Andy Murray

Andy Murray leads the British charge at the Australian Open

Not since the days of Henman and Rusedski has Great Britain boasted three men in the main draw at the Australian Open

Watson is the first British woman in more than 30 years to have two career WTA titles

Hobart International: Heather Watson beats Madison Brengl to take second WTA title

Watson beat Madison Brengle 6-3 6-4

Andy Murray (right) works with coach Amélie Mauresmo during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open

Australian Open 2015: Andy Murray fit and ready as Heather Watson shows the way

World No 6 upbeat about preparations and ignores tough draw

Roger Federer takes a stroll on the beach in the build-up to the Australian Open, which begins on Monday

Australian Open 2015: 'I feel good. I usually feel confident in Melbourne,' says Roger Federer

After clocking up his 1,000th tour win, Roger Federer is at his ease going into the Australian Open, where he has reached the last four in his last 11 visits; but, as he tells Paul Newman, he will be ready for a break once it’s over

Heather Watson and Madison Brengle

Heather Watson vs Madison Brengle: Hobart International match preview

A look ahead to the final match in women’s singles

Andy Murray

Australian Open draw 2015: Andy Murray faces qualifier in opener but Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer await in latter stages

Murray joined Nadal and Federer in the same half last year and faces a difficult path if he is to reach a fourth Australian Open final

Heather Watson

Rejuvenated Heather Watson learning to out-think her 'superiors' ahead of Australian Open

The 22-year-old will be the only British woman competing in Melbourne

Laura Robson and Eugenie Bouchard train together at Roland Garros in 2013

Eugenie Bouchard stays silent on her spat with Laura Robson

Despite being the same age, their careers have developed at a different pace

Eugenie Bouchard rocketed into the top five at the end of last year – the first Canadian to do so

Australian Open 2015: Eugenie Bouchard determined to kick on after her dream year

Canadian is one of game's most exciting talents after she made Wimbledon history in 2014. Yet the 20-year-old wants far more than the odd final and tells Paul Newman she has split with her long-term coach to achieve it

Andy Murray

Australian Open 2015: Andy Murray seeded sixth in Melbourne with Novak Djokovic top seed

Serena Williams is installed as the top seed amongst the women

Fast tennis: the game’s answer to Twenty20

Tennis Australia’s new Fast4 Tennis format, used for the first time in a professional match between Federer and Hewitt this month, could be set to revolutionise the game. Paul Newman in Sydney discovers the faster game appeals to both the pros as well as those at the grass roots level of the sport

Andy Murray

Tinker as he may, it's Andy Murray, not the team, who will win or lose heading into the Australian Open

The Scot is preparing for the Australian Open

Roger Federer celebrates after claiming his 1,000th career win

Heather Watson: Andy Murray taught me not to get mad

Heather Watson reveals what she learnt from playing with Scot as she prepares for early-season Australian Open

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England captain Chris Robshaw
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REPORTFrance 13 Wales 20: Biggar scores the try that puts Welsh out of reach
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REPORTScotland 19 Italy 22: Last-minute penalty try gives Italy a rare Six Nations victory
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Australia captain Michael Clarke
CRICKETWorld Cup: Clarke's body continues to fail him that could lead to a permanent change at the top Down Under
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Brendan McCullum lifts the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy after New Zealand defeated Australia
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British athlete Jenny Meadows
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Ap McCoy will retire at the end of the season
RacingJockey heads to Cheltenham in reflective mood
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Former Arsenal player hits out at supporter Piers Morgan after his relentless criticism of Arsene Wenger
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World Cup winning captain punished for breaching orders
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RacingJockey heads to Cheltenham in reflective mood
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More FootballLiverpool's global partners quickly apologised for any offence cause after replacing the memorial flames on the club crest
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OLYMPICS...but IOC confirm plans for Rio 2016 are making solid progress
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MMAVIDEO...and it ends as predicted
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Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

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