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Charlotte Edwards, the England captain, believes there is no need to panic despite a second successive defeat to Australia following a pulsating finale in Hobart.

Djokovic and Murray after the latter’s US Open final victory last year

'Novak goes in as favourite... He's double defending champ'

Federer eliminated by Murray but expects Scot to lose in Sunday's final to holder Djokovic

Exploring Australia's hinterland: My incredible road trip ended with a trip down the aisle

I remember sitting in Melbourne airport cursing myself. It was 6am and it had just occurred to my jetlagged brain that I might not even recognise the uncle who was coming to collect us. I had, I thought, quit a job on a national newspaper that many people would kill for, in the middle of a recession, and uprooted my boyfriend so that we could fly around the world to meet a family I knew next-to-nothing about.

Andy Murray defeats Roger Federer to move into Australian Open final

Four months after overcoming Novak Djokovic to become the first British man to win a Grand Slam singles title for 76 years, Andy Murray will attempt to make another piece of history by beating him here on Sunday in the final of the Australian Open. Murray moved within one win of becoming the first man in the Open era to follow up his maiden Grand Slam singles title with victory in the next tournament when he beat Roger Federer 6-4,6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 after four hours in a thrilling see-saw battle in today’s semi-final.

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.

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

Victoria Azarenka in action at the Australian Open

Victoria Azarenka ready for 'top battles' after reaching Australian Open quarter-finals

Defending champions beats Elena Vesnina in Melbourne

Neil Robertson lines up a shot during yesterday’s final

Snooker: Masterful Mark Selby denies Neil Robertson repeat

Selby wins the Masters

The Saturday Quiz answers

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Laura Robson pictured training this morning

How Laura Robson found the guts to go for glory

Briton has always had talent but win over Kvitova shows she has gained a hard edge

Laura Robson: the most exciting young talent in women’s tennis

Briton's Laura Robson confirms status as the most thrilling talent in women's tennis

'I never gave up,' says young Briton after gutsy, three-hour win over world No 8 Kvitova at Australian Open

Laura Robson celebrates victory against Petra Kvitova

Laura Robson stuns Petra Kvitova at the Australian Open in thrilling match

British number two comes through remarkable match in Melbourne

A view of Roger Federer's match at the Australian Open

Roger Federer cruises into third round of Australian Open

Former champion beats Nikolay Davydenko in straight sets

Andy Murray in action at the Australian Open

Andy Murray defeats Joao Sousa to ease into third round of Australian Open

British number one has no problems advancing in Melbourne

Buried in consecrated ground: Ned Kelly’s final wish is honoured

More than 130 years after he was hanged, the remains of the notorious bushranger Ned Kelly will finally be laid to rest – minus his skull.

Novak Djokovic signs autographs at the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic demolishes opponent at the Australian Open

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