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Ana Ivanovic of Serbia  on her way to an upset victory over world number one Serena Williams of the USA in round four of the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Ana Ivanovic ‘broke a spell’ to post a magical win over Serena Williams in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Ivanovic had never won a set again(...)

 Serena Williams  celebrates after winning her third-round match against Daniela Hantuchova  at the Australian Open  in Melbourne. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

Novak Djokovic bared his teeth to finish off Denis Istomin and extend the hottest winning streak in tennis to 27 matches in the third round of the Au(...)

Rafael Nadal feels the heat after defeating Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia in their second round match. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round under the Rod Laver Arena roof but Juan Martin Del Potro was sent packing as sweltering tempe(...)

 Rory McIlroy appears on stage during a photo call prior to the start of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Twelve months ago, Rory McIlroy’s year kicked off in a blaze of fireworks to mark his multi-million pound switch to Nike, only to fizzle out amid poor(...)

Andy Murray shakes hands with Go Soeda after their first round match during day two of the Australian Open. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Rafa Nadal got a free pass into the second round of the Australian Open when home favourite Bernard Tomic retired injured, a welcome reprieve from sti(...)

Andy Murray with coach Ivan Lendl in Melbourne for the Australian Open. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

There are plenty quirks in the education game but among the most risible must be teachers taking credit for bright pupils. Teaching the gifted is a pi(...)

Ireland’s James McGee during his game against Jimmy Wang in a qualifying event for the  Australian Open. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

By Johnny WattersonIreland’s oldest tennis club, Dublin’s Monkstown LTC, had reason to celebrate over the New Year with significant successes recorded(...)

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia celebrates victory after winning his Mens finals match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day eight of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre  in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Lleyton Hewitt will go into the Australian Open as the player the top seeds will hope to avoid in the first round, after digging into his famed store (...)

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki who announced their engagement on New Year’s Eve. Photograph: EPA

Reports of the demise of Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki’s relationship appear to have been greatly exaggerated after the pair announced their (...)

The way I play golf shouldn’t determine who I am as a person: Rory McIlroy. Photograph: Steve Christo/Reuters

Just three days after winning his first title of the year in Australia, a jet-lagged Rory McIlroy is looking forward to one last tournament before he(...)

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