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Sharapova skips Aussie circuit
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Maria Sharapova has ignored the rankings pressure stemming from the need for another successful Australian Open campaign by basing her Melbourne Park preparation in Asia.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:06:45 PM

'It's time Hewitt won the Australian Open'
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Roger Rasheed, who quit as Lleyton Hewitt's coach a few months ago, says the Australian No. 1 should focus more on winning his home Grand Slam title he desperately wants to.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:05:43 PM

Wilander and Hewitt in copyright row
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) The clothing range Australian Number One Lleyton Hewitt has launched may lead to a confrontation between him and former world No 1 Mats Wilander and that could happen in Adelaide.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:04:32 PM

Melbourne Ana's favourite city
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Adopted 'Melburnian' and tennis glamour girl Ana Ivanovic loves the city so much that she has expressed a desire to settle one day there.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:03:43 PM

Ashley Cooper's role defended (Tennis Briefs)
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Australian Open boss Craig Tiley has defended former Wimbledon champion Ashley Cooper's role on the committee that awarded the multimillion-dollar contract for Plexicushion courts at Melbourne Park to a company affiliated with a business Cooper held shares in for 24 years.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:02:40 PM

Johnson's ODI showing against India gets him the Test nod
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson's place in the first Test was in doubt, but his impressive performance against India in Melbourne makes him sure starter for the second Test, starting in Sydney Wednesday.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 5:54:06 PM

Manager Rajput stands by struggling Dravid
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) India team manager Lalchand Rajput stood up for an off-from Rahul Dravid and said it is only a matter of time for the batsman to find runs.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 3:19:59 PM

We will bounce back in Sydney: Rajput
Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) A day after India lost the first Test to Australia by a huge margin of 337 runs, team manager Lalchand Rajput said Sunday his team will bounce back in the second Test in Sydney, starting Wednesday.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 2:51:22 PM

Cash bashes Tennis Australia
Melbourne, Dec 30 (DPA) Pat Cash has blasted Tennis Australia officials after the federation apparently rejected two offers of coaching help from the former Wimbledon winner.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 1:11:14 PM

Jankovic bounces back after sinus surgery
Perth, Dec 29 (DPA) Post-season sinus surgery in November almost wiped the trademark smile off the face of Jelena Jankovic, who is now back on court for a leading role at the Hopman Cup.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 6:08:28 PM

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