Facing Rafael Nadal in the first round of your home major isn’t ideal, and Bernard Tomic is under no illusions of what it will take to oust the world No.1.
Fit, in form and raring to go, Lleyton Hewitt comes into his home major determined to make every match count in the twilight of his career.
Melbourne Park, the venue for the Australian Open, is to have a new $338 million upgrade.
Thirteen years since last taking the court together, Aussie pair Lleyton Hewitt and the retired Pat Rafter are a surprise entry into the men's doubles at this year's Australian Open.
For someone taking aim at a third straight title in Melbourne this January, Victoria Azarenka has received scant attention in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
Unbeaten in his last 21 matches at Melbourne Park, it's no wonder defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic is happy to stick to his trusted routines ahead of AO2014.
Japan's Kei Nishikori hopes to build on his win at last week's Kooyong Classic and make a best-ever finish at this year's Australian Open.
Roger Federer is keeping his focus squarely on Australian wildcard James Duckworth, his first hurdle in his quest to win his fifth Australian Open and 18th major overall.
Men's defending champion Novak Djokovic and women's world No.1 Serena Williams are the star acts at Rod Laver Arena on Monday night.
Rafael Nadal is keen to put four years of Melbourne frustration behind him as he seeks to join Rod Laver in the most exclusive of clubs.
After missing much of the second half of last year with injury, Maria Sharapova has her expectations in check ahead of Australian Open 2014.
Andy Murray says having a former great in your corner as coach adds pressure, but of the positive kind.
After a career-best season in 2013, Serena Williams enters the Australian Open ready to embrace Melbourne’s heat and chase history.
Jimmy Wang and Michael Berrer show the value of experience by advancing into the men’s singles draw at Australian Open 2014.
Former world top 40 player Heather Watson is among the 16 players to have secured qualification for the Australian Open 2014 women's singles main draw on Saturday.
A year after a second-round loss in Melbourne capped off a disappointing summer at home, Sam Stosur has a new coach and a positive mindset for 2014.
After two women's singles final appearances in the past three years, Li Na is hoping a near-perfect preparation has her poised for a breakthrough at her 'home' major.
Stars of the court and the small screen came together for Kids Tennis Day at Melbourne Park on Saturday.
Australian Open 2014's 'AO Blitz' promotion has seen a tennis dream come true for a woman from the small Australian town of Kendall, New South Wales.
Ana Ivanovic is hoping a change to her off-court team – and a much-needed dose of confidence – can have her climbing the rankings once more.
The Australian Open has released a new app for iPad that provides the ultimate digital destination for fans.
Frustration for Aussie in women’s singles qualifying, but no such worries for Watson.
Martin Klizan, Denis Kudla, Stephane Robert and Frank Dancevic headline the players through to the final round of men’s qualifying for AO2014.
Novak Djokovic gets a kind draw for his title defence, while Rafael Nadal faces a tricky opening-round test against Bernard Tomic.
The draw for the Australian Open 2014 women's singles tournament has provided some potentially tricky first-round clashes.
Australia’s Rodionova sisters had mixed fortunes in the first round of women’s qualifying, with Anastasia advancing to the second round while younger sister Arina was eliminated.
It was a night of great spirit, friendly rivalry and much generosity as a packed Rod Laver Arena welcomed Roger Federer and Friends.
Ask any tennis expert to predict the game’s “Next Big Thing” and Grigor Dimitrov’s name invariably arises – and with good reason too.
Four-time Australian Open winner Roger Federer is lending a hand to charity with his build-up for this year's tournament at Melbourne Park.
Four times a winner at Melbourne Park, Roger Federer has a rich history at the Australian Open.
Roger Federer will answer some questions from Twitter users at the end of his charity match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Wednesday night.
For a player as prolific as Lleyton Hewitt, setting new tennis records can almost pass without notice. Still, you have to pause and appreciate the one he’ll be setting at AO2014 - 18 consecutive appearances in his home Grand Slam event.
Determined to buck the trend of the modern-day majors belonging to the tall man, Kei Nishikori is turning to the greatest height-challenged grand slam champion of the past 25 years ahead of his pseudo “home” slam next week.
