Maria Sharapova was all business as she raced into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday to set up a glamour showdown with Eugenie Bouchard, as Rafael Nadal continued his unrelenting Grand Slam march.
Maria Sharapova was all business as she raced into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday to set up a glamour showdown with rising star Eugenie Bouchard.
Leander Paes and Martina Hingis won their mixed doubles opener while Rohan Bopanna and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova were knocked out of the competition at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Sunday.
Fired-up top seed Novak Djokovic powered into the Australian Open fourth round on Saturday, joining sizzling fellow world number one Serena Williams as Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was sent packing.
Mahesh Bhupathi's Australian Open journey in 2015 come to an end when he and Jarmila Gajdosova went down 6-4, 6-7(7), 8-10 to Chinese Taipei's Hao-Ching Chan and Briton Jamie Murray in the mixed doubles first round of this season's first Grand Slam in Melbourne on Saturday.
World number one Serena Williams took time to wake up before sizzling into the Australian Open fourth round on Saturday, joining two-time winner Victoria Azarenka and men's defending champion Stan Wawrinka.
A stunned Roger Federer was dumped from the Australian Open on Friday in his worst showing since 2001 as Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova bounced back to stay in the title hunt.
On a largely disappointing day for Indian tennis players, Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza lost their respective doubles matches in the second round of the Australian Open, leaving the country's challenge restricted to the mixed doubles competition.
Second seed Roger Federer was bundled out of the Australian Open third round by Italian Andreas Seppi on Friday, suffering his first career defeat in 11 meetings between the pair in the 6-4, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(5) loss.
Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova survived huge scares after being pushed to the limit at the Australian Open on Wednesday, but Roger Federer had an easier workout in the gruelling Melbourne conditions.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams stuck to the Australian Open script with fairly routine victories on Tuesday, while men's champion Stan Wawrinka and two-time winner Victoria Azarenka joined them in the second round.
Grand Slam titan Rafael Nadal eased some self-doubts and Andy Murray took the first steps in overcoming a minefield men's draw as the curtain went up on the Australian Open on Monday. Indian Yuki Bhambri lost to two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray.
Fifth ranked Ana Ivanovic led a parade of women's seeds knocked out of the Australian Open first round on Monday after the Serb was upset by doubles specialist Lucie Hradecka 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer begin their quest for five Australian Open titles while Serena Williams is chasing her 19th Grand Slam crown in the year’s first major starting Monday.
After a year which featured eight Grand Slam singles champions, there's been plenty of talk ahead of the Australian Open about the new guard vs. the old guard in both men's and women's tennis. Here's the lowdown on the top contenders.