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# australian-open - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Spieth secures Australian Open as defending champion McIlroy fails to recover

The 21-year-old American set a new course record to win by six shots this morning.

# australian-open - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Rory McIlroy implodes as trio lead Australian Open

McIlroy’s round faltered with a triple-bogey seven at the ninth after finding the rough off the tee.

# australian-open - Friday 4 April, 2014

Net gains: Ireland’s top tennis player James McGee on the struggle to climb the rankings

The Dubliner will lead out Ireland in their Davis Cup tie with Egypt today as he faces Karim Maamoun.

# australian-open - Sunday 26 January, 2014

‘Not the way I want to win, but in a Grand Slam you take it’ — Wawrinka

Switzerland’s new Australian Open champion was on top before Nadal was injured, so he won’t let that take the shine off his win.

Wawrinka sees off Rafa rally to claim first Slam

The Spaniard battled through the pain barrier when two sets down, but ultimately lost out to the superb Swiss.

# australian-open - Saturday 25 January, 2014

31-year-old Li Na becomes oldest ever Australian Open winner

The Chinese tennis star aimed several wisecracks at her husband after she defeated Dominika Cibulkova.

# australian-open - Friday 24 January, 2014

Nadal dominates Federer in straight sets at Australian Open semi-final

Blisters or no blisters, the Spaniard ensured today would be no epic contest.

Sampras laments modern one dimensional tennis

It’s 20 years this week since the American won his first Aussie Open.

# australian-open - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rafael Nadal has got seriously nasty blisters on his hand

The Spaniard was in some discomfort in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and now faces Roger Federer in the last four after he knocked out Andy Murray.

# australian-open - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Moments after the biggest win of her career, Eugenie Bouchard was asked about her dream date

Canada’s new star will face Li Na in the Australian Open semi finals.

Wawrinka ends Djokovic reign in Australian Open thriller

Stan beats the champ in five sets, 2-6 6-4 6-2 3-6 9-7.

Don’t dare get in the way of David Ferrer’s towel

The world number three is out of the Australian Open after losing to Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals.

# australian-open - Monday 20 January, 2014

Top seeds scattered to the wind as Aussie Open shocks keep coming

Maria Sharapova followed Serena Williams out of the Grand Slam tournament today.

# australian-open - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Williams crashes out as Djokovic stretches streak

The American has been struggling with injury.

# australian-open - Saturday 18 January, 2014

From Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish people used Swiss euthanasia clinic Dignitas last year?

# australian-open - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From Yes, it’s hot enough to fry eggs courtside at the Australian Open Pic Of The Day

Australian Open weather: good for photography, not great for tennis

The extreme heat in Melbourne forced organisers to suspend the tournament for several hours on Thursday.

Extreme heat forces rare Aussie Open suspension with players fainting and vomiting

Canada’s Frank Dancevic said he hallucinated a vision of cartoon dog Snoopy before blacking out.

# australian-open - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

British man arrested for courtside betting at Australian Open

Australian police made the arrest during a match on Tuesday.

15 images to make you happy you’re not melting at the Australian Open this week

Temperatures at the Rod Laver Arena soared as high as 42 this week.

# australian-open - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Anger over ‘inhumane’ heat at the Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki is among the stars who struggled with the searing heat in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Monday 13 January, 2014

Djokovic off to winning start under Boris Becker

Venus Williams and Petra Kvitova were the major casualties on day one in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Irishman McGee’s Australian Open bid falls at first hurdle

The 26-year-old was defeated in straight sets by Taipei’s James Wang in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Final hole birdie sees McIlroy claim first win in 2013 (Finally) Winning This post contains videos

Final hole birdie sees McIlroy claim first win in 2013

The Northern Ireland golfer pipped Adam Scott to the Australian Open.

# australian-open - Friday 29 November, 2013

Scott holds two shot lead in Sydney despite McIlroy’s 65

The Down man shot nine birdies in his fourth 65 of the year.

# australian-open - Thursday 28 November, 2013

McIlroy ‘wastes’ day one at Australian Open

The performance left the current world number six trailing nine shots behind Australia’s Adam Scott.

# australian-open - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

McIlroy eyes late success after ‘mentally draining’ 2013

The Northern Irishman has two tournaments left to end his barren run this year.

# australian-open - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Column: Andy Murray risks becoming one-hit wonder

The Scottish player is the Ringo Starr of tennis, writes John Leicester.

Andy Murray not tickled by ‘crucial’ feather fluster

At a crucial point in this morning’s decider, the Scot halted in the middle of a second serve to catch a white feather as it floated to the ground.

It’s Sunday so here’s 10 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days Images This post contains images

It’s Sunday so here’s 10 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days

From the Capital One Cup to the Australian Open and everything in between.

# australian-open - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Azarenka overcomes injury-hit Li Na to retain Australian Open title Tennis This post contains videos

Azarenka overcomes injury-hit Li Na to retain Australian Open title

The women’s singles final was packed with incident this morning.

# australian-open - Friday 25 January, 2013

Andy Murray floors Roger Federer in 5-set thriller

Murray is now into in his third Australian final and will play defending champion Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

# australian-open - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Wave goodbye: Li Na storms past Sharapova into final

Victoria Azarenka now stands between the Chinese star and a second Grand Slam title.

# australian-open - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

‘Hormones and stuff’ — Female players are ‘unstable emotionally’, says Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

The French ace might want to turn his phone off for a while after these comments in Melbourne earlier.

VIDEO: Serena Williams destroys racket, loses quarter-final match Loud Noises This post contains videos

VIDEO: Serena Williams destroys racket, loses quarter-final match

Sloane Stephens ended her fellow American’s quest for a third successive grand slam this morning in Melbourne.

# australian-open - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

‘Forbes don’t have my PIN number’: Sharapova brushes off Rich List talk

Sharapova is rated as the world’s highest paid female athlete with earnings of almost $28 million per year.

# australian-open - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Djovokic advances to quarter-finals after epic five sets Australian Open This post contains videos

Djovokic advances to quarter-finals after epic five sets

The Serbian survived a scare against Stanislas Wawrikna in Melbourne.

Australian Open round-up: Ferrer and Almagro set to meet, Sharapova smashes record

In addition, Tomas Berdych defeated Kevin Anderson.

# australian-open - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Bullet point briefing: what you missed on day 4 at the Australian Open

It’s hotter than hell in Melbourne today — but Andy Murray’s staying ice cold. Here’s your daily round up from Down Under.

# australian-open - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Bullet point briefing: what you missed on day 3 at the Australian Open

A little bit of history for Maria Sharapova and details of a “staggering comeback” for Britain’s brave Heather Watson — here’s your daily round-up from sunny Melbourne.

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