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Oz and ends and bits of news from the Australian Open for January 14, 2013
Bagels and breadsticks
Maria Sharapova won her first match of the Australian Open 6-0, 6-0 in 55 minutes over fellow Russian Olga Puchkova. It was her third career “double bagel” in a major tournament. She only needs a double bagel at Wimbledon to complete a “double bagel slam.”
Three women have completed the “double bagel slam” – they are Hall of Famers Chris Evert, Steffi Graf and Monica Seles.
Venus Williams added to the bagel set count with a 6-1, 6-0 demolishing of Kazakhstan’s Galina Voskoboeva.
Win streak continues
Agnieszka Radwanska has extended her 2013 win streak to 10 by defeating Australian wild card entry Bojana Bobusic of 7-5, 6-0 on Monday.
Maria Sharapova has officially joined twitterverse. Follow her at @MariaSharapova
Tweets of the day
First time I’ve watched tennis in awhile.. …… Djokovic is still really good #sameol hahaha
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) January 14, 2013
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Tennis star Maria Sharapova, 25, blushed and giggled her way through questions about whether she’s dating 21-year-old tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov. ESPN’s Chris Fowler and Chris Evert put Sharapova on the spot during a live broadcast of the Australian Open. Sharapova, ranked No. 2 in the world, was caught off guard when she was asked about her rumored boyfriend, Dimitrov. He’s...
After easily dispatching an opponent at the Australian Open on Monday, Maria Sharapova finally took the plunge and officially joined Twitter.
Maria Sharapova won her first match of the year in convincing fashion, showing little rustiness in a 6-0, 6-0 victory over fellow Russian Olga Puchkova in the first match on the center court at the Australian Open.
Sharapova withdrew from the Brisbane International two weeks ago due to a right collarbone injury but didn't seem to be bothered by it Monday as she had 18 winners...
Yellow is a hot color in Australia this year. No emerald (Pantone's color of the year) in this Oz. The yellow and grey Nike Premier Maria Dress blends style, performance and glamour for a stand-out on court style that actually shimmers. The ombre section of the dress features a new perforated stretch fabric (looks like tiny polka dots) for enhanced cooling and mobility; up top...
Maria Sharapova has made her Twitter debut at the Australian Open, and she's tweeting on the trend of this year's tournament.
''Everyone got dressed in the same closet, wearing yellow on court at the aus open,'' she tweeted Tuesday. It was only her second posting, and she already has more than 55,000 followers at @MariaSharapova as of 2:30 p.m. ET Tuesday...
Maria Sharapova started the Australian Open with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Olga Puchkova in the first match on center court Monday, showing no signs of problems with the right collarbone injury which forced her out of a lead-up tournament two weeks ago.
The No. 2-ranked Sharapova, who lost the final to Victoria Azarenka here last year before going on to win the French Open, needed...
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(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...
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
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(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...
(January 14, 2013) A look at some the questions and answers from day one of the 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
Q. You have now gotten a double bagel win at every slam. It completes your double bagel slam or calendar slam. Is that something you’re proud of? (Editor’s note – Sharapova needs a double bagel at Wimbledon to complete...
Venus Williams wins on Day 1 of the 2013 Australian Open
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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...