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Rafael Nadal

World's best set for Australian Open 2014

11 Dec  Ninety-nine of the top 100 men and 99 of the top 100 women have been confirmed for Australian Open 2014 at Melbourne Park in January.
Day One Crowd

Melbourne set to sizzle for Australian Open 2014

01 Dec  Marking the official start to summer Tennis Australia announced that players and fans can expect a sizzling fortnight of world-class tennis at the Australian Open this January.
Pete Sampras

Serve up something special this Christmas

29 Nov  Australian Open tickets are the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas, with ticketing options to suit every taste and type.
Jelena Jankovic

AO Blitz player profile: Jelena Jankovic

29 Nov  Jelena Jankovic has enjoyed a stunning return to form and is brimming with confidence, which is exactly why you want her playing for your town during the AO Blitz.
Stanisias Wawrinka

AO Blitz player profile: Stanislas Wawrinka

26 Nov  Following a career-best season, Stanislas Wawrinka is poised for a strong run at Melbourne Park, which is exactly why you want him playing for your town during Australian Open 2014.
AO Blitz Wangaratta

AO Blitz to meander through Mallee

26 Nov  The AO Blitz will this week hit the Victorian Mallee centres of Swan Hill and Mildura, as well as stopping off in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick and Devonport in Tasmania.
Di Wu

Wu, Tang secure Australian Open wildcards

25 Nov  Chinese talents Wu Di and Tang Hao Chen have secured Australian Open 2014 main draw wildcards after winning the Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off finals.
Jimmy Wang

Wang, Zheng head AO Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off draws

20 Nov  Top seeds Jimmy Wang and Saisai Zheng will headline the main draw action at the Australian Open 2014 Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off in Shenzhen, China.

Molik helps Parkes smash world tennis record

16 Nov  A new world record was set in Parkes, New South Wales on Saturday when 772 people joined former world No.8 Alicia Molik to bounce balls on tennis racquets.

Hisense announced as official sponsor and supplier of AO

15 Nov  Hisense Australia has announced its official sponsorship of the Australian Open plus AO Series tournaments the Brisbane International and Apia International Sydney.
Sara Errani

AO Blitz player profile: Sara Errani

15 Nov  A gritty competitor and an increasing presence in the top 10, Sara Errani is exactly the kind of player you want playing for your town at Australian Open 2014 as part of the AO Blitz.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Roger Federer

Tickets now on sale for a night with Roger Federer

14 Nov  Roger Federer is set to commandeer Rod Laver Arena for a gala charity exhibition match on Wednesday 8 January.
Tomas Berdych

AO Blitz player profile: Tomas Berdych

13 Nov  Tomas Berdych's ability to inflict a giant-killing upset is exactly why you want him playing for your town at Australian Open 2014 as part of the AO Blitz.

Help set a Guinness World Record in Parkes

12 Nov  You can help attempt to set a Guinness World Record when the AO Blitz visits Parkes in regional New South Wales on Saturday.
Petra Kvitova

AO Blitz player profile: Petra Kvitova

08 Nov  Petra Kvitova is on a mission to re-write history at Melbourne Park, which is exactly why you want her playing for your town at Australian Open 2014.

Star power highlights AO Blitz visit to Newcastle

08 Nov  Tennis stars took centre stage in Newcastle when the AO Blitz roadshow recently rolled into the New South Wales city.
David Ferrer

AO Blitz player profile: David Ferrer

06 Nov  As David Ferrer continues carving out a brilliant career outside the limelight of the game's "Big Four", he's perfectly poised to represent your town at Australian Open 2014.

Sydney school racing up AO Blitz leaderboard

06 Nov  St Charbel’s College in the Sydney suburb of Punchbowl has skyrocketed up the AO Blitz schools leaderboard and has its eyes set on the top prize.

AO Blitz to tour suburban Melbourne

06 Nov  UPDATE: The AO Blitz will this week will hit the Melbourne suburbs of Rowville, Bundoora, Dandenong and Eltham, as well as stopping in South Australia.
Agnieszka Radwanska

AO Blitz player profile: Agnieszka Radwanska

03 Nov  Three straight Australian Open quarterfinals prove that Melbourne Park agrees with Agnieszka Radwanska, and this is why you want her playing for your town at AO2014.
Juan Martin Del Potro

AO Blitz player profile: Juan Martin del Potro

29 Oct  Slowly but surely, Juan Martin del Potro is recapturing the form that took him to Grand Slam glory in 2009, which is why you want him playing for your town at Australian Open 2014.

AO Blitz to light up eastern Australian states

29 Oct  The AO Blitz will this week hit Sale, Colac, Caroline Springs, Malvern, Newcastle, Gosford, Sydney Olympic Park, Emerald and Gawler.
Maria Sharapova

AO Blitz player profile: Maria Sharapova

26 Oct  She'll be as motivated as ever and has a history of rebounding from set-backs, which is exactly why you want Maria Sharapova playing for your town at Australian Open 2014.

AO Blitz to hit several states this week

23 Oct  UPDATE: The AO Blitz will this week hit Hobart, Mt Gambier, Renmark, Woolongong, Happy Valley and Traralgon.

Woodbridge joins trophies in Hong Kong

23 Oct  On the last stop of the AO International Trophy Tour, Australian tennis legend Todd Woodbridge served up a tennis lesson to young players from Hong Kong on a harbour-front court overlooking the iconic city skyline.

Thousands gather for AO trophies' south China swing

22 Oct  Thousands of fans turned out to see the Australian Open trophies in southern China recently as the Australian Open International Trophy Tour continued on its route through Asia.
Andy Murray

AO Blitz player profile: Andy Murray

22 Oct  It will be a more relaxed yet highly-motivated Andy Murray who arrives at Melbourne Park in 2014, making him the perfect player to represent your town during Australian Open 2014 as part of the AO Blitz.
Li Na

AO Blitz player profile: Li Na

18 Oct  Despite her veteran status, Li Na may not have even peaked yet, making her perfectly placed to represent your town at Australian Open 2014.
Roger Federer

AO Blitz player profile: Roger Federer

15 Oct  Although he's suffered a dip in form in 2013, Roger Federer's incredible record at Melbourne Park makes him a great player to have competing for your town at Australian Open 2014.

Townsville, Surry Hills, Bendigo, WA to be 'blitzed'

14 Oct  Townsville in Queensland, inner-Sydney Surry Hills, Bendigo in Victoria and Western Australia’s Duncraig, Fremantle and Burswood will enjoy AO Blitz visits this week.

International Trophy Tour: Laver, Norm reunite in Shanghai

14 Oct  Australian tennis legend Rod Laver added a dose of star power to the Australian Open International Trophy Tour, reuniting with Norm in Shanghai.

AO Blitz player profile: Serena Williams

11 Oct  Having produced possibly the most dominant season of her glittering career so far, wouldn't you want Serena Williams playing for your town at Australian Open 2014?

International Trophy Tour: Beijing plays host to Daphne and Norm

09 Oct  The Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup visited Beijing as part of the AO International Trophy Tour, and were are a hit at the China Open.

Ball kid blogs: Olivia and Dylan in China

09 Oct  Top ball kids at Australian Open 2013, Olivia O'Meara and Dylan Colaci, blog about their experiences working as ball kids at the recent China Open and meeting the Chinese ball kids who will join the AO2014 squad.

International Trophy Tour: Singapore sight-seeing

09 Oct  The Australian Open trophies continued their international tour throughout Asia with a stop in Singapore, a city fast becoming a global tennis hub.

AO Blitz player profile: Rafael Nadal

08 Oct  After a stunning 2013 season that has seen him return to world No.1, Rafael Nadal will be a highly-sought representative of all towns at Australian Open 2014 for the AO Blitz.
Di Wu

Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off to return to China

08 Oct  Asia's best tennis talent will compete for a prized Australian Open 2014 wildcard at the second annual Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off in Shenzhen, China.

AO Blitz to travel far and wide across Australia

08 Oct  Albany, Gunnedah, Ingham, Launceston, Manly and Margaret River will all be “blitzed” this week as the AO Blitz traverses Australia.
Rod Laver Arena

Australian Open 2014 tickets now on sale!

08 Oct  Tickets for Australian Open 2014 and all Australian Open Series events are now on sale - make sure you're part of this year's sizzling summer of tennis.

AO Blitz player profile: Victoria Azarenka

04 Oct  Want Victoria Azarenka playing for your town during Australian Open 2014? Register for the AO Blitz, start completing challenges and earn the points to make it happen.

AO Blitz visit welcome respite for Wimmera

04 Oct  Drought, fire and flood have decimated the Wimmera region in Victoria recently, but residents will have reason to smile today with the arrival of the AO Blitz.
Roger Federer

AO Blitz: play tennis and score prizes

03 Oct  You could have Roger Federer playing for your town at AO2014, and possibly even win a car, by playing tennis as part of the AO Blitz.

