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Impressive Nadal mows down Haas
Melbourne, Jan 24 (DPA) Rafael Nadal maintained momentum in his chase for a career-first Australian Open tennis title, hammering Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to power into the fourth round here Saturday.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 8:12:30 PM

Shy Serena shunts aside image of Melbourne streaker
Melbourne, Jan 24 (DPA) Victoria Azarenka remained undefeated this season after eliminating former champion Amelie Mauresmo 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to move into the second week of the Australian Open.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 8:12:08 PM

Yuki top seed in juniors at the Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) India's Yuki Bhambri has been top seeded in the juniors singles at the Australian Open, clearly marking him down as a player to watch out.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 6:02:21 PM

Discovery to help trick body into accepting transplants
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) A discovery can trick the body into accepting tissues or transplants as its own, eliminating the necessity for immunity suppressing medicines.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 2:50:17 PM

Bhupathi in doubles third round, Bopanna crashes out
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi continued his surge in the Australian Open doubles as he advanced to the third round with partner Mark Knowles of the Bahamas at the Melbourne Park here Saturday.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 2:48:48 PM

Harris to replace Bracken for Adelaide ODI
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Queensland fast bowler Ryan Harris will replace injured Nathan Bracken in the Australian squad for Monday's Commonwealth Bank Series One-day international cricket match against South Africa in Adelaide.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 1:28:32 PM

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

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