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Federer hangs on to win

It was another image of the past as the two champions, possible the greatest of the era, faced each other on the Rod Laver Arena court. The outcome was a classic of a roller-coaster match with neither player giving way and exchanging sets as they progressed inevitably to a deciding...

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Serena downs Venus

Sibling rivalry was evident as the Williams sisters met in the final of the Australian Open where the winner was destined to make history. That honour went to Serena Williams who, after 82-minutes, watched a Venus backhand error on match point, hand her the title 6-4...

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The dream final is on

The dream final was finally secured after nearly five hours of high octane play with Rafael Nadal defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 5-7 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-4 to advance into the championship round where Roger Federer...

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Federer wins the All-Swiss clash

Earlier in the day we saw the clock turned back for the womenŠ—Ès and it looks like we could well be seeing a similar scenario in the menŠ—Ès with Roger Federer, the 17th seed, just edging past his Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka, the fourth seed, to reach his sixth Australian Open final where he could well face Rafa Nadal who plays in the second semi...

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Konta doesn’t fear Serena

JO Konta believes a major key to upsetting Serena Williams is the knowledge she has picked up playing her sister Venus and other Grand Slam champions. The British No.1 would emulate her run to the semi-finals of the 2016 Australian Open if she were to overcome Serena, a winner of 22 Slams, in their first...

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Coco keeps going

The surprise of the day was in the womenŠ—Ès draw where the unseeded American Coco Vandeweghe comfortably eliminated the French Open champion and seventh seed, Garbine Muguruza of Spain, 6-4...

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