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Australian Open officials to review extreme heat policy

Australian Open officials will review the extreme heat policy at the end of the tournament after a number of complaints from players but insisted they take player welfare very seriously.

AUS Open: Grigor Dimitrov beats Andrey Rublev in four sets

Grigor Dimitrov beat Andrey Rublev in four sets in a hard-fought match to qualify for the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday. The world No 3 eventually outlasted his Russian opponent.

Australian Open run ends for 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk

Fifteen-year-old Marta Kostyuk's run at the Australian Open came to an end with a 6-2, 6-2 loss against fourth seed and fellow Ukrainian Elina Svitolina on Friday at the Rod Laver Arena.

AUS Open: Kyle Edmund beats Nikoloz Basilashvili in 5 sets

MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Kyle Edmund does not conform to many Yorkshire stereotypes but he showed true grit in battling through horrendous temperatures on Court 2.

Federer: Players 'bored' of pushing for more prize money

The situation has been thrust into the spotlight at the Australian Open after Novak Djokovic initiated a players-only meeting on the eve of the tournament to discuss various matters including prize money.

Sharapova and Kerber boosted by Konta's shock exit

Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber have emerged from the chaos of the Australian Open women’s draw as two of the favourites after Konta joined a host of fallen seeds on Thursday.

Roger Federer beats Jan-Lennard Struff at Australian Open

Defending champion Roger Federer benefited from playing in the relative cool of the evening and emerged an ultimately comfortable 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) winner over Jan-Lennard Struff.

Simona Halep makes light work of Eugenie Bouchard

Top seed Simona Halep eased fears over her fitness after a sprained ankle with a brisk 6-2 6-2 victory over Canada's Eugenie Bouchard to reach the third round of the Australian Open.

Del Potro overcomes injury and heat to down Khachanov

Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro battled injury and sapping heat to down Karen Khachanov 6-4 7-6(4) 6-7(0) 6-4 and reach the Australian Open third round.

Novak Djokovic overcomes Gael Monfils in four sets

MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic survived a two hour and 45-minute ordeal to make the third round as brutal heat descended upon the Australian Open.

Dominic Thiem beats Denis Kudla in five-set thriller

Dominic Thiem survived a major scare on Thursday as he came from two sets down to beat America's Denis Kudla at the Margaret Court Arena and advance to the third round of the Australian Open.

Su-Wei Hsieh shocks Garbine Muguruza in straight sets

MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza became the latest Grand Slam champion to be sent packing from the Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova beats Sevastova in straight sets

Maria Sharapova is through to the third round of the Australian Open on her return to Melbourne after beating Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets. Sharapova won 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) on Thursday. 

Jo Konta crashes out of Australian Open in straight sets

MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: The framing of a straightforward overhead on match point just about summed it up for Jo Konta, as she was sent spinning out of the Australian Open,

Kyle Edmund offers hope for life after Andy Murray

How fortuitous it would be for British tennis if, in the prolonged absence of Murray, Yorkshireman Edmund announced himself as a serious elite player, as if on demand. It could yet happen too.

Andy Murray in positive mood as he leaves Australia

The British No 1 headed Down Under with the intention of resuming his career after a six-month lay-off, but he pulled out of both the Brisbane International and the Australian Open.

Nick Kyrgios beats Viktor Troicki in Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios' new-found focus remained intact despite a night of distractions as the fiery home favourite outplayed Serbia's Viktor Troicki to reach the Australian Open third round.

Rafael Nadal beats Leonardo Mayer at the Australian Open

Rafael Nadal made light work of Leonardo Mayer to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. The world No 1 progressed with a comfortable 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 victory in Melbourne.

Caroline Wozniacki survives major scare to beat Jana Fett

Caroline Wozniacki survived a major scare as she fought back from two match points down to beat world No 119 Jana Fett in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Marin Cilic breezes past Joao Sousa in straight sets

Marin Cilic eased to a straight-sets victory over Joao Sousa on Wednesday as he sealed his place in the third round of the Australian Open.  The sixth-seeded Cilic won 6-1, 7-5, 6-2.

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