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Williams beats Sharapova again, wins 19th Grand Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams stuck out a fist in mock triumph and mouthed ''C'mon,'' careful not to push her point too far. The 33-year-old Williams was closing in on her 19th Grand Slam singles title, her 16th straight win over Maria Sharapova and her sixth Australian Open championship when she was docked a point by the chair umpire for hindrance - for yelling in celebration...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

TROPHIES: Serena Williams Still Owns Maria Sharapova; Wins 2015 Australian Open

  While you were sleeping, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova went head-to-head in the 2015 Australian Open women’s championship match.  A rain delay, head cold, hacking cough (take that Tom Brady!), and the No. 2 ranked Sharapova proved to be no match for the top-ranked Williams as she defeated Sharapova in two straight sets (6-3, 7-6).  This morning’s match marked the 19th...
Via All Sports Everything
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Italy's Fognini, Bolelli make history to win Aussie Open doubles title

  Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli became the first all-Italian team to capture a Grand Slam men's doubles title in more than 50 years after beating French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday. The last Italians to win a men's doubles title at a major were Nicola Pietrangeli and Orlando Sirola at the 1959 French Open. Fognini...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharapova humbled but gracious after latest loss to Williams

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) After more than a decade of losses to Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova is getting good at being gracious in defeat. The Australian Open final Saturday demonstrated just how far the gap is between No. 1 and No. 2 following Sharapova's 16th loss in a row to Williams - 6-3, 7-6 (5) at Rod Laver Arena. Five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova said Williams' serves...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hingis, 34, back in Aussie Open final, 20 years after debut

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) When Martina Hingis came out retirement for the second time in her career two years ago, she set some ground rules for herself. She would only play doubles, no singles. And she only wanted partners who would help her win trophies. It took a little time, but the 34-year-old Hingis is becoming a fixture in Grand Slam finals again. The Swiss star and her partner...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Night For Excellence… In Other Words, A Night For A Serena Williams Major Championship

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” The above quote is an inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City, a proclamation of the mindset postal carriers must bring to their work. If Serena Jameka Williams had been a postal carrier, she’d have been the best in the world, much...
Via Bloguin Best
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Night For Excellence… In Other Words, A Night For A Serena Williams Major Championship

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” The above quote is an inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City, a proclamation of the mindset postal carriers must bring to their work. If Serena Jameka Williams had been a postal carrier, she’d have been the best in the world, much...
Via Attacking The Net
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena captures 6th Australian Open, 19th Grand Slam title

  Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night. Williams, coughing frequently and still affected by a recent cold, returned from a 13-minute rain interruption in the first set and fired an ace to start a run of...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Wins 6th Australian Open for 19th Grand Slam Title

View image | gettyimages.com   (January 31, 2015) Serena Williams moved up on the all-time list of Grand Slam title holders beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 (5) to win her sixth Australian Open title on Saturday night. It’s the 33-year-old’s 19th major, tying her with Helen Wills Moody for third on the all-time list, just behind Steffi Graf (22) and Margaret Court (24). The...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win 6th Australian Open, 19th Grand Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win 6th Australian Open, 19th Grand Slam title.
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WATCH: Serena Williams loses point for yelling "come on!"

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova got into a battle of yells while squaring off in the finals of the Australian Open Saturday, and Williams even lost a point because of her exuberance. Sharapova and Williams went back and forth trading loud “C’mon” yells during the second set of the match. Trying to pump herself up...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams wins 1st set of Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams, coughing frequently and still clearly affected by a recent cold, won the first set of her Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova 6-3 on Saturday. Rain began falling at Rod Laver Arena and the roof was closed with Williams serving at 30-30 and up a service break at 3-2. Play was stopped for 13 minutes while the court was dried by...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard had brief handshake (Video)

One of the more notable moments from the Australian Open on the women’s side came after the quarterfinal match between Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard. Sharapova romped in the match 6-3, 6-2 to remind the 20-year-old that she still has some work to do. Sharapova was ecstatic to be advancing to the semifinals, so she...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams’ boyfriend-coach Patrick Mouratoglou: not thinking about Steffi Graf yet

Serena Williams is one of the most accomplished tennis players in the sport’s history, but she is still chasing one big mark: the one set by Steffi Graf. Graf has the record for all tennis players with 22 grand slam singles titles. Williams is tied for second with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with 18,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The AO Women's final winner? Nike!

