Top Stories Sport24.co.za | Halep upbeat despite Serena loss, ranking threat 2019-01-21T15:25:23.000000000+02:00 World No 1 Simona Halep shrugged off a fourth-round loss to Serena Williams that ended her Australian Open hopes and threatens her top ranking. Sport24.co.za | Little hoping to build on Drak result ahead of Dusi 2019-01-21T14:50:25.000000000+02:00 Underberg-based Stew Little is right at the front of the young turks looking to edge onto the Dusi Canoe Marathon podium. Sport24.co.za | Australian Open results: Day 8 2019-01-21T14:40:01.000000000+02:00 An updated list of the men's and women's singles results from Day 8 of the 2019 Australian Open. Sport24.co.za | Nishikori wins 5-set epic at Australian Open 2019-01-21T14:32:59.000000000+02:00 Kei Nishikori recovered from two sets down to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals with an epic win over Pablo Carreno Busta. Sport24.co.za | Proteas: Pretorius’s rising CWC push 2019-01-21T13:55:13.000000000+02:00 Is Dwaine Pretorius now favourite for the No 7 position for SA at the World Cup? Rob Houwing explains why this may be the case. Sport24.co.za | Blitzboks flyer eyes more success in New Zealand 2019-01-21T13:48:47.000000000+02:00 Springbok Sevens flyer Siviwe Soyizwapi hopes for another successful tournament as the New Zealand Sevens. Sport24.co.za | Sterne 'happy' despite Abu Dhabi near-miss 2019-01-21T13:42:14.000000000+02:00 South Africa's Richard Sterne was delighted with his thrilling finish in the final round of the Abu Dhabi Championship this past weekend. Sport24.co.za | Patterson credits NSW batting coach after Australia call up 2019-01-21T12:54:42.000000000+02:00 Kurtis Patterson has credited the fantastic work done by New South Wales batting coach Beau Casson for his call up to the Australia Test squad. Sport24.co.za | Pouille ousts Coric to set up Raonic quarter-final 2019-01-21T12:42:30.000000000+02:00 Lucas Pouille had never won a match at the Australian Open before this year, but the 28th seed reached the quarter-finals after beating Borna Coric. Sport24.co.za | Serena fights past Halep to book quarter-final spot 2019-01-21T12:40:28.000000000+02:00 Serena Williams has progressed to the quarter-finals at the Australia Open in Melbourne for the 12th time after beating world No 1 Simona Halep.