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Serena Williams likely to return for Australian Open
Melbourne [Australia], Dec 6 : American tennis player Serena Williams is all set to make her comeback at the Australian Open, organisers confirmed.

Nadal to compete in international tourneys, but will take it step by ...
Madrid, Dec 5 : Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal, ranked No. 1 in the world, said he intends "to play in Abu Dhabi, Brisbane and the Australian Open" but emphasised that "a month (still) remains" and he wants to take things "step by step" with his injured knee.

'Recovering' Wawrinka eyes Australian Open return
Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec 2 : Swiss tennis maestro Stan Wawrinka has said he is eyeing a return from his long injury-layoff at the next month's Australian Open, despite his left knee surgery rehabilitation lagging behind the expected.

Former Ashes rivals Gilchrist, Vaughan mimic the infamous 'head-butt' ...
New Delhi , November 28 : Former Ashes rivals Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan on Monday exchanged a light moment when the two legendary cricketers mimicked the infamous 'head-butt' incident involving English wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow and Australian opener Cameron Bancroft.

Federer keen for Australian Open after shocking ATP defeat
Johannesburg [South Africa], November 19 : World no. 2 Roger Federer, who had an amazing form on court throughout the year but received a season-end defeat from David Goffin in the semi-final match of the ATP World Tour Finals, has said he couldn't wait to get back on court in Australia.

Serena Williams back in gym, eyes Australian Open comeback
Melbourne [Australia], November 9 : With an aim to make a return to the tennis court by the next year's Australian Open, former world number one and new mom Serena Williams has begun her preparation by hitting the gym.

Murray may comeback in Australian Open only if totally fit
London [U.K.], Nov 8 : Andy Murray, who is recovering from a hip injury, is preparing to make a comeback in the 2018 Australian Open, but said he would return, only if fully fit.

Sam Groth to retire from tennis after next year's Australian Open
Melbourne [Australia], October 24 : Australian tennis player Sam Groth has announced that he would bid adieu to his career after the next year's first major of the season at the Melbourne Park in January.

Find 'some hatred' for England in Ashes: Warner tells teammates
Melbourne [Australia], Oct. 15 : Explosive Australian opener David Warner has said that his teammates must find some sort of hatred for England in the upcoming Ashes series.

Australia Open 'top of Serena's mind', says tournament boss
Johannesburg [South Africa], October 10 : Australian Open organisers remain hopeful about new mom Serena Williams' stunning return on the tennis court in January as they raised the winners' prize money to Aus USD 4 million (USUSD 3.1 million) on Tuesday.

Bat-size restrictions won't affect my game: David Warner
Bengaluru , Sept 27 : Australian opening batsman David Warner on Wednesday brushed aside the idea that the implementation of International Cricket Council's (ICC) new rule, which puts hard-line size restrictions on bats, will have any impact on his game.

I feel I can get Warner out any time: Kuldeep
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 20 : Left-arm Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav, while claiming that David Warner comes under pressure while facing him, on Tuesday said that he feels he can get the swashbuckling Australian opener out at any time.

Finch doubtful for series opener against India
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Sept. 14 : Australian opener Aaron Finch is in doubt for the opening ODI of the five-match series against India as he is still recovering from a calf injury.

World No. 1 Nadal to begin 2018 at Brisbane International
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 20 : 15-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will begin his Australian Open build-up at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in January, the organisers said on Sunday.

Warner hits back at CA for wrongly blaming players in pay dispute
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 28 : Australian opener David Warner, who has always been outspoken to keep a 20-year revenue-sharing arrangement in place, has once again issued a verbal volley against Cricket Australia for wrongly blaming players for not resolving the bitter pay dispute between ...

Chandrababu Naidu congratulates Kidambi Srikanth for winning ...
Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) , June 25 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday congratulated Kidambi Srikanth for winning the Australian Open, stating that it is a moment of pride for India.

Happy with my performance; only need to be more consistent: Srikanth
Sydney/Hyderabad/New Delhi [Australia/India], June 25 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won his maiden Australian Open title on Sunday, has said he was happy with the performance he delivered against reigning world champion Chen Long in the summit clash.

BAI announces Rs. 5 lakh reward for Srikanth post Australia Open win
New Delhi , June 25 : The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 lakh for Kidambi Srikanth after the shuttler lifted his maiden Australian Open Super Series title in Sydney.

Srikanth downs Olympic champion Chen Long to win Australian Open
Sydney [Australia], June 25 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth produced yet another flawless and spectacular performance as he outplayed China's Chen Long in straight sets to lift his maiden Australian Open Super Series title on Sunday.

Srikanth to take on Chen Long in Australian Open final
Sydney [Australia], June 25 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will today take on China's Chen Long in the men's singles final of the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament here.

Srikanth vows to play his best in Australian Open final
New Delhi , June 24 : India's hopeful Kidambi Srikanth, who is set to take on Chen Long in the Australian Open Super Series final, has described his Chinese opponent as 'tough', and said that he would play his usual and would not succumb to the pressure of finale.

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth to take on China's Shi Yuqi in semis
Sydney [Australia], June 24 : Recently-crowned Indonesia Open champion Kidambi Srikanth will today take on fourth seed China's Shi Yuqi in the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the Australian Open Super Series here at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre.

Saina Nehwal crashes out of Australian Open Super Series
New Delhi , June 23 : Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Australian Open Super Series on Friday.

Sindhu stunned by World No.1 Tzu Ying in Australian Open
Sydney [Australia], June 23 : In a major blow, Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu was knocked out of the Australian Open Super Series after going down against Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the quarter-finals of the women's singles event here on Friday.

Srikanth stuns Praneeth to enter Australian Open semis
Sydney [Australia], June 23 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth continued his rich vein of form as he got the better of fellow countryman B.Sai Praneeth in straight games to romp into the semi-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Friday.

Sindhu, Nehwal reach Australian Open quarters
Sydney [Australia], June 22 : Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu produced a spectacular performance as she fended off Chen Xiaoxin of China in straight games to cement her place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Thursday.

Srikanth, Praneeth progress into Australian Open quarters
Sydney [Australia], June 22 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth produced a rich vein of form as he bounced back from a game down against reigning World No.1 Son Wan Ho to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Thursday.

Srikanth wants to start afresh post Indonesia Open triumph
Sydney [Australia], June 20 : Despite clinching his maiden Indonesia Open title, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Tuesday said he is looking forward to start from scratch in the Australian Open that gets underway today.

England 'not a very good team': ex-Australian opener Cowan
Melbourne [Australia], May 9 : Former Test opener Ed Cowan has declared England as 'not a very good team' and backed Australia to emerge victorious in this coming summer's Ashes series.

Federer intends to play French Open
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 1 : Swiss maestro Roger Federer, who has been brimming with confidence after resounding victories at the Australian Open and ATP events in Miami and Indian Wells, has said he plans to play in French Open scheduled for next month.