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January 30th, 2016

Kerber Stuns Nervous Serena Williams for Australian Open Title

“I was missing a lot off the ground, coming to the net,” Williams said. “She kept hitting some great shots actually every time I came in. I think I kept picking the wrong shots coming into it.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:38 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 22 Comments »

January 30th, 2016

Serena Williams: Everyone Expects Me To Win Every Single Match, But I’m Not A Robot

Serena Williams spoke about her loss Saturday night to Angelique Kerber in the Australian Open final.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:39 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 30th, 2016

Serena Williams’s Australian Open Loss Encapsulated In One GIF

Serena Williams got hit with a ball. Her reaction was awesome.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:29 am in Videos | Comments Off

January 28th, 2016

Dominant Serena Williams To Face Angelique Kerber In 2016 Australian Open Final

Serena Wiliams resumed her domination of the women’s tour, she’s back in a Grand Slam final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:47 am in Australian Open | 41 Comments »

January 27th, 2016

Azarenka Out, Konta Kruises, Tennis-X Notes

You know what? When I am [thinking about the loss] I’m just going to let whatever emotion comes to me. I’m just going to work through it. If it’s sadness, if I need to cry, I may cry. I don’t know. If I need to break something, hopefully I don’t break anything. But I just might.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:27 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 14 Comments »

January 26th, 2016

Super-Intense Serena Sends Sharapova South; Aggie Awaits at Aussie Open

Williams called a doctor onto the court after the first set, attributing it to food poisoning she suffered a few days prior, but in the second set almost baked the Russian a going-away bagel in the rising Melbourne temperatures.

Posted by Staff @ 9:14 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 35 Comments »

January 25th, 2016

Keys Crashes Out in Tears; Serena v Maria Tuesday at Australian Open

“It’s so tough to play against someone injury because, yeah, when I’m saw her like feel more pain,” said the qualifier, who added she almost quit the game in frustration to open a coffee bar.

Posted by Staff @ 9:17 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 10 Comments »

January 24th, 2016

Serena v Maria Comes to Pass with Wins Sunday at Australian Open

Sharapova said her boatload of unforced errors, 46, was just part of the plan of being aggressive against Bencic.

Posted by Staff @ 8:56 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Super Sunday! Federer, Djokovic, Serena And Sharapova Headline Start Of Australian Open 4th Round

What a Sunday at the Australian Open.

Posted by Staff @ 8:37 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 23rd, 2016

Muguruza Muggled; Serena, Maria Featured Sunday at Australian Open

Muguruza pitched in with 32 unforced errors to Strycova’s 16. The Czech will next face the streaking No. 14 seed Victoria Azarenka, who put down a challenge from Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-1.

Posted by Staff @ 8:20 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 22nd, 2016

Serena Rolling Russians, Sharapova Scare Friday at Australian Open

One match away from a blockbuster quarterfinal meeting with yet another Russian, Maria Sharapova, the No. 5-seeded Sharapova overcame a challenge from Lauren Davis, in the end crushing the American 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-0 in a first-time meeting.

Posted by Staff @ 7:52 am in Australian Open | Comments Off

January 21st, 2016

Azarenka Putting Players on Notice, But Tricky Opponent Next at Australian Open

“Just heard she has some big — a big serve and big shots, yeah,” said Azarenka, who admitted she knew little about her opponent.

Posted by Staff @ 7:07 am in Australian Open, Tennis | Comments Off

January 20th, 2016

Australian Open Women’s Day 3 Carnage: Slam Winners Kvitova, Kuznetsova Out

“It was unreal,” said the 21-year-old recent Russian-turned-Australian.

Posted by Staff @ 8:10 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

January 20th, 2016

Serena Williams: I Watch My US Open Semifinal Loss Every Night To Get Ready

Serena Williams wouldn’t mind a semifinal rematch with Roberta Vinci.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:32 am in Australian Open | 3 Comments »

January 18th, 2016

World No. 1 Serena Wins, 7 Seeds Don’t; Stephens Rants on Day 1 at Australian Open

“After Auckland everyone was like ‘Oh, we can support Sloane again because she’s playing good and she’s looking good and we need to get back on that bandwagon because we kind of abandoned her,’” said Stephens, who has 36 unforced errors, or two per game, over two sets. “And then you lose and they go back to ‘She doesn’t work hard, she’s not committed, she doesn’t love the game.’

Posted by Staff @ 8:13 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 6 Comments »