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Match Stats: Men’s Australian Open Final


January 29th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Match summary of the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Spaniard Rafael Nadal at the Rod Laver Arena here Sunday:Djokovic ... Read more...

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Paes thanks Stepanek for helping him win Australian Open


January 28th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes praised his Czech partner Radek Stepanek for playing a crucial role in realising his dream of winning the Australian Open men's ... Read more...

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Paes brings cheer on a day cricketers cave in


January 28th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide/Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) Tennis veteran Leander Paes gave Indian fans in Australia something to cheer about by winning the Australian Open men's doubles title on a day when ... Read more...

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Match Stats: Men’s Doubles Australian Open Final


January 28th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) The following is the match summary of the Australian Open men's doubles between the Bryan bothers of the US, Mike and Bob and India's Leander Paes ... Read more...

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Paes-Stepanek shock Bryan brothers; lift Australian Open men’s doubles title (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 28 (IANS) India's veteran tennis ace Leander Paes finally completed a career Grand Slam of winning all the four major tennis titles by winning the Australian Open men's ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Nadal overcomes Berdych, to meet Federer in semis (Roundup)


January 24th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal clash against arch-rival Roger Federer at the Australian Open after beating Tomas Berdych in a gruelling men's singles last ... Read more...

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Djokovic, Sharapova coast into Australian Open fourth round (Roundup)


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Defending champion Novak Djokovic and former champion Maria Sharapova advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open Saturday with crushing victories in the first ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Djokovic marches on; Roddick retires (Roundup)


January 19th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic continued his rich vein of form, thrashing Colombian Santiago Giraldo at the Rod Laver Arena while a hamstring injury forced 15th ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Djokovic sails into 3rd round


January 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic overcame the mid-afternoon heat to breeze through his men's singles second round Australian Open match against Colombian Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-2, ... Read more...

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Wozniacki advances, Fish shocked in Australian Open (Roundup)


January 18th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Eighth-seeded American Mardy Fish became the biggest casualty in the men's singles draw while World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki overcame some nervous moments before joining fellow ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Fish biggest casualty in second round


January 18th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Eighth-seeded American Mardy Fish became the biggest casualty in the men's singles draw as he crashed out in the second round of the Australian ... Read more...

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Stosur breaks Australia’s heart (Roundup)


January 17th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Local favourite and sixth seed Samantha Stosur crashed out of the Australian Open after losing 6-7, 3-6 to Romanian Sorana Cirstea in the women's singles ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Stosur stunned; Djokovic, Sharapova advance


January 17th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Reigning US Open champion Samantha Stosur became the first big casualty in the Australian Open tennis tournament here after losing 6-7, 3-6 to Romanian Sorana ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Top seeds advance to second round (Roundup)


January 16th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS) Big names Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka advanced to the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park here Monday.Federer, seeded ... Read more...

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2012 Australian Open to be richest Grand Slam


October 4th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
M0elbourne, Oct 4 (IANS) The 2012 Australian Open will be the richest tournament in Grand Slam history with the men's and women's winners each claiming approximately $2.2 million.The organisers Tuesday ... Read more...

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Novak Djokovic Registers Second Australian Open Title, Beats Andy Murray


January 30th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Melbourne, Jan 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic cruised to victory during the finals of the Australian Open men's singles on Sunday at a packed stadium in Melbourne ... Read more...

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Li Na appreciates hubby’s support for her Australian Open campaign


January 29th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29(ANI): World No.9 Li Na expressed special thanks to her husband and coach Jiang Shan after her Australian Open campaign ended on a disappointing note on Saturday.Li, who is ... Read more...

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Clijsters battles back against Li Na to win Australian Open


January 29th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29(ANI): World No.3 Kim Clijsters on Friday won her first Australian Open title with a three-set victory over China's Li Na in the final in Melbourne.Clijsters won 3-6, 6-3, ... Read more...

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Clijsters sweeps past Zvonareva into Australian Open final


January 27th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27(ANI): World No.3 Kim Clijsters moved into the final of the Australian Open on Thursday with a facile straight-sets win over World No.2 Vera Zvonareva.Clijsters finished off the Russian 6-3, ... Read more...