Rafa, AO trophies a hit in Korea

02 Oct  Rafael Nadal and the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup were the talk of Seoul when they arrived as part of a promotional visit for Kia, an event also marking the first stop on the Australian Open International Trophy Tour.

New look for AO 2014

02 Oct  The incredible transformation of Margaret Court Arena and increased usage of the stunning National Tennis Centre will give fans and players a whole new experience at Australian Open 2014.
Day One Crowds

Australian Open 2014 by the numbers

02 Oct  A breakdown of all the interesting facts and figures highlighting Australian Open 2014 ahead of the year's first Grand Slam at Melbourne Park.
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic

Prize money boost for Australian Open 2014

02 Oct  Australian Open prize money will have increased an incredible $7 million in the past two years when the 2014 event offers AUD$33 million.

AO Blitz player profile: Novak Djokovic

01 Oct  Want Novak Djokovic playing for your town during Australian Open 2014? Register for the AO Blitz, start completing challenges and earn the points to make it happen.

Darwin looks to lead AO Blitz

30 Sep  Following a recent Blitz event at Tennis Palmerston, Darwin is determined to be one of Australia’s leading towns in the inaugural AO Blitz competition.

Rafa to reunite with Norm in Seoul

27 Sep  Rafael Nadal will be reunited with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup as the Australian Open International Trophy Tour kicks off on Friday in Seoul, Korea.
AO Blitz

AO Blitz hits Queensland

03 Sep  The AO Blitz is up and running - your chance to get an Australian Open 2014 player competing for your town. So how tennis are you?
Steve Wood

Tennis Australia CEO Steve Wood announces resignation

22 Aug  After nearly a decade leading Tennis Australia, CEO Steve Wood announced today he has informed the Board of his intention to resign from the role at the end of September.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer to open 2014 in Brisbane

24 Jul  Roger Federer has announced that he will contest the 2014 Brisbane International, marking a departure from his traditional lead-in to the Australian Open.
Andy Murray

Murray primed for more success

22 Jul  After the clay and grass of Europe, tennis will this week turns its attention to hardcourts across the Atlantic for a five-week run-up to the year’s final Grand Slam event in New York, the US Open.
Serena Williams

Wimbledon women’s preview: can anyone pass Serena?

18 Jun  Who are the women set to make a charge at Wimbledon this year?
Andy Murray

Wimbledon men’s preview: who’s hot and who’s not

18 Jun  As the Wimbledon Championships approach, we take a look at the men who go into the grasscourt Grand Slam in sizzling form, and those whose results are in need of an upward surge.
Novak Djokovic

Win the golden ticket with AO Membership

18 Jun  Become an Australian Open member before Sunday 14 July for your chance to win seats to every session of Australian Open 2014
Novak Djokovic

Roland Garros through an Aussie lens

24 May  With Roland Garros approaching, our experts take a look at the storylines that could unfold in Paris.
Jo Wilfried Tsonga

French Open form guide

10 May  Picking a winner on the men's and women's side at Roland Garros is almost as challenging as winning a Grand Grand Slam tournament. We take a look at the players most likely to succeed this month.
Rafael Nadal

A gift she won't want to return

10 May  Australian Open gift vouchers are the perfect gift for a tennis loving mum.
Australian Open staff

Net widens for Australian Open employment

10 May  A range of exciting positions Australian Open 2014 open on June 1 for new applicants.
National Tennis Centre

Playing on clay at Melbourne Park

10 May  Outside Roland Garros, some of the best clay courts in the world are available for hire at the home of the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal

Tiley Diary: Rafa rejoins the heavy hitters

21 Mar  Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley delights in the regrouping of the Big 4 on the world tennis stage.
Rod Laver Arena

Jump the queue at AO2014

13 Mar  Join up as an AO member to be first in the queue at Australian Open 2014.
Rod Laver Arena Spectacular

Checking in with the champs

21 Mar  Reigning Australian Open champions Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka have continued the 2013 season with an air of invincibility.
Corporate Hospitality at the Australian Open

The Australian Open your way

12 Mar  Australian Open hospitality packages cater to a range of clients and customers wanting the best Grand Slam experience.
Australian Open staff

On the hunt: Australian Open 2014 employment

13 Mar  Think you have what it takes to work at the Australian Open? A wide selection of roles will be advertised in the coming months for 2014.

Kia Fan of the Day winners

31 Jan  Kia Fan of the Day winners announced.
Serena Williams

The Popcorn Tennis Awards

27 Jan  It’s time for the Popcorn Tennis Awards, recognising the memorable moments of Australian Open 2013 that some would prefer to forget.
Andy Murray

Scot sunk

27 Jan  Untimely feathers and bad-tempered blisters hampered Andy Murray in Sunday’s men’s final, but the Scot was ultimately derailed by the irresistible combination of Novak Djokovic and the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic

Novak's triple treat

27 Jan  Novak Djokovic has won his third consecutive Australian Open title and fourth overall, coming from a set down to defeat Andy Murray 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-2 on Sunday night.
Victoria Azarenka

The morning after

27 Jan  Victoria Azarenka had every reason to be exhausted on Sunday morning after an emotionally-draining fortnight, but already has her sights set on bigger things.
Matthew Ebden and Jarmila Gajdosova

Instant success for Aussie mixed duo

27 Jan  Australian wildcards Matt Ebden and Jarmila Gajdosova win the mixed doubles crown, defeating Czech pair Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak in their first tournament together.
Celebrating breakthroughs

Popcorn Tennis: I’ve arrived

27 Jan  A number of players have used the Australian Open as the stage for their first big impact on the tennis world – here’s our top 10.
Li Na

Li’s lost chance

26 Jan  Li Na is rarely short of a smile, but losing Saturday night’s final to Victoria Azarenka after winning the first set is likely to sting for some time yet.
Legends

Offshore success stories

26 Jan  Winning a grand slam title away from home doesn’t come easily, but Mats Wilander and Jim Courier are two Australian Open champions who achieved the feat.
Roy Emerson

Emerson as sharp as ever

27 Jan  Roy Emerson may be 76 years of age, but showed at Saturday’s Legends Lunch that he hasn’t missed a beat.
Victoria Azarenka

Twice is nice for Azarenka

26 Jan  Twelve months on from her maiden Grand Slam success, the road to Victoria Azarenka’s second major title could barely have been more dramatic.
Steve Wood

Australians all

26 Jan  On Australia Day at the Australian Open, a new partnership between Tennis Australia and the Australian Government was launched to encourage neighbours from different cultural backgrounds to come together through tennis.
Djokovic v Murray

Day 14 preview: the pain game

27 Jan  Andy Murray says he’s “ready for the pain” a no-holds-barred final with Novak Djokovic; on Sunday night, we’ll discover which of these contemporaries and friends will add to their Grand Slam silverware collection.
Roger Federer

Crystal ball: the men

27 Jan  With the Australian summer of tennis nearing a close, Darren Saligari offers his thoughts on the likely stories to emerge in men’s tennis for the rest of 2013.
Novak Djokovic

All business for Djokovic

27 Jan  Novak Djokovic has been relaxed in the build-up to Sunday’s final, but knows Andy Murray and a furious battle stand between him and a fourth Melbourne crown.
Andy Murray

Tough losses bolster Murray's resolve

27 Jan  Standing on the outside looking in, most people would think that great victories make great players. But Andy Murray will tell you it's the losses that turn players into champions.
Roger Federer

No regrets for Federer

25 Jan  Roger Federer exited the Australian Open after playing back-to-back five-set matches for the first time at a major, but insisted fatigue had nothing to do with his demise.
Andre Agassi

Andre’s back

25 Jan  In his first trip to the Australian Open since his retirement in 2006, Andre Agassi reveals his thoughts on the depth of the men’s game and plenty more.
Andy Murray

Murray makes it happen

25 Jan  More than four years after he first played Roger Federer in a major, Andy Murray came through when it mattered, knocking the Swiss out of the Australian Open with a five-set semifinal win.
Victoria Azarenka

Keeping their nerve

26 Jan  Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis and Margaret Court all know what Victoria Azarenka and Li Na will be going through on Saturday – and believe nerves will play a big part in which player wins the title.
Li Na

China embraces Li and tennis

26 Jan  After winning the French Open in 2011, Li Na struggled with the weight of expectation – but feels she’s better prepared for the attention of a Grand Slam victory this time around.
Azarenka v Li

Day 13 preview: a battle of wills

26 Jan  One has endeared herself to fans, the other has been the centre of controversy: how will Li Na and Victoria Azarenka handle the pressure in the 2013 AO women's final?
Victoria Azarenka

