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Andy Murray will end season early to focus on fitness for Australian Open

• Murray will rest after playing two tournaments in China• ‘I’ll be closer to my highest level’ says former world No 1In another twist to his stop-start comeback, Andy Murray says he will quit the ATP Tour for the rest of the season after fulfilling hi…

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Serena Williams has to rise above stereotypes whether she’s right or wrong

Whatever you think of her actions during the US Open final the winner of 23 grand slams is a supreme athlete who has always faced obstacles because of her race and sexAs a junior tennis player, Naomi Osaka was taught to look away if her opponent got an…

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Serena Williams and Carlos Ramos to be kept apart at Australian Open

• American said Ramos would not umpire her again• Tennis Australia avoids making decisionSerena Williams and Carlos Ramos, the umpire whom she accused of sexism in the wake of the US Open final last Saturday, are likely to be kept apart at the Australi…

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Australian Open: Federer keeps his cool as heat of battle is fierce around him | Kevin Mitchell

Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki withstood the intense heat which affected so many players at the Australian OpenThis turbulent Australian Open has been about longevity, endurance and iced towels, three of the defining features of the modern game.T…

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Caroline Wozniacki ends years of doubt with maiden grand slam | Simon Cambers

The Dane says she now has nothing to lose after beating Simona Halep in an epic Australian Open finalJust after 1.30am on Sunday in a small room inside the media centre here, Caroline Wozniacki beamed her trademark smile. Less than three hours after a …

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Australian Open men’s final: Federer defeats Cilic to win 20th grand slam title – video highlights

Roger Federer became the first man to win 20 grand slam titles after victory over Croatian Marin Cilic in the final of the Australian Open. Cilic pushed Federer to a five-set match but it was the Swiss who clinched it in a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victo…

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Roger Federer wins 20th grand slam title with Australian Open victory over Cilic

• Federer beat Cilic 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1• Swiss in angry exchange with official after close line callWhat should have been a Sunday stroll for Roger Federer on a warm summer’s evening in his favourite city away from Switzerland turned into an ordea…

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Halep hospitalised with dehydration as Australian Open officials defend roof decision

• Simona Halep reportedly spent four hours in hospital after defeat• Tennis Australia: wet bulb globe temperature did not exceed 32.5CSimona Halep was hospitalised with dehydration following her Australian Open final defeat by Caroline Wozniacki, forci…

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Australian Open 2018 men’s singles final: Marin Cilic v Roger Federer – live!

Game-by-game updates from Melbourne ParkEmail Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinbergWozniacki beats Halep in epic women’s final 8.22am GMT Roger Federer speaks! “I expect him to be ready, two days off after an easy semi against Edmund. I expecy him to be extre…

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Caroline Wozniacki transfixed us in a final for the ages

Despite Serena Williams’s absence, the women’s draw provided more excitement than the men’sWith close friend Caroline Wozniacki competing for her maiden grand slam, seven-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams went to bed, “too nervous to watch”…

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Australian Open 2018: the tournament’s best photos

As the 2018 Australian Open draws to a close, we take a look at some of our favourite images from Melbourne Park Continue reading…

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Roger Federer’s pedigree can gain entry to select grand slam club

Marin Cilic must turn up the power in the Australian Open to avoid a repeat of last year’s Wimbledon final and deny the Swiss an historic triumphAs much as the men’s final on Sunday is supposed to be an equal contest between the two best players left u…

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Caroline Wozniacki wins Australian Open title after epic battle with Halep

World No 2 wins first slam title after 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 victoryBoth players battle through injury in three-setter After no less than 43 grand slam appearances, it was finally Caroline Wozniacki’s turn, the Dane fending off a fearsome and spirited Simona H…

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Simona Halep v Caroline Wozniacki: Australian Open women’s final – live!

Game-by-game report of the women’s singles final in MelbourneHalep and Wozniacki set for high-stakes final after riding luckEmail Simon here | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 8.26am GMT And they’re on their way! 8.23am GMT The players are on their way to court, a…

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Australian Open: Dylan Alcott wins fourth-straight quad wheelchair title

Alcott defeats long-time rival David Wagner of the USA in straight sets on Rod Laver ArenaDylan Alcott is hoping life will be easier for disabled children who dream of becoming sport stars after winning a remarkable fourth-straight Australian Open quad…

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Leon Smith hails Kyle Edmund as British focus turns to Davis Cup tie

• Captain says Edmund can be genuine force at top of game• Great Britain take on Spain in Marbella in world group tieIt is a measure of the impact Kyle Edmund has made not only on this tournament but on the well-being of British tennis that his name wa…

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Wozniacki and Halep set for high-stakes Australian Open final after riding luck

Both have played with house money after saving match points to reach their third slam final, where there is so much more on the line than the world No 1 spot and the A$4m winner’s prizeConsistency has been the hallmark of Caroline Wozniacki’s care…

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Federer through to Australian Open final as Chung retires – video highlights

Roger Federer will face Marin Cilic in the final of the Australian Open after defeating South Korea’s Hyeon Chung in the semi-finals. Sadly, Chung was forced to retire in the second set due to painful blisters on his feet. Federer had convincingly won …

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Federer to face Cilic in Australian Open final after blister forces Chung to retire

• Hyeon Chung pulls out of semi-final while trailing 6–1, 5–2• Federer will play his 30th grand slam final against Cilic on SundayRoger Federer literally and figuratively ran Hyeon Chung off his feet on his way to a record seventh Australian Open final…

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Federer to face Cilic in Australian Open final after blister forces Chung to retire

• Hyeon Chung pulls out of semi-final while trailing 6–1, 5–2• Federer will play his 30th grand slam final against Cilic on SundayRoger Federer literally and figuratively ran Hyeon Chung off his feet on his way to a record seventh Australian Open final…