Australian Open Tennis Championships
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia (L) chats to Australian golfer and boyfriend Adam Scott (R) as she takes a break during in a training session ahead of the 2012 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 15, 2012. The tennis season's first Grand Slam of the year will take place from January 16 to 29. IMAGE STRICTLY.
There is occasionally tennis when you have Australian Open, but generally, Friday is dead, the complete opposite of North America and most of the other parts of the world.
That’s tennis, you have some up and down weeks ... And you have just got to make the most of your best weeks — and I think she did. I mean, semifinals in the Australian Open is an awesome achievement and I think she is a great player and she has a great future.
I have not played a match for five weeks (since losing the Australian Open final to Djokovic on Jan. 27) so you can't expect to play your best tennis straightawayMore quotes »
Sloane Stephens loses in 1st round in Dubai
more careful at the key points if I would turn it around," Cirstea said.After beating an injured Williams at the Australian Open, Stephens was being billed as the future of American tennis, even though she hasn't won a professional tournament."The first week Read more »
Azarenka beats Williams to win Qatar Open
at her best. Struggling at times with a cold and still nursing a right ankle injury that bothered her at the Australian Open, Williams appeared sluggish in early-round matches and needed three sets to beat Petra Kvitova in the quarterfinals.She made 48 errors Read more »
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Roger Federer, always at Grand Slam tournaments
Open starts Sunday, he will be participating in his 54th consecutive major tournament, a run that began with the Australian Open in January 2000. That’s the longest such streak among active players; no one else comes within two years of Federer. ‘‘For me, 1:05 PM from Boston.com Read more »
Roger Federer debuta en Twitter
Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to the crowd as he takes a break during a practice session for the upcoming Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 12, 2013. The first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year is set to run from January 11:49 AM from The Huffington Post Read more »
Kokkinakis on the rebound
and he has played really good tennis." Kokkinakis sustained a stress fracture in his back during his run to the Australian Open final, which he lost to Kyrgios, and was forced to rest for a month before slowly working on his return. He has now almost recovered 9:36 AM from The Courier Mail Read more »
Azarenka Brings New Mindset to French Open
that I have people I can trust." She was ranked No. 58 when she visited her grandmother. When Azarenka returned to the Australian Open, her new style — a feisty mix of athleticism and boxerlike concentration — enabled her to beat defending champion Kim Clijsters 3:37 AM from ABC News Read more »
Roland Garros through an Aussie lens
experts take a look at the storylines that could unfold in Paris. Our panel: doubles legend Todd Woodbridge, Australian Open mixed doubles champion Scott Draper and former top 40 star Nicole Pratt If the men's final came down to a dream final between Novak 2:22 AM from AustralianOpen.com Read more »