Sticking to her guns

26 Jan  Victoria Azarenka has polarised opinion since her semifinal victory, but win or lose Saturday’s final with Li Na, she’ll do things her way.
Rafa's Knees

Rafa’s knees do the talking

27 Jan  We’ve all missed Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open over the last fortnight, but australianopen.com has come up with an exclusive.
Roger Federer

Rivalries reach new heights

25 Jan  The Big Four of men’s tennis have set the standard in recent years, but it’s their rivalries that have truly captured the sporting world’s imagination.
Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani

Italians take women's doubles title

25 Jan  Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci win their third women’s doubles title in the last four Grand Slams, ending the fairytale run of Australian wildcards Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua.
Victoria Azarenka

Azarenka sets the record straight

25 Jan  It’s not often that a player will request to sit down with journalists the day before a Grand Slam final. But that’s what Victoria Azarenka has done after her controversial injury time-out in the semifinals.
Kia Sponsorship Deal

Kia Motors extends partnership to 2018

25 Jan  In a coup for the Australian Open’s future, major sponsor Kia Motors has extended its multi-million dollar partnership through to 2018.
Andy Murray

The grit of Murray

25 Jan  Andy Murray’s base is as strong as ever – but it’s the subtleties he’s added to his game that have turned him into a Grand Slam winner.
Duck Hee Lee

Emerging powers

24 Jan  A glance at the junior draws at this year’s Australian Open reveals the global footprint of tennis is spreading further than ever.
Victoria Azarenka

Vika soldiers on

24 Jan  While Victoria Azarenka’s straight-sets victory over Sloane Stephens on Thursday looked straightforward, the circumstances behind it were anything but.
Ana Ivanovic

Crystal ball: the women

25 Jan  With the Australian summer of tennis nearing a close, Darren Saligari offers his thoughts on the likely stories to emerge in women’s tennis for the rest of 2013.
Novak Djokovic

No worries for Novak

24 Jan  With Rafael Nadal absent, David Ferrer inherited the fourth seed at this year’s Australian Open – but on Thursday night, Novak Djokovic showed the chasm between the Big Four and the rest is as wide as ever.
Sloane Stephens

Sloane’s silver lining

24 Jan  Sloane Stephens may have lost her first major semifinal against Victoria Azarenka on Thursday, but she’ll leave Melbourne as a winner after a breakthrough fortnight.
Judy Dalton

A true pioneer

24 Jan  Judy Dalton, one of a group of women who blazed a trail towards professionalism in her sport, was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Andy Murray

Day 12 preview: A whole new ball game

25 Jan  Andy Murray returns for another showdown against Roger Federer on centre court at Rod Laver Arena a different man.
Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua

Age gap no barrier to Aussies' winning ways

24 Jan  Australian veteran Casey Dellacqua and teenager Ashleigh Barty will contest the women’s doubles final - the first wildcards to progress as far since 2007 and the first local pair since 1977.
Maria Sharapova

Tables turned on Sharapova

24 Jan  Over the past 11 days, Maria Sharapova has been in a giving mood – candy, bagels, breadsticks, you name it. But on Thursday the giving stopped.
Popcorn Tennis Top 10: The best quotes

Popcorn Tennis: the best quotes

25 Jan  We love the players entertaining us with their ball striking, koala cuddling and especially when they speak their mind. So, without further ado, here are the best quotes from AO 2013.
Sloane Stephens

Shock and awe: women's upsets at the Open

26 Jan  Sloane Stephens’ stunning win over Serena Williams in this year’s quarterfinals was just the latest in a long line of women’s singles upsets at the Australian Open in the last 10 years.
Djokovic vs Ferrer

Ferrer takes aim

24 Jan  David Ferrer has the fitness and never-say-die attitude to run with Novak Djokovic, but Thursday night’s semifinal will show if he has the game to topple the world No.1.
Sloane Stephens

Day 11 Preview: ladies in waiting

24 Jan  It's women's semifinals day at Australian Open 2013 and the field is open for new stars to break through and more experienced campaigners to hold their ground.
Roger Federer

Fed's perfect 10

23 Jan  Roger Federer had barely been troubled in Melbourne before Wednesday night, but recovered from a fourth-set blitz by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to his 10th straight Australian Open semifinal.
Nikola Milojevic

Milojevic making a name for himself

23 Jan  If Serbian 17-year-old Nikola Milojevic has his way, he’ll emulate his famous compatriots Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic and rise right to the top of the tennis tree.
Aniek Van Koot

Aniek’s comfort zone

23 Jan  Dutchwoman Aniek van Koot, the world No.2 in women’s wheelchair tennis, has always felt most at home within the confines of the court.
Stephens v Azarenka

Nice to meet you

24 Jan  Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens have never played before, giving their semifinal on Thursday an extra dash of high-stakes intrigue.
Serena Williams

Rattled Serena laments tough fortnight

23 Jan  A smashed racquet, a back injury and a three-set loss were the final scenes of Serena Williams’ “worst ever two weeks” at a Grand Slam tournament.
Bryan brothers

All-achieving twins fix sights on Rio

23 Jan  Back in the day, the Bryan brothers had the exuberance of youth and a misguided notion that they would always play together and live together. Fate had other ideas.
Li vs Sharapova

Big deals step up for business

24 Jan  Two of the most marketable female athletes on the planet - Maria Sharapova and Li Na - will square off for a place in the women's singles final today.
Andrew Florent

Andrew Florent auction nears $100,000

23 Jan  An auction to raise money for former Australian player Andrew Florent has reached $99,000 with one day to go before bidding closes.
Novak Djokovic

Djoke's on Berd

22 Jan  Novak Djokovic’s powers of recovery were as startling as his tennis, the top seed recovering from his five-hour win over Stanislas Wawrinka to coast past Tomas Berdych into the semifinals.
Federer vs Tsonga

Tall order for dancing Jo

23 Jan  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has taken out Roger Federer at this stage of a major before, but the seventh seed faces a tall order to do it again on Wednesday night.
Popcorn Top 10 Unexpected Moments

Popcorn Tennis top 10: the unexpected moments

23 Jan  Resurgent veterans, an American youth movement and the dangerous floaters – these are the 10 stories we didn’t see coming at Australian Open 2013.
Umpire Chair

The best seat in the house

23 Jan  What’s the perfect spot to watch all of the on-court action at Australian Open 2013? Chair umpire Fergus Murphy has the answer.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Day 10 Preview: Jo looking to move Mt Fed

23 Jan  Jo Wilfried Tsonga aims to bring out the beautiful shots and the winning points in order to move mountains in today's quarterfinal against Roger Federer.
Martina Navratilova

Passing the baton

23 Jan  One of the game’s modern-day giants, Martina Navratilova is realistic when discussing the legacy Serena Williams may leave on the sport’s record books.
Williams v Stephens

Williams v Stephens: when stars collide

23 Jan  An American star of the present faces a rising star of the future as two generations clash for a place in the women’s singles semifinals on Wednesday.
Goran Ivanisevic

Goran holds court

23 Jan  Goran Ivanisevic and an open microphone always went together in his heyday – and in Melbourne for the legends’ doubles at Australian Open 2013, the Croatian remains as quotable as ever
Maria Sharapova

Maria a creature of habit

22 Jan  Ekaterina Makarova was little more than a speed bump for Maria Sharapova on Tuesday, the No.2 seed storming into the semifinals for the loss of just four games.
Murray v Chardy

Murray coasting as seeds scattered

23 Jan  No one would have predicted the string of seeds to drop early in Andy Murray's quarter of the draw, but the Scot will not be taking Frenchman Jeremy Chardy lightly in their quarterfinal match-up.
Open Shutter Day 8

Day 8 AO Photobook ready for download

22 Jan  Keep the Australian Open close at hand forever with the free Photobook app for iPad - Open Shutter - presenting the best images from Melbourne Park each day.
Li Na

Li Na bounces Aga

22 Jan  Li Na ends Agnieszka Radwanska's run in the women's quarterfinals, defeating her 7-5 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena.
Jeremy Chardy

Chardy steps up

23 Jan  There’s no substitute for hard work – and Jeremy Chardy has ridden his testing off-season regimen all the way to a maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal in Melbourne.
Roger Federer

Roger's right on

21 Jan  The young guns keep coming for Roger Federer, but the world No.2 keeps elevating his play, dismissing Canada’s Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6(4) 6-2 with little fuss on Monday night.
Tomas Berdych

Preview: Djokovic v Berdych

22 Jan  Tomas Berdych has been in imperious form so far in Melbourne, but Novak Djokovic represents an entirely different challenge for the tall Czech.
Andy Murray

Murray marches on

21 Jan  He wasn’t at his best and his opponent was exhausted, but Andy Murray did what he had to do on Monday, brushing aside Gilles Simon in straight sets.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Tsonga bounces into quarters

21 Jan  Buoyed by the motivation instilled by coach Roger Rasheed, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has an extra spring in his step after advancing into the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Serena Williams

Serena muscles through

21 Jan  With a 6-2 6-0 walloping of Maria Kirilenko in less than an hour on Monday night, Serena Williams won her 20th straight match – and shows no sign of stopping there.
Stanislas Wawrinka

Pushing the boundaries

22 Jan  Twelve months after last year’s near six-hour final, the men’s draw has thrown up two five-set marathons in as many nights. Which begs the question: can men’s tennis become any more brutal?
Djokovic v Berdych

Day 9 preview: Big Berd looking to take flight

22 Jan  Czech Tomas Berdych arrives in his third consecutive AO quarterfinal, and this year plans to go one or two steps further.
Ekaterina Makarova

Deja vu as Makarova on Russian rampage

22 Jan  Ekaterina Makarova does not have Maria Sharapova’s sterling Grand Slam resume, but she has much to boast about at the Australian Open, where for the second straight year, she has reached the quarterfinals.
The worst AO 2013 moments so far

Popcorn Tennis top 10: worst moments

22 Jan  The first week of Australian Open 2013 produced some great and not-so-great moments. Popcorn Tennis remembers the ones some players would prefer to forget.

