Injuries, nicknames that aren’t, resurgent veterans, up-and-comers breaking through and two worthy champions – Australian Open 2014 had it all.
Li Na’s play in the second set of the women’s singles final on Saturday night was matched only by her post-match speech after finally securing the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup.
As downcast as Roger Federer was after bowing out on Friday, the four-time AO champion was even more disappointed about missing out on a final with compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka.
Agnieszka Radwanska’s abrupt departure on Thursday continued an unpredictable women’s singles tournament that has defied logic, the form book and the world rankings.
With defending champion Victoria Azarenka following the lead of Novak Djokovic in making an early exit, the business end of the Australian Open will have a decidedly different look this year.
Andy Murray is a player whose personality is often misunderstood, but as Alexandra Willis writes, there is plenty of humour and happiness in the Scot's life.
Before Eugenie Bouchard steps on court for her much anticipated quarterfinal with Ana Ivanovic, she might want to have a quiet word with her; she may like to ask her what all this winning and fame business is like.
While the biggest names in the men’s draw march on, Maria Sharapova became another women’s singles casualty on a day when some unheralded names took their chances.
As we enter the second week of Australian Open 2014, Alix Ramsay says the men’s singles crown has come down to a familiar battle between the Big Four.
With the early exit of Serena Williams a host of women will have their eyes on a breakthrough – or a repeat – success in Melbourne, writes Alexandra Willis.
Serena Williams was thought by many to be an odds-on favourite for her sixth Melbourne crown, but Sunday taught us that there’s no such thing as a sure thing.
Saturday at the Australian Open had more drama than an angst-filled teenage TV show. How so? Read on …
David Ferrer continues on his workmanlike way, while Jerzy Janowicz proves that failing to prepare really is preparing to fail.
You can’t beat a good local story and when the home grown players are doing well, the Melbourne Park cheers can be heard all the way to Darwin.
On a wild day of weather in Melbourne, Maria Sharapova was just one of a host of players to earn newfound respect for their grit as much as their talent.
What’s really going on in the early days of the Roger Federer-Stefan Edberg player-coach partnership? Read on ...
Racquets broke, Rafter stole the show and the Stakhovsky Syndrome made yet another appearance on Wednesday in Melbourne.
Melbourne's scorching summer has been a talking point at Australian Open 2014, but as Alix Ramsay writes, dealing with the heat is just another variable that separates the best from the rest.
Home heroes, hissy fits and a host of injuries punctuated a roasting-hot Tuesday at AO 2014.
Seeds fell, a Pole bent but didn’t break, and a local had a feeling of deja vu as AO 2014 began on Monday.
Thereʼs something of an ‘80s revival of late, with Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg joining Ivan Lendl as coaches to the elite in 2014. To be a great player today it seems you need to start with another great player by your side.
Now's the season to be reflective, as we cast an eye over the year that was and ask: 'Now, how did that happen?'
Who was the best player of their generation and how do they stack up against the rest? It is all about the grand slams?