I have a slight headache. This always happens to me after a Slam is over. It’s part sleep deprivation and part the winding down from days of over-excitement. I will sleep like a baby tonight. And because both Serena and Roger won, tonight I will have sweet dreams of symmetry and balance...
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Murray played phenomenally throughout the tournament, so it was no surprise that he got to the final. Whereas the former champion Nadal was definitely not at his best and it was disturbing to see him pull out with yet another injury and it does make one wonder about his future in the sport. Federer had an amazing run as usual, and I honestly thought the final was pretty routine until the third set when Murray seemed to come alive and really began taking it to Fed. It was too little too late… Continue
Saturday's women's final between Serena Williams and Justine Henin is simply a tournament organizers delight, it is a final that every tennis enthusiast had anticipated and it is a final that is by all means, bound to produce some of the best tennis the women's game has ever witnessed. Top seed and defending champion Serena Williams is gunning to be a part of history books by attempting to break the record of most Australian Open title wins in the Open era. Justine Henin, on the other hand is… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 29, 2010 at 9:09am —
It is almost insurmountable a task to beat Roger Federer when you are down 5-1 in the decider. Yet, a certain French Gentleman found the will and the determination to do just that and showed the world that he has arrived. We are talking about ATP star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who last year registered the biggest win of his career at Montreal Masters where despite trailing 1-5 in the decider, he bounced back to beat Swiss Maestro Roger Federer in a gruelling tie-break. This is what makes Jo-Wilfried… Continue
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Both Andy Murray and Marin Cilic know how important today's match is for each one of them. It is a match that will see one of them get an opportunity to embrace Grand Slam glory, and for one in particular, Murray precisely, this match brings a chance to settle scores with the Croat who knocked him out of the U.S. Open last year.
Serena Williams is one of the few players on the circuit who takes defeat, any defeat very seriously and no matter what the stage, she brings her best efforts to prove her supremacy over someone who has been 'troublesome' in the past. Similar is the case with her match-up today with Chinese wonder-woman Na Li, who literally pushed her to limits in their previous encounter last year and with a win over Venus Williams, is an opponent with a CONCERN.…
Both Serena Williams and Justine Henin will enter the semifinals today, hoping to clear the Chinese hurdle effectively and reach the finals of the Australian Open. Na Li and Jie Zheng, on the other hand will hope for an all-Chinese final.
This article isn’t easy for me to write because more than loving Rafael Nadal, I also tremendously respect him. I respect his hard-assed determination, his bull-like persistence when playing a tennis. I like that he thinks for himself, rarely looks up at his box as his mind whizzes along, coming up with strategies and calculations to help him figure out how to crush his… Continue
The Quarterfinal day at the 2010 Australian Open brings some of the best players in the world in action against each other. Both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer look to beat arch nemesises in their respective matches whereas Venus and Serena stay on course for an all-Williams semifinal.
The USTA announced the launch of the US Open National Playoffs, which will expand the footprint of the US Open and provide the opportunity for all players 14 years of age and older to earn a wild card into the 2010 US Open Qualifying Tournament. The US Open National Playoffs begins with 16 sectional qualifying tournaments held throughout the country from April through June. The men’s and women’s champions from each of the sectional qualifying… Continue
In the day's last singles match, defending champion Rafael Nadal takes on Andy Murray for a place in the semifinals. Both players have met nine times with Nadal leading the head-to-head 7-2 includng his last win in Monte Carlo.
The last time Lleyton Hewitt beat Roger Federer was in 2003, in Melbourne Australia. That was a long time ago. It must suck to always be in the same draw as Roger, especially if you have lost the last 13 meetings. How do you prepare? I mean it must be so hard to be Hewitt at a time like this, homeground, cheered on by the whole crowd. This is your chance, this is your turn to show the world that you can do it, you really can. Can you imagine the… Continue
The Day-9 at the 2010 Australian Open brings some nail-biting clashes between some of the best players in the world. Highlighted by the Murray-Nadal clash, the Order of play kicks off the Henin-Petrova match, followed by first time Aussie Open quarterfinalists Jie Zheng and Maria Kirilenko tie. The day's first men's match features American superstar Andy Roddick up against Giant-Killing Croat Marin Cilic and ofcourse, the last one in the night session featuring Rafael Nadal and Andy… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 25, 2010 at 9:00pm —
In the first Ladies Quarterfinal match of the draw, former champion and Wild Card Justine Henin takes on giant-killer Nadia Petrova. The two players have met 14 times in their careers with Henin leading the Head-to-Head 12-2.
In the second ladies match on the Rod Laver Arena, top seed and defending champion Serena Williams takes on Australia's hope Samantha Stosur. The two players have met three times with Williams leading the head-to-head 2-1. However, in the pair's last match-up, Stosur tumbled Williams in three gruelling sets.
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