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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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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.

Milos Raonic, of Canada, returns to Simone Bolelli, of Italy, during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Williams, Federer, Nadal easily advance at Indian Wells

- Associated Press

Serena Williams is settling right into the BNP Paribas Open, producing a quick, business-like effort in advancing to the fourth round Sunday while enjoying her return after a 14-year absence.

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, returns to Ryan Harrison during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Djokovic, Murray, Sharapova reach 3rd round at Indian Wells

- Associated Press

Defending champion Novak Djokovic dispatched Marcos Baghdatis 6-1, 6-3 in 59 minutes to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday night, improving his record to 8-0 against the Cypriot.

Serena Williams takes part in an interview at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Serena Williams grinds out victory in Indian Wells return

- Associated Press

Serena Williams was a mess playing her first match at Indian Wells in 14 years. Her game was erratic and her emotions were off the charts in response to a warm welcome from the fans, a sharp contrast to the booing that drove her away as a teenager.

Ryan Harrison serves to Mardy Fish during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Ryan Harrison outlasts Mardy Fish at Indian Wells

- Associated Press

Playing competitive tennis for the first time in over 18 months, Mardy Fish battled for 2 hours, 36 minutes Thursday before losing to fellow American Ryan Harrison, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Serena Williams takes part in an interview at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Serena ends 14-year boycott with return to Indian Wells

- Associated Press

Serena Williams returned to the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday, ending a 14-year personal boycott of the $5 million tournament that began when she was booed as a teenager on her way to winning the title in 2001.

Dimitrov beats Federer in exhibition at MSG

- Associated Press

Roger Federer was reminiscing about watching New York Knicks games at Madison Square Garden on TV in the early 1990s, and Grigor Dimitrov couldn't help but interject: "I was born around the '90s."

Argentina's Federico Delbonis returns the ball to Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci during a Davis Cup singles tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, March 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Reports of racism mar Argentina's Davis Cup win over Brazil

Associated Press

Argentina won the decisive singles match against Brazil on Monday to close out a dramatic Davis Cup encounter marred by reports of racist taunts by spectators during the longest singles match ever played in the competition.