Wed, Jan 18, 2017 | updated 09:26 AM IST

Melbourne [Australia], Jan.17 (ANI): World number two Novak Djokovic began his title defence at the Australian Open with an impressive straight-sets victory over Spaniard opponent Fernando Verdasco in the men's singles event here on Tuesday.
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Melbourne [Australia], Jan.17 (ANI): 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal produced a commanding performance as he swept aside dominating Florian Mayer of Germany in straight sets to storm into the second round of the Australian Open here on Tuesday.

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan.17 (ANI): World number two Serena Williams began her quest to surpass Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 Grand Slam titles with a straight-sets victory over her Swiss opponent Belinda Bencic in the opening round of the Australian Open here on Tuesday.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 17 (ANI): World Number 3 Stan Wawrinka issued an apology after he smashed a ball into Martin Klizan's groin after he survived a tense five-setter to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan. 17 (ANI): Seventeen-time grand slam champion Roger Federer began his Australian Open campaign with a comfortable win over Austria's Jurgen Melzer on Monday.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan.16 (ANI): Defending champion Angelique Kerber on Monday survived a scare against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko to reach the second round of the Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

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Melbourne [Australia], Jan.16 (ANI): World number one Andy Murray produced a rich vein of form as he kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a straight-sets victory over Ukrainian opponent Illya Marchenko here on Monday.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 15 (ANI): 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal on Sunday revealed his battle against chronic pain, saying he had not played without pain for years, but added that he is remaining optimistic of challenging for big titles and keeping his Grand Slam career alive.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 13 (ANI): Former tennis player and commentator Patrick McEnroe believes Swiss legend Roger Federer and Spaniard Rafael Nadal won't be contenders to win the upcoming Australian Open, which begins from January 16.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan.12 (ANI):World number one Andy Murray has committed to play in the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club for the rest of his career.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan .12 (ANI): World number ones Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber have been named top seeds for the first major of the season, Australian Open, which will commence from January 16.

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Wellington [New Zealand], Jan. 10 (ANI): 21-year-old Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed is likely to make his Test debut against New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series beginning January 12 at the Basin Reserve.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 10 (ANI): Embattled Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who was handed over a 15-month ban for doping, will make her return to competitive tennis at the WTA Tour clay-court tournament in Stuttgart in April, it was announced on Tuesday.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 10 (ANI): Controversial Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios, in a setback to his Australian Open, has pulled out of a World Tennis Challenge exhibition in Adelaide after suffering from a knee injury.

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Despite Doha loss, Murray atop ATP rankings

Updated: Jan 09, 2017 22:50 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 9 (ANI): British tennis ace Andy Murray remained on top of the latest ATP rankings released on Monday, despite losing the Qatar Open against Novak Djovokic, who is at the second spot.

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Nungambakkam (Chennai) [India], Jan. 9 (ANI): Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan became the first Indian pair since 2011 to clinch the Chennai Open men's doubles title at the SDAT Stadium here last evening.

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I have to be more careful in future: Djokovic

Updated: Jan 08, 2017 15:00 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 8 (ANI): World No. 2 Novak Djokovic, who unintentionally hit a ball into the crowd during the Qatar Open final against Andy Murray, has said he needs to be more careful in the future.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 8 (ANI): World number six Karolina Pliskova has pulled out of the Sydney International with a left thigh injury, tournament organisers confirmed on Sunday.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 8 (ANI): World No. 2 Novak Djokovic on Saturday defeated Andy Murray in a three-set thriller Qatar Open final, thus bringing the Briton's 28-match winning streak to an end in Doha.

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Brisbane [Australia], Jan.6 (ANI): Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Brisbane International after going down at the hands of top-seed Milos Raonic of Canada in their quarter-final clash here on Friday.

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Nadal sets up Raonic clash in Brisbane quarters

Updated: Jan 05, 2017 19:08 IST

Brisbane [Australia], Jan.5 (ANI): Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal produced a rich vein of form as he brushed aside Russia's Mischa Zverev in straight sets to book his place in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event at the Brisbane International here on Thursday.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan.4 (ANI):Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer's return from six-month injury layoff suffered a major blow as he was stunned by teenager Alexander Zverev in an entertaining Hopman Cup tie in Perth on Wednesday.

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Brisbane [Australia], Jan.4 (ANI): Two-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka kicked off his 2017 season on a promising note as he swept aside Viktor Troicki of Serbia in straight sets to march into the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International here on Wednesday.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 4 (ANI): Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has pulled out of the Auckland Classic after suffering from an arm injury.

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Brisbane [Australia], Jan. 3 (ANI): Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal on Tuesday started his preparations for the Australian Open in impressive fashion with a straight-set victory over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov in the opening round of the at the Brisbane International.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.30 (ANI): Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal believes he can still be a strong contender at the majors for the next three years despite experiencing another injury-plagued season.

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London [United Kingdom], Dec.29 (ANI): Having ended up as runner-up at the Australian Open on five occasions, World No.1 Andy Murray has decided to head for Abu Dhabi to prepare for a sixth title shot at the Australian Open to be played at the Melbourne Park next month.

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Tennis star Ana Ivanovic retires at 29

Updated: Dec 29, 2016 13:20 IST

London [United Kingdom], Dec.29 (ANI): Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic has announced her retirement from tennis.

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Get set for Ana Ivanovic's `important` news

Updated: Dec 28, 2016 19:40 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.28 (ANI): Serbian tennis ace Ana Ivanovic has asked her fans and supporters to tune to her Facebook account on Wednesday evening as she has to reveal what she describes as an `important` news.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.24 (ANI):Argentina tennis star Juan Martin del Potro has been ruled out of the first major of the season, Australian Open, due to fitness concerns.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.24 (ANI):Australian controversial tennis star Nick Kyrgios has said that he is fully geared up to take the court at next month's Australian Open as he prepares to make a comeback after a three-week ban from the sport.

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