed on Chinese visitors who are believed to be buying in bulk and carrying it home any way they can manage.. Surge in sales of popular brand of baby formula in Australia, leading to empty shelves in some cases, is being blamed on Chinese visitors who, concerned about food quality at home, are believed to be buying in bulk and carrying it away; run is one of odder examples of how China’s thirst for high-quality products can upend faraway consumer markets.
Looking Ahead With Ambition
When the Women’s British Open became the L.P.G.A. Tour’s fourth major in 2001, the tour validated its claim to global golf, and the women’s game has continued to expand ever since.
Australian Open 2015 LIVE! | Chessdom
The 2015 Australian Open Chess Championship is taking place on 2-11th January 2015 at The Lyceum, in Castle Hill, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Open Section is an 11-round Swiss tournament with��.
Andy Murray unveils personal logo before Australian Open.
Andy Murrays new logo, which he will display for the first time at the Australian Open next week, combines his initials with the number 77.. Ray Tang/Rex Features. Press Association. Thursday 15 January 2015 08.12 EST.
Federer Looks to Have Easy Start to 2015 in Brisbane Opener
Roger Federer, seeking an 18th Grand Slam title in his 18th season on tour, will ease into 2015 with a match against either a wild-card entry or a qualifier at the Brisbane International next week.
36 Hours in Melbourne, Australia
Often overlooked by travelers as they sprint their way through Australia’s Big Three tourist attractions, visitors should take some time to appreciate this laid-back city.
Federer Ahead Of Australian Open: I Feel Im Playing Very.
Getty ImagesRoger Federer practises under the watchful eye of coaches Stefan Edberg and Severin Luthi ahead of the 2015 Australian Open. Having just notched his 1000th match win as he simultaneously won the title at the��.
Ten storylines to follow during Australian Open 2015
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Burgess Swaps Codes in Bid for 2015 World Cup
Bullocking South Sydney forward Sam Burgess will leave the club at the end of the 2014 National Rugby League (NRL) season and cross codes to rugby union in an attempt to make Englands 2015 World Cup squad.
Factbox-Profile of the 2015 Asian Cup Venues
Factbox on the five venues to be used for the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia from Jan. 9-31:
Simona Halep vs Karin Knapp, Australian Open 2015: Free.
The 2014 Australian Open quarter-finalist seeks improvement in her game, something that should help her reach further in Australian Open 2015. Starting her campaign at the Melbourne Park, she faces World No. 51 Karin��.
Australian Open 2015: Russian calls local fans animals during five-set loss.
Groth recorded arguably the strongest performance of the day by an Australian man, scoring a convincing 6-3 7-6 (4) 6-4 win at Hisense Arena. The straight sets win was his first in the Australian Open main draw. Aussie John Millman was eliminated by .
Jordan Spieth Wins Australian Open
Spieth played the best round of an already impressive career with an 8-under 63 on Sunday to win the Australian Open by six strokes, making his first trip Down Under a successful one.
Australian Open 2015: Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal through in.
Federer joined fellow big-names Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray as day one winners. Nadal enjoyed a welcome dose of confidence in dismantling Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny 6-3 6-2 6-2 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.
No Mega Events but Plenty on the Sporting Menu in 2015
The lack of an Olympics or a football World Cup deprives 2015 of a single global focus for sports fans but a rich calendar of international events has more than enough world class action to satiate even the most refined palate.
Six International Players Given Australian Open Wild Cards
Americans Denis Kudla and Irina Falconi were among six player awarded wild-card entries Saturday for the Australian Open beginning Jan. 19 at Melbourne Park.
Berdych Defeats Falla To Reach Australian Open Second.
Berdych, who was runner-up at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha (l. to Ferrer) at the start of the 2015 ATP World Tour season, admitted, ���There is a confidence in my game. I had a great week in Doha [and] played very good��.
Breakthrough: Marinko Matosevic after winning his first ever match at the.
It took six years, five failed attempts, a tight back, a fight back and three-and-a-half hours but Marinko Matosevic finally, at length, won a match at the Australian Open. At the moment of triumph the Australian dropped his racquet and collapsed on.
Del Potro Withdraws From the Australian Open - Tennis.
Juan Martin del Potro says that his decision to withdraw from the Australian Open may prove the right call later this year.. AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015. Smart DelPo Withdraws From Australian Open. Melbourne, Australia.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Dustin Brown, Australian Open 2015.
When 11th ranked Grigor Dimitrov walks in Melbourne Park, the high-profiled Bulgarian will hope to work towards writing his own history in the first grand slam of the year, Australian Open 2015. The 24-year old, famously��.
Australian Open Lifts Prize Money 10 Percent
The Australian Open will hike total prize money 10 percent in 2014 to A$36 million ($31.44 million), organizers said on Tuesday.
Australian Open 2015 Live Stream: When and Where to Watch Online
With the morning coming in Melbourne around the same time as dusk and the start of nighttime in the U.S., live action from the years first Grand Slam will take place late into the night���and early into the morning. On top of that, the most high.
It Has to Hurt: Ivanovic Falls in Aussie Open 1st Round
Coming off a resurgent season, Ana Ivanovic believed she could be one of the top contenders for the first Grand Slam of the year.
Ana Ivanovic crashes out of AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015, lose first.
It did not take very long to witness the major upset in womens singles draw at Australian Open 2015 as fifth seeded Ana Ivanovic was ousted on the opening day. The Serbians slayer is 160th ranked Lucie Hradecka of Czech��.
