Australian Open 2013 News

Paes in search of new doubles partner as Stepanek undergoes surgery

Last updated on: Tuesday, 29 January 2013 20:47

Leander Paes' doubles partner Radek Stepanek underwent spinal surgery on Monday and will be out for an indefinite period. Paes said Stepanek had a back problem from last year itself.

Djokovic retains No.1 ranking, Nadal slips out of top four

Last updated on: Tuesday, 29 January 2013 18:12

Australian Open champion Novak Djokivic retains top spot in the latest ATP rankings. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal has slipped out of the world's top four for the first time in more than seven years.

When Novak Djokovic celebrated his win by offering chocolates

Last updated on: Monday, 28 January 2013 11:01

A master at playing to his audience, Djokovic came with several boxes of chocolates to his post-match news conference and then played host as he distributed them to a room packed with journalists.

Andy Murray needs to find the killer instinct

Last updated on: Monday, 28 January 2013 08:59

Murray, US Open trophy in his cabinet and a veteran of six Grand Slam finals already, shed no tears for the loss against Djokovic and gave an assured speech in defeat.

Novak Djokovic raises tennis to new heights

Last updated on: Sunday, 27 January 2013 20:53

Djokovic once had a reputation for retirements, seen graphically at the 2009 Australian Open when, as defending champion, he pulled out of his quarter-final with Andy Roddick citing exhaustion in the extreme heat. But Djokovic underwent a transformation.

China expects Li Na to spark tennis boom

Last updated on: Sunday, 27 January 2013 20:22

Li became the first Asian to win a Grand Slam title when she triumphed at the French Open in 2011, but after that she struggled to adjust to her new status as a major champion.

Novak Djokovic wears down Andy Murray for Australian Open hat-trick

Last updated on: Wednesday, 30 January 2013 21:46

Novak Djokovic wore down Andy Murray in a gruelling four-set final to clinch a hat-trick of Australian Open titles on Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.

Victoria Azarenka dreams big after crazy win

Last updated on: Sunday, 27 January 2013 13:37

Now comes the rest of the season, and high on the list is improving her lopsided won one, lost 11 record against the mighty Williams, considered easily the best women's player when fit.

Li Na praised in China for pluck and persistence

Last updated on: Sunday, 27 January 2013 12:25

The Henan Evening News praised Li, 30, for her performance as one of the older players in top-flight women's tennis, saying: "That (Li) is still full of competitiveness is itself a miracle".

Li Na hopes Aussie pain means French Open gain

Last updated on: Sunday, 27 January 2013 12:21

Li Na, 30, took the positives from her campaign, which included big wins over higher-ranked duo Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska, and hoped she could carry her resurgent form into the rest of the season.