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Serena makes the perfect return with Indian Wells win

Serena makes the perfect return with Indian Wells win

Serena Williams made a winning return after more than a year away from tennis by beating Zarina Diyas 7-5, 6-3 to advance on Thursday at the Indian Wells Masters.

Dominant Wozniacki, Halep cruise into Qatar Open third round

Dominant Wozniacki, Halep cruise into Qatar Open third round

Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki swatted aside German Carina Witthoeft at the Qatar Open on Wednesday while an equally dominant Simona Halep made short work of Ekaterina Makarova.

Tearful Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title

Tearful Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title

The Swiss defending champion dropped his only sets of the tournament before completing a 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over the sixth seeded Croatian in 3hr 3min.

Wozniacki wins first major at Australian Open

Wozniacki wins first major at Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki finally lifted her first Grand Slam title at the 43rd attempt as she beat Simona Halep 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open on Saturday.

Dominant Federer into Australian Open final after Chung quits

Dominant Federer into Australian Open final after Chung quits

A ruthless Roger Federer handed wounded Chung Hyeon an old-fashioned schooling before the South Korean quit with blistered feet trailing 6-1 5-2 in a damp squib of an Australian Open semi-final on Friday.

Halep battles into Australian Open final with Wozniacki

Halep battles into Australian Open final with Wozniacki

World number one Simona Halep set up an Australian Open final against Caroline Wozniacki after a thrilling 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 battle past former champion Angelique Kerber on Thursday.

Federer dispatches Berdych to reach semi-final

Federer dispatches Berdych to reach semi-final

Defending champion Roger Federer argued with an umpire but mostly let his racket do the talking as he beat Tomas Berdych for the ninth time running to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday.

Nadal says ATP needs to consider injury epidemic

Nadal says ATP needs to consider injury epidemic

Rafael Nadal pointed the finger at the ATP for a rash of injuries to top players - including the leg muscle problem which forced him to quit his Australian Open quarter-final on Tuesday against Marin Cilic.

Cilic into Australian Open semis as injured Nadal retires

Cilic into Australian Open semis as injured Nadal retires

Cilic, the world No. 6 and former US Open champion, won 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 2-0 in 3hr 47min on Rod Laver Arena when Nadal retired in pain early in the fifth set.

Sharapova out as 'almost dead' Halep survives

Sharapova out as 'almost dead' Halep survives

Maria Sharapova was sent crashing out of the Australian Open in a crushing defeat by Angelique Kerber Saturday as Simona Halep survived a titanic struggle to make the last 16.

Federer voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year

Federer voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year

The Swiss tennis player returned from six months out with knee trouble to win the Australian Open before picking up a record eighth Wimbledon crown.

Cameron Davis wins Australian Open golf

Cameron Davis wins Australian Open golf

Australia's Cameron Davis shot a brilliant final round of seven-under-par 64 to win the 102nd Australian Open after a wild finish to the tournament Sunday.