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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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First-seeeded Agnieszka Radwanska continued her winning streak at the Katowice Open by advancing to the semifinals following a 6-1, 6-1 win against Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic.

Angelique Kerber of Germany, hits a forehand against Lara Arruabarrena of Spain, in the third round of the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Andrea Petkovic improves to 10-0 at Family Circle

- Associated Press

Defending champion Andrea Petkovic kept up her perfect run at the Family Circle, improving to 10-0 and advancing to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over American Madison Brengle on Thursday.

Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, stretches to reach the ball in a match against Hyeon Chung, from South Korea, at the U.S. Men's Clay Court tennis tournament, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Houston. Verdasco won 7-6 (5), 6-2. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Defending champion Fernando Verdasco advances

Associated Press

Defending champion Fernando Verdasco beat 18-year-old Hyeon Chung 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Thursday in the second round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

Mauresmo expecting first child

Associated Press

Two-time major champion Amelie Mauresmo has announced that she is expecting her first child this summer.

Serena Williams hits a return to Carla Suarez Navarro, of Spain, during the women's final at Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Saturday, April 4, 2015. Williams won 6-2, 6-0. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Italy has a game plan for facing Williams sisters in Fed Cup

- Associated Press

Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti has a straightforward formula for pulling off an improbable win over a United States team led by Serena and Venus Williams in a Fed Cup World Group playoff later this month.

Klizan and Haider-Maurer reach quarterfinals

Associated Press

Second-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia withstood a strong challenge from Germany's Dustin Brown to win 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) and reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Wednesday.

Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, reacts to a bad shot against Shuai Zhang during a match at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, April 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Davis beats top-seeded Bouchard in Family Circle Cup

- Associated Press

Eugenie Bouchard knew she was pointed to bigger things at the Family Circle Cup last spring. After the top-seeded Bouchard fell to unseeded American Lauren Davis in her opening match this time around, the Canadian star isn't sure where she's heading.

Top seed Lopez advances to quarterfinals

Associated Press

Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez capitalized on Sam Groth's frequently errant serving Wednesday night to easily advance 6-3, 6-3 into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships.