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Melbourne Park carnage as top seeds topple


MELBOURNE The whiff of sporting upset hung around Melbourne Park on Sunday after top seeds Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber were handed stunning defeats in the Australian Open fourth round.


Families of MH370 victims to lobby Malaysian minister in Australia 3:21pm GMT

SYDNEY Relatives of victims onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Sunday they plan to deliver personal letters to Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai while he visits Australia, urging him to resume the search for the missing jet.


Champion Kerber overpowered by Vandeweghe in Melbourne 2:53pm GMT

MELBOURNE Top seed and reigning champion Angelique Kerber was bundled out of the fourth round of the Australian Open by big-hitting American Coco Vandeweghe on Sunday, losing 6-2 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena.


Kerber's rocky title defence finally collapses 2:53pm GMT

MELBOURNE A fourth-round elimination by an unfancied player was a disappointing end to Angelique Kerber's defence of her Australian Open title on Sunday but the top-seeded German had never appeared comfortable in her skin at Melbourne Park.


Federer shows iron-man quality to reach quarters 2:34pm GMT

MELBOURNE Roger Federer showed his 35-year-old legs may yet still carry him to a long-awaited 18th grand slam title as he overhauled fifth seed Kei Nishikori in a five-set slog to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday.


Strycova keen to give Serena the runaround in fourth round 2:04pm GMT

MELBOURNE Barbora Strycova expects to do a lot of running against Serena Williams in their Australian Open fourth round tie at Rod Laver Arena on Monday but the diminutive Czech will be no pushover for the world number two.


World number one Murray downed by Zverev in Melbourne 1:31pm GMT

MELBOURNE Andy Murray's hopes of finally getting his hands on the Australian Open title were ended for another year when the top seed and world number one was tied up in knots and flung out of the fourth round by Mischa Zverev on Sunday.

Highlights - Day seven at the Australian Open 1:31pm GMT

MELBOURNE Latest news from day seven of the Australian Open tennis championships on Sunday (all times GMT):


Big name upsets and KP cricket tickets highlights for Evans 12:20pm GMT

MELBOURNE Britain's Dan Evans took a big dose of self-belief from his run to the fourth round of the Australian Open and said two weeks playing against the best players in the world had convinced him he belongs in the top echelons of the game.

Fiery Warner helps Australia seal ODI series win over Pakistan 11:47am GMT

SYDNEY David Warner's 12th one-day international hundred and brisk fifties from Glenn Maxwell and Travis Head set up Australia for an 86-run win over Pakistan in the fourth match on Sunday as the hosts secured an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.


Women lead unprecedented worldwide mass protests against Trump

WASHINGTON Hundreds of thousands of women filled the streets of major American cities to lead an unprecedented wave of international protests against President Donald Trump, mocking and denouncing the new U.S. leader the day after his inauguration. | Video