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Santoro's dining choices don't include French cuisine (Australian Open notebook)
Melbourne, Jan 24 (DPA) It will be anything but French cuisine for Fabrice Santoro after the legendary veteran played his final match at the Australian Open, going down to Andy Roddick in the third round.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 1:23:39 PM

Venus doesn't think Australian open is a jinx for her
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) American tennis star Venus Williams is yet to add the Australian Open to her seven Grand Slam titles. But her unceremonious second round loss to 46th-ranked Carla Suarez Thursday has not made her believe that the Grand Slam is a jinx for her.

Friday, January 23, 2009 8:30:55 PM

Vaidisova becomes first woman to be fined
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) Czech starlet Nicole Vaidisova was so disgusted with her first round loss that she refused to attend the mandatory post-match press conference. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has fined her $2,000 for the no-show.

Friday, January 23, 2009 8:30:45 PM

Ethnic violence breaks out in Australian Open (Australian Open diary)
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) The Australian Open was Friday once again the centre of ethnic violence.

Friday, January 23, 2009 8:30:42 PM

Dokic in a dream as improbable comeback surges on
Melbourne, Jan 23 (DPA) The improbable comeback dream of Jelena Dokic advanced to fresh heights Friday as the newest national tennis heroine upset number 11 Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 to fight into the fourth round.

Friday, January 23, 2009 7:49:24 PM

Dead drug dealer's family demands Dokic's prize money
Melbourne, Jan 23(IANS) Jelena Dokic, who has had a dream run in the Australian Open tennis so far, finds herself in a soup after the revelations of her being chased over an debt to a convicted Melbourne drug trafficker.

Friday, January 23, 2009 7:28:58 PM

Albie Morkel powers South Africa to victory against Australia
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) Albie Morkel scored 40 in 22 balls to power South Africa to a three-wicket win over Australia in the third One-day International cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground here Friday.

Friday, January 23, 2009 7:26:57 PM

Narain 11th quickest in free practice at A1GP
Taupo (New Zealand), Jan 23 (IANS) Team India commenced their run-up to this weekend's A1 Grand Prix motorsports here Friday with a 11th position in the free practice session as Narain Karthikeyan clocked a best of one minute 16.836 seconds as against the session's quickest time of 1:15.971 by Switzerland's Neel Jani.

Friday, January 23, 2009 6:56:56 PM

Australian Open: Bhupathi-Sania,Paes and Bopanna on winning side
Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza dispelled a second-set fightback from Czech Kveta Peschke and Pavel Vizner, winning six games in a row, to upset the sixth seeds 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the Australian Open mixed doubles here Friday.

Friday, January 23, 2009 6:30:49 PM

Balkan rivalries remain at a simmer as Djokovic advances
Melbourne, Jan 23 (DPA) Balkan passions played out on court while fans remained restrained as Serb Novak Djokovic posted a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win Friday over Bosnian-American Amer Delic to advance at the Australian Open.

Friday, January 23, 2009 4:55:44 PM

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