January 7, 2013
As the new season kicks into gear, the players have a new rule to contend with as tennis chiefs try to crack down on time wasting.
This season, players on the ATP Tour will have 25 seconds between points - and after one warning players will lose a serve - or a point for the receiver - for subsequent time violations.
January 25, 2013
Andy Murray will face Novak Djokovic in Sunday's Australian Open final after picking up his first grand slam victory over Roger Federer.
The Scot, looking for back-to-back major victories after his breakthrough triumph at last year's US Open, proved too strong for Federer in a hard-fought but narrowly deserved 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 win in their semi-final on Friday.
January 27, 2013
Andy Murray failed in his bid to win back-to-back majors as Novak Djokovic made history of his own with a third successive Australian Open title.
Seeking to become the first man to follow up his maiden grand slam title with a second at consecutive majors following his victory at the US Open last September, Murray was beaten 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-2 at Melbourne Park.
“ I was like, 'Oh crap, it's Roger'. Bernard Tomic is spooked by his Australian Open rival ”
January 23, 2013
When Victoria Azarenka, a fiery 19-year-old from Belarus, throttled Serena Williams in the 2009 Miami final, it looked like the makings of a new world order.
But Azarenka was sometimes her own worst enemy. She often battled to maintain her composure, reminiscent of a racket-smashing junior named Roger Federer. Williams won their next nine consecutive matches and 18 of 20 sets, six of them in majors and the Olympics. Azarenka led the last of those nine matchups 5-3 in the third set, but couldn't close the deal and Williams was the 2012 US Open winner.