Australian Open http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23593/all en Tennis-Subdued Serena set for sixth title at Melbourne Park http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-subdued-serena-set-sixth-title-at-melbourne-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A belated discovery that tranquility makes a useful ally in the pursuit of glory has Serena Williams in the box seat to win a third consecutive grand slam title at the Australian Open next week.</p> <p>The Williams of explosive on-court tantrums and off-court drama has largely been banished, and a calmer, more mature prototype arrives at Melbourne Park with her game rivalling the peak of her brilliant career.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-subdued-serena-set-sixth-title-at-melbourne-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Disaster Grand Slam Kim Clijsters Maria Sharapova Person Career Quotation Samantha Stosur Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis Venus Williams Victoria Azarenka WTA Tour Championships Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731566 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-sports-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Doping-Swiss laboratory denies helping Armstrong avoid detection</p> <p>LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The director of Switzerland's laboratory for doping analysis has denied allegations that he once told disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong how to avoid being detected for EPO. Martial Saugy said he had one meeting with Armstrong in 2002 at the request of the International Cycling Union to talk about the tests but refuted the suggestion that he told him how to avoid detection.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-sports-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Novak Djokovic Technology Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733317 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Sharapova shakes rust by roughing up local boys http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-sharapova-shakes-rust-roughing-local-boys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Cambers</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Short of tournament sharpness in the build-up to the Australian Open because of injury, Maria Sharapova has found a novel way of playing herself into form - roughing up the local boys.</p> <p>The Russian world number two has been getting into the groove by beating up on Australia's top young players, having pulled out of Brisbane with a neck injury last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-sharapova-shakes-rust-roughing-local-boys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733520 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-sports-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Brady powers Patriots past Texans into AFC title game 2013-01-14T021617Z_3_BRE90D00W_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-PLAYOFFS-PATRIO TS.XML () -</p> <p>Howard returns to help Lakers snap dire run</p> <p>2013-01-14T054526Z_1_BRE90D07S_RTROPTC_0_US-NBA-LAKERS.XML () -</p> <p>Djokovic breezes past Mathieu into second round</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-sports-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Novak Djokovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734028 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Murray and Federer fire up at Melbourne Park http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/tennis-murray-and-federer-fire-at-melbourne-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Andy Murray's campaign for a second straight grand slam title gets underway on Tuesday when he takes centre stage against Robin Haase in the first round of the Australian Open.</p> <p>Big things are expected of the 25-year-old Briton in 2013 after he finally shook the grand slam monkey from his back with his U.S. Open triumph in his fifth major final.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/tennis-murray-and-federer-fire-at-melbourne-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Rod Laver Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:30:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734193 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Harrison says he could surprise Djokovic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/tennis-harrison-says-he-could-surprise-djokovic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic was well aware of up and coming American Ryan Harrison, even stating that he knew how to beat the 20-year-old, but his second round Australian Open opponent is sure he may be able to give the world number one a surprise on Wednesday.</p> <p>Two-time defending champion Djokovic will meet Harrison, for the third time in their careers, on Rod Laver Arena, and said after his first round victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu that he felt he knew the American's game and how to beat him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/tennis-harrison-says-he-could-surprise-djokovic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Novak Djokovic Ryan Harrison Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734767 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Djokovic dream still alive after Wawrinka test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/tennis-sharapova-sparkles-after-kerber-crash-melbourne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Djokovic survives scare</p> <p>* Sharapova sets Australian Open record</p> <p>* Radwanska registers 13th straight win</p> <p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic survived an almighty scare from an inspired Stan Wawrinka in a five-hour, five-set thriller at the Australian Open on Sunday, reaching a 15th consecutive grand slam quarter-final but only after digging himself out of a huge hole.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/tennis-sharapova-sparkles-after-kerber-crash-melbourne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Business Maria Sharapova Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 08:45:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736797 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Hingis, Long among five elected to Hall of Fame http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/tennis-hingis-long-among-five-elected-hall-fame <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former World No. 1 Martina Hingis and Australian legend Thelma Coyne Long were among five people named Monday as 2013 inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.</p> <p>Two ATP co-founders, Americans Cliff Drysdale and Charlie Pasarell, and Romanian star Ion Tiriac, were also elected to the sporting shrine by a selection panel. A person needs 75 percent support from the group for election.</p> <p>All five will be enshrined on July 13 during ceremonies at the ATP Hall of Fame Championships grass-court event, joining 224 previous honorees from 19 nations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/tennis-hingis-long-among-five-elected-hall-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Martina Hingis Tennis AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:31:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773099 at http://www.globalpost.com Azarenka overcomes shock and pain to progress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/azarenka-survives-painful-fall-progress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sonia Oxley</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Second seed Victoria Azarenka fought through the pain barrier after a nasty fall that left her in shock to beat Maria Joao Koehler 6-1 6-2 and reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday.</p> <p>The Belarussian had cruised through the first set against the Portuguese world number 106 and was one point away from going 2-0 up in the second when she slipped behind the baseline while trying to reach a shot and almost did the splits.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/azarenka-survives-painful-fall-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Tennis Victoria Azarenka Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:32:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5865845 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Aussie Open boosts prize money to record level http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131002/tennis-aussie-open-boosts-prize-money-record-level <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian Open organisers on Wednesday boosted prize money for the 2014 Grand Slam to Aus$33 million (US$31 million) and said they expected all of the world's top 100 men and women to play.</p> <p>The cash pool will be hiked by Aus$3million, after a Aus$4 million jump in 2013 to record levels, when organisers reacted to threats of a boycott from players pressing for a greater share of revenue.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131002/tennis-aussie-open-boosts-prize-money-record-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Disaster Human Interest Members of the Order of the British Empire Tennis AFP Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:07:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5949970 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: French Open prize money up by over 10 percent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/tennis-french-open-prize-money-over-10-percent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prize money for this year's French Open will top 25 million euros ($34.5 million), more than 10 percent up on 2013, the French Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>The men's and women's singles champions will each receive 1.65 million euros, a 10 percent increase on last year's top prize.</p> <p>But the main increases are for the early losers, as those who fail to progress beyond the second, third and fourth rounds will receive prize money worth between 20 and 25 percent more than in 2013.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/tennis-french-open-prize-money-over-10-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Disaster Human Interest Sports Tennis AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:57:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121915 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: IMG dump troubled Tomic as client http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140717/tennis-img-dump-troubled-tomic-client <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global management company IMG said Thursday it had split with troubled Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic, reportedly amid concerns over his off-court behaviour.</p> <p>The agency used social media to announce it had cut ties with the 21-year-old, but did not specify its reasons.</p> <p>"IMG and Bernard Tomic have mutually ended our relationship," IMG Tennis tweeted.</p> <p>"We wish Bernard great success on and off the tennis court."</p> <p>Reports in tennis publications said his off-court behaviour was behind the split.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140717/tennis-img-dump-troubled-tomic-client" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Bernard Tomic Bernard Tomic Tennis AFP Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:54:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6207050 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Makarova tunes up for Serena showdown with doubles win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140904/tennis-makarova-tunes-serena-showdown-doubles-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ekaterina Makarova limbered up for her US Open semi-final showdown with world number one Serena Williams by booking a spot in the women's doubles final with Elena Vesnina on Thursday.</p> <p>The two Russians ended the surprising run of Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm and Czech partner Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 7-5, 6-3 and will take on Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta in the final.</p> <p>Before then, however, there's the little matter of Makarova's first Grand Slam singles semi-final on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140904/tennis-makarova-tunes-serena-showdown-doubles-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Ekaterina Makarova Tennis AFP Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:45:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6249739 at http://www.globalpost.com