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Australian Open 2013: Angelique Kerber beats Madison Keys 6-2, 7-5

Birthday girl Kerber celebrates with win over Keys… as American teen goes to buy new headphones to get over loss

. Kerber was the last.

On her way to victory: Kerber beat teen Keys in straight sets

On her way to victory: Kerber beat teen Keys in straight sets

Bowing out: Keys was knocked out of the Australian Open and said she was going to buy some new headphones

Bowing out: Keys was knocked out of the Australian Open and said she was going to buy some new headphones

Meanwhile, Keys said she would learn from the experience – but then use her prize money to buy a new pair of headphones.

She said: 'I'm taking away some positives. But right now, it kind of sucks.'

Mopping up: Ball boys and girls use towels to dry Rod Laver Arena as rain interrupted play

Mopping up: Ball boys and girls use towels to dry Rod Laver Arena as rain interrupted play

'I think it was the occasion, centre court the first time, I think I was just kind of… I think I almost psyched myself out, thinking I had to play better than what I did have to play.

'I think I just got really nervous, going for too much, and pressing instead of just working points.'

'My headphones right now for my iPod are really broken,' she added. 'I have to wiggle the wires around to try to get sound, so I think maybe I can afford new headphones. Other than that I'll probably just stick (the prizemoney) in savings.’

Mission complete: Kerber shakes hands after defeating Keys

Mission complete: Kerber shakes hands after defeating Keys

Jamie Murray and Colin Fleming into quarter-finals of Brisbane International

Murray and Fleming into last eight of Brisbane International

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07:15 GMT, 2 January 2013

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UPDATED:

07:15 GMT, 2 January 2013

Jamie Murray and Colin Fleming claimed a place in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event at the Brisbane International today with a straight-sets win.

The British duo, seeded second in the tournament, saved six of seven break points faced to beat David Goffin and Gilles Muller 7-6 (7/5) 6-4 in just under 90 minutes.

They will next face the Spanish/Brazilian pairing of Tommy Robredo and Marcelo Melo in the last eight.

Going well: British duo Jamie Murray and Colin Fleming beat David Goffin and Gilles Muller in the doubles at the Brisbane International

Going well: British duo Jamie Murray and Colin Fleming beat David Goffin and Gilles Muller in the doubles at the Brisbane International

Anne Keothavong beaten by Roberta Vinci in Luxembourg Open

Down and out: Keothavong beaten in straight sets by Vinci at Luxembourg Open

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UPDATED:

14:43 GMT, 18 October 2012

British No 3 Anne Keothavong suffered a second-round hammering at the hands of top seed Roberta Vinci in the Luxembourg Open.

Keothavong had beaten Kiki Bertens 6-2 6-2 in the first round but had no answer today as Vinci's second break of the match helped her win a close first set 6-4.

The Italian took both of her break-point opportunities in the second as she clinically wrapped up a 6-4 6-1 win in just over an hour and set up a clash with either Venus Williams or ninth seed Mona Barthel.

Beaten: Anne Keothavong lost to Roberta Vinci

Beaten: Anne Keothavong lost to Roberta Vinci

Laura Robson beats Eleni Daniilidou in HP Open

Robson sails through to second round of HP Open after straight-sets victory

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07:26 GMT, 9 October 2012

British No 1 and eighth seed Laura Robson saw off Greece's Eleni Daniilidou 6-4, 6-2 to reach the second round of the HP Open in Osaka.

Robson, seeded in a WTA tournament for the first time, appeared to be letting her opponent back into the match when Daniilidou came back from 3-0 down in the second set to the brink of levelling at 3-3.

But Robson held a tough service game, re-established her double break at 5-2 and served out at the first attempt to join compatriot Heather Watson in the second round, where she will face either Japan's Kurumi Nara or Zhou Yimiao of China.

Going through: Robson saw off Daniilidou to reach the second round

Going through: Robson saw off Daniilidou to reach the second round

China Open 2012: Laura Robson beats Kimiko Date-Krumm

Robson cruises past veteran Date-Krumm to reach second round of China Open

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11:33 GMT, 30 September 2012

Laura Robson advanced to the second round of the China Open on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm.

The 18-year-old world No 57 saw off 42-year-old wild card Date-Krumm 6-4 6-4 in one hour 22 minutes.

Robson will face Lourdes Dominguez Lino in round two after the Spaniard overcame 15th-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci 6-7 (4/7) 7-6 (7/4) 6-2.

Easy does it: Laura Robson barely broke sweat as she cruised through to the second round

Easy does it: Laura Robson barely broke sweat as she cruised through to the second round

Heather Watson beats Sabine Lisicki in Toray Pan Pacific Open

Happy Heather will face Sharapova after stunning Lisicki with tidy Tokyo triumph

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09:49 GMT, 24 September 2012

Heather Watson enjoyed one of the best wins of her career on Monday by overcoming Germany's Sabine Lisicki in the opening round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open.