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova go at it once more,...
Via Tennis Identity
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: No One Tells the Same Punchline 1,000 Times in a Row. Tennis’ Classic Joke

I’ll be honest and say I’m a little tired of the joke. It is actually a tennis classic, built into the fabric of the sport. But every. . .single. . .time someone ends a long losing streak against another player, it’s the same line. Nobody beats Tomas Berdych 18 times in a row. That’s what we heard after he beat Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open this week. And when Andreas...
Via Greg Couch on Tennis
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic beats Wawrinka to reach fifth Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray. The top-ranked Djokovic was so absorbed in the moment, he lost track of the score during Friday's semifinal. His mental lapse after the third set probably cost him the fourth, but the four-time...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic beats Wawrinka to reach fifth Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray. The top-ranked Djokovic was so absorbed in the moment, he lost track of the score during Friday's semifinal. His mental lapse after the third set probably cost him the fourth, but the four-time...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape – Novak Djokovic Versus Andy Murray in the Australian Open Final

2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 14 MEN’S NOTES Sunday 1 February     Singles Final     1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v NO. 6 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) At stake for the finalists, in addition to the prestige of the Australian Open title, is the following:     AUD$ ATP Ranking Points Champion 3,100,000 2000 Finalist 1,550,000 1200   Who has the advantage?For 4 out of the past 7 years...
Via Tennis Panorama
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Real Housewives of Tennis and the Welcome Tension of Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych

    When Jimmy Connors didn’t approve of John McEnroe, he put his finger in Mac’s face and started jawing. When Andy Murray was unhappy with Tomas Berdych Thursday at the Australian Open, he tattled. I’m having a hard time getting past that. Maybe it’s a British thing? Berdych made some remark to Murray as they walked past each other on a changeover after Berdych won...
Via Greg Couch on Tennis
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cilic delays return again, withdraws from Zagreb Indoors

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) Defending champion Marin Cilic says he is withdrawing from the Zagreb Indoors because of the lingering right shoulder injury which also forced him to miss the Brisbane International and Australian Open. The U.S. Open champion says on Friday, ''My injury is improving, but my arm still has not healed enough, so I will have to continue with the treatment for a...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic Marches Onward: Not Losing Beats Not Winning

Anyone who appreciates tennis knows there are many ways to win a match. You can play great offense or great defense. You can play first-strike tennis or grind from the baseline. You can play with pace or take pace away. You can hit hard and flat or use lots of topspin or slice. All the shots and tactics that are part of tennis play into a larger tension and choice for the competitors...
Via Attacking The Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic Marches Onward: Not Losing Beats Not Winning

Anyone who appreciates tennis knows there are many ways to win a match. You can play great offense or great defense. You can play first-strike tennis or grind from the baseline. You can play with pace or take pace away. You can hit hard and flat or use lots of topspin or slice. All the shots and tactics that are part of tennis play into a larger tension and choice for the competitors...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic beats defending champ Wawrinka to reach Aussie Open final

  Novak Djokovic was stretched to five sets again against Stan Wawrinka before beating the defending champion 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 Friday night to reach his fifth Australian Open final. The top-ranked Djokovic equaled the record shared by Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg for most Australian finals in the Open era. He has won all four of his previous finals here, including...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic beats defending champ Wawrinka to reach final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic was stretched to five sets again against Stan Wawrinka before beating the defending champion 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 Friday night to reach his fifth Australian Open final. The top-ranked Djokovic equaled the record shared by Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg for most Australian finals in the Open era. He has won all four of his previous...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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