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What we learned
New year, new start, new faces. The Australian Open produced first-time Grand Slam finalists on both the men's and women's sides and, in the former case, a new champion.
Stan can deliver
I still can't quite believe that Stanislas Wawrinka is a Grand Slam champion - and I'm not sure he can either!
Mature Stan enjoys Oz glory
Stanislas Wawrinka has revealed that hard work and confidence has helped him become a Grand Slam winner in Australia.
The tattoo etched on the arm of Stanislas Wawrinka could have been misconstrued as representing the ideology of a defeatist, an admission of relentless failure for a player seemingly destined to a career in the backdrop.
Emotional Nadal rues bad luck
Rafael Nadal shed tears during the Australian Open trophy ceremony following an emotional roller-coaster against Stanislas Wawrinka.
Stan sorry for injured Nadal
Stanislas Wawrinka said he felt sorry for an injury-troubled world No 1 Rafael Nadal after claiming his first Grand Slam title in dramatic fashion on Sunday.
Wawrinka crowned champion
Stanislas Wawrinka was crowned Australian Open champion as a debilitated Rafa Nadal capitulated in Melbourne.
Kubot and Lindstedt win title
Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt celebrated in style after winning a Grand Slam men's doubles title at their first attempt at the Australian Open.
The one I wanted - Li
China's Li Na revealed the Australian Open was the title she has had her eye on for many years.
Cibulkova sees major progress
Dominika Cibulkova insists she can become Slovakia's first major champion after losing out to Li Na in the Australian Open final.
It says a lot that Li Na opted to take a nap shortly before her Australian Open final triumph, finding brief relief from the relentless attention which follows her every move.
Nadal chasing more history
World No 1 Rafael Nadal will meet first-time Grand Slam finalist Stanislas Wawrinka for the title at this year's Australian Open knowing he will become the first player to win each of the majors twice in the open era should he triumph.
Li storms to Aussie title
Li Na claimed her second Grand Slam title with a 7-6 (7/3) 6-0 win over Dominika Cibulkova in the Australian Open final.
Federer: I'm not done yet
Roger Federer still believes his best tennis is to come despite a straight-sets semi-final defeat to Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.
Hit him hard, Stan
Stanislas Wawrinka has lost all 12 of his matches - and all 26 of his sets - against Rafael Nadal but that doesn't paint the full picture.
Nadal delight at display
Rafael Nadal admitted the sight of Roger Federer on the other side of the net brings out the best in him.
Rafa ends Roger's run
Roger Federer's resurgence was ended by old foe Rafa Nadal as he won their Australian Open semi-final with a clinical straight-sets victory.
It's a big shock that Serena Williams won't be playing the Australian Open women's final on Saturday.
Li remaining focused
The concept of third-time lucky does not hold much comfort for Li Na.
Friday in Oz
World No 1 Rafael Nadal will play Roger Federer for the 33rd time when they go head-to-head in Friday's blockbuster semi-final at the Australian Open.