Vomiting mid-match proved an unlikely tonic for Serena Williams as she claimed her 19th grand slam singles title on Saturday night.
Jake Niall Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic were born a week apart in May 1987 and, as Djokovic noted, they have known each since they were kicking around courts at 11 or 12.
Greg Baum It took only the first point of this final to demolish the fanciful idea that this was a showdown between implacable foes, impossible to separate.
Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams put the controversy over his last fight against Frans Botha behind him by easily accounting for Chauncy Welliver in a performance that had the American heavyweight predicting he had a big future in the ring and set the scene for a bout with Paul Gallen.
Brad Walter NSW and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen doesn't know where his future lays beyond this season but it appears increasingly likely that it will involve a fight with Sonny Bill Williams after he survived his toughest test in the ring yet to win a unanimous points decision in Saturday night's Footy Show Fight Night at Allphones Arena.
Linda Pearce Serena Williams has continued her relentless march to sporting immortality with another demoralising Australian Open final triumph over Maria Sharapova.
Chris Dutton Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore says it is time for the ARU to consider all sabbatical options, backing any moves to help keep Australia's best players in Super Rugby.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has a new title and it sure ain't a knighthood. He is now the Liberal Party's wrecking ball, leaving a trail of destruction across the nation.
Andy Murray It is the Australian Open final, my fourth final here and my third in Melbourne against Novak Djokovic.
Jake Niall Don’t point the finger at his female coach if Andy Murray doesn’t win the Open.