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Martina Hingis Pairs Up With Leander Paes For Australian Open

After already retiring twice from tennis, Martina Hingis remains a strong player in her chosen sport. The 34-year-old professional player from Switzerland was tagged by Leander Paes to play for a mixed event at the upcoming Australia Open. In a statement that Paes released during the Premier Tennis League (PTL) media interaction in June, the 14-time Grand Slam champion said …

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Jessica Korda Wins Airbus LPGA Classic

Jessica Korda won the Airbus LPGA Classic on Sunday in Mobile, AL. “It’s very sweet,” the 21-year-old Bradenton, FL native said. “Finally on U.S. soil and somewhat close to Florida.” The tournament took place on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Magnolia Grove complex. “I just love it here. I love Alabama, I love this golf …

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Stanislas Wawrinka Wins His First Grand Slam

Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka nabbed his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday. In an interview with CNN, the 28-year old Wawrinka seemed thrilled and maybe even a little surprised. “I never dreamed about that, never expected to be in that situation and that’s just crazy … You don’t really know what’s happening, I started to …

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Rafael Nadal Loses to Wawrinka in Australian Open

Following his victory over Roger Federer in the Australian Open semifinals, most tennis pundits went ahead and pegged Rafael Nadal as the 2014 Australian Open Champion, despite the fact that he still had one match to win. And in his heart of hearts, Nadal’s opponent, Stanislas Wawrinka, most likely held the same opinion. After all, Nadal had defeated the Swede …

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Eugenie Bouchard: Now Serving at the Adult Table

Eugenie Bouchard, the 19-year-old tennis sensation hailing from Westmount, Quebec has a great chance of reaching the Australian Open Semifinals if she defeats Ana Ivanovic. This is record-breaking stuff for Canada; Patricia Hy-Boulais has been the only other Canadian able to make it into a Grand Slam Tournament, and that was way back in 1992. In Bouchard’s lifetime, she’d be …

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Extreme Heat Halts 2014 Australian Open

While extreme cold temperatures blasted many parts of the United States this winter, Australia is seeing record-breaking high temperatures as many regions of the “land down under” reach above 100 degrees (Fahrenheit). With these temperatures being so high, it does a take toll on the tennis players who play outside in this year’s Australian Open, held in Melbourne, Australia. On …

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Victoria Azarenka Wins First Round of Australian Open

Victoria Azarenka is off to a good start in her quest to defend her consecutive Australian Open singles titles (2012 and 2013.) Azarenka battled long and hard in the dangerous Melbourne heat on Tuesday to advance to the second round. The second-seeded Belarusian tennis player was up against Sweden’s Johanna Larsson. Larsson put up an admirable fight in the first …

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Maria Sharapova Blows Off Waiter’s ‘Selfie’ Request

Maria Sharapova may be pretty, but her nerves may be getting the better of her. In Australia for next week’s Australian Open, the world’s number three tennis pro coldly rebuffed a waiter’s request to take a selfie with him at a Melbourne cafe. Four-time grand slam winner Sharapova admits she is not a patient person and is likely just nervous …

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Victoria Azarenka Eliminated from China Open

Victoria Azarenka has not fared well since her runner-up performance at the US Open. The current Australian Open champion lost to Venus Williams in her first match of a tournament in Tokyo last week. This week, Azarenka was unable to defend her win last year at the China Open, losing to Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Azarenka displayed uncharacteristic talents …

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Australian Open Breaks Time Record With Novak Djokovic Win, Twitter Ecstatic

The Australian Open Final just ended, with a match won by Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. It was the longest in history. The match lasted 5 hours, 53 minutes. Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5. Nadal lost his third grand slam in a row. As you might imagine, the discussion is blowing up Twitter, with several trending topics …

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Australian Open: Twitter Buzz

With the finals of the Australian Open quickly approaching, Twitter is buzzing with emotion. From the happy to the irate, Tweets are being posted by the minute. . @RafaelNadal beats #Federer 67(5) 62 76(5) 64 for a place in the @AustralianOpen final. Read report: bit.ly/xip3zI #atp #tennis — ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) January 26, 2012 Djokovic tops Murray in marathon …

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