Watson, who had not won a match on the main tour since the London Olympics, triumphed 6-4 7-6 (7/3) in Tokyo.

On form: Heather Watson won in straight sets

On form: Heather Watson won in straight sets

Sabine Lisicki

Heather Watson

Out of form: Sabine Lisicki (left) has slumped down the world rankings in recent months

Lisicki, who has slipped to No 30 in the world rankings from a career-high 12 in May, conceded a solitary break of serve in the opening set and was unable to hit back on the four opportunities she created.

A couple of breaks apiece meant the second went to a tie-breaker which the 20-year-old from Guernsey won to set up a second-round clash with former world No 1 Maria Sharapova.

US OPEN 2012: Novak Djokovic beats Rogerio Dutra da Silva

Djokovic strolls into US Open third round with straight-sets demolition

By
Sportsmail Reporter

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20:12 GMT, 31 August 2012

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UPDATED:

20:12 GMT, 31 August 2012

One hour and 39 minutes was all it took for defending champion Novak Djokovic to book his place in the third round of this year`s US Open.

The Serbian, looking to end the year on a high in terms of majors, saw off Rogerio Dutra da Silva in straight sets on Arthur Ashe, beating the unheralded Brazilian 6-2 6-1 6-2.

It was far from a vintage performance from the 25-year-old, who converted just six of the 16 break points that came his way, but he was never in trouble against an opponent who made 36 unforced efforts.

Easy does it: Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Rogerio Dutra Silva

Easy does it: Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Rogerio Dutra Silva

Djokovic was not flawless in that department either, giving away 19 points, but his 29 winners helped him over the line.

By winning, he also ensured he maintained his record of having never lost to a player ranked outside the top 100 at a grand slam tournament.

US OPEN 2012: Andy Murray beats Alex Bogomolov Jr

Murray opens Flushing Meadows campaign with straight-sets victory over Bogomolov Jr

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21:07 GMT, 27 August 2012

Andy Murray began his US Open campaign with a straight-sets win after seeing off the challenge from Russia's Alex Bogomolov Jr on Monday,

The British ace, in search of his first Grand Slam title, won 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.

More to follow…

Job done: Murray booked his place in the second round with a comfortable opening win on Monday

Job done: Murray booked his place in the second round with a comfortable opening win on Monday

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Anguish: Bogomolov Jr was outclassed by the British No 1 at Flushing Meadows

Anguish: Bogomolov Jr was outclassed by the British No 1 at Flushing Meadows

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Watching brief: Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears looks on during the Scot's first-round encounter

Watching brief: Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears looks on during the Scot's first-round encounter

Cincinnati Masters 2012: Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic in final

Record breaker Federer stuns Djokovic to win fifth Cincinnati Masters title in straight sets

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18:41 GMT, 19 August 2012

Top-ranked Roger Federer has won a record fifth Cincinnati title, dominating second-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6 (7) for the Western & Southern Open championship.

It was the first time in the tournament's history that the top two in the world played for the title. Right from the start Sunday, it was no match.

Proud: Roger Federer won a record fifth Cincinnati Masters title

Proud: Roger Federer won a record fifth Cincinnati Masters title

Record breaker: Federer cruised to victory over Novak Djokovic in straight sets

Record breaker: Federer cruised to victory over Novak Djokovic in straight sets

The Swiss star won the first set in
only 20 minutes, allowing Djokovic to win just 10 points as he cruised to 6-0.

The Serb never
recovered, snapping his streak of 15 straight victories on hard
courts.

Federer improved to 5-0 in Cincinnati
finals and tied Rafael Nadal for the most Masters titles with 21. Nadal
dropped out of the tournament with a sore knee that has sidelined him
indefinitely.

More to follow.

Easy does it: Federer won the first set against Djokovic in just 20 minutes

Easy does it: Federer won the first set against Djokovic in just 20 minutes

London 2012 Olympics: Andy Murray and Laura Robson lose mixed doubles

Murray denied second gold medal as Belarusians fight back in mixed doubles final

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17:47 GMT, 5 August 2012

Andy Murray and Laura Robson were beaten by Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi in the mixed doubles final.

Murray had earlier raced to a straight-sets win over Roger Federer to win gold in the men's singles before teaming up with Robson against the No 1 seeds.

The Brits took the first set but lost the second and were beaten in the champions tie break.

More to follow…

Golden glory: Britain's Laura Robson and Andy Murray were unable to win the mixed doubles final

Golden glory: Britain's Laura Robson and Andy Murray were unable to win the mixed doubles final


Net gains: Murray looks to he heavens after beating Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the men's singles

Net gains: Murray looks to he heavens after beating Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the men's singles

Flying the flag: The British No 1 parades his gold medal to the delight of the home support

Flying the flag: The British No 1 parades his gold medal to the delight of the home support