Sunday's "embarrassing" loss to Zimbabwe has left Australia red-faced and worried a mere five months before they host the World Cup.
China's Li Na overcame poor serving and an errant forehand in her first set against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova to win her second Grand Slam.
Roger Federer has beaten Jo Wilfried Tsonga at the Australian Open and will face Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in a quarterfinal.
Cricket's decision review system and the continuing struggles of Aussies's brittle batting order was the cause of irritation in the first Ashes Test.
Newly crowned Masters champion Adam Scott has ended Australia's wait for an Augusta win after sinking a birdie putt on the second extra hole.
Despite Lewis Hamilton's crash at the Australian Grand Prix, the former world champion has said he is happy about his new team's practice sessions.
Sri Lanka's disappointing innings in the opening day of their Test against Australia has dampened Kumar Sangakkara's achievement of 10 000 Test runs.
Faf du Plessis hit an inspirational century as South Africa drew against Australia in the second Test, ending on 248-8 in a nail-biting finish.
Australia have dismissed SA for 388 on the third day of the second test, after Jacques Kallis and Faf Du Plessis guided the team past the follow-on.
Local favourite Adam Scott has won the $1-million Australian Masters , beating Briton Adam Poulter by four strokes.