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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 of him to seek me out, will definitely chase that up later.
After a quick brekkie I skipped out like a happy smurf on to Melbourne Park for what turned out to be a canapé kind of day. What on earth do I mean you ask? Simply sampling, a bit of this and a bit of that. And let me tell you that the Australian Open app only forces you to court hop even more.
I started with Nicolás Almagro who was up against fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver. This was a one sided affair for Almagro which meant constant checking of the app for updates elsewhere. Radwanska, Kerber and Venus Williams all dominated quickly as th...
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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...
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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,...
Maria Sharapova defeated Venus Williams 6-1, 6-3 in a lopsided match-up between Grand Slam champions on Friday night to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Sharapova and Williams have 11 majors combined - four for the Russian, and seven for Williams.
The 32-year-old Williams broke Sharapova as the Russian was serving for the victory at 6-1, 5-1 to keep the match alive...
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But at least Venus Williams' 6-1, 6-3 loss to Maria Sharapova did not have such dire consequences...
(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?
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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...
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(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.
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