Stanislas Wawrinka didn’t just have to beat top-seeded Rafael Nadal in yesterday’s Australian Open final. He had to get out of the shadow of fellow Swiss player Roger Federer, the record 17-time men’s champion.
Roger Federer defeated Britain’s Andy Murray at tennis’s Australian Open yesterday to set up a semifinal with top seed Rafael Nadal, who needed four grueling sets to overcome Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov.
The Chinese province where Australian Open tennis champion Li Na grew up defended its decision to award her 800,000 yuan ($132,000) amid criticism the money could have been better spent, state media reported.
The French Open is held at the smallest venue in Grand Slam tennis, and, if local residents and environmentalists get their way, will fall further behind rivals or move from the Paris site it’s occupied for almost 100 years.