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Novak Djokovic wins third successive Australian Open

Novak Djokovic became the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles in the professional era when he beat third seed Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 in a battle of attrition on Sunday.


Victoria Azarenka (Reuters)
Victoria Azarenka beats injured Li Na in dramatic final

Saturday , 26 January '13

Victoria Azarenka won an incident-packed final against an injury-hit Li Na to successfully defend her Australian Open title and retain the world number one ranking on Saturday.
Andy Murray (Reuters)
Novaj Djokovic and Andy Murray prepare to bring the pain

Saturday , 26 January '13

I hope it's a painful match because that will mean it's a good one: Murray
Andy Murray of Britain celebrates defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their men's singles semi-final mat...
Australia Open: Andy Murray floors Roger Federer in five-set thriller

Friday , 25 January '13

Murray is now into in his third Australian final and will play defending champion Novak Djokovic.
 Li Na the crowd favourite after Victoria  Azarenka drama (Reuters)
Li Na the crowd favourite after Victoria Azarenka drama

Friday , 25 January '13

Victoria Azarenka was accused of stooping to games manship to reach the title match.
Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza out of Australian Open mixed doubles

Thursday , 24 January '13

Third seeds Sania and Bob Bryan were stunned 5-7 4-6 by the unseeded Czech duo.
China's Li Na defeats Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-2 to advance to the final of the Australian Open.
China's Li Na blasts past Maria Sharapova to reach final

Thursday , 24 January '13

Li, also a finalist in 2011, will play Victoria Azarenka or Sloane Stephens in the final.
Federer stretched but not enough

Thursday , 24 January '13

Despite saving four match points Tsonga falls to second seed in five sets in the quarters
Tennis fans hiring helpers for $29 an hour to beat queues at Australia Open

Wednesday , 23 January '13

Tennis fan Vesa Prekazi and her friends hired a helper, Katrina Hedditch, to battle the food and drinks lines.
Sloane Stephens shakes hands with compatriot Serena Williams after defeating her in their women's singles quar...
Australian Open: Serena Williams makes shock exit

Wednesday , 23 January '13

Tournament favourite is beaten by Sloane Stephens, who used to have Serena's poster in her room.
Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna out of Australian Open after mixed doubles loss

Wednesday , 23 January '13

Indian and his Chinese Taipei partner made an exit event following a straight-set QF loss.
 Victoria  Azarenka advances to Australian Open semifinals (Reuters)
Victoria Azarenka advances to Australian Open semifinals

Wednesday , 23 January '13

Azarenka will meet the winner of Wednesday's later quarterfinal between Serena Williams and American Sloane Stephens.
Maria Sharapova sets up showdown with China's Lina (Reuters)
Maria Sharapova sets up showdown with China's Li Na

Tuesday , 22 January '13

Sharapova was forced to pull out of her warm-up tournament with injury, hitting up with Australian junior boys.
Maria Sharapova juggernaut rolls into Melbourne semi - Finals (Reuters)
Maria Sharapova juggernaut rolls into Melbourne semi - Finals

Tuesday , 22 January '13

Monica Seles conceded 12 games on her way to the 1991 semi-finals.
David Ferrer beats Nicolas Almagro, into Australian Open semi- Finals (Reuters)
David Ferrer beats Nicolas Almagro, into Australian Open semi- Finals

Tuesday , 22 January '13

It was Ferrer's 13th consecutive victory over his Spanish Davis Cup teammate.
Roger Federer, Serena Williams fly into last eight

Tuesday , 22 January '13

As Djokovic regrouped after his late-night thriller against Stanislas Wawrinka, Federer and Murray
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga blasts past Gasquet into Melbourne quarters (Reuters)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga blasts past Gasquet into Melbourne quarters

Monday , 21 January '13

The 27-year-old wrapped up victory with another huge serve after 140 minutes.
Sania Mirza and Bob Bryan have progressed to the mixed doubles quarter-finals at the Australian Open.
Australian Open: Mahesh Bhupathi-Daniel Nestor out, Sania Mirza-Bob Bryan in quarters

Monday , 21 January '13

Indo-American team will now fight it out with Czech team of Hradecka-Cermak for a place in semis.
Tennis-Blissful marriage of love and tennis for China's Li ( Reuters)
Blissful marriage of love and tennis for China's Li Na

Monday , 21 January '13

The last time Li reached the quarter-finals at a major was in 2011.
Defending champ Victoria Azarenka advances to quarterfinals (reuters)
Defending champ Victoria Azarenka advances to quarterfinals

Monday , 21 January '13

She moved to No. 1 in the rankings with that win and has remained there for all but a few weeks.