Found January 12, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
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Maria Sharapova in practice ahead of the Australian Open By James Crabtree January 12, 2013 — A busy day at Melbourne Park and the main draw hasn’t even started yet. The morning consisted of half the venue being taken over by a Kids Tennis Day extravaganza. Hordes of families took over the venue for half the day for a free event where kids of all ages partook in tennis activities or just kids who chose to get their face painted. The event culminated with a hit and giggle of epic proportions on Rod Laver arena featuring Djokovic, Azarenka, Federer, Serena and Ivanovic. The other half of the venue was all business. The majority of players were seeking to take the court more than once in the day. Marin Cilic hit casually with Mikhail Youzhny, Matosevic with Fognini whilst on the main arena Wawrinka trained with good friend Andy Murray. The big focus was on practice sets with results we shall never know and will be quickly forgotten. Most players were watched on by their respective coac...
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