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Andy Murray sees off Grigor Dimitrov challenge to reach quarter-finals — As Burns Night turned into Australia Day in Melbourne, the Scot of an independent air in more ways than one, Andy Murray, joined the super-cool teenager from Canberra, Nick Kyrgios, in the quarter-finals of a tournament already rich in surprises.

Andy Murray aims to reign over Grigor Dimitrov and ‘drama queen’ critics — Jim Courier, whose charm can sweeten strong opinions, gave Andy Murray a subtle dig on Saturday to go with the Twitter storm that rained on him during the week, claiming he is quicker than some players, specifically Rafael Nadal, to "show his injuries and illnesses".

Peerless and fearless: Serena and Venus Williams chase a new landmark — Sisters, friends, survivors: all the strengths and virtues that Serena and Venus Williams have shown in adversity over the years arrived for them on day six of the 2015 Australian Open.

Fans rekindle passion for Williams sisters story at Australian Open — Sisters, friends, survivors: all the strengths and virtues that Serena and Venus Williams have shown in adversity over the years arrived for them on day six of the 2015 Australian Open.

Andy Murray banks on revenge against Grigor Dimitrov at Australian Open — Andy Murray smiles nervously when he recalls what Roger Federer did to him at the ATP World Tour Finals in London a few months ago, the night in front of a home audience when he took just a single game off the Swiss - and that a gift.

Roger Federer’s Australian Open exit was a shock to everyone but himself — The sense of disbelief that swept Melbourne Park after Roger Federer lost to Andreas Seppi in the third round on Friday - for the first time in their 11 meetings and the first time here before his 13 visits to the quarter-finals - hardened into acceptance upon gentler reflection.

Eugenie Bouchard bounced into ‘Twirlgate’ by Australian reporter — Eugenie Bouchard had no idea the man with the microphone in his hand and mischief in his heart would ask her to "do a little twirl" to show off her outfit for the TV cameras and the crowd at the Australian Open in Melbourne this week.

Novak Djokovic cruising in Australia at his ‘most successful grand slam’ — Novak Djokovic does not quite own the Australian Open but he has put down a substantial deposit on a tournament where he seems to hit a rhythm more consistently and more quickly than any of his rivals.

Victoria Azarenka: ‘I just want to keep growing and improving’ — It was a day when women's tennis needed a result or performance to lighten the mood, to restore some perspective to the sport and give the players back their integrity as professional athletes.

Relieved Maria Sharapova just happy to get through at Australian Open — Maria Sharapova will forever confound notions of image. If tennis is the sport that embraces glamour, those regarded as the most beautiful invariably shy away from the glare. On day three of the Australian Open, there was no hiding place for Sharapova.
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Jan 25, 2015

RT @nicklester: @BBCKheredine and Jamie just got a warning for using unqueens like English, I'm commentating it with @DonaldsonESPN who says hi.

Jan 25, 2015

Dave breaks protocol to slate democratically elected Greek Government, but commentators chide Ed for not endorsing. Figure that one out...

Jan 25, 2015

RT @piersnewbery: The Briton trying to take down Djokovic - and it's not Andy Murray. Big night ahead for @DelgadoJamie... #bbctennis

Jan 25, 2015

RT @mrjohnofarrell: Cameron's tweet criticises Greece's democratic choice. Shame they didn't elect a misogynistic Saudi dictator, then he might have approved.

Jan 25, 2015

RT @johnlittle: Tory Abbott has finally gone stark raving bonkers. Surely now is the time to quietly put him down #PrincePhilip #AustraliaDay #knighthood

Jan 24, 2015

RT @stnazaire42: @kevinmitchell50 lets see if she learned from last years Sw19 final ..... When she was getting blown off court ..... No plan B

Jan 24, 2015

@StefMylesTennis Fair point but still think she's getting a little ahead of herself

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