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Perfect 10 for Tomas

Perfect 10 for Tomas

In defeating Kevin Anderson for the 10th consecutive time on Sunday, Tomas Berdych roared into the quarterfinals – and the Czech warned he has plenty of room for improvement.
Ferrer works his way by Mayer

Ferrer works his way by Mayer

David Ferrer took a while to get into the groove on Sunday, but the third-seeded Spaniard warmed to the task, easing past Florian Mayer in four sets.
Li races into quarters

Li races into quarters

Last year's beaten finalist Li Na is through to the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2014 after a speedy 6-2 6-0 win over Ekaterina Makarova at Hisense Arena on Sunday.
Tsonga sets up date with Federer

Tsonga sets up date with Federer

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat friend and compatriot Gilles Simon in straight sets on Saturday night, setting up a mouth-watering rematch with Roger Federer after their five-setter in Melbourne last year.
Nishikori through after Young collapse

Nishikori through after Young collapse

Kei Nishikori won 17 of the last 18 games to turn around a first-set deficit and demoralise Donald Young in straight sets.
Murray finding his mojo

Murray finding his mojo

In a straight-sets win over Feliciano Lopez, Andy Murray showed that his comeback is gradually gathering momentum in Melbourne.
Baby steps for Dimitrov

Baby steps for Dimitrov

He’s been compared to Roger Federer for years; on Saturday, Grigor Dimitrov joined the great Swiss in the second week of a major for the first time after upsetting 11th-seed Milos Raonic in four sets.
The show rolls on for Sloane

The show rolls on for Sloane

Thirteenth seed Sloane Stephens has overcome a shaky start to progress to the fourth round of Australian Open 2014 – and a possible match up with the defending champion.
Cibulkova pockets place in fourth round

Cibulkova pockets place in fourth round

In a battle of two of the tour’s pocket dynamos, Dominika Cibulkova has made short work, so to speak, of Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, winning 6-1 6-0 in just 59 minutes before a packed Margaret Court Arena on Saturday.
Vocal Jankovic makes final 16

Vocal Jankovic makes final 16

Despite some vocal outbursts of frustration, eighth seed Jelena Jankovic was too good for Japan's Kurumi Nara, winning 6-4 7-5 at Hisense Arena on Saturday.
Two easy: Bouchard into fourth round

Two easy: Bouchard into fourth round

Eugenie Bouchard has given the rapidly growing Genie Army plenty to sing about, routing American Lauren Davis 6-2 6-2 in the Australian Open third round.
Djokovic marches on

Djokovic marches on

Novak Djokovic dismissed Denis Istomin with ease on Friday night, but knows there’s room for improvement as he chases a fifth Melbourne Park crown.
Berdych blasts his way to last 16

Berdych blasts his way to last 16

Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych made the fourth round in Melbourne for the fourth successive year on Friday, comfortably beating Damir Dzumhur in straight sets.
Icy Pole feels the heat against Mayer

Icy Pole feels the heat against Mayer

Cool-headed veterans know how to take care of business under tough conditions and that's exactly what Florian Mayer did in his 7-5, 6-2, 62 victory over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz in the third round.
Kerber pulls through two-set tussle

Kerber pulls through two-set tussle

German ninth seed Angelique Kerber's 6-3 6-4 triumph over Alison Riske was much closer than the the scoreline suggests.
Plucky Pennetta back in familiar territory

Plucky Pennetta back in familiar territory

Continuing her impressive late-career resurgence, Flavia Pennetta is through to the fourth round at Australian Open 2014 after a 6-1 7-5 victory over German Mona Barthel.
Sweaty Sock no match for Monfils

Sweaty Sock no match for Monfils

Gael Monfils “loves” the heat, and on a day where Melbourne sweltered, he was in his element in a straight-sets win over American Jack Sock.
Paire ousts inspired Kyrgios

Paire ousts inspired Kyrgios

Benoit Paire withstood a blitz from Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios to come from two sets down to win through to the third round on Thursday night.
Del Potro crashes to early exit

Del Potro crashes to early exit

Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut comes from two sets to one down to oust the men’s fifth seed in the early hours of Friday morning.
Murray makes short work of Millot

Murray makes short work of Millot

Vincent Millot held a set point against Andy Murray on Thursday night, but the Scot’s response couldn’t have been more emphatic as he strolled into the third round.
Stephens survives bumpy ride