Martina Hingis takes over AO Twitter

21 Jan  Join the Twitterverse and ask Martina Hingis a question now in her Twitter takeover @australianopen.
Victoria Azarenka

Woman on a mission: Vika moves into last 8

21 Jan  Victoria Azarenka makes time in her hectic schedule to speed into the AO quarterfinals with a 6-1 6-1 mauling of Elena Vesnina.
Agnieszka Radwanska

Li on a mission to derail Radwanska's roll

22 Jan  Agnieszka Radwanska is unbeaten this season but her accuracy and consistency will be put to the test against another of the game's fine movers, Li Na, when the pair meet in the quarterfinals.
Adam Kellerman

Kellerman claims playoff for main draw berth

21 Jan  For young Aussie Adam Kellerman, the dream of competing in a Grand Slam tournament on home turf is about to become reality.
Raonic v Federer

Day 8 preview: Federer a hunted man

21 Jan  WARNING: Another young gun has you in his sights. That might be the caution for Roger Federer as he approaches Monday night’s match in Rod Laver Arena against monster-serving Milos Raonic.
Agnieszka Radwanska

Aga axes Ana

20 Jan  Agnieszka Radwanska won her 13th straight match in disposing of Ana Ivanovic on Sunday night, the Pole booking a quarterfinal meeting with China’s Li Na.
French Quarter

The French quarter

21 Jan  Four Frenchman have their sights set on making a splash in the second week of the year’s first Grand Slam.
Li Na

Li’s tennis does the talking

20 Jan  Li Na didn’t have a lot to say after her straight-sets victory over Julia Goerges on Sunday, but the way she played spoke volumes for her progression through the first week.
Williams v Kirilenko

Preview: Serena v Kirilenko

21 Jan  Twelve months ago, Serena Williams lost to a Russian in the fourth round at Melbourne Park. On Monday, Maria Kirilenko will be hoping history can repeat itself.
Venus Williams and Serena Williams

Serena’s double focus

20 Jan  With sister Venus, Serena Williams has won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles – and values them as much as her singles trophies.
Nick Kyrgios

New No.1 Kyrgios cruises

20 Jan  Australian junior Nick Kyrgios will be the world’s number one junior on Monday, and showed why with a comfortable victory in the opening round of the boys’ singles on Sunday.
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova steamrolls on

20 Jan  Maria Sharapova rates her run to the 2008 Australian Open title as her best tournament ever, but she might need to re-think that sentiment if her form in the past week continues.
Roger Federer and Bernard Tomic

Week 1 wrap: Lessons learned

21 Jan  What can we glean from the first week of Australian Open 2013? Alix Ramsay runs the rule over the tournament so far.
Gilles Simon

What makes me special: Gilles Simon

21 Jan  Leading Australian Open contenders share their point of difference with australianopen.com.
Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana back in the winners' circle

21 Jan  A knee injury saw Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova miss the second half of the 2012 season, but the two-time grand slam champion has made a winning return at Australian Open 2013.
Roger Federer

Pride on the line as Federer stands up to Raonic

21 Jan  Roger Federer is not about to let the young guard bring him down just yet, but he will have to be on his game against big-serving Milos Raonic.
Open Shutter Day 6

Day 6 AO Photobook ready for download

20 Jan  Keep the Australian Open close at hand forever with the free Photobook app for iPad - Open Shutter - presenting the best images from Melbourne Park each day.
Maria Sharapova

Next in her sights: Sharapova lines up Flipkens

20 Jan  Maria Sharapova has been in destructive form in her three matches to date in Melbourne; on Sunday, Kirsten Flipkens is next in her sights.
Roger Federer and Bernard Tomic

Fed bounces Bernard

19 Jan  Roger Federer brought out his best to dispatch Bernard Tomic on Saturday night, the 17-time major winner romping to a 6-4 7-6 6-1 win.
Andrew Florent

With a little help from his friends: the Andrew Florent appeal

20 Jan  Bids are open for an online auction to win the Ultimate Tennis Experience and support former Aussie player Andrew Florent, who was diagnosed with cancer this week.
Wawrinka v Djokovic

Day 7 preview: Eye of the Tiger

20 Jan  Relaxed and jovial off court, Novak Djokovic won't be sending a lot of laughs Stanislas Wawrinka's way on Sunday.
Stanislas Wawrinka

Preview: Djokovic v Wawrinka

20 Jan  Stanislas Wawrinka has been the Swiss No.2 to you-know-who for years, but could temporarily step out of his compatriot’s shadow with a breakthrough performance against Novak Djokovic
Matej Maruscak

Seeds hold sway on day one of juniors

19 Jan  The opening day of juniors at Australian Open 2013 went largely to the script, with Slovakian Matej Marusak one of the few players to cause an upset.
Kirsten Flipkens

Flipkens flips the script

20 Jan  Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, who plays Maria Sharapova on Sunday, has recovered from last year’s health scare to play some of the best tennis of her career.
Sara Tomic

Another Tomic in a hurry

19 Jan  Sara Tomic, the 14-year-old sister of Bernard Tomic, makes the second round of the Australian Open juniors for the first time on Saturday.
Ivanovic v Radwanska

Ivanovic to step it up against Radwanska

20 Jan  Aga and Ana. Two fan favourites meet today for a place in the last eight of Australian Open 2013.
Ekaterina Makarova

What makes me special: Ekaterina Makarova

20 Jan  Leading Australian Open contenders share their point of difference with australianopen.com.
Svetlana Kuznetsova

Kuznetsova rising to the top

19 Jan  Svetlana Kuznetsova finds herself in familiar territory - a place in the second week at Australian Open 2013.
Open Shutter Day 5

Day 5 AO Photobook ready for download

19 Jan  Keep the Australian Open close at hand forever with the free Photobook app for iPad - Open Shutter - presenting the best images from Melbourne Park each day.
Thanasi Kokkinakis

Young guns unleashed: Australian Open Junior Championships begin

19 Jan  The Australian Open Junior Championships kick off today, with the world’s most promising junior talent embarking on Melbourne Park for the next eight days.
Philipp Kohlschreiber

What makes me special: Philipp Kohlschreiber

19 Jan  German Philipp Kohlschreiber always seems to fire in Melbourne and is a popular contender in the men's draw. He spoke candidly to australianopen.com about what makes him so special.
Kei Nishikori fans

Q&A with Kei Nishikori

18 Jan  Japan’s top player sat down with australianopen.com to discuss his goals for the year, being famous in his homeland and what he’s learned from compatriot Kimiko Date-Krumm.
Hot AO players

Hot Stuff: The Championships

18 Jan  As the Australian Open enters the half way mark, we pause to assess the field for X-factor appeal. And the winners are? That's where you come in ...
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova charges on

18 Jan  Friday night’s third round meeting between multiple major champions promised much, but Maria Sharapova wasted no time in reminding Venus Williams who was boss.
Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic: my time will come

19 Jan  And yet, at 22 years old, Raonic hasn’t advanced past the fourth round of a Grand Slam but nevertheless has a sense that his time is getting closer.
Federer v Tomic

Preview: Federer v Tomic

19 Jan  On Saturday night, the tennis world will discover how much Bernard Tomic has improved in the last 12 months against the barometer that is Roger Federer.
Roger Federer

Day 6 preview: Lying in wait

19 Jan  Tonight Swiss maestro Roger Federer takes on a young man who believes he has served his apprenticeship - exciting Australian contender Bernard Tomic - for a place in the fourth round.
Nenad Zimonjic, Marinko Matosevic, Olivia Rogowska and Katarina Srebotnik

