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Australian Open: Ivanovic, Roddick make winning starts
Melbourne, Jan 19 (DPA) Ana Ivanovic led a trio of seeds to opening-day victories Monday at the Australian Open, with Serbia's former number one defeating German Julia Goerges 7-5, 6-3.

Monday, January 19, 2009 10:17:37 AM

Strong earthquake hits South Pacific
Wellington, Jan 19 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand early Monday, the US Geological Survey reported.

Monday, January 19, 2009 6:03:02 AM

Australia score thrilling five-run win over Proteas
Hobart, Jan 18 (IANS) Australia snatched a thrilling five-run win over South Africa in the second One-Day International to level the five-match here Sunday.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 8:04:41 PM

Federer backs himself to win Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer has backed himself to conquer the Australian Open title this year and has declared it will take quite an effort from other players to stop him.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:50:09 PM

When Hayden refused Ponting's secret offer
Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) Australia captain Ricky Ponting in a secret offer wanted to skip Tuesday's Twenty20 match against South Africa to allow Matthew Hayden a testimonial game at the Gabba to celebrate his retirement.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:19:54 PM

Superstitious Serena won't go to movies during Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) American tennis star Serena Williams will not be watching movies during the Australian Open and focus solely on the business of winning.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:02:00 PM

Symonds on road to make an early return
Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) All-rounder Andrew Symonds' hopes of touring South Africa next month have received a boost as the cricketer is making a swift recovery from last month's knee surgery.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 2:23:14 PM

Youth Olympic Festival: India hockey colts lose to Australia in final
Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) A golden goal sealed the fate of India colts as they went down 1-2 to Australia in the men's hockey final at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival here Sunday.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 1:24:00 PM

New deep-sea denizens found in Australia
Sydney, Jan 18 (DPA) Marine biologists working off Australia's south coast were astounded when the cameras on their submersible spotted millions of anemones and sea spiders living in a trench 4 kilometres below the surface.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 12:17:40 PM

Smiling top seed Jankovic shrugs off the critics
Melbourne, Jan 18 (DPA) Jelena Jankovic has no time to waste on doubters who suggest that without having yet won a Grand Slam title, she does not deserve to hold the top WTA ranking.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 11:57:45 AM

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