Stephens survives bumpy ride

Sloane Stephens hung tough when it mattered most to outlast Ajla Tomljanovic in a topsy-turvy three-setter on Thursday.
Young takes the next step

Young takes the next step

It took five sets and came after a three-hour rain delay, but Donald Young eventually outlasted Andreas Seppi on Thursday to make the third round at a major for the first time in more than two years.
Radwanska keeps cool

Radwanska keeps cool

Under the roof at Hisense Arena Agnieszka Radwanska was not troubled by Olga Govortsova as she powered to a 6-0 7-5 win and a place in the third round.
Roof closes, Tsonga marches on

Roof closes, Tsonga marches on

French 10th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pushed past Brazilian qualifier Thomaz Bellucci 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4 on Thursday, with the extreme heat policy forcing play indoors.
Aussie Rogowska falls to rising Svitolina

Aussie Rogowska falls to rising Svitolina

Australian Olivia Rogowska didn't have any answers for Elina Svitolina's impressive play as she fell in straight sets 6-4 7-5 at Hisense Arena on Thursday.
Nishikori through in three

Nishikori through in three

A full house, of largely Japanese support, stayed in their seats through the Melbourne heat to witness Kei Nishikori defeat Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-1, 7-6(3) on Thursday.
Pospisil shows steel to see off Ebden

Pospisil shows steel to see off Ebden

Canadian Vasek Pospisil overcame a back complaint and a local crowd largely in opponent Matt Ebden’s corner to make the third round in Melbourne for the first time.
Ivanovic shines through

Ivanovic shines through

Drawing energy from her positive off-court team, Ana Ivanovic was impressive on it on Wednesday, advancing to the third round for the loss of just three games.
Bouchard perseveres to outlast Razzano

Bouchard perseveres to outlast Razzano

Eugenie Bouchard squandered six match points before advancing to the third round of the Australian Open for the first time by downing French veteran Virginie Razzano.
Casey’s second coming

Casey’s second coming

Six years after her stirring run to the last 16, Casey Dellacqua is rediscovering some of her best form at Melbourne Park, as Kirsten Flipkens discovered on Wednesday.
Hantuchova wins war of attrition

Hantuchova wins war of attrition

Daniela Hantuchova’s experience shone through when it mattered most in a three-hour marathon with Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday.
Ferrer wins warm war of attrition

Ferrer wins warm war of attrition

The scoreboard read 7-6(2) 5-7 6-0 6-3 in favour of David Ferrer over Adrian Mannarino, but it failed to record the sapping nature of the afternoon against the younger Frenchman.
Gasquet shows his magic in beating Davydenko

Gasquet shows his magic in beating Davydenko

The French flamboyance and flair of Richard Gasquet overcame a spirited challenge from the workmanlike Nikolay Davydenko in an entertaining second round match which finished 7-6(3) 6-4 6-4.
Niculescu fight catches out Lisicki

Niculescu fight catches out Lisicki

Women's 15th seed Sabine Lisicki is out of Australian Open 2014 after Romanian Monica Niculescu battled her way back from a set down to oust the German.
Sharapova back in business

Sharapova back in business

In a match that featured contrasting styles as well as playing attire, Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam comeback featured flashes of her best in a straight-sets win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Monfils serves it up to dispatch Harrison

Monfils serves it up to dispatch Harrison

Gael Monfils used an impeccable serving display to breeze past American Ryan Harrison in his opening-round Australian Open clash on Tuesday.
Young through after Haase withdraws

Young through after Haase withdraws

American Donald Young advances to a second-round meeting with Andreas Seppi after opponent Robin Haase was forced to retire on Tuesday.
Home breakthrough for Kyrgios

Home breakthrough for Kyrgios

Aussie Nick Kyrgios won his first main draw match at his home major at the expense of German Benjamin Becker in four tight sets.
Radwanska survives first round scare

Radwanska survives first round scare

Fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska took three sets to overcome a tough challenge from Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva, winning 6-0 5-7 6-2.
Milos moves on

Milos moves on

Canada's Milos Raonic overcame swirling winds, rising temperatures and a gritty world No.77 to progress to the second round at Australian Open 2014.
Wozniacki wastes no time in advancing

Wozniacki wastes no time in advancing

Despite sapping heat, former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki wasted little time in advancing to the second round of AO2014 with a 6-0 6-2 win over Lourdes Dominguez Lino.
Baggy packs his bags