Class shows through in mixed doubles

18 Jan  Mixed doubles action at Australian Open 2013 got underway on Friday, with several Grand Slam titleholders showing their undeniable prowess.
Novak Djokovic

No let-up from Djokovic

18 Jan  Novak Djokovic faced a tricky encounter with Radek Stepanek on Friday, but the defending champion passed his third round test with flying colours.
Ricardas Berankis

Berankis battles back

18 Jan  Back in 2007, Ricardas Berankis was the world’s top junior; that the Lithuanian is back on the tour at all six years later is testament to his grit and determination.
Fernando Verdasco

Verdasco dumped by Anderson

18 Jan  Former Melbourne semifinalist Fernando Verdasco is out of the Australian Open, Kevin Anderson storming home to beat the Spanish 22nd seed in five sets.
Gael Monfils

Monfils, mystery man

19 Jan  If you’re never sure what you’re going to get from Gael Monfils, you’re not alone – the elastically talented Frenchman plays like he doesn’t quite know himself.
Victoria Azarenka

Tall task ahead for Belarus's leading lady

18 Jan  Twelve months ago, Victoria Azarenka made her way bleary-eyed through the tunnels of Rod Laver Arena amid the dizzying reality that she had just won her maiden Grand Slam title slowly sinking in.
Kia Open Drive

Kia Open Drive takes a different route

18 Jan  Kia Open Drive takes you on a trip with some entertaining players from Australian Open 2013.
Na Li

Li Na takes over AO Twitter

18 Jan  Join the Twitterverse and ask Li Na a question today at AEST 3.30pm when she takes over @australianopen.
Ivanovic v Jankovic

Serbia on show for Ivanovic v Jankovic

18 Jan  They’re both former No.1s, both a part of the Serbian tennis boom and both possess a natural flair for the dramatic. Today Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic meet in the Australian Open third round.
Open Shutter Day 4

Get the best AO images on your iPad

18 Jan  Third day action at Australian Open 2013 in a pictorial timeline is now available to download.
Roger Federer

Popcorn Tennis: Day 4 Wrap

17 Jan  Follow the Australian Open in bite-sized chunks with our bemused but highly informative blog, Popcorn Tennis.
Roger Federer

Federer’s mastery continues

17 Jan  Three years since their Australian Open quarterfinal looked set for an upset, Roger Federer and Nikolay Davydenko met again in Melbourne on Thursday night – with an all-too-familiar outcome for the Russian.
Sloane Stephens

Stephens stepping up

17 Jan  American teen Sloane Stephens is making big strides up the world rankings – and plans to reward herself with some new shoes when ticking off her goals.
Julia Goerges

What makes me special: Julia Goerges

18 Jan  Leading Australian Open contenders share their point of difference with australianopen.com.
The Herd

Now hear this ...

17 Jan  The Heard have made quite a name for themselves at Australian Open 2013, but the backgrounds of this group of extroverts aren’t what you would expect.
Serena Williams and Venus Williams

Williams doubles up

17 Jan  After winning her second round singles match on a scorching day in Melbourne, Serena Williams successfully backed up in doubles with sister Venus on Thursday.
Maria Kirilenko

What makes me special: Maria Kirilenko

19 Jan  Leading Australian Open contenders share their point of difference with australianopen.com.

Preview: Ferrer v Baghdatis

18 Jan  David Ferrer and Marcos Baghdatis have largely flown under the radar so far, but the winner of Friday night’s match can set themselves up to make a splash in Melbourne.
Agnieszka Radwanska

Crafty Radwanska draws Hingis comparison

18 Jan  Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska has bucked the trend, proving there is still a place for crafty players at the top of women’s tennis.
Janko Tipsarevic

Tipsarevic turns it around

18 Jan  Janko Tipsarevic was once known as much for his tattoos and engaging personality as his tennis, but a new-found commitment to hard work and renewed perspective has seen him scale new heights.
Bernard Tomic

Federer in Tomic’s sights

17 Jan  After overcoming Daniel Brands and the sauna-like conditions of Rod Laver Arena on Thursday, Bernard Tomic is understandably in a confident mood.
Serena Williams

Serena’s eye to the future

17 Jan  Serena Williams delivered a power-packed performance on Thursday – but knows that the next generation are on the march to the top of the tennis tree.
Maria Sharapova

Day 5 preview: style queens set to clash

17 Jan  Leaders in fashion and form, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova will give each other a dressing down when they battle for a place in the fourth round tonight.

Kuznetsova takes over AO Twitter

17 Jan  Join the Twitterverse and ask Svetlana Kuznetsova a question today at AEST 3.30pm when she takes over @australianopen.
Maria Sharapova

Venus versus Maria and it's only Round 3

17 Jan  Between them they have won 11 Grand Slam singles titles and today Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams will square off in the third round on Rod Laver Arena.
Open Shutter Day 03

Get the best AO images on your iPad

17 Jan  Third day action at Australian Open 2013 in a pictorial timeline is now available to download.
Novak Djokovic

Easy as 1, 2, 3 for Djokovic

16 Jan  Ryan Harrison’s ambition and drive evoke memories of a young Novak Djokovic – but on Wednesday night, the world No.1 showed the American how far he has to go in a straight-sets master class.
Federer v Davydenko

Preview: Federer v Davydenko

17 Jan  A former world No.3, Nikolay Davydenko is no typical second-round opponent for Roger Federer – and the Swiss master won’t be taking him lightly.
Williams v Muguruza

Preview: S. Williams v Muguruza

16 Jan  Serena Williams – and her much-discussed right ankle – will be the focus as the American third seed takes on Garbine Muguruza on Thursday.
Tomic v Brands

Preview: Tomic v Brands

16 Jan  Bernard Tomic has backed up his bold statements with results in 2013, meaning German Daniel Brands will face a tall task to down the Australian on Thursday afternoon.
Venus Williams

Venus set to meet Sharapova

16 Jan  Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams breezes into the third round, downing Alize Cornet of France 6-3 6-3 to set up a meeting with Maria Sharapova.
Marcos Baghdatis

Baghdatis right at home

16 Jan  Playing at a major where he has so many happy memories, Marcos Baghdatis sets up a third-round meeting with fourth seed David Ferrer by beating Japan’s Tatsuma Ito in four sets.
Donna Vekic

Donna Vekic: teen with a plan

17 Jan  Donna Vekic is refreshing -- the Croatian 16-year-old rolled through her first Grand Slam main draw match, and manages to be a normal teenager and a rising star at the same time.
Samantha Stosur

Shattered: Sam falls to Zheng

16 Jan  World No.9 Sam Stosur had victory in her grasp against Zheng Jie, but lost the final five games to bow out of her home major in dispiriting fashion.
Roger Federer

Day 4 preview: in pursuit of Fed

16 Jan  He came close several years ago, now steely Russian Nikolay Davydenko looks for redemption against a long-time foe, Roger Federer.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania Mirza

Fluctuating fortunes as doubles kicks off

16 Jan  Kimiko Date-Krumm kept up her winning form in Melbourne in the opening day of women’s doubles action, which saw highly-fancied pair Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands crash out.
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova does it again

16 Jan  Second seed Maria Sharapova advances without losing a game for the second straight match, completely outclassing Japan’s Misaki Doi.
Madison Keys

Madison finding the keys to success

18 Jan  A country rich in tennis tradition, the United States is always on the lookout for their future star with 17-year-old Marison Keys firmly on their radar.
Tomas Berdych

Berdych growing in stature

16 Jan  In beating Frenchman Guillaume Rufin in straight sets on Wednesday, fifth seed Tomas Berdych showed why the gap between he and the ‘fab four’ of men’s tennis is closing.
Laura Robson

Laura Robson lobs and those Poms are on their feet

17 Jan  World No.53 Laura Robson will fly the flag for Great Britain in the second round of the women's draw when she plays 2011 Wimbledon champ and eighth seed Petra Kvitova.
Li Na

New coach, new game and new Li

16 Jan  Li Na continues her impressive form of the past six months and looks dangerous as she moves to the third round with a 6-2 7-5 win over Olga Govortsova.
Tamira Paszek

How fries and ketchup led to tennis

16 Jan  World No.30 Tamira Paszek, of Austria, reveals her secrets to relaxing, her hobbies and lets us in on her wish for a superpower.
Angelique Kerber

Kerber takes over AO Twitter

16 Jan  Join the Twitterverse and ask Angelique Kerber a question today at AEST 1.30pm when she takes over @australianopen.
Open Shutter

Get the best AO images on your iPad

16 Jan  Second day action at Australian Open 2013 iin a pictorial timelineis now available to download.
DEVVARMAN v JANOWICZ

