Australian Open announces record prize money

By David Gold

craig tilley_at_australian_open_2011_launch_04-10-11October 4 - The winner of the men's and women's singles competitions at the 2012 Australian Open will each pocket $2.3 million (£1.5 million/€1.7 million), meaning that the tournament is set to be the most lucrative in the history of Grand Slam tennis.

Nadal and Vonn claim top Laureus awards

By Mike Rowbottom in Abu Dhabi

Rafael_Nadal_with_Laureus_award_Abu_Dhabi_February_7_2011February 7 - Rafael Nadal's achievement of winning three grand slam events in 2010 was honoured at the annual Laureus World Sports Awards here tonight in the Emirates Palace hotel, as he was named Sportsman of the Year, with the Sportswoman award going to 2010 Olympic downhill champion Lindsay Vonn.