Australian Open 2013 Features

Who is Roger Federer?

Last updated on: Friday, 25 January 2013 20:07

Roger Federer has appeared in 24 men's Grand Slam finals, ten on them on-the-trot. He also appeared in 18 of 19 finals from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships through to the 2010 Australian Open.

Agassi hails Fedex, Djoko and Rafa as 'best ever'

Last updated on: Friday, 25 January 2013 16:34

Eight-time Grand Slam winner Andre Agassi believes that the sport has reached its peak with the emergence of all-time greats such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

A timeout jeered round the world

Last updated on: Friday, 25 January 2013 11:08

When she took her seat during the changeover, she wrapped a towel stuffed with ice around her neck and was examined by the primary health care provider for the women's tour, Victoria Simpson, and by a tournament doctor, Tim Wood. She then left the court for further treatment, leaving Stephens, in her first Grand Slam semifinal, waiting nearly 10 minutes for the next game.

The unreal life of a South Asian female star

Last updated on: Thursday, 24 January 2013 12:19

Even for a tennis player on the world tour, accustomed to traveling through a maze of unfamiliar cultures, Mirza might seem to have an unreal life. There was, for example, a tennis tournament in Kolkata.

Rich? Me? Maria Sharapova scoffs at report on tennis earnings

Last updated on: Tuesday, 22 January 2013 15:29

Sharapova was listed with annual earnings of $US27.9 million to put her comfortably ahead of China's Li Na on $US18.1 million, her opponent in the Australian Open semi-finals on Thursday.

Victoria Azarenka grunt is music to Redfoo's ears

Last updated on: Monday, 21 January 2013 11:56

The world number one, who has been supported by the crazy-haired Redfoo at the Australian Open in Melbourne, said a song featuring her distinctive high-to-low grunt would be out soon.

Muscly Andy Murray likes tight shirt, not short shorts

Last updated on: Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:00

Murray's bulked-up physique has attracted comments at the Australian Open, but he insisted it's the new fitted shirt which is making his upper body look bigger.

Australian Open and the tales of blossoming romance

Last updated on: Thursday, 17 January 2013 11:12

The three best female tennis players in the world have something in common at the Australian Open -- romance.

Musician Redfoo won't 'kiss and tell' over Azarenka

Last updated on: Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:18

Redfoo was a constant presence at Azarenka's matches during the US Open last year. Only when they were spotted together during the off-season did it appear they had become better acquainted.

Wu Di ready to make history as first Chinese man in a Grand Slam

Last updated on: Monday, 14 January 2013 09:56

Wu, 21, the world number 186, is acutely aware millions of his compatriots will be following his every move against Croatia's Ivan Dodig, when he will become the first Chinese man to play a Grand Slam tournament.