Australia Open

Serena handed tough draw in quest for record 24th Slam

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 - 05:26 GMT

Serena Williams has been handed a challenging draw in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, starting with Germany's Tatjana Maria in the first round.

Djokovic faces qualifier at Open, Federer takes on Istomin

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 - 04:25 GMT

World number one Novak Djokovic will start his bid to win a record seventh Australian Open title next week against a qualifier following Thursday's draw.

Federer to defend Hopman Cup title ahead of Australian Open

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 - 07:00 GMT

"It's (Hopman Cup) obviously the perfect preparation for the Australian Open and it worked so well the last couple of years, I can't wait to come back," Federer told reporters.

Pliskova battles back to reach quarter-finals

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 - 04:28 GMT

Pliskova will meet top seed Simona Halep for a place in the semi-finals.

Tennis-Struggling Wawrinka knocked out by Sandgren

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 - 04:29 GMT

Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Australian Open by unheralded American Tennys Sandgren on Thursday

Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 04:00 GMT

Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year's Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.

Federer advises Murray not to rush back too quickly

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 - 01:38 GMT

Roger Federer believes Andy Murray should follow his lead by ensuring he does not rush back to competitive action too quickly following the Scot's injury-ruined season.

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