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Bryan brothers advance to Australian Open final

Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States defeated unseeded Spaniards Pablo Carreno and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6 (1), 6-3 in the men's doubles category to reach the final of the Australian Open on Thursday.

The Spaniards had a break in the first set, but the US pair recovered to force a tie-break in which they demonstrated their dominance over their opponents.

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Australian Open: Paes - Hingis ousted in Mixed Doubles quarter-finals

Veteran Leander Paes and his mixed doubles partner Martina Hingis were knocked out of the Australian Open in a 3-6, 2-6 defeat by Sam Groth and Samantha Stosur in the quarter-finals on Thursday. The Indo-Swiss pair went down without putting up much of a fight, surrendering in only 55 minutes at Melbourne Park.

The Australian pair were dominant from the start, hitting as many as 12 aces in the match, nine more than their opponents. They also hit 29 winners, nine more than the experienced Paes-Martina, and won 56 of the total 93 points played in the match, converting four of the seven break points received.

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Australian Open: Serena and Venus set up Melbourne finale day

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, will meet in an Australian Open final for the first time since 2003 as the 30 somethings continued to show that age was just a number, booking their place in the final with dominant displays in the semi-final today.

Six-time champion Serena Williams defeated an exhausted and physically struggling Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2, 6-1 in just 50 minutes in a very one sided contest. Lucic-Baroni, who had done remarkably well to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final this century, came into the match carrying an injury and was absolutely blown away by an in-form Serena, who looks the odds on favourite to capture a record breaking 23rd Grand Slam title.

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Australian Open: Nadal downs battling Raonic to advance to semi-finals

Ninth seed and 2009 champion Rafael Nadal overcame third seed Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(7), 6-4 in their Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday night. He will play the No.15 seed Grigor Dimitrov, a straight-sets winner over No.11 seed David Goffin, on Friday.

Nadal targeted Raonic's backhand early on, a tactic from fellow Mallorcan Carlos Moya, a former World No.1 and Raonic's former coach now working with Nadal. Raonic saved a break point in the fifth game, but lost his serve in his next service game by striking an overhead long to gift Nadal a 4-3 lead.

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Australian Open: Sania Mirza saves 4 match points to beat Rohan Bopanna in Mixed Doubles Quarter-finals

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig came from behind to beat Indo-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski to reach the mixed doubles semi-finals of the Australian Open here on Wednesday.

The second seeded Indo-Croatian duo held their nerves to save two match points in their 6-4, 3-6, [12-10] win against the unseeded pair of Bopanna and Dabrowski, who wasted as many as four match point chances, in a match that lasted an hour and seven minutes on Show Court 3.

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Australian Open: Dimitrov crushes Goffin to ease into semi-finals

Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday eased past Belgian David Goffin 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in two hours and 13 minutes to march into the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Dimitrov, unbeaten in 2017, recently won the fifth title of his career after defeating Japanese Kei Nishikori at the Brisbane International.

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Australian Open: Federer crushes Zverev to book semi-final date with Wawrinka

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer became the oldest player to qualify for the semi-finals of the Australian Open following an easy win against Germany's Mischa Zverev on Tuesday. Federer, who has won a record 17 Grand Slam titles, needed barely an hour and a half to eliminate Zverev 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 in style.

Federer is now the oldest tennis player, at 35 years and 174 days, to reach the Australian Open semi-finals, surpassing American Arthur Ashe.

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