Tennis-Raonic parts ways with coach Moya after excellent year
Dec 1 Canada's world number three Milos Raonic has parted ways with coach Carlos Moya after the Spaniard guided the big-serving right-hander through his best season on the circuit.
MELBOURNE Jan 18 British teenager Laura Robson claimed another big grand slam scalp as she outlasted eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova 2-6 6-3 11-9 in a late-night thriller at the Australian Open.
The 18-year-old Robson, who beat Kim Clijsters and Li Na at last year's U.S. Open, took advantage of 18 double faults from former Wimbledon champion Kvitova to reach the third round.
"I knew it was going to be very, very tough and trying to return her serve in the first set was very, very hard," 53rd-ranked Robson told the crowd.
"But I knew once I got my returns firing and a bit more confidence on my serve I could get myself back into the match and that's what I did."
With temperatures still close to 90 degrees as the match moved past midnight, both players made a stack of errors but Robson recovered from 4-2 down to serve for the match at 6-5.
Nerves got to her and Kvitova broke back but Robson broke again in the 19th game and then held on to set up a clash with American 19-year-old Sloane Stephens.
Robson's win, combined with the progress of Heather Watson, means there are two British women in the third round in Melbourne for the first time since 1991. (Reporting by Simon Cambers; Editing by Martyn Herman)
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 29 Argentina's Davis Cup champions returned to a heroes' welcome in Buenos Aires on Tuesday after clinching their maiden title with a stunning 3-2 win over Croatia at the weekend.
LONDON, Nov 29 Swimming, racquet sports and aerobics are associated with the best odds of staving off death, and in particular of reducing the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, scientists said on Tuesday.