Germany’s Dustin Brown leads the list of players vying for one of 16 qualifying spots in the main draw of Australian Open 2014.
Kendall (NSW) has won the AO Blitz and has chosen No.1 ranked male Rafael Nadal to cheer for during Australian Open 2014.
Australian Open 2014 is pleased to annouce the arrival of two of its most popular mobile apps for the first Grand Slam of the year.
Familiar names, world champions, comeback stories and a pair of well known entertainers make up the men’s doubles acceptance list at the 2014 Australian Open.
The two best tennis players in the world, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, are set to add to their already considerable fan base as part of the AO Blitz.
French players Pauline Parmentier and Lucas Pouille have been awarded wildcards into the main draw of Australian Open 2014.
Samantha Stosur is hoping for a turnaround in her form and fortunes as she winds up in Perth and heads to Hobart in readiness for the Australian Open.
Following a career-best season in which he vaulted well inside the top 200, Sam Groth has been rewarded with a Kia deal making the most of his monstrous serve.
Steve Johnson and Sachia Vickery each earned main draw wildcards into January’s Australian Open by winning a tournament they almost didn’t play.
Tennis Australia, in conjunction with Ticketek, today launched the Australian Open Fan Marketplace – a safe and secure platform for fans to re-sell tickets to the 2014 Australian Open.
In qualifying fields laced with impressive talent, 224 players across the men’s and women’s draws will battle it out for their place in the main draw at Australian Open 2014.
Guy Sebastian, Samantha Jade, Stafford Brothers and Nick Jr.’s Sam Moran will join Roger Federer and some of the world’s top tennis players, celebrity guests and Nickelodeon characters for Kids Tennis Day on Saturday 11 January 2014 at Melbourne Park.
Top ranked wheelchair tennis players Shingo Kunieda and Aniek van Koot will headline the men’s and women’s fields for the Optus Australian Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships 2014 at Melbourne Park from 22-25 January.
With less than a month before the start of the Australian Open 2014, Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty joined Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley for the first hit on the new look Margaret Court Arena.
Welcome to the AO2014 insider, a guide choc-full of helpful hints and tips to enhance your experience at the year's first Grand Slam event.
The Australian Open 2014 program is out and packed with world class features and extensive player profiles.
Find out who's making a racket at Grand Slam Oval in January.
Australian Open 2014 will offer fans onsite and online a feast of ways to connect with the first Grand Slam tournament of the year in January.
Two more Australian Open 2014 wildcards were snapped up on the weekend after Casey Dellacqua and Jordan Thompson triumphed in the finals of the AO Play-off as part of the annual December Showdown at Melbourne Park.
There's something Roger Federer holds more dearly than winning Slams as he prepares to start Australian Open 2014 with a benefit night for children in African countries.
Marking the official start to summer Tennis Australia announced that players and fans can expect a sizzling fortnight of world-class tennis at the Australian Open this January.
Jelena Jankovic has enjoyed a stunning return to form and is brimming with confidence, which is exactly why you want her playing for your town during the AO Blitz.
Australian Open tickets are the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas, with ticketing options to suit every taste and type.
Following a career-best season, Stanislas Wawrinka is poised for a strong run at Melbourne Park, which is exactly why you want him playing for your town.
The AO Blitz will this week hit the Victorian Mallee centres of Swan Hill and Mildura, as well as stopping off in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick and Devonport in Tasmania.
Chinese talents Wu Di and Tang Hao Chen have secured Australian Open 2014 main draw wildcards after winning the Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off finals.
Top seeds Jimmy Wang and Saisai Zheng will headline the main draw action at the Australian Open 2014 Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-off in Shenzhen, China.
A new world record was set in Parkes, New South Wales on Saturday when 772 people joined former world No.8 Alicia Molik to bounce balls on tennis racquets.
A gritty competitor and an increasing presence in the top 10, Sara Errani is exactly the kind of player you want playing for your town at Australian Open 2014 as part of the AO Blitz.
Hisense Australia has announced its official sponsorship of the Australian Open plus AO Series tournaments the Brisbane International and Apia International Sydney.
Roger Federer is set to commandeer Rod Laver Arena for a gala charity exhibition match on Wednesday 8 January.
