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Hewitt beats Federer in Brisbane final

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a shot in men's final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. AP

Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt stunned top seed Roger Federer of Switzerland to win the Brisbane International in three sets on Sunday.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova survives to reach Brisbane semifinals

Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a shot in her match against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. AP

Maria Sharapova recovered her serve and her nerve to beat Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday and advance to the Brisbane International semifinals.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Serena Williams confirms for Brisbane International

Serena Williams  AP FILE PHOTO

World tennis number one Serena Williams will begin her campaign for an 18th Grand Slam title by warming up for the 2014 Australian Open at the Brisbane International, she announced Wednesday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Sharapova, Radwanska advance; Stosur out in 2nd Rd

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Russia's Maria Sharapova hits a return to Japan's Misaki Doi during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. AP/Rob Griffith

For someone with precious little match conditioning heading into the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova didn’t look like someone concerned about any supposed imbalance Wednesday.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Murray gains Brisbane International final

Defending champion Andy Murray advanced to the Brisbane International final after fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori retired with an injured left knee during their semifinal on Saturday.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Section,Tennis | Read More »

Serena imposes authority with crushing win

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Serena Williams of the USA plays a shot in her match against Alize Cornet of France during the Brisbane International tennis tournament held in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013. AP/Tertius Pickard

Serena Williams stamped her authority on the Brisbane International on Tuesday when she crushed Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-2.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Murray relaxed, unburdened ahead of new season

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Andy Murray of Britain talks to the media at a press conference during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. AP/Tertius Pickard

People have been treating Andy Murray differently since he won his first major and ended that long, long drought for British men at tennis’ Grand Slam events.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Sharapova withdraws from Brisbane International

Maria Sharapova AP Photo

No. 2-ranked Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Brisbane International before her opening match after feeling pain in her right collarbone during practice.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Serena Williams opens season with comfortable win

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Serena Williams of the U.S. plays a shot during her first round match against Varvaro Lepchenko of the U.S. during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Serena Williams joked that since the calendar still read 2012, she needed to maintain this year’s dominant form

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sharapova to play in Brisbane despite neck injury

FILE - In this June 9, 2012 file photo, Maria Sharapova, of Russia, reacts after defeating Sara Errani, of Italy, 6-3, 6-2 in their women's final match in the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sharapova dropped to the clay in both celebration and disbelief after becoming the 10th woman to complete the tennis version of a career Grand Slam. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Maria Sharapova has assured organizers of the Brisbane International tennis event that she will start her Australian Open preparations at the tournament despite her withdrawal from a South Korean exhibition this week with a neck injury.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Sharapova withdraws from Brisbane tennis

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Brisbane International because of her continuing recovery from a left ankle injury first suffered at the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo in September.

Posted: December 24th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Sharapova out of Brisbane International

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova Saturday withdrew from January’s Brisbane International due to an ankle injury, but said she expected to be ready for the Australian Open later that month.

Posted: December 24th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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