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From The42 It's set for a Serena Sharapova showdown in the Australian Open final. Final Two

It's set for a Serena Sharapova showdown in the Australian Open final.

The American and Russian won their semi-final ties in Melbourne.

Nadal crashes and burns in straight sets defeat to Berdych

The Czech beat the once-dominant Grand Slam champ for the first time in 18 matches.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Fed's a shadow of himself, tragedy in Derry and all today's sport Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Fed's a shadow of himself, tragedy in Derry and all today's sport

Other stories include Jamie Heaslip starting for Leinster this weekend and ITV ‘parting ways’ with Adrian Chiles.

From The42 Bouchard: I'm fine with being asked to twirl - as long the guys are asked to flex their muscles Twirlgate This post contains videos

Bouchard: I'm fine with being asked to twirl - as long the guys are asked to flex their muscles

Bouchard books place in fourth round with a straight sets win over Caroline Garcia.

From The42 For the first time in 11 years, Roger Federer has failed to reach the Aussie Open semi-finals Dumped Out

For the first time in 11 years, Roger Federer has failed to reach the Aussie Open semi-finals

The Swiss former world number one was dumped out in the third round this morning.

From The42 World number 7 tennis player asked to 'give us a twirl' after winning Australian Open match Outrage

World number 7 tennis player asked to 'give us a twirl' after winning Australian Open match

Channel 7 presenter Ian Cohen has faced criticism for the request

From The42 How James McGee's Grand Slam breakthrough set the course for an ambitious 2015 Australian Open

How James McGee's Grand Slam breakthrough set the course for an ambitious 2015

Ireland’s top tennis player is in action at Australian Open qualifying next week.

From The42 Spieth secures Australian Open as defending champion McIlroy fails to recover Down Under

Spieth secures Australian Open as defending champion McIlroy fails to recover

The 21-year-old American set a new course record to win by six shots this morning.

From The42 Rory McIlroy implodes as trio lead Australian Open Down Under

Rory McIlroy implodes as trio lead Australian Open

McIlroy’s round faltered with a triple-bogey seven at the ninth after finding the rough off the tee.

From The42 Net gains: Ireland's top tennis player James McGee on the struggle to climb the rankings Ireland's Number 1

Net gains: Ireland's top tennis player James McGee on the struggle to climb the rankings

The Dubliner will lead out Ireland in their Davis Cup tie with Egypt today as he faces Karim Maamoun.

From The42 'Not the way I want to win, but in a Grand Slam you take it' -- Wawrinka Stan The Man

'Not the way I want to win, but in a Grand Slam you take it' -- Wawrinka

Switzerland’s new Australian Open champion was on top before Nadal was injured, so he won’t let that take the shine off his win.

From The42 Wawrinka sees off Rafa rally to claim first Slam Melbourne

Wawrinka sees off Rafa rally to claim first Slam

The Spaniard battled through the pain barrier when two sets down, but ultimately lost out to the superb Swiss.

From The42 31-year-old Li Na becomes oldest ever Australian Open winner Thirtysomething

31-year-old Li Na becomes oldest ever Australian Open winner

The Chinese tennis star aimed several wisecracks at her husband after she defeated Dominika Cibulkova.

From The42 Nadal dominates Federer in straight sets at Australian Open semi-final Vamos!

Nadal dominates Federer in straight sets at Australian Open semi-final

Blisters or no blisters, the Spaniard ensured today would be no epic contest.

From The42 Sampras laments modern one dimensional tennis FR TED RABBIT

Sampras laments modern one dimensional tennis

It’s 20 years this week since the American won his first Aussie Open.

From The42 Rafael Nadal has got seriously nasty blisters on his hand Hampered

Rafael Nadal has got seriously nasty blisters on his hand

The Spaniard was in some discomfort in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and now faces Roger Federer in the last four after he knocked out Andy Murray.

From The42 Moments after the biggest win of her career, Eugenie Bouchard was asked about her dream date Question Time

Moments after the biggest win of her career, Eugenie Bouchard was asked about her dream date

Canada’s new star will face Li Na in the Australian Open semi finals.

From The42 Wawrinka ends Djokovic reign in Australian Open thriller Australian Open

Wawrinka ends Djokovic reign in Australian Open thriller

Stan beats the champ in five sets, 2-6 6-4 6-2 3-6 9-7.

