Novak Djokovic is a man of routines in Melbourne. One involves chocolate. The other? Collecting Australian Open titles.
AO Analyst Craig O'Shannessy runs the rule over Rafa's tricky opening-round encounter against Russia's Mikhail Youzhny on Monday.
Eugenie Bouchard has every reason to bask in the glow of her run to the semifinals in Melbourne last year, but the Canadian is in no mood for reflection 12 months on.
Winning the Australian Open last year finally catapulted Stan Wawrinka into the big time. Now he is firmly established in the world's top four as he prepares to defend his crown.
Milos Raonic is now firmly established as one of the world’s top 10 players after a journey that gathered pace in Melbourne four years ago.
Nick Kyrgios made a splash at AO 2014 and the Australian teenager is eager to build on last year's success. The only cloud on the horizon is a niggling back injury.
After a rollercoaster 2014, Rafael Nadal arrives in Australia with some big questions to answer over his form and fitness.
Andy Murray’s road to a fourth Melbourne final looks daunting, but it’s a task the sixth seed isn’t running from.
Rafael Nadal's record of four wins and four defeats in seven months is hardly inspiring, but if he can make it into the second week at Melbourne, you never know.
As Lleyton Hewitt gets set to tackle the Australian Open for a record 19th time, his immediate focus is the future, not his esteemed past.
Veteran American Michael Russell is one of 16 men and 12 women to claim a place in the main draw of Australian Open 2015 from the qualifiers.
A year after he arrived in Melbourne with a new coach, new racquet and with question-marks over his body, a settled Roger Federer is ready to go at his 16th Australian Open.
Ana Ivanovic’s step-by-step approach has changed the course of a career that looked to have already reached its peak.
Serena Williams is hot favourite to win her sixth AO women's singles title but she insists she's not thinking beyond first-round opponent Alison Van Uytvanck.
After years of frustration at her home major, Sam Stosur hopes her 13th Australian Open can offer some overdue good fortune.
After winning her first tournament of the year in Brisbane, Maria Sharapova has her sights set on another Melbourne title to add to her 2008 success.
Matches to remember often come when the stakes are high, and semifinals at the Australian Open have typically fit the bill.
Roger Federer could scarcely be in better form as he attempts to land that elusive 18th Grand Slam. But the draw could not have been tougher.
Men’s qualifying singles top seed upset in second round by German Tim Puetz at Melbourne Park on Friday afternoon.
Women’s qualifying singles second seed beaten in second round by Belarusian Olga Govortsova at Melbourne Park on Friday.
Tram rides travelled, draws revealed, crystal ballgazing started – it must be about time for Australian Open 2015.
Serena Williams is the woman to beat, but the first-round meeting between Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens leaps out of the draw.
Li Na is not defending her Australian Open title but she has big plans for life after tennis. And she hasn't lost her big smile and quick sense of humour.
Reigning champions Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka were in attendance as the draw for Australian Open 2015 was released at Melbourne Park on Friday morning.
The road to the men’s singles title at Australian Open 2015 looks familiar, but as last year proved, anything can happen in the year’s first major.
There's nothing like a big name being hustled out to bring a tournament to life and the Australian Open has had more than its fair share of upsets...
Teenager Omar Jasika sees off fellow Australian John-Patrick Smith late on Thursday after a titanic three-hour struggle.
Australian Anastasia Rodionova digs deep to advance to second round AO 2015 qualifying clash with former world No.11 Shahar Peer.
Eugenie Bouchard and a host of stars will take centre stage on Kids Tennis Day presented by Nickelodeon.
Tennis history can be determined by the slimmest of margins. Here are five classic women's encounters which could have gone either way.
Women’s qualifying kicks off on Thursday, with some familiar names looking to join their siblings in the year’s first major.
Reigning junior US Open champion Omar Jasika leads a teenage rampage on the first day of qualifying, as top seed Damir Dzumhur is pushed hard.
Four-time Melbourne Park winner Novak Djokovic and five-time AO champion Serena Williams headline the men's and women's seeds for the year's first major.
