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Andy Murray takes a much-needed drinks break during training at Melbourne Park

Australian Open 2014: Andy Murray and co prepare for 'inhuman' heatwave of 40C in Melbourne

The tournament has an “extreme heat policy” under which the referee can suspend play on outside courts and close the roofs

Serena Williams has regretted her complaint over the cold temperatures in Melbourne with the heat set to dominate opening week of Grand Slam

Australia Open: Serena Williams regrets 'freezing' Melbourne complaints with temperatures set to soar

Williams admits she is not looking forward to the expected heat that will hit the first week of the opening Grand Slam of 2014

Andy Murray lost to Lleyton Hewitt in an exhibition match yesterday but says his back feels fine

Australian Open: Andy Murray ready for the heat after back surgery pays off

Andy Murray wrapped up his public preparations for next week’s Australian Open by losing an exhibition match to Lleyton Hewitt here in Melbourne yesterday, but is in a good frame of mind.

Australian Open 2014: 10 contenders to win in Melbourne, including Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka

The tournament in Melbourne begins on Monday - but who will be the last woman standing?

Andy Murray will face Go Saeda of Japan in the first round of the Australian Open.

Australian Open 2014: Andy Murray to face Japan's Go Soeda as he is drawn in same half as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

Laura Robson will face Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens in the women's draw

Andy Murray: 'A player has to deliver, it's nothing to do with how much he cost'

Australian Open 2014: Andy Murray seeded fourth for Melbourne tournament

The British number one cannot face Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal until the semi-finals

Laura Robson during her victory over France's Caroline Garcia

US Open 2013: Laura Robson to face Li Na in third round after straight sets victory over Caroline Garcia

China's 2011 French Open winner will be out to avenge last year's defeat at the same stage

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Lehmann fined for radio rant as Smith celebrates century

Maria Sharapova is taking time off for treatment on her shoulder

US Open 2013: Sour twist for Maria Sharapova as injury forces her out

Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the US Open because of a shoulder injury. The world No 3, who was said to be planning a temporary change of name to publicise her Sugarpova confectionery business during the tournament, said that withdrawing from the year's final Grand Slam event, which begins on Monday, had been "a really tough decision".

Maria Sharapova visited the Sugarpova stand during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament

US Open 2013: Withdrawing 'not an easy decision' says third seed Maria Sharapova

The Russian pulls out with shoulder complaint

Maria Sharapova

Page 3 Profile: Maria Sharapova, tennis player

Ah, Maria Sharapova. Lots to talk about here: tennis, grunting, modelling contracts…

More than 600 people have complained to the BBC after presenter John Inverdale suggested Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli was “never going to be a looker”

More than 600 complain over Marion Bartoli 'never going to be a looker' remark by John Inverdale during Wimbledon

Comments sparked outrage on Twitter where one user branded BBC presenter 'sexist dinosaur'

Inverdale says he was interested in the reporting of sport from an early age

After his comments about Marion Bartoli at Wimbledon, John Inverdale should be kept off the BBC airwaves today

Isn't it time the BBC woke up to the sexism at the heart of its sports broadcasting?

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Wimbledon 2013: Odds on Women semi-finalists reaching last four was 33,379-1

The four are bidding for a place in Saturday's final this afternoon

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