Tennis

Wozniacki to wave the flag

Wozniacki

"A dream come true" for Danish tennis star as she awarded the honour of Olympics flag-bearer.

Venus into doubles final

ASB Classic men's doubles winner Michael Venus is into his second ATP Tour final of the year.

Kiwi tennis ace makes his second final of the year, at the $875,000 Open Sud De France.

Venus shines in France

Kiwi doubles star Michael Venus (left) and Croatian partner  Mate Pavic have carried their good form from New Zealand into Europe.

New Zealand tennis player Michael Venus has continued his winning ways on the international tour.

Federer sidelined after surgery

Roger Federer will be out of action for a month.

Swiss star pulls out of February tournaments following a nasty injury after he was knocked out of the Australian Open.

Nadal still king of clay - Djokovic

Rafael Nadal is still the man to beat at the French Open, says Novak Djokovic.

Rafael Nadal stands between Novak Djokovic and sporting immortality.

Could Djokovic win a fourth slam?

Can Novak Djokovic claim the last of the four grand slams - the French Open - this year?

A French Open win would make Novak Djokovic the first man in almost 50 years to hold all four grand slam titles at once.

Tennis 'blacklist' of 350 players video

The European bookmaker deemed some blacklisted players too risky to take bets on.

Ten players at the Australian Open were among a lengthy list of competitors blacklisted by an international bookmaker.

Djokovic too good video

Novak Djokovic kisses the ground at Rod Laver Arena after beating Andy Murray to win his sixth Australian Open title on Sunday.

Once again, the Australian Open final proved to be one man's heaven and another man's hell.

Djoko fans coo over baby video

Novak Djokovic's son Stefan cheers him on from afar.

World No 1's son steals the show on Twitter as he watches dad win Australian Open.

Andy Murray's race to be at birth video

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Andy Murray tells his wife he'll be on the next plane after a bitter end to a fraught tournament.

Djokovic wins against 'hungry wolves'

Novak Djokovic says there's no doubt he's playing the best tennis of his life.

The Australian Open champ says there's "no doubt" he's at the peak of his career - and he's keen to stay ahead of the pack.

Djokovic wins sixth Aussie Open

Despite Andy Murray's late effort at a comeback, Novak Djokovic proved too strong.

Tennis world No.1 Novak Djokovic crushed Andy Murray to equal the record of most Australian Open titles.

New calibre of quality in Open

Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates after winning her final match against Serena Williams of the US at the Australian Open tennis tournament.

OPINION: What a shot in the arm the Australian Open women's final gave tennis.

Kerber takes a dip video

Angelique Kerber kisses the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at Melbourne's Government House.

Aussie Open champ cools off with a swim.

Fan slammed for 'blackface'

These Australian Open spectators have attracted plenty of criticism on Twitter for their controversial attire at Serena Williams' semifinal.

The internet erupts over Aussie Open spectator who painted her face black to cheer on Serena Williams.

Murray sent to bed by brother

Andy Murray watches on as Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares celebrate winning their men's doubles final match against Daniel Nestor of Canada and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic.

Andy Murray may be the world No 2 tennis player, but his older brother was not shy of sending him to bed.

Murray column: I'll give it my best shot video

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray

Andy Murray on the Novak Djokovic rivalry and his fifth Australian Open final, on Sunday night.

No-one saw Kerber coming

Angelique Kerber's face is reflected in the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the women's singles final against Serena Williams.

The Australian Open began with a furore about match-fixing and finished for the women with the most astonishingly inexplicable result of all.

Serena wins admirers after loss

Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber (left) shares a laugh with Serena Williams during the trophy presentation ceremony.

This was Serena Williams as we do not always see her: smiling, gracious, genuinely magnanimous in defeat.

Finalists on opposite streaks video

Serbia's Novak Djokovic is gunning for his 11th grand slam singles title and sixth Australian Open crown.

Based on records alone, Novak Djokovic would appear to be the favourite in the Australian Open final.

Kerber stuns Williams

Angelique Kerber of Germany kisses the Daphne Akhurst Trophy as the Australian Open women's singles champion.

German prevents world No 1 from claiming a record-breaking seventh Australian Open crown.

Serena's serve make or break

Angelique Kerber is aware she will have to come out firing if she is to topple defending champ Serena Williams.

Angelique Kerber believes the final will come down to how the defending champ is serving.

No Fed Cup again for NZ

Marina Erakovic has more Fed Cup singles victories than any other New Zealand player – and was willing to play this year.

New Zealand won't be entering a team in Fed Cup this year.

Williams seeks to join Graf video

Serena Williams can equal Steffi Graf's Open era grand slam singles titles record with victory over Angelique Kerber in the Australian Open final.

Serena Williams is on course to match Steffi Graf's grand slam haul in the Australian Open.

Hingis, Mirza win doubles title

Switzerland's Martina Hingis (left) and India's Sania Mirza pose with the trophy after winning the women's doubles final at the Australian Open.

Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have continued what Hingis calls their "fairytale" run as a doubles combination.

Murray grinds down Raonic

Andy Murray reached his fifth Australian Open final, and fourth against Novak Djokovic, after outlasting Canadian Milos Raonic.

Iron-clad defence triumphed over all-out attack as Andy Murray overhauled Milos Raonic at Australian Open.

Djokovic, Federer to join forces? video

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic could play on the same team.

A proposed new competition could see the duo become friends rather than foes.

'I'm playing better than last year' video

Serena Williams says she's playing more confidently and is more mentally stable.

A word of warning for Angelique Kerber as Serena Williams claims she's better than ever.

Hawkeyes for each other video

As Federer and Djokovic's match began on Thursday night, Channel Seven commentators shared video of a dramatic corridor kiss between Nick Kyrgios and his girlfriend Alja Tomljanovic.

Tennis lovebirds Nick Kyrgios and Ajla Tomljanovic serve up second sneaky smooch at the Australian Open.

Reason: Feisty Serena rushing to play her own game

Serena Williams has always played her own game and now, slowly, one or two men are trying to join her in it.

Younger Williams sister – not fragile Federer – is the greatest of them all.

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