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Caroline Wozniacki Beats Francesca Schiavone, Advances To Australian Open Semi-Finals


January 25th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Melbourne, Jan 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki sealed her victory at the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a stellar performance on Tuesday, advancing to the semi-finals ... Read more...

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Oz Open: Schiavone loses to Denmark’s Wozniacki in quarter-finals


January 25th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, jan.25 (ANI): Italian tennis star Francesca Schiavone has lost her quarter-final match to Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki just two days after establishing a record of playing the longest match for women in ... Read more...

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Nadal through to Oz Open quarter-finals


January 24th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.24 (ANI): World number one Rafael Nadal entered the Australian Open quarter-finals without missing a beat on Monday night.Nadal swept aside last year's semi-finalist Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-2 6-4 ... Read more...

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Murray crushes Lopez to storm into last 16 of Australian Open


January 22nd, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 22(ANI): World No. 5 Andy Murray crushed Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in straight-sets to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.Murray outclassed the 27-year-old 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 in ... Read more...

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Clijsters sends Russia’s Safina packing at Australian Open


January 18th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.18 (ANI): Belgian Kim Clijsters humiliated Russia's former world number one Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-0 Tuesday to head trio of impressive winners at the Australian Open.Tournament favourite Clijsters sent Russia's ... Read more...

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Kiwi TV journalist continues to ’stalk’ Maria Sharapova


January 18th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 18 (ANI): A New Zealand television journalist once again disrupted Maria Sharapova's post-match media conference after the tennis star accused him of stalking her.This is the third time the ... Read more...

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Akon banned from performing in Australia


October 28th, 2010 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) R&B star Akon has been banned from performing at a gig in Melbourne after his 2009 concert in the city was marred by violence.The singer was due to ... Read more...

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Metallica’s Lars talks about Jason’s departure


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Dave Higgins of Triple M, Australia's rock station recently spoke to Metallica"s Lars Ulrich last right before the band went onto play a show at the Rod ... Read more...

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Madonna planning Oz tour?


March 4th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 4 (ANI): Madonna's Aussie fans are all excited after an anonymous email spelt out the pop diva's plans for a tour Down Under.The email claims Madonna's Celebration tour will ... Read more...

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Taylor Swift’s possum feeding act Down Under draws flak


February 12th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 12 (ANI): American singer Taylor Swift has come under fire from Aussie wildlife warriors for feeding some possums during her visit Down Under.Swift, 20, wowed audiences at her debut Rod ... Read more...

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Super Williams now turns her focus to gridiron


January 31st, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 31 (DPA) Serena Williams is heading off to the American football Super Bowl next weekend in Miami buoyed by her fifth title at the Australian Open. The American finally won ... Read more...

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Paes catches up with Bhupathi winning his 11th major (Lead)


January 31st, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 31 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and Cara Black of Zimbabwe overwhelmed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia and Czech Jaroslav Levinsky 7-5, 6-3 to clinch the Australian Open mixed doubles ... Read more...

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Olympic hero Chris Hoy to provide a ‘little inspiration’ to Murray


January 30th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): The most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time Chris Hoy, who represents Scotland and Great Britain, will be at Rod Laver Arena to support Andy Murray's ... Read more...

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Brit teen star Robson draws inspiration from ‘red hot’ Murray


January 30th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 30 (ANI): Laura Robson, who made it to the girls' final at the Australian Open, has admitted that she was inspired by Andy Murray's run to the tournament's final.The ... Read more...

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New lenses give Henin clear view of final (Australian Open Notebook)


January 30th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 30 (DPA) Justine Henin has a clear view of her Australian Open final with Serena Williams, thanks to disposable contact lenses. The revelation was made to Melbourne's Herald Sun, with ... Read more...

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Agassi recalls his love for the Australian Open


January 29th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.29 (ANI): Four-time Australian Open champion Andre Agassi hasn't forgotten his days of dominating the event.In his controversial autobiography "Open", Agassi says that his biggest regret was not contesting the Australian ... Read more...

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