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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Novak Djokovic wins fifth Australian Open title, denies Andy Murray his first

- Associated Press

Djokovic beat Murray 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday’s final, relegating the Scotsman to runner-up status for the fourth time in four tries in the Australian Open final. Murray had lost twice previously to Djokovic — in 2011 and 2013 — and to Roger Federer in 2010.

Serena Williams of the U.S. makes a forehand return to Maria Sharapova of Russia during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Serena Williams wins sixth Australian Open, 19th major title

- Associated Press

Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory despite a hacking cough on Saturday night.

Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes the sweat from the face as he plays Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Rafael Nadal loses; Maria Sharapova to play in all-Russian semifinal

- Associated Press

Nadal’s lack of match fitness from nearly six months of injuries and illness finally caught up with the 14-time major champion in his quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych. He was never much of a factor and lost 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5).

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal leaves the hospital after successfully undergoing an operation to remove his appendix in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Rafael Nadal to have stem cell treatment on back

- Associated Press

Several NFL and baseball players have received stem cell treatment. Nadal’s fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol, center of the Chicago Bulls, received stem cell treatment on his knee in 2013.

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2009, file photo, Melanie Oudin, of the United States, returns to Elena Dementieva, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. American tennis pro Melanie Oudin says she will have a procedure Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 for a heart condition, and surgery later this month for an eye problem. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Melanie Oudin to have heart surgery, eye procedure

- Associated Press

The 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist said that for more than a year, she has been experiencing occasional “episodes” of an accelerated heartbeat, usually during or right after matches, that she “was convinced was some sort of anxiety.”

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Serena Williams waves to the fans after withdrawing from her match against Simona Halep, of Romania, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 20, 2015 in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Serena Williams hoping to play at Miami Open

- Associated Press

Less than one week after Serena Williams withdrew from her Indian Wells semifinal with a knee injury, the two-time Miami Open defending champion said on Wednesday she's hoping to be fit to play on Friday night.

Polona Hercog, of Slovenia, returns to Anna Schmiedlova during their first round match at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Schmiedlova won 6-3, 6-2. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

CiCi Bellis earns 6-2, 6-2 win at Miami Open

- Associated Press

CiCi Bellis defeated Indy De Vroome of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-2 for her second career WTA main draw match win on Tuesday at the Miami Open.

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, serves to Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 20, 2015 in Indian Wells, Calif. Federer won 6-4, 6-0. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Serena Williams withdraws from Indian Wells with knee injury

- Associated Press

Serena Williams withdrew before her semifinal at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night with a sprained right knee, 14 years after her sister Venus did the same thing and triggered an angry reaction from fans that drove Serena to boycott the tournament.

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Andy Murray, of Great Britain, during their semifinal match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Djokovic, Federer advance to Indian Wells final

- Associated Press

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, handing Murray his worst hard-court loss against the world's top-ranked player since 2007.

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2012 file photo, Wayne Odesnik of the United States returns a shot during a first round men's singles match against Bjorn Phau of Germany at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England. The International Tennis Federation has banned American player Wayne Odesnik for 15 years after a second doping violation. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

Odesnik banned 15 years for 2nd doping violation

Associated Press

American tennis player Wayne Odesnik was banned Wednesday for 15 years after a second doping violation, a sanction that essentially ends his career and was widely applauded by several top players.

Serena Williams returns a volley from Sloane Stephens during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Serena in, Sharapova out at Indian Wells; Federer, Nadal win

- Associated Press

Struggling with her serve and a rash of errors, Serena Williams overcame a slow start to beat Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, extending her winning streak to 14 matches.

Renovation work at Roland Garros on hold

- Associated Press

The planned renovation of Roland Garros was on hold after Paris city council allowed a new study of the land use on Wednesday.