Sport All smiles: China’s Li Na celebrates with her second Grand Slam trophy

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Andy Murray in action at Indian Wells

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British number one into fourth round of BNP Paribas Open

Laura Robson

Globe-trotting Laura Robson faces the heat of elite competition

If it's Monday it must be Dubai. The United Arab Emirates is the latest destination in Laura Robson's whistle-stop tour of the Middle East and the 19-year-old Briton will break new ground here tonight when she makes her debut in the Dubai Duty Free Championships.

Victoria Azarenka, the defending champion, was facing accusations of gamesmanship here today

Victoria Azarenka likely to receive frosty reception at women's Australian Open final against Li Na

For all their winner-takes-all approach to sport, the public here have a high respect for fair play and sportsmanship, which is likely to ensure that Victoria Azarenka is given a frosty reception when the defending champion takes on Li Na in tomorrow’s final of the Australian Open.

Victoria Azarenka receives treatment during her semi-final victory

Azarenka in firing line after time-out for 'feeling nervous'

Critics who claim that the medical time-out rules are some of the most abused in tennis will believe that their argument was reinforced yesterday as Victoria Azarenka faced accusations of gamesmanship following her 6-1, 6-4 semi-final victory over Sloane Stephens.

Russia's Maria Sharapova walks on court during her Australian Open women's singles semi-final defeat to China's Li Na

Maria Sharapova stunned by Li Na who reaches second Australian Open final

Russian had been in fine form before today's loss

Victoria Azarenka faces accusations of gamesmanship over time-out during Australian Open semi-final

Defending champion came through her semi-final against Sloane Stephens.

Victoria Azarenka ends Sloane Stephens’ remarkable Australian Open run

China’s Li Na surprised Maria Sharapova in the other semi-final

Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open

Maria Sharapova insists off-court links with Li Na will not be an issue after pair reach Australian Open semi-finals

Sharapova will plan Na in the semi-final of the Australian Open

Maria Sharapova celebrates victory over Venus Williams

Maria Sharapova steamrolls Venus Williams to advance at Australian Open

Russian will next play Belgian Kirsten Flipkens

Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open

Maria Sharapova sets up Australian Open clash with Venus Williams

Top seeds advance in Melbourne

Serena Williams

Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams suffer scares before progressing at the Australian Open

Tournament favourite Williams appeared to hurt ankle

Maria Sharapova
Money bags: Maria Sharapova retails her own-brand sweets at £3.70 a go. More than 250,000 units have already been sold

Maria seeks different type of sweet success

For Sharapova read Sugarpova as the player attempts to rule the gummy world ahead of the Australian Open

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Australian Open doubts for Maria Sharapova

Russian may miss first Grand Slam of the year

Maria Sharapova in Tokyo

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams set to be fit for Brisbane

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams will be fit to play at the Brisbane International, which begins this weekend, after injury scares, organisers said.

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