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  • Nadal to return at Brazil Open next month

    2013-01-17 09:18

    Rafa Nadal has passed the latest medical tests on his injured knee, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) said on Wednesday as the world number four confirmed he would return.

  • Zheng makes most of her time in the spotlight

    2013-01-16 21:45

    Zheng Jie plays her rare matches in the Rod Laver Arena as though they may be her last, and that sense of urgency is working well for her.

  • Li smiling all the way to the launge

    2013-01-16 21:33

    Li Na, who always enjoys solid support and boasts a decent record at Melbourne Park, couldn't help but smile on her way back to the players' lounge after beating Olga Govortsova of Belarus to reach the third round at the Australian Open.

  • Ping-pong Diplomacy, part 2

    2013-01-16 07:29

    Table tennis has helped connect China and the United States since 1971, when the US team's visit to Beijing sparked a thaw in relations.

  • Simple for Date-Krumm to win at 42

    2013-01-16 07:29

    Ageless Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm on Tuesday became the oldest woman to win a main draw match at the Australian Open, and she attributed her longevity to living a simple life.

  • Newcomer Wu wows at Open

    2013-01-16 07:29

    The media have been known to pack for interviews after big wins. On Tuesday afternoon, however, a sizable crowd was on hand for a losing wild-card entrant – Wu Di.

  • Nadal to return next month at Brazil Open

    2013-01-16 16:53

    French Open champion Rafa Nadal will make his long-awaited comeback from injury at next month's Brazil Open, the ATP confirmed on Tuesday.

  • Stosur knocked out of home slam early, again

    2013-01-16 16:51

    Australia's Samantha Stosur blew a 5-2 lead in the final set to continue her dismal run in her home grand slam, losing 6-4 1-6 7-5 to China's Zheng Jie on Wednesday.

  • Zheng faces tough battle against Stosur

    2013-01-16 15:56

    What happened last week doesn't mean anything today as the Zheng-Stosur battle remains unpredictable, said Aussies coach.

  • Wu wows at Open

    2013-01-15 22:44

    Media have been used to pack the main interview room at the Australian Open for glimpses of either Roger Federer's stylish speech or Novak Djokovic's witty humor after their big winning nights.

  • Wu Di makes history despite the loss

    2013-01-15 21:55

    China's 21-year-old Wu Di made history by becoming the first Chinese man to have played a Grand Slam match although he was ousted by Ivan Dodig of Croatia in the first round at the Australian Open.

  • Even foreigners cheered me, says China's beaten Wu

    2013-01-15 19:29

    Wu Di's Australian Open adventure lasted little more than three hours with a first-round exit on Tuesday, but China's first man to play the main draw of a grand slam in the professional era relished every minute of his debut on a windswept minor court.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.