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It’s winter in the northern hemisphere but down under it is mid-summer and things in the world of tennis are heating up. The Australian Open is the first grand slam tennis tournament of 2013 and there are plenty of beautiful, talented tennis players trying to start the year off right. We’ve pulled together brilliant photos showing Ava Ivanovic, Maria Sharapova and some of the most popular female tennis players in action.
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Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open after beating Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-3 in a Friday clash featuring two Serbians who were both former top-ranked players.
Ivanovic surged to a 5-2 lead in the first set but lost the next three games as Jankovic fought back. The 13th-ranked Ivanovic broke Janovic to pull ahead 6-5 and the...
(January 16, 2013) Maria Sharapova has now won 24 straight games at the Australian Open. The Russian served up another double-bagel 6-0, 6-0, this time to Misaki Doi in 47 minutes, yielding a mere 15 points to the Japanese playe in second round play on Wednesday in Melbourne. Sharapova also won her first round encounter against Russian countrywoman Olga Puchkova by the same score...
Ana Ivanovic describes their relationship as a healthy rivalry.
Jelena Jankovic says they have moved on from the past - particularly an unfortunate video clip in which she was caught mocking Ivanovic - and they get along fine.
Both are from Serbia and in their 20s. Both once held the No. 1 ranking and seemed headed for future tennis stardom, a destiny that both are still striving...
Maria Sharapova dominated on day one of the Australian Open yesterday, with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Olga something or other. And today, even bigger news for the Thigh Goddess: SHE STARTED A TWITTER ACCOUNT!
Your ultimate sugarmama has arrived #myfirsttweet twitter.com/MariaSharapova…
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) January 14, 2013
You'd better give Maria...
Tennis star now sells gummy treats.
Sharapova shone under the Rod Laver light as she defeated a fellow major champion.
The most anticipated match of the first week in the women’s draw, the collision between Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams turned into a proclamation of the former’s brilliance rather than the suspenseful epic for which many had hoped. Superior in every area to the seven-time major champion,...
James Crabtree is currently in Melbourne Park covering the Australian Open for Tennis Grandstand and is giving you all the scoop directly from the grounds.
Maria Sharapova signing autographs for fans after her win
By James Crabtree
MELBOURNE — The day started well, I got an email from a very noble Nigerian who alerted me to the fact I had inherited $2 million U.S. dollars. So sweet...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 18, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Ana Ivanovic won the battle of the Serbs on Friday at the Australian Open on Friday defeating fellow former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 23 minutes.
It was a tense encounter between the two, Ivanovic getting in Jankovic’s face by fist pumping after almost every point and yelling...
(January 16, 2013) A look at some the questions and answers from day three of the 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
Q. You obviously have a pretty big candy business now, but you’re also making a lot of bagels.
MARIA SHARAPOVA: I didn’t offer candy today (laughter). Trying to make a good question?
I was just really trying to be focused...
Rounding out coverage of the remaining adidas styles hitting the Australian Open are two of my favorite players/personalities Ana Ivanovic and Jo Wilfried Tsonga. Above, Ivanovic (who at the moment is on to round 3), wears the spring adizero dress in vivid yellow with tech grey, $85, and the adizero Tempai II, $120 (also worn by Angelique Kerber) . Tsonga sports the adizero polo...
(January 18, 2013) The eagerly anticipated match-up did not live up to its billing on Friday as No. 2 Maria Sharapova demolished No. 25 seed Venus Williams 6-1, 6-3 on Friday night to gain the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Sharapova was quick out of the gate running up the score to 4-0 before Williams got on the board to stop Sharapova’s consecutive game streak in Melbourne...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 16, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Venus Williams comfortably defeated France’s Alize Cornet in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to advance to a third round meeting with Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open third round on Friday.
The young Frenchwoman broke Williams at the beginning of the match to lead 2-0 but she could not match the power and experience...
Once bitter rivals, Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic came full circle as they did battle in Melbourne.
“Rivals,” my high school gym teacher once said, “always hate each other. Mac does not like PC. Coke does not like Pepsi. Competition makes the world go round!”
Had he been a tennis fan at the time, he might have added Serbian rivals Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic to his...