Outside view: Devvarman v Janowicz

16 Jan  With 1.2 billion people watching his progress back home, Indian No.10 Somdev Devvarman understands pressure like no other as he aims to win another round at AO2013.
Bernard Tomic

Tomic keeps rolling

15 Jan  Bernard Tomic increases his 2013 winning streak to nine matches, dismissing Leonardo Mayer 6-3 6-2 6-3 in the opening round with a minimum of fuss.
Samantha Stosur

Preview: Stosur v Zheng

16 Jan  Sam Stosur lost to Zheng Jie in Sydney last week; on Wednesday at Melbourne Park, the Australian gets her chance to atone when it matters most.
Kimiko Date-Krumm

Date-Krumm’s day in the sun

15 Jan  Kimiko Date-Krumm entered her name into the Australian Open record books on Tuesday, but says she’s more motivated by enjoying the game than creating history.
Victoria Azarenka

Victorious Azarenka back in comfort zone

15 Jan  Reigning Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka returns to the scene of her first Grand Slam win and quickly takes care of business against Romania's Monica Niculescu, 6-1 6-4.
Roger Federer

Federer shows off a few of his tricks

15 Jan  Swiss master Roger Federer barely raises a sweat in his 6-2 6-4 6-1 demolition of Benoit Paire of France at Australian Open 2013.
Maria Sharapova

Day 3 preview: taking care of business

15 Jan  Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams are one match away from facing each other at Australian Open 2013.
Caroline Wozniacki

Wozniacki fights back against Lisicki

15 Jan  Unforced errors fly off Sabine Lisicki's racquet as 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki survives her first-round danger match, 2-6 6-3 6-3, at Australian Open 2013.

Tennis community shows support for out-going ATP Chief Drewett

15 Jan  Prominent members of the tennis community show their support for ATP Head Brad Drewett, who will resign from his position following his diagnosis with motor neurone disease.
Mobile App Live Streaming

Australian Open live on mobile

15 Jan  Australian tennis fans can access a live stream of Channel 7’s coverage of the Australian Open 2013 championships via the tournament’s official mobile apps.
Serena Williams

Injured Serena puts on a clinic

15 Jan  Serena Williams overcame a major scare and managed to overwhelm Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-0, 6-0 in the first round.
Andy Murray

Impressive Murray dismisses Haase

15 Jan  Great Britain's Grand Slam champ Andy Murray bundles out Robin Haase in three sets, 6-3 6-1 6-3, at Australian Open 2013.
Kimiko Date-Krumm

Date-Krumm oldest woman in history to win Open match

15 Jan  At 42, Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm defeats Russia's Nadia Petrova 6-2 6-0 to become oldest woman in Australian Open history to win a main draw match
Lleyton Hewitt

Hewitt’s early exit

14 Jan  Lleyton Hewitt’s pre-Australian Open form had local fans optimistic of a return to his glory days, but Janko Tipsarevic squashed those hopes with a 7-6 7-5 6-3 win on Monday night.
Fernando Verdasco

Twitter take over

14 Jan  Fernando Verdasco was the one of the game’s stars to take over our Twitter feed on Day 1 of Australian Open 2013. Who will be next?
Tomic v Mayer

Day 2 preview: Tomic joins the galaxy of stars

14 Jan  Three virtuosos of the tennis world make their debuts at Australian Open 2013 on Tuesday, Roger Federer, Serena Williams and…Bernard Tomic.
Roger Federer

Preview: Federer v Paire

14 Jan  Roger Federer has never lost in the first round in Melbourne – and on Tuesday, Frenchman Benoit Paire is the Swiss maestro’s first hurdle at AO 2013.
Novak Djokovic

Djokovic sends a message

14 Jan  In a 6-2 6-4 7-5 cruise past Paul-Henri Mathieu on Monday at Australian Open 2013, world No.1 Novak Djokovic showed all the qualities that make him a back-to-back champion in Melbourne.
Lukas Rosol and Jamie Baker

Outside view: Baker v Rosol

15 Jan  Czech Lukas Rosol and Scottish qualifier Jamie Baker will put everything on the line out on Court 20 today.
Kei Nishikori

Happy memories fuel Nishikori's belief

14 Jan  Japanese supporters cram outside court to watch their rising son, Kei Nishikori, defeat Victor Hanescu 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-1 6-3 in first round.
Samantha Stosur

Stosur passes first hurdle

14 Jan  Sam Stosur has kept her incredible Grand Slam winning record intact with a 7-6(3) 6-3 victory over birthday girl Kai-Chen Chang at Rod Laver Arena.
Venus Williams

Venus has a young skip in her step

14 Jan  At 32, American Venus Williams continues to defy the ageing process and she did it again on Monday with a clinical first-round 6-1 6-0 win over Galina Voskoboeva at the Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova draws first blood

14 Jan  Russia's Maria Sharapova thrashes compatriot Olga Puchkova in straight sets and without dropping a game, to be the first on the board at the 2013 Australian Open
Crowds on Day 1

Australian Open 2013 is now!

14 Jan  The 2013 Australian Open has officially begun, with big crowds streaming through the gates of Melbourne Park this morning.
Ashleigh Barty

Barty's tall order

13 Jan  At 166cm, Australian prodigy Ashleigh Barty is five centimetres taller than her opponent Dominika Cibulkova, but the teenager will be walking even taller if she can defeat her Slovakian opponent
Bernard Tomic

Confident Tomic aiming high

13 Jan  Riding an eight-match winning streak and feeling "unstoppable", Bernard Tomic has his sights set on big things in Melbourne
Fan Centre

Put your favourite on top of the Leaderboard

14 Jan  Push your favourite player up the Social Leaderboard in Fan Centre and check out the social sentiment at Australian Open 2013.
Grand Slam Oval

The place to be

14 Jan  Grand Slam Oval will offer something for everyone at Australian Open 2013.
Kei Nishikori

New year, new challenge

13 Jan  Kei Nishikori comes into Australian Open 2013 with plenty of points to defend in a major for the first time in his career
Li Na

The twists and turns of Li Na

13 Jan  China's only major champion, Li Na, is excited to be back at her favourite Grand Slam and may well be in the kind of form that fueled her 2011 breakthrough season
Lleyton Hewitt and Janko Tipsarevic

Preview: Tipsarevic v Hewitt

14 Jan  This first-round match-up between a proud champion and a veteran in the form of his career looks set to go the distance.
Lleyton Hewit

Day 1 preview: A battle of wills

14 Jan  Tom Tebbutt runs the rule over the opening day of Australian Open 2013.
Lleyton Hewitt

Hewitt ready to rumble

13 Jan  In form and as feisty as ever, Lleyton Hewitt is relishing the chance to take on eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic on Monday night
AO Records

Get on the Record with stats and facts

16 Jan  Consider yourself an Australian Open trivia buff? Or are you after some obscure Open fact or stat from 20 years ago? Well, here's how to get on the Record ...
Roger Federer

SWOT #29 Roger Federer

13 Jan  We continue our Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats analysis of the top contenders at the Australian Open. Today: Roger Federer
Marco Chiudinelli

Singles qualifiers decided

12 Jan  There is only one thing left to do for the 2013 qualifiers - prepare for their opening Grand Slam singles matches
Andy Murray

Murray a new man

12 Jan  Andy Murray says the lessons learned from his Australian Open 2012 semifinal loss to Novak Djokovic sparked the best year of his career
Maria Sharapova

Don't be fooled by 'sweet' Sharapova

12 Jan  Even though Maria Sharapova is in a relaxed and jovial mood, the Russian warns that she is over the Grand Slam countdown and itching to hit the court
Samantha Stosur

Stosur: I've put in the hard yards

12 Jan  While the pundits talk about her poor record on home turf, Sam Stosur says she will turn around her form when she opens her 2013 Grand Slam campaign on Monday
Victoria Azarenka

The winning feeling

12 Jan  Victoria Azarenka’s talent was never in question, but winning the Australian Open 12 months ago did wonders for her self-belief
Rod Laver Arena Spectacular

Royalty joins forces to light up court

12 Jan  Six of the biggest names in the game team up to perform in the Rod Laver Arena Spectacular, along with international pop star Guy Sebastian, as part of Kids Tennis Day
Roger Federer press conference

Federer set for start

12 Jan  Roger Federer is yet to play a match in 2013, but the Swiss maestro feels he’s ready to fire when it matters in Melbourne
Serena Williams

Serena keeps it simple

12 Jan  Serena Williams comes into Australian Open 2013 in imposing form, but she’s refusing to look too far ahead
Novak Djokovic

Happy hunting ground for Djokovic

12 Jan  If Novak Djokovic successfully defends his title, he'll become the first man to win three consecutive Australian Open crowns
Lleyton Hewitt

