Temperatures climbed to 97 degrees on the warmest day of the tournament so far.
• Top-seeded Serena Williams outlasted Justine Henin in three sets to capture a fifth Australian Open title and move level with Billie Jean King on the career Grand Slam leaderboard with 12. Williams, the defending champion, sealed the 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory in two hours and six minutes -- one day after winning the women's doubles title alongside Venus. (HIGHLIGHTS)
• Americans Bob and Mike Bryan earned their fourth Aussie Open doubles title in five years with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory over Canada's Daniel Nestor and Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic. The victory marked the eighth career Grand Slam championship for the twins.
• Earlier, British phenom Laura Robson lost in the girls' singles final for the second straight year, bowing to sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova in straight sets. Brazil’s Tiago Fernandes knocked off hometown favorite Sean Berman in the boys' championship.
Interesting pop-psychological analysis of Britain's nationwide tension over Murray's Grand Slam opportunity ... NDTV dug up some rare photos for a gallery documenting Roger Federer's tennis odyssey (a definite must-see for Fed fans) ... The British Eurosport team of Greg Rudeski, Michael Stich and Virginia Wade analyze Serena's victory ... The Age hopes for two memorable finals to reverse the sense of malaise at this year's Open.
Photo of the Day
22, 8 ... Age in years and months of Murray today.
21, 10 ... Age in years and months of Federer, now 28, when he captured his first major title at Wimbledon in 2003.
276 ... Number of major tournaments since Britain's last men's Grand Slam champion.
4 ... Projected spot of Rafael Nadal in Monday's rankings, the first time the Spaniard will have fallen from the top three since June 2005.
Tweet of the Day
"Got some great sushi from nobu last night, my favourite restaurant by far!! Miles on dinner tonight not quite the same"
--Andy Murray, with a ringing endorsement for the local sushi joint, Saturday, 3:38 a.m. ET
Federer plays to the crowd during Friday's on-court interview with Jim Courier.
What's Happening Today
ESPN2's live coverage of the men's singles final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray begins at 3:30 a.m. ET.
Earlier, the top-seeded team of Cara Black and Leander Paes meets Ekaterina Makarova and Jarolsav Levinsky in the mixed doubles final (12:30 a.m. ET, The Tennis Channel).
The compete order of play for Day 14 can be found here.
They Said It
"I always go for the underdog. But at the same time, I always root for the champion. But I like Andy 'cause he's really sweet. But I like Roger 'cause he's really nice. So I don't know."
--Serena Williams, indecisive when it comes to picking a favorite for Sunday's men's final
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