Osaka celebrates Australian Open win at Brighton Beach

Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates her Australian Open champion at Melbourne’s Brighton Beach after beating Petra Kvitova in a three-set thriller that also gives her the world number one ranking. IMAGES

Tennis/Australian Open: Federer hopes to repeat last year’s form

“I think the most important thing for me moving into this year is to be ready in the mind,” says Roger Federer during a sponsorship event with fans in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year that will begin on Monday.

Tennis: Federer continues to defy the years with Australian win

Swiss marvel Roger Federer poses for photographs with his Australian Open trophy in Melbourne, as he continues to defy the years and attrition rate, reaching his 30th Grand Slam decider and claiming his sixth Australian crown as well as 20th Grand Slam title.

Tennis – how surfaces affect play

Defending champion Roger Federer swept into a record 14th Australian Open semi-final with a commanding straight sets win over long-time rival Tomas Berdych on Wednesday. Videographic on the different tennis court surfaces and how they affect play.VIDEOGRAPHIC