Exciting Australian teenager Omar Jasika takes a step towards a maiden Grand Slam main draw berth with a win in day one of qualifying at AO 2015.
Sports fans love a local hero, but it's almost 40 years since an Australian claimed a Grand Slam victory on home soil - not for want of trying.
The stars have never been busier on social media. Keep tabs on what they are doing and saying in our Emirates AO series updates.
Some high profile names line up in the men's qualifying, starting Wednesday.
The Woolworths Australian ballkid program was officially launched at Melbourne Park today, as the 380+ Australian Open 2015 squad gathered for the traditional team photograph.
The players are deadly serious, but their fans have come up with some ingenious, colourful and often hilarious ways of getting behind their heroes.
The Australian Open 2015 mobile apps for iPhone and Android, developed in partnership with IBM, are now available for download, including the free iPad app featuring multi-angle instant replays of high profile matches.
Rivalries, dynasties and fairy tales – the very best drama takes centre stage in the Grand Slam finals, and the Australian Open has seen its fair share over the decades. Here are five of our favourite women’s finals.
The next generation of Australian tennis - James Duckworth, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Luke Saville, John Millman, Olivia Rogowska, Arina Rodionova and Storm Sanders - have secured their spot in the main draw at Australian Open 2015.
Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley today announced an increase in prizemoney to $40 milion dollars for 2015. Here is his personal explanation to players competing at this year's event.
The Australian Open has increased prize money to an historic high of $40 million. Men and women singles winners will each get $3.1m while a first round loser will receive $34,500.
Fashion is always a top talking point at the Slams and what better time to reflect on the best-dressed players on the field at Australian Opens past ... but not forgotten.
Nadal is on his way to Melbourne and fans can ensure they see the raging bull in action at the Summer Set on 14 January, at a fast-paced pre-Australian Open night event on Margaret Court Arena.
The 2015 tennis season has struck with characteristic turbulence as some big names flounder, and others claim their territory.
It's a way to go before the Australian Open 2015 men's final on 1 February, enough time to ponder the best deciders from the Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific. Do you agree?
Australian dance-duo Sneaky Sound System will headline Heineken Saturday – the middle Saturday of Australian Open 2015.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today celebrated the redeveloped Margaret Court Arena as the sparkling new show court prepares to host premier matches throughout Australian Open 2015.
We all love a newcomer but who should we be looking out for this January?
Whether watching courtside or at home, tennis fans can get closer to the action at Australian Open 2015 via a variety of digital initiatives including the official tournament website, which launched today.
Former World No.8 Mark Philippoussis is set to return to the courts of Melbourne Park at Australian Open 2015.
For hardcore tennis fans, Australian Open qualifying is one of the best times of the year.
In his first and exclusive article for the Australian Open 2015 Official Program, Lleyton Hewitt shares his thoughts and memories of the Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific.
Japanese duo Shingo Kunieda and Yui Kamiji will headline the men’s and women’s fields for the Australian Open 2015 Wheelchair Tennis Championships.
Daria Gavrilova has capped a stunning comeback from injury to win the Australian Open 2015 Play-off.
Kendall, situated on the New South Wales coast, will be cheering on world No.1 Novak Djokovic at Australian Open 2015.
Jordan Thompson has come through the most dramatic of Australian Open Play-off finals to confirm his place in the main draw at Australian Open 2015.
Australian pop band sensation and ARIA chart toppers Justice Crew are set to headline the third annual Kids Tennis Day presented by Nickelodeon on Saturday 17 January 2015.
Sheppard and Megan Washington will kick off the star-studded live music line-up at Australian Open 2015.
In a Grand Slam first more than 300 tennis fans will be given the chance to play on the People’s Court at Australian Open 2015
Tennis has said farewell to one of its trailblazing stars following the retirement of beloved Chinese player and reigning Australian Open champion Li Na.
The addition of Margaret Court Arena as a third retractable-roof stadium at Melbourne Park will officially “weatherproof” the Australian Open, according to Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley.
Stanislas Wawrinka has won his first Grand Slam title, beating an injury-affected Rafael Nadal in a dramatic four-set Australian Open final on Sunday.