First Week Controversy at the Australian Open

Today, we officially enter the second week of the Australian Open. Week one has yielded plenty of memorable moments. US Open Champion, Aussie Samantha Stosur was knocked out in the first round by Sorana Cîrstea. After three emotional wins, Lleyton Hewitt has landed himself in the fourth round at his home Slam for the seventh time. […]

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Andrea’s Top Five…of the 2011 Australian Open

Best Matches 5. Marin Cilic def. John Isner 4-6 6-2 6-7 7-6 9-7: You can basically make any joke you want when John Isner is involved in long matches nowadays. I think we should seriously consider limiting him to five tiebreak sets, but I’ll leave that up to the powers that be. While this match […]

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Australian Open 2011: Men’s Final Preview

Novak Djokovic of Serbia smiles during a news conference at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 29, 2011. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA – Tags: SPORT TENNIS) Well, this is new. Tonight, we will see a men’s major final between two guys, neither of whom are Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. Instead, Novak Djokovic and […]

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Australian Open 2011: Women’s Semifinals Preview

First Semifinal: Caroline Wozniacki (1) vs. Li Na (9) Li Na of China jubilates after defeating Andrea Petrovic of Germany during their women’s singles quarterfinal round match at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 25 January 2011. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN fotoglif937516 Amazingly Li Na is the only player who made it […]

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Everything Was Going According to Plan…

As open as the WTA draw seems to be, the ATP draw appeared to be equally as closed. Federer and Nadal have had a near stranglehold on Grand Slam titles for 6 or 7 years now and we’re pretty used to seeing Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray hanging around well into the second week. As […]

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Ladies, You’re Making the Boys Look Bad

Day 7 of the 2011 Australian Open provided us with some of the most surprising upsets of the tournament thus far, as well as some damn good tennis. Even though many of the men’s matches have gone five sets and many of the women have battled for three, until yesterday, the only real memorable matches […]

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Days 3 + 4: Still the Short Version

I always forget how sleep deprived I am during the Australian Open, so it appears I’ve missed a couple days of recapping. Anyway, last night all I could muster was an article on my hatred of Venus’ dress, so I figured I would at least make an attempt at discussing tennis today. First off, last […]

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Day 1 Update: The Short Version

So Day 1 of the Australian Open went mostly as expected. It was a day of domination on Rod Laver. Maria Sharapova was first up, winning quite easily over Tamarine Tanasugarn and looking in good form. While she had an easy time of it yesterday, I still have my doubts about her abilities against better […]

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Who Approved These?

So the Australian Open is finally underway and I’ve done a miserable job of recapping early round action for you all. If you really want to check out my predictions, go ahead and read Dissecting the Draw: ATP at TennisGrandstand. I had planned a WTA follow up, but the AO snuck up on me, probably […]

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