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Tennis Grand Stand:
Ana Ivanovic gets ready to take a whack at world #4 Agnieszka Radwanska.
At the start of the second week, all of the singles matches shift to the three show courts. We organize our daily preview a bit differently as a result, following the order of play for each stadium. From here to the end of the 2013 Australian Open, you can find a preview of every singles match in Wizards of Oz.
Rod Laver Arena:
Kerber vs. Makarova: When two left-handed women last met on Rod Laver, the match unwound deep into a final set. Viewers can expect less drama but higher quality from a meeting between the world #5 and a Russian seeking her second straight quarterfinal here. In this round last year, Makarova recorded probably the best win of her career in upsetting Serena, and she rekindled some of those memories with a three-set upset of Bartoli. Advancing through the draw more routinely, Kerber reached the second week here for the first time and will look to exploit the ebbs and flows in her oppon...
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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...
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...
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...
Ana Ivanovic describes her relationship with Jelena Jankovic as a healthy rivalry.
Jankovic says they have moved on from the past - particularly an unfortunate video clip in which she was 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 both are still striving...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 20, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Agnieszka Radwanska won through to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Sunday night, demolishing thirteenth seed Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-4 in just 70