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Australian Open: Paes-Hingis wins, Sania Mirza ousted

Veteran Indian superstar Leander Paes and his mixed doubles partner Martina Hingis won their first round match, but Sania Mirza's women's doubles campaign ended in the third round at the Australian Open tennis tournament on Sunday.

Paes and Martina won 6-4, 6-3 against Australians Destanee Aiava and Marc Polmans at the Melbourne Park. The Indo-Swiss pair needed 51 minutes to complete the proceedings, hitting two aces and 20 winners and winning four of the five break points received.


Australian Open: Top seed Andy Murray knocked out by Zverev

Unseeded German Mischa Zverev produced a bold display of tennis to shock top seed Andy Murray 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth round of the Australian Open here on Sunday.

It was an inspired serve-and-volley performance from Zverev, egged on by his younger brother Alexander Zverev, who pushed World No. 9 Rafael Nadal to five sets before losing on Saturday.


Australian Open: Nadal battles back to down Zverev in five sets

Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal survived a marathon third-round battle against German teenager Alexander Zverev at the Australian Open, prevailing with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2 win on Saturday.

"It's obviously an important result for me," Nadal said after his win in Rod Laver Arena. "So it's important for me to win a match like this, having been down two sets to one. I'm very happy."


Australian Open: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna win in Mixed Doubles first round

India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won their respective mixed doubles first round matches at the Australian Open tennis on Saturday.

Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski battled past New Zealand's Michael Venus and Slovakian Katarina Srebotnik 6-4, 6-7, 10-7 in a super tie-breaker. Second seeded Sania and Croatian Ivan Dodig meanwhile defeated Germany's Laura Siegemund and Croatian Mate Pavic 7-5, 6-4.


Australian Open: Serena Williams, Johanna Konta power into the fourth round

Second-seed Serena Williams of the United States overcame her compatriot Nicole Gibbs 6-1, 6-3 in just over an hour to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Serena hit 17 winners against the world No.92 to advance to the second week of the tournament, which she has won six times.


Australian Open: Federer, Murray power into the Fourth Round

Legendary Swiss Roger Federer and reigning world no.1 Sir Andy Murray powered through to the fourth round of Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Friday.

Seventeen-time Grand Slam winner Federer defeated Czech veteran Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in 90 minutes to advance. World No.1 Murray, meanwhile outplayed America's Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.


Australian Open: Kerber, Kuznetsova and Venus advance to fourth round

World No.1 Angelique Kerber kept her hopes of a second straight Australian Open tennis title alive with a 6-0, 6-4 win in the third round over Kristyna Pliskova in Melbourne Park on Friday.

"I was feeling very good from the first point," she said during her post-match press conference. "Matches like this are always tough to play when your opponent is serving very well, and you have to bring a lot of balls back, move well, and just go for it. But I'm happy about my performance."


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