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  • Vintage Venus rolls back the years
    Vintage Venus rolls back the years

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams rolled back the years to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time in five years on Monday, battling fatigue in a gruelling three setter. The 34-year-old American finished strongly to win 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 and stun Polish sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, sealing match point with an ace to celebrate her return to the big time. Cheered on from the stands by top-seeded sister Serena, an exhausted Venus somehow found the energy to get past highly rated Radwanska and set up a quarter-final with unseeded compatriot Madison Keys.

  • Nadal out to tighten Berdych grip, Murray the Aussie slayer
    Nadal out to tighten Berdych grip, Murray the Aussie slayer

    Rafael Nadal is looking to extend his superiority over Tomas Berdych while Andy Murray plans to break local hearts again against exciting teenager Nick Krygios in Tuesday's Australian Open men's quarter-finals. Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, squeezed through in five sets over American qualifier Tim Smyczek battling cramps and dizziness in the second round, but looked close to his best in ousting Kevin Anderson on Sunday to reach the last eight. The Spanish world number three has an imposing 18-3 record over seventh seeded Czech Berdych as he chases his second Australian Open crown after beating Roger Federer in the 2009 final.

  • Matthew Reilly writes action-packed 'Great Zoo of China'
    Matthew Reilly writes action-packed 'Great Zoo of China'

    "The Great Zoo of China" (Gallery), by Matthew Reilly

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