Prime-time start for Hewitt

12 Jan  Lleyton Hewitt will start his Australian Open campaign with a night match on Monday, while Novak Djokovic, Sam Stosur, Maria Sharapova and Li Na are all in action on day one
Victoria Azarenka

SWOT #28 Victoria Azarenka

12 Jan  We continue our Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats analysis of the top contenders at the Australian Open. Today: Victoria Azarenka
Anastasia Rodionova

Local falls as seeds hold sway

11 Jan  Australia’s Anastasia Rodionova was a second-round casualty on a day when heat did little to halt the progress of most of the seeds in women’s qualifying
Lleyton Hewiit

Centre of attention

11 Jan  Lleyton Hewitt has been in sparkling form in the lead-up to Australian Open 2013, and is revelling in his relaxed state of mind
Judy Murray

Taking the next step

11 Jan  Judy Murray says her son Andy’s association with coach Ivan Lendl was the final piece in the puzzle to becoming a Grand Slam champion
Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka

Eyes on the prize

11 Jan  Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka were in fine form at the Australian Open 2013 draw as they prepare to defend their titles in Melbourne
James Blake

Blake bounced by Young

11 Jan  James Blake’s quest to play in a 10th Australian Open main draw is over after the veteran American fell in qualifying
Maria Sharapova

Azarenka and Williams on crash course

11 Jan  Fans could be in for a red-hot semi-final if all goes to plan for top-seed Victoria Azarenka and five-time champion Serena Williams
Open Interactive

Tap on, take part

13 Jan  New for 2013, Open Interactive will revolutionise the way fans engage with the Australian Open through social media
Novak Djokovic

Plots thicken in men's draw

11 Jan  Novak Djokovic draws Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round, but after that it gets trickier for the Australian Open top seed
Victoria Azarenka and Novak Djokovic

Big matches afloat at AO 2013

11 Jan  The Official Draw took place today, revealing some tantalising first round match-ups at the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
Serena Williams

SWOT #27 Serena Williams

11 Jan  We continue our Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats analysis of the top contenders at the Australian Open. Today: Serena Williams
Tamarine Tanasugarn

Journey’s end

10 Jan  For four veterans of women’s tennis, Australian Open 2013 was over all too soon
Lesia Tsurenko

Tsurenko stays the course

10 Jan  Top seed continues her strong Australian summer as women’s qualifying continues at Melbourne Park
Sam Stosur

Mind games

10 Jan  For all of the advances in the physical aspects of tennis, it’s the battle between the ears that remains the toughest to solve
Li Na

Li’s lucky charm

10 Jan  Li Na has typically played some of her best tennis in Australia – and hopes to replicate those performances this January
Eugenie Bouchard

Growing up

10 Jan  Eugenie Bouchard hopes to use Australian Open 2013 as the starting point to the next stage of her career
Charlie Kim and Steve Wood

Kia continues to drive Open success

10 Jan  Kia's five-year extension of its Australian Open sponsorship makes it the longest serving major sponsor in the history of the Grand Slam
Andy Murray

SWOT #26 Andy Murray

10 Jan  We continue our Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats analysis of the top contenders at the Australian Open. Today: Andy Murray
Agnieszka Radwanska

Slams, top spot on Radwanska's agenda

10 Jan  Agnieszka Radwanska won’t say whether she’d prefer a Grand Slam title or the world No.1 ranking. That’s because Poland’s most successful player ever wants both those things.
Ryan Sweeting

Sweet start for 2013 as comeback builds

09 Jan  UPDATE 5pm: American Ryan Sweeting labelled an Australian Open first round men’s singles qualifying win on Wednesday the perfect start to his 2013 season.
Kids day from the 2012 Australian Open

Kids Tennis Day just around the corner

09 Jan  Only two days before the world’s best tennis players step on court at Australian Open 2013 it’s the kids who will own Melbourne Park for Kids Tennis Day 2013 (KTD2013).
Janko Tipsarevic

Tipsarevic happy to fly under radar

09 Jan  He may not attract the spotlight of his No.1 compatriot, but Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic says he sits in nobody's shadow
Maria Sharapova

SWOT #25 Maria Sharapova

09 Jan  We continue our Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats analysis of the top contenders at the Australian Open. Today: Maria Sharapova
James Blake

Blake lights up qualifying field

08 Jan  As each Grand Slam tournament looms, a scan of the qualifying draws often throws up a name that is a lot bigger than those around it.
Lleyton Hewitt

Hewitt fighting fit

08 Jan  One who relishes the limelight, Lleyton Hewitt says his AO preparations this week have been as good as he could have hoped for.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga poses with ballkids

Tsonga a hit with ballkids

08 Jan  Australian Open 2008 finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was a hit with the Australian Open Ballkids, who gathered at the new National Tennis Centre (NTC) for their annual group photo on Tuesday
Caroline Wozniacki

No time to chill

08 Jan  The stars of women's tennis make the most of their brief off season, then it's back into hard training to prepare for the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
Victoria Azarenka

Seeds set for Australian Open 2013

07 Jan  World No.1s and defending men’s and women's singles champions Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka will start their campaigns as top seeds at Australian Open 2013.
Novak Djokovic

Djokovic peaking for Australian Open

08 Jan  Slowly but surely, Novak Djokovic is arriving at peak form ahead of Australian Open 2013.
Samantha Stosur

SWOT #24 Samantha Stosur

08 Jan  We continue our Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats analysis of the top contenders at the Australian Open. Today: Samantha Stosur
Serena Williams first practice session at Melbourne Park

Serena keeps up the intensity

07 Jan  Serena Williams backs up her recent win in Brisbane with a hit on the back courts at Melbourne Park in rising temperatures.
Tomas Berdych

SWOT #23 Tomas Berdych

07 Jan  We continue our Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats analysis of the top contenders at the Australian Open. Today: Tomas Berdych.
Li Na

AO SWOT #22 Li Na

06 Jan  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Li Na.
Jarmila Gajdosova

Final AO wildcards announced

05 Jan  Aussie young guns James Duckworth, John-Patrick (JP) Smith, Sacha Jones and Jarmila Gajdosova have been awarded the final discretionary wildcards into Australian Open 2013.
Juan Martin Del Potro

AO SWOT #21 Juan Martin del Potro

05 Jan  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Juan Martin del Potro
Maria Sharapova practises

Sharapova has first hit on Rod Laver Arena

03 Jan  Maria Sharapova was one of the first players to test centre court at Rod Laver Arena today, practising in the late afternoon sun.
Luke Saville

Wildcards for Saville and Rogowska

03 Jan  Australian Open 2012 boys’ singles champion Luke Saville and rising star Olivia Rogowska have been awarded wildcards into Australian Open 2013.
Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis

Legends return for Australian Open 2013

03 Jan  Fourteen former top 10 players will return to the court this month to contest the annual Legends event at Australian Open 2013.
Entertainment on the Oval

All-star line-up to take centre stage on Grand Slam Oval

03 Jan  A stellar line-up of Australian music acts will perform live at Australian Open 2013.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

AO SWOT #20 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

03 Jan  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Petra Kvitova

AO SWOT #19 Petra Kvitova

03 Jan  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Petra Kvitova.
Open Shutter Promo

Open Shutter iPad app new for AO2013

02 Jan  A new Australian Open Photobook was today released in the App Store, giving fans a pictorial timeline of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
Lleyton Hewitt

AO SWOT #18 Lleyton Hewitt

02 Jan  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Lleyton Hewitt.
John Millman

Queensland pair get happy New Year AO-style

01 Jan  Queenslanders John Millman (Brisbane, Qld) and Ashleigh Barty (Springfield, Qld) were each given the best possible start to the New Year in the form a wildcard into Australian Open 2013.
Marking the lines

Reading between the lines

31 Dec  Australian Open 2013 loomed another step closer on Monday, with the court lines being painted onto the freshly re-surfaced centre court at Rod Laver Arena.
Sara Errani

AO SWOT #17 Sara Errani

31 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Sara Errani.
David Ferrer

AO SWOT #16 David Ferrer

30 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: David Ferrer.
Caroline Wozniacki

AO SWOT #15 Caroline Wozniacki

29 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Caroline Wozniacki.
Rafael Nadal

Nadal withdraws from Australian Open

29 Dec  Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next month's Australian Open.
Craig Tiley at the National Tennis Centre

Ahead of its time

28 Dec  A full four months ahead of schedule, Melbourne Park’s new Eastern Plaza will be accessible and operational to both players and fans at Australian Open 2013.
Tommy Haas

AO SWOT #14 Tommy Haas

28 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Tommy Haas.
Richard Gasquet

AO SWOT #13 Richard Gasquet

27 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Richard Gasquet.
Venus Williams

AO SWOT #12 Venus Williams

26 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Venus Williams.
Kei Nishikori

