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Australian Open 2014 will welcome the world's best tennis players to Melbourne Park, with 99 of the top 100 men and 99 of the top 100 women confirmed for the first Grand Slam of the year.
A significant part of successful sport is knowing when you've won. Gung-ho behaviour can wipe out a slender lead; tactics can be too cavalier.
Usually at this point in the offseason, pro tennis player Melanie Oudin is putting in at least six hours a day of court time and fitness work.
Andy Murray has informed the BBC that reluctantly he will not be attending Sunday's Sports Personality of the Year programme and will instead stay in Miami, where he is working on rehab following back surgery in late September.
The move comes just over a week after 23-year-old Watt took out the title as the highest-placed amateur at the Australian Open when he finished tied 14th at Royal Sydney.
For the second year in a row the MCG was the most checked-in place in Australia for Facebook users.
ASB Classic organisers will welcome back this year's second seed as one of two wildcards for the next edition of the tournament.
Each December Australia's best players who are not already guaranteed direct acceptance into the Australian Open assemble at Melbourne Park for the Australian Open Play-off.
Staff Report KARACHI: Pakistan's tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi will start his 2014 season along with his former partner India's Rohan Bopanna by appearing in the AIRCEL Chennai Open starting from December 30. After that Aisam and Bopanna will appear in Apia International Sydney, another ATP 250 event, which will start from January 6, 2014.
He was the star attraction at what felt like a rock concert, with music blaring and lasers flashing in a room at Abu Dhabi to celebrate the No.
Duval, who has overcome extraordinary adversity on her way to becoming the fifth-youngest player in the WTA Top 200 at No.
The 21-year-old Australian No.1 appointed Croatian Velimir Zovko as his interim mentor for 2014, following his coach Tomic Snr's indefinite suspension from the ATP Tour after he was charged with assaulting Tomic's training partner in May. "He's starting to get into a good bond with my dad and team," Tomic told Channel Seven's Sunrise program on ... (more)
Tim Smyczek, a 2002 state champion as a freshman at Brookfield Academy, has found success as a pro in 2013.
Former world number four Jelena Dokic is set to play her first competitive tournament in more than 18 months in Melbourne this week.
It was an answered prayer in the sanctuary of the tennis world: a looping crosscourt forehand that was as languid in pace as it was poignant and captivating.