Rafael Nadal an Extreme Pessimist Ahead of Australian Open
Asked to predict who will win this years Australian Open, Rafael Nadal takes a deep breath, shrugs his shoulders and insists it wont be him.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015: All the results from the mens and womens singles
Published: 17:22 EST, 18 January 2015 | Updated: 07:06 EST, 19 January 2015. View comments. Keep track of all the latest results from the mens and womens singles from the Australian Open. This page will be updated throughout the tournament so you .
Watch Live: Australian Open 2015 Qualifying Rounds - ATP.
Watch a free live stream of the 2015 Australian Open qualifying rounds from 14-17 January. Coverage from Melbourne begins at 10am (11pm GMT and 6pm EST) on 14-16 January, and at 12:00pm (1am GMT, 8pm EST) on��.
Australian Open 2015: Ana Ivanovic crashes out
The Australian Open has lost one of its brightest stars on day one, with former finalist Ana Ivanovic crashing to a shock first-round defeat. The Serbian fifth seed coughed up 10 double-faults in a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka.
Australian Open 2015: day one at Melbourne Park ��� as it happened
It was a good day for the Australian men with Tomic, Kokkinakis, Groth and Kyrgios all through to the second round. While there were an awful lot of upsets in the womens singles, with eight seeds sent tumbling out in the first round. The biggest shock.
Australian Open 2015: Swiss bank advice to Kyrgios
Australian Open title-holder Stan Wawrinka has cautioned great Australian hope Nick Kyrgios about the need to distinguish between enough confidence and too much, as the games highest-profile teenager prepares for Mondays grand slam first round.
Federer to Return to Brisbane to Start 2015 Season
Roger Federer will return to the Brisbane International next January to start his 2015 season and warm up for the years first grand slam at the Australian Open, organizers said on Monday.
Tough Tomic back on track
But the Latvian has had a problematic start to 2015, pulling out of his planned season opener in Qatar due to illness and then losing in Auckland last week to qualifier Jiri Vesely. Australian Open schedule day one. ROD LAVER ARENA, 11.00am Karin Knapp .
Ana Ivanovic exits at Melbourne Park
World No.5 Ana Ivanovic is the first big name to exit the Australian Open, losing to Czech Lucie Hradecka in three sets. The Serbian claimed the first set 6-1 in just 21 minutes but her opponent rebounded strongly to claim the opening round match 1-6.
French Open Still Plans To Add Retractable Roof
French Open officials say they are moving ahead with plans to build a retractable roof over center court and add night sessions at Roland Garros in Paris.. Tennis Roundup; French Open officials say they are moving ahead with plans to build a retractable roof over center court and add night sessions at Roland Garros in Paris, despite court ruling that seemed to halt project; other tournament news noted.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015: Rafael Nadal through, Ana Ivanovic out
Nadal, who is a 14-time Grand Slam winner, had only played eight matches since a shock defeat by Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon last year. Before the tournament, he played down his chances of winning a second Australian Open title but .
No Mega Events but Plenty on the Sporting Menu in 2015
The lack of an Olympics or a soccer World Cup deprives 2015 of a single global focus for sports fans but a rich calendar of international events has more than enough world class action to satiate even the most refined palate.
Novak Djokovic Poised To Make Australian Open History.
Top seed Novak Djokovic is ready to begin his quest for an Open Era record fifth Australian Open crown, when he battles qualifier Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday.. AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015��.
Australian Open Unveils 3rd Covered Court for 2015
Australian Open organizers are confident they have weather proofed the first tennis major of the season with the unveiling of the third stadium with a retractable roof at Melbourne Park.
Australian Open 2015: Roger Federer beats Lu Yen-hsun to.
Roger Federer would not have ideally liked to be stretched out by little known Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan in the opening round of Australian Open 2015. The 17-time grand slam winner playing in the night session on Day 1 at��.
Crowd Pleaser Djokovic Revives Tradition at Aust Open
On the eve of the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic revived what he called his little tradition — a moment where he stops talking about tennis, rises from the chair at his pre-tournament news conference and distributes chocolates to the media.
Andy Murray vs Yuki Bhambri, AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015: Free.
Three-times Australian Open champion Andy Murray faces junior Australian Open winner Yuki Bhambri in the opening round at Melbourne Park. Murray who had an average last year with several transition in terms of working��.
Australian Open Tweaks Extreme Heat Policy
Australian Open organizers have tweaked the extreme heat policy for 2015 in the wake of complaints from players about dangerous conditions during a heat wave in Melbourne during the last tournament.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015: Live scores and results
Australian Open 2015: Full coverage · Live tennis scores. Advertisement. Poll: Who is your tip to win the 2015 Australian Open mens title? Please select an answer. Novak Djokovic; Roger Federer; Rafael Nadal; Stan Wawrinka; Andy Murray; Kei Nishikori
Australian Open 2015: Analysing Rafael Nadals Draw
Navigating a route to a Slam final can be unpredictable business. Analysing the path of Rafael Nadal, after a slow beginning to 2015 following surgery, may be nigh-on impossible. Irrespective of that, the 2015 Australian Open could yet open up for the.
Brent Climbs Above $62 as Asian Markets Open Strong
Oil prices rose on Monday as Asian markets opened strongly into a holiday-shortened week and consensus spread that Brent crude futures would likely remain above $60 for the rest of the year.
2015 Australian Open: ESPN2, Tennis Channel On Court Down Under
Which players will emerge as singles champions during tennis first Grand Slam tourney, the Australian Open, of 2015? ESPN2 and Tennis Channel will provide comprehensive coverage from Down Under. It was the 2014 Australian Open that ushered in .