Baggy packs his bags

Eight years after his remarkable run to the 2006 men’s final, Marcos Baghdatis bowed out of the Australian Open with barely a whimper on Monday night.
All smiles for Lisicki

All smiles for Lisicki

Powerful German shows no mercy to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, losing just three games to emphatically advance to the second round.
Janowicz survives scare to advance

Janowicz survives scare to advance

Jerzy Janowicz came back from a two-set deficit to shake off the rust and power past gallant Aussie Jordan Thompson on Monday.
Terrific Thai KOs Kvitova

Terrific Thai KOs Kvitova

Former Wimbledon champ and sixth seed Petra Kvitova was expected to advance comfortably into the second round – but nobody told the fearless Luksika Kumkhum.
Errani bundled out by Goerges

Errani bundled out by Goerges

Julia Goerges overwhelmed seventh seed Sara Errani on Monday afternoon, advancing to the second round of AO2014 with a 6-3 6-2 victory.
Stosur surges past familiar foe

Stosur surges past familiar foe

In their third Australian Open meeting in seven years, Sam Stosur overcame a second-set blip to storm home against Klara Zakopalova.
Ebden back from brink to bounce Mahut

Ebden back from brink to bounce Mahut

Aussie Matt Ebden called on all of his reserves to come back to oust Nicolas Mahut in five sets on Monday.
Safe start for Berdych

Safe start for Berdych

Tomas Berdych made a comfortable start to his Australian Open 2014 campaign with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over Aleksandr Nedovyesov on Monday.
Room for improvement despite win, says Ana

Room for improvement despite win, says Ana

Battling a game opponent and her own nerves, Ana Ivanovic has secured safe passage through to the second round at Australian Open 2014.
World No.3 Ferrer breezes into next round

World No.3 Ferrer breezes into next round

World No.3 David Ferrer has made light work of his first round match at AO2014, beating Colombia's Alejandro Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
Li Na overcomes Croatian teen to advance

Li Na overcomes Croatian teen to advance

Li Na may not have done much research about her first round AO2014 opponent, but she didn't need it as she cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 win over Croatia's Ana Konjuh.
Experienced Hantuchova too good for Watson

Experienced Hantuchova too good for Watson

Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova overcame battling Briton Heather Watson 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to the second round of Australian Open 2014.
Venus dumped out by Makarova

Venus dumped out by Makarova

World No.22 Ekaterina Makarova proved too strong for seven-time Grand Slam tournament winner Venus Williams, edging her 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to progress to the second round.
Injury gifts Wawrinka easy progression to second round

Injury gifts Wawrinka easy progression to second round

An injury-forced retirement for Andrey Golubev gifted world No.8 Stanislas Wawrinka an easy progression through to the second round of Australian Open 2014.
Flipkens overcomes Robson in 50 minutes

Flipkens overcomes Robson in 50 minutes

Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens kept her time in the scorching Melbourne heat to a minimum on Monday with a dominant first round performance against British No.1 Laura Robson.
Paszek overcomes Tomic to progress

Paszek overcomes Tomic to progress

A valiant Sara Tomic has fallen short in her first round qualifying at the Australian Open early Thursday morning, losing 2-6 5-7 to Austria's Tamira Paszek.
Kleybanova's return halted by rising Czech

Kleybanova's return halted by rising Czech

Russian Alisa Kleybanova has been eliminated in the first round of women’s qualifying for AO2014 as she embarks on her first full season on the tour since undertaking treatment for cancer.
Germany's Berrer advances to qualifying second round

Germany's Berrer advances to qualifying second round

German Michael Berrer has progressed into the second round of qualifying in the Australian Open as he overcame Australian challenger, Greg Jones, in three sets.
Chile's Capdeville edges Aussie teen Saville

Chile's Capdeville edges Aussie teen Saville

Chilean Paul Capdeville won eight consecutive games to overcome a one-set deficit and eliminate Australian teenager Luke Saville in the men's singles qualifying first round.
Dzumhur causes early upset in qualifying

Dzumhur causes early upset in qualifying

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Damir Džumhur upset the number one qualifying seed, Dustin Brown, 6-4 6-2 in the first round of qualifying for Australian Open 2014.
Mathieu advances at expense of Australian teen

Mathieu advances at expense of Australian teen

Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu advanced to the second round of Men’s singles qualifying with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Australian teenager Marc Polmans on Wednesday morning.
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Monday, 22 December 2014
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