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Australian Open 2016

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Men’s single: Serbian World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in straight sets to win a record equalling sixth Australian Open title. The Serb swept to a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory in two hours, 53 minutes to hand Murray his fifth defeat in the Australian Open final. Djokovic equalled the tally of Australia’s Roy Emerson, who won the tourna- ment six times between 1961 and 1967, an achieve- ment that has gone unmatched in the 49 years since. It was also Djokovic’s 11th Grand Slam title, and he moved into equal fifth place with Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg behind 17-time leader Roger Federer. Djokovic is continuing this year where he left off in 2015 when he won three of the four Grand Slam events, falling short only at the French Open, where he lost to Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka. Roland Garros is still the only Grand Slam event that the Serb has not won. Djokovic defeated JoWilfried Tsonga to win his first major title in 2008, outclassed Rafael Nadal in an epic final in 2012 along with his four wins over Murray in 2011, 2013, 2015 and now 2016. Murray becomes only the second man to lose five finals at the same Grand Slam joining former coach Ivan Lendl who lost five at the US Open. Women’s singles: The 28-year-old Angelique Kerber has created history by becoming the first German to win a grand slam title since her childhood idol Steffi Graf in 1999 when she defeated world number one the 34-year-old Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 6-4 to clinch the Australian Open. She has prevented Williams from securing her 22nd major title. Men’s doubles: In just their third tournament together, the 29-year-old Jamie Murray and Brazil’s 33-year-old Bruno Soares defeated the vastly more experienced Daniel Nestor of Canada and the Czech Radek Stepanek 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 to win the title. This was Murray’s third straight Grand Slam doubles final appearance, having finished runner-up at Wimbledon and the US Open with Australian John Peers. It was Soares’ second Grand Slam doubles final, having finished runner-up with Alexander Peya at the 2013 US Open. Women’s doubles: Top seeded women’s doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis overwhelmed Czech sev- enth seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6 (1), 6-3 to win the Australian Open crown. It was the World No.1 doubles team’s 36th consecutive win and third straight Grand Slam victory after winning the Wimbledon and US Open last year. It was Sania’s second Australian Open title. She first won the mixed doubles title in 2009 with Mahesh Bhupathi. Sania has now six Grand Slam titles to her credit. It was the 35-year-old Martina’s 12th women’s doubles title.