Wednesday, January 15, 2014
After a day of searingly-hot temperatures which raised complaints from players, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Australian Open in relatively mild conditions.
Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun overcame the elements and a fellow Taiwanese to advance to the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Tradition is on the side of Victoria Azarenka, but the hot favorite to win this year's Australian Open is Serena Williams.
Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic said he was happy to take a risk on his untried new coach Boris Becker Sunday as he prepared to enter a new era under the flamboyant German.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Taiwanese tennis star Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) yesterday lost the Heineken Open to America's John Isner in Auckland.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray on Saturday said he was not getting his hopes up for the Australian Open after a long injury lay-off and that he could not predict when he would again be back to his best.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova crowned a stunning week of top ten scalps with a straight sets victory over fifth seed Angelique Kerber in the final of the Sydney International Friday.
As three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic held the Australian Open trophy in a photo shoot before Friday's draw, he joked that having his fingerprints on it may in some way help him win the title for a fourth consecutive year.
Richard Gasquet reached the final of the Kooyong Classic on Friday as fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon rolled his ankle and was forced to retire on the eve of the Australian Open.