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January 26th, 2014

Sharapova Leads in Paris; WTA Previews This Week

Notes: Strong field with four Top 10ers…Tough starts for (1) Sharapova after a bye likely facing Hantuchova, (2) Kvitova after a bye likely meeting Cornet, and (8) Flipkens vs. the defending champion Barthel…Wildcards went to Caroline Garcia, Petra Kvitova and Kristina Mladenovic…Pulling from the tournament were Dominika Cibulkova, Ana Ivanovic, Kaia Kanepi and Lucie Safarova…Returning champs in the field are Barthel (2013), Kerber (2012), and Kvitova (2011).

Posted by Staff @ 2:44 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 26th, 2014

Out-Stan-Ding: Wawrinka Stuns Injured Nadal To Win Australian Open

Stanislas Wawrinka capped an improbable Australian Open by winning his first Grand Slam defeating world No. 1 and heavy favorite Rafael Nadal
6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Posted by Staff @ 12:22 pm in Australian Open | 204 Comments »

January 26th, 2014

Stanislas Wawrinka: “There’s A Big Chance I Get Drunk Tonight!”

Stanislas Wawrinka captured his first career Grand Slam, and he’s going to celebrate.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:01 am in Australian Open | 43 Comments »

January 26th, 2014

Rafael Nadal: I Started To Feel The Back Injury During Warm-up, But This Was Stan’s Day, He Deserved It

With an ailing back Rafael Nadal was no match Sunday for Stanislas Wawrinka in the Australian Open final.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:18 am in Australian Open | 59 Comments »