From The42 Don't dare get in the way of David Ferrer's towel Australian Open

Don't dare get in the way of David Ferrer's towel

The world number three is out of the Australian Open after losing to Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals.

From The42 Top seeds scattered to the wind as Aussie Open shocks keep coming Turkey Shoot

Top seeds scattered to the wind as Aussie Open shocks keep coming

Maria Sharapova followed Serena Williams out of the Grand Slam tournament today.

From The42 Williams crashes out as Djokovic stretches streak Injury

Williams crashes out as Djokovic stretches streak

The American has been struggling with injury.

From TheJournal.ie Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish people used Swiss euthanasia clinic Dignitas last year?

From TheJournal.ie Yes, it's hot enough to fry eggs courtside at the Australian Open Pic Of The Day
From The42 Australian Open weather: good for photography, not great for tennis Bolt

Australian Open weather: good for photography, not great for tennis

The extreme heat in Melbourne forced organisers to suspend the tournament for several hours on Thursday.

Extreme heat forces rare Aussie Open suspension with players fainting and vomiting

Canada’s Frank Dancevic said he hallucinated a vision of cartoon dog Snoopy before blacking out.

From The42 British man arrested for courtside betting at Australian Open Betting

British man arrested for courtside betting at Australian Open

Australian police made the arrest during a match on Tuesday.

From The42 15 images to make you happy you're not melting at the Australian Open this week Melting Melbourne

15 images to make you happy you're not melting at the Australian Open this week

Temperatures at the Rod Laver Arena soared as high as 42 this week.

From The42 Anger over 'inhumane' heat at the Australian Open Strewth

Anger over 'inhumane' heat at the Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki is among the stars who struggled with the searing heat in Melbourne.

From The42 Djokovic off to winning start under Boris Becker Australian Open

Djokovic off to winning start under Boris Becker

Venus Williams and Petra Kvitova were the major casualties on day one in Melbourne.

From The42 Irishman McGee's Australian Open bid falls at first hurdle Beaten

Irishman McGee's Australian Open bid falls at first hurdle

The 26-year-old was defeated in straight sets by Taipei’s James Wang in Melbourne.

From The42 Final hole birdie sees McIlroy claim first win in 2013 (Finally) Winning This post contains videos

Final hole birdie sees McIlroy claim first win in 2013

The Northern Ireland golfer pipped Adam Scott to the Australian Open.

From The42 Scott holds two shot lead in Sydney despite McIlroy's 65 Australian Open

Scott holds two shot lead in Sydney despite McIlroy's 65

The Down man shot nine birdies in his fourth 65 of the year.

From The42 McIlroy 'wastes' day one at Australian Open Regret

McIlroy 'wastes' day one at Australian Open

The performance left the current world number six trailing nine shots behind Australia’s Adam Scott.

From The42 McIlroy eyes late success after 'mentally draining' 2013 Tough Year

McIlroy eyes late success after 'mentally draining' 2013

The Northern Irishman has two tournaments left to end his barren run this year.

From The42 Column: Andy Murray risks becoming one-hit wonder Conjecture

Column: Andy Murray risks becoming one-hit wonder

The Scottish player is the Ringo Starr of tennis, writes John Leicester.

From The42 Andy Murray not tickled by 'crucial' feather fluster NET LOSS

Andy Murray not tickled by 'crucial' feather fluster

At a crucial point in this morning’s decider, the Scot halted in the middle of a second serve to catch a white feather as it floated to the ground.

From The42 It’s Sunday so here’s 10 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days Images This post contains images

It’s Sunday so here’s 10 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days

From the Capital One Cup to the Australian Open and everything in between.

From The42 Azarenka overcomes injury-hit Li Na to retain Australian Open title Tennis This post contains videos

Azarenka overcomes injury-hit Li Na to retain Australian Open title

The women’s singles final was packed with incident this morning.

From The42 Andy Murray floors Roger Federer in 5-set thriller Aussie Open

Andy Murray floors Roger Federer in 5-set thriller

Murray is now into in his third Australian final and will play defending champion Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

From The42 Wave goodbye: Li Na storms past Sharapova into final Australian Open

Wave goodbye: Li Na storms past Sharapova into final

Victoria Azarenka now stands between the Chinese star and a second Grand Slam title.