AO SWOT #11 Kei Nishikori

24 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Kei Nishikori.
Ana Ivanovic: top drawcard

AO SWOT #10 Ana Ivanovic

23 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Ana Ivanovic
Nadia Petrova

AO SWOT #9 Nadia Petrova

22 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Nadia Petrova
Ashleigh Barty

Making the case for a wildcard

21 Dec  With four of the eight Australian Open 2013 men’s and women’s wildcards taken, just a few chances remain for players to nab a prized discretionary wildcard. Who are the likely candidates?
Agnieszka Radwanska

AO SWOT #8 Agnieszka Radwanska

21 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Agnieszka Radwanska.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

Biggest prize purse ever for Australian Open 2013

20 Dec  The Australian Open will pay more prize money per round than any other tennis event, officials announced today.
Milos Raonic

AO SWOT #7 Milos Raonic

20 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Milos Raonic.
Pick Em

Field grows for popular Pick ‘Em competition

20 Dec  The fun prediction game Pick ‘Em returns this month, giving tennis fans an extended chance to test their on-court expertise over Australia’s summer of tennis.
Maria Kirilenko

AO SWOT #6 Maria Kirilenko

19 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Maria Kirilenko.
Janko Tipsarevic

AO SWOT #5 Janko Tipsarevic

18 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today:fast-moving Serb Janko Tipsarevic.
Madison Keys

Keys and Williams win US playoffs for an AO2013 wildcard

17 Dec  Americans Madison Keys and Rhyne Williams booked their places in the main draw of the Australian Open Sunday with respective wins at the Wild Card Playoffs held in Norcross, Georgia.
Angelique Kerber

AO SWOT #4 Angelique Kerber

17 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today:petite German Angelique Kerber.
Alexandr Dolgopolov

AO2013 SWOT #3:Alexandr Dolgopolov

16 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Alexandr Dolgopolov, the 24-year-old Ukranian.
Marion Bartoli

AO2013 SWOT #2 Marion Bartoli

15 Dec  We continue our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. Today: Marion Bartoli of France.
Rafael Nadal

Tiley Diary: ticking all the boxes

13 Dec  AO main draw players are getting their houses in order to be ready for January, reports Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley.
John Patrick Smith

Wildcard Playoff moves into unexpected territory

13 Dec  The script for the 2013 Australian Open Play-off and a prized wildcard has been paved with unexpected happenings.
The Australian Open 2013 Official Program

Australian Open program a bumper read

13 Dec  The Official Australian Open program hits the newsstands today and is your complete guide to the 2013 championships.
Australian Open 2013 digital program

Australian Open on your favourite channel

14 Dec  The Australian Open 2013 tournament website launched today, bringing fans premium tennis content from the Grand Slam of Asia–Pacific starting 14 January
Samantha Stosur

Sam Stosur: playing through the pressure

12 Dec  Australia’s top-ranked player Sam Stosur is looking to reverse the disappointment of last year’s Open and achieve results in Melbourne equal to her ability.
Clay courts at Melbourne Park

Australian Open Tennis Camps a Grand Slam first

12 Dec  Top 100 players won’t be the only ones showing off their games in January with the arrival of Australian Open Tennis Camps.
Novak Djokovic

AO2013 SWOT #1 Novak Djokovic

12 Dec  We begin our countdown to Australian Open 2013 with a strength-weakness-opportunities and threats review of the major contenders. First up, our defending champion Novak Djokovic.
Ken Rosewall book launch

Rosewall's story 'Muscles' a great title for the times

05 Dec  A new book about Ken Rosewall is launched depicting the world of tennis from the eyes of an Aussie legend.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Top players shape up for Australian Open 2013

04 Dec  There is no winding down for top Australian Open contenders, as exhibition tennis takes centre stage in December.
Icecream truck

AO icecream van hits the streets

30 Nov  The Australian Open is synonymous with summer, and to celebrate both, the AO ice-cream van will be handing out free ice-creams all over Melbourne in the lead up to Australian Open 2013.
Dine and Play

A prize for all tastes

26 Nov  The Australian Open 2013 “Dine and Play” promotion allows people to enjoy some of the best food Melbourne has to offer while giving them the chance to win an incredible experience at the year’s first Grand Slam.
AO Cover stars

Fans select top four for AO cover

09 Nov  The public have voted and the results are in – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will grace the cover of the Australian Open 2013 Official Program.
Australian Open 2012 Official Draw

Tiley Diary: checklist of a Grand Slam tournament director

09 Nov  As Australian Open 2013 draws near, tournament director Craig Tiley discusses his checklist of the major tasks – both complete and those still to be finalised – ahead of the tournament in January.
The Australian Open trophies

Cups that runneth over: the Australian Open trophy tour

08 Nov  It's been a long road trip for Daphne and Norm, the affectionate nicknames given to the magnificent silver singles trophies presented each year to the Australian Open champions.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Road to the Australian Open

08 Nov  While all of the world’s biggest tennis stars will contest Australian Open 2013, many of them will be fine-tuning their games at lead-up events around the country. Find out where they are playing in January.
Wu Di

Taking centre stage

08 Nov  Wu Di and Zhang Yuxuan have one thing in common, aside from their shared nationality – both will contest their first ever Grand Slam event at Australian Open 2013.
Australian Open Program

The perfect cover

29 Oct  The official Australian Open 2013 program goes to print next month and we’re inviting fans to nominate who should be on the cover.
Wu Di

Main Australian Open berth for China’s Wu Di

23 Oct  China’s Wu Di will compete in the main draw of Australian Open 2013 after winning the inaugural Asia-Pacific Australian Open Wildcard Play-off men’s final
Yuxuan Zhang

Chinese qualifier wins women's Asian wildcard

23 Oct  Chinese qualifier Yuxuan Zhang women's final of the Asia-Pacific Australian Open Wildcard Play-off today.
The wildcard play-off in Nanjing

Asian wildcard play-off underway

19 Oct  Thailand’s men’s third seed Danai Udomchoke and women’s third seed Luksika Kumkhum have progressed on the first day at the Asia-Pacific Australian Open Wildcard play-off in Nanjing.
Nanjing wildcard playoff

Asia Pacific AO Wildcard play-off begins

15 Oct  The inaugural Asia-Pacific AO Wildcard (AWP) begins today with the qualifying men’s and women’s singles taking place at the Nanjing Sports Institute.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Tennis Australia Statement on Australian Open prize money

11 Oct  Tennis Australia CEO Steve Wood provides a statement on the ATP and Player Council response to recent player compensation announcements made for Australian Open 2013.
Australian Open trophy tour Beijing

Australian Open trophies reach Beijing

08 Oct  The Australian Open Trophy Tour arrived in China this week, with a first stop at the China Open where world No.1 Victoria Azarenka won the women’s event overnight, beating Maria Sharapova 63 61.
Victoria Azarenka

Single session tickets on sale

08 Oct  Single session tickets are now on sale for the Australian Open.
Corporate ticketing

Corporate ticketing distribution

05 Oct  Find out how your booked tickets to Australian Open 2013 will be distributed and other new initiatives relating to extended access for corporate clients.
Ze Zhang

Exciting field for Asian wildcard play-off

05 Oct  Exciting Chinese talent Ze Zhang will be one of several emerging stars taking part in the inaugural Asia-Pacific Australian Open wildcard play-off.
Fans on the Oval

New Ground Pass price for Australian Open 2013

02 Oct  The Australian Open Ground Pass is set for a price rise for the first time since 2007.
Li Na

Australian Open to stage Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off in China

02 Oct  Top tennis players from the Asia-Pacific region will have the chance to win a valuable wildcard into the Australian Open at the inaugural Asia-Pacific Australian Open Wildcard Play-off set for Nanjing, China, in October.

Mt Franklin signs up for the Australian Open

02 Oct  Australia’s most popular spring water, Mount Franklin, has joined the Australian Open as the official premium spring water supplier.
Judy Dalton

Judy Dalton for Australian Tennis Hall of Fame

02 Oct  Australian women’s tennis pioneer Judy Dalton will be inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame during Australian Open 2013.
Margaret Court Arena

What's new at Australian Open 2013

02 Oct  As the new look Melbourne Park starts to take shape, check out all the new fan-friendly attractions at Australian Open 2013.
Rafael Nadal

Australian Open 2013 offers the biggest prize money purse in the history of tennis

02 Oct  Players will be vying for a share of a record AUD$30 million next January, Tennis Australia CEO Steve Wood announced at the Australian Open 2013 launch at Melbourne Park this morning.
Ana Ivanovic

Tiley Diary: making Australian Open 2013 a real crowd pleaser

02 Oct  Our man at the top Craig Tiley explains how Australian Open 2013 has the players' and fans' best interests at heart.
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