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Li Na thought her new coach, Carlos Rodriguez, was "crazy" when he pushed her so hard in training last year, but the 30-year-old Chinese admits she is now reaping the benefit. Li reached her third Australian Open semi-final in four years when she beat Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 yesterday to earn a showdown with Maria Sharapova.

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Andy Murray and Laura Robson ready to turn up heat after scorching starts

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Andy Murray at the Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic signs autographs after his first-round victory in Melbourne

Home comforts are hard to find for Australia as only one player from nine goes through

Fans of British tennis, familiar with such experiences at Wimbledon, would have been able to sympathise with the home crowd here on the opening day of the Australian Open. Nine Australians went into battle and only one survived to fight another day, Sam Stosur putting a catalogue of past disappointments behind her to beat Chang Kai-Chen 7-6, 6-3.

Heather Watson defeated Alexandra Cadantu in the first round

Watson battles back to wipe out signs of second-season syndrome

As she attempts to build on her breakthrough year of 2012, Heather Watson might prefer not to dwell for too long on the example of Ksenia Pervak, her opponent in the second round of the Australian Open here on Wednesday. The 21-year-old from Russia, who now competes under the flag of Kazakhstan, is a good example of “second-season syndrome”, having struggled last year to match her eye-catching achievements of 2011.

Jamie Baker joins Murray in Australian Open main draw

Jamie Baker joined Andy Murray in the main draw at the Australian Open today but there was disappointment for James Ward.

Andy Murray holds nerve to take Brisbane crown

Andy Murray hungry for more success ahead of Australian Open

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