Sharapova followed Serena Williams in an early exit after 3-6 6-4 6-1 defeat
The American, gunning for her 18th Grand Slam title, struggled with a back injury
When Caroline Wozniacki was world No 1, her critics always pointed to the fact that she had never won a Grand Slam title. Now that the 23-year-old Dane is heading out of the world’s top 10 it seems she does not even have it in her to make the quarter-finals any more.
Wozniacki suffered her eighth consecutive Grand Slam exit before the quarter-finals in the 4-6 7-5 6-3 defeat by fast-improving young Spaniard Garbine Muguruza
The Williams sisters have not played there since 2001, but the world Number One admits the Mandela biopic Long Walk to Freedom has made her reconsider
The hottest day of the Australian Open so far finally saw play suspended but only after a succession of players suffered in the 43C heat. One of the worst affected was Jamie Murray, who experienced painful body cramps for several hours after winning his doubles match.
The Russian was expressing her concern after she battled through a gruelling three-and-a-half hour match with Karin Knapp
Temperatures reached 42.4C during the draining match which Sharapova eventually came through 6-3 4-6 10-8
Robson was the first player knocked out of the opening Grand Slam of the year after she lost to Kirsten Flipkens while Watson went down swinging in a three-set defeat to Daniela Hantuchova
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 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.
The tournament in Melbourne begins on Monday - but who will be the last woman standing?
The questions she didn’t know the answer to raise other questions
The 30-year-old Scot reached a career-high ranking of 49
Judy Murray will take Great Britain to Budapest in February to begin their latest attempt to climb the Fed Cup ladder.
Ayumi Morita beat the British number one in straight sets