Tomas Berdych's ability to inflict a giant-killing upset is exactly why you want him playing for your town at Australian Open 2014 as part of the AO Blitz.
You can help attempt to set a Guinness World Record when the AO Blitz visits Parkes in regional New South Wales on Saturday.
Petra Kvitova is on a mission to re-write history at Melbourne Park, which is exactly why you want her playing for your town at Australian Open 2014.
Tennis stars took centre stage in Newcastle when the AO Blitz roadshow recently rolled into the New South Wales city.
As David Ferrer continues carving out a brilliant career outside the limelight of the game's "Big Four", he's perfectly poised to represent your town at Australian Open 2014.
St Charbel’s College in the Sydney suburb of Punchbowl has skyrocketed up the AO Blitz schools leaderboard and has its eyes set on the top prize.
UPDATE: The AO Blitz will this week will hit the Melbourne suburbs of Rowville, Bundoora, Dandenong and Eltham, as well as stopping in South Australia.
Three straight Australian Open quarterfinals prove that Melbourne Park agrees with Agnieszka Radwanska, and this is why you want her playing for your town at AO2014.
The AO Blitz will this week hit Sale, Colac, Caroline Springs, Malvern, Newcastle, Gosford, Sydney Olympic Park, Emerald and Gawler.
Slowly but surely, Juan Martin del Potro is recapturing the form that took him to Grand Slam glory in 2009, which is why you want him playing for your town at Australian Open 2014.
She'll be as motivated as ever and has a history of rebounding from set-backs, which is exactly why you want Maria Sharapova playing for your town at Australian Open 2014.
UPDATE: The AO Blitz will this week hit Hobart, Mt Gambier, Renmark, Woolongong, Happy Valley and Traralgon.
On the last stop of the AO International Trophy Tour, Australian tennis legend Todd Woodbridge served up a tennis lesson to young players from Hong Kong on a harbour-front court overlooking the iconic city skyline.
It will be a more relaxed yet highly-motivated Andy Murray who arrives at Melbourne Park in 2014, making him the perfect player to represent your town during Australian Open 2014 as part of the AO Blitz.
Thousands of fans turned out to see the Australian Open trophies in southern China recently as the Australian Open International Trophy Tour continued on its route through Asia.
Despite her veteran status, Li Na may not have even peaked yet, making her perfectly placed to represent your town at Australian Open 2014.
Although he's suffered a dip in form in 2013, Roger Federer's incredible record at Melbourne Park makes him a great player to have competing for your town at Australian Open 2014.
Australian tennis legend Rod Laver added a dose of star power to the Australian Open International Trophy Tour, reuniting with Norm in Shanghai.
Townsville in Queensland, inner-Sydney Surry Hills, Bendigo in Victoria and Western Australia’s Duncraig, Fremantle and Burswood will enjoy AO Blitz visits this week.
Having produced possibly the most dominant season of her glittering career so far, wouldn't you want Serena Williams playing for your town at Australian Open 2014?
You could have Roger Federer playing for your town at AO2014, and possibly even win a car, by playing tennis as part of the AO Blitz.
Want Novak Djokovic playing for your town during Australian Open 2014? Register for the AO Blitz, start completing challenges and earn the points to make it happen.
Following a recent Blitz event at Tennis Palmerston, Darwin is determined to be one of Australia’s leading towns in the inaugural AO Blitz competition.
Rafael Nadal will be reunited with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup as the Australian Open International Trophy Tour kicks off on Friday in Seoul, Korea.
The AO Blitz is up and running - your chance to get an Australian Open 2014 player competing for your town. So how tennis are you?
After nearly a decade leading Tennis Australia, CEO Steve Wood announced today he has informed the Board of his intention to resign from the role at the end of September.
Roger Federer has announced that he will contest the 2014 Brisbane International, marking a departure from his traditional lead-in to the Australian Open.
After the clay and grass of Europe, tennis will this week turns its attention to hardcourts across the Atlantic for a five-week run-up to the year’s final Grand Slam event in New York, the US Open.
With Roland Garros approaching, our experts take a look at the storylines that could unfold in Paris.
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