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  • David Ferrer beats Rafael Nadal (No Nadal-Federer final in the 2011 Australian Open)

    01/26/2011 9:09:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    ESPN | 01/26/2011
    MELBOURNE, Australia -- Rafael Nadal's bid to win four straight Grand Slam tournaments is over. The injured Nadal lost for the second straight year in the Australian Open quarterfinals, going down 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer. Nadal, who appeared to have tears in his eyes during a changeover while trailing 3-0 in the third set, took a medical timeout for an apparent leg injury after three games. He was clearly out of sorts, failing to chase down balls that he would ordinarily return easily. "This is a difficult day for me," Nadal said. "Today I can't...
  • Roger Federer beats Andy Murray in the Australian Open (Is he the greatest tennis player ever?)

    01/31/2010 4:43:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 493+ views
    The Herald Sun ^ | 01/31/2010 | Leo Schlink
    ROGER Federer was true to his word, shrugging off Andy Murray's ambitious challenge last night to enhance a staggering grand slam record with a glorious Australian Open victory. Federer's imperious 6-3 6-4 7-6 (13-11) defeat of Murray brought his 16th major title. But he was made to sweat through a dramatic third-set tiebreak, which saw Murray hold five set points and Federer three match points before the contest ended dramatically after 161 minutes. "I'm over the moon," Federer said. "I've played some of the best tennis of my life. This is a special moment in my life. It's also very...
  • Williams goes back-to-back

    01/30/2010 2:58:33 AM PST · by mlizzy · 24 replies · 636+ views
    Australian Open ^ | 01-30-10 | Matthew Clayton
    Serena Williams has made it back-to-back Australian Open crowns after defeating Belgian comeback queen Justine Henin in the women’s singles final at Melbourne Park on Saturday night. Williams, the top seed, took her fifth Australian Open singles title with the 6-4 3-6 6-2 victory over former world No.1 Henin, who was playing her first major in 20 months after retiring in 2008. The victory is the 12th Grand Slam singles title of Williams’ career, and the American now equals compatriot Billie Jean King in sixth place on the all-time women’s Grand Slam singles title list.
  • DIRECTV votes for FOX NEWS

    01/18/2010 5:47:15 PM PST · by Mrs.Z · 20 replies · 865+ views
    1-18-10 | Mrs.Z
    I just turned on my TV, and went directly to DIRECTV's "News & Information Channels". Right between FOX Business (Dave Ramsey) and FOX News (O'Reilly) is a click on for "The Australian Open Experience" (DIRECTV's channel mix). DIRECTV always places these next to HIGH TRAFFIC SITES. DIRECTV is acknowledging FOX is #1.
  • Maria Sharapova, the queen of scream

    01/17/2008 10:26:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 63 replies · 1,935+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 01/18/08
    Maria Sharapova, the queen of scream IF you thought Maria Sharapova's shrieking was over the top, you're right. The tennis glamazon makes almost as much noise as a power drill every time she hits the ball. The Herald Sun asked an Environment Protection Authority officer to measure the raucous Russian with a decibel counter during her match against Lindsay Davenport, the quiet American. The results proved what was painfully apparent to opponents and fans. Her loudest shriek was 71.5dB -- louder than a vacuum cleaner (70dB) and approaching the level of a power drill (80dB). And that was from a...
  • Federer Beats Gonzalez at Australian Open for 10th Grand Slam Title

    01/28/2007 10:35:05 AM PST · by stm · 10 replies · 228+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2007 | AP
    MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer captured his 10th Grand Slam singles title without dropping a set at the Australian Open, beating Fernando Gonzalez of Chile 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday's championship match.
  • Open: Police, organisers on ethnic brawl alert (Croats, Serbs brawl at Australian Open)

    01/16/2007 4:46:53 AM PST · by saganite · 8 replies · 341+ views
    ABC ^ | 16 Jan 07 | Pritha Sarkar
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Police and Australian Open organizers were on high alert on Tuesday amid fears ethnic clashes between Serbs and Croats that marred the opening day of the grand slam could erupt again. Serbia's Ilia Bozoljac and Croatian Marin Cilic are scheduled to play a first-round match later on day two and there are fears it could set the scene for a repeat of the soccer-style brawls that stained Melbourne Park on Monday. It was the first time such violence had flared in more than 100 years of grand slam tennis history. Heavy security is expected around the outside...
  • Ethnic violence at Open 'disgusting' - fans (Race riot at tennis!!!)

    01/15/2007 1:29:48 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 884+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 15 January 2007
    TENNIS fans told today of Croatian and Serbian supporters punching and kicking each other during a clash at the Australian Open, but also accused police of targeting ethnic groups. Up to 150 people were ejected from the showpiece tournament in Melbourne today after clashes between Croatian and Serbian fans wearing national colours. Dozens of police moved into the concourse area to break up the fight. Five Croatian fans later slammed the violence as "disgusting''. Marina, 19, Danijela, 19, Ivana, 17, Kristina, 16 and Marija, 20, all from Melbourne, who did not wish to use their last names, said they were...
  • Serena stops Sania dream run

    01/21/2005 1:30:42 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 6 replies · 668+ views
    BBC ^ | 21 Jan, 2005 | BBC
    Sania Mirza, the first Indian woman to reach the third round of a Grand Slam tennis event, has lost to women's favourite Serena Williams. The 18-year-old Mirza, who got a wild card entry into the Australian Open in Melbourne, lost to Williams 1-6,4-6 in the third round. Williams took just 56 minutes to defeat Mirza and sail into the fourth round. The only other Indian woman to win a match at a Grand Slam is Nirupama Vaidyanathan. Vaidyanathan made it to the second round of the Australian Open in 1998. Biggest match Playing the biggest match of her life, Mirza...
  • Serena Beats Sister in Aussie Final

    01/24/2003 11:25:01 PM PST · by Bear_in_RoseBear · 40 replies · 534+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01/25/03 | Phil Brown
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Serena Slam or Sister Slam - no matter what you call it, Serena Williams is truly grand.Williams survived an error-filled match to beat elder sister Venus 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4 Saturday to win the Australian Open for her fourth straight major championship.Serena added the title to the French Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon crowns she won last year, all against her sister.This marked only the sixth time a woman has held all four of tennis' major championships at the same time, and the first since Steffi Graf in 1994.After Venus slumped through four straight errors in...
  • RED-FACED KOURNIKOVA THRASHED BY HENIN (Outed in Round 2)

    01/15/2003 11:57:48 AM PST · by socal_parrot · 4 replies · 417+ views
    Sky News ^ | 01/15/03
    Anna Kournikova's Australian Open campaign ended in humbling fashion at the hands of fifth-seeded Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne in the second round in Melbourne.The Russian produced an abject performance as she went down 6-0 6-1 in just 48 minutes, with one serve bouncing before it reached the net.Kournikova hurried away from the scene of her heaviest Grand Slam defeat, but returned later to face the press and tried to look on the defeat with good humour."We were both on the court...I think it was a match," she said. "I really had no weapons against her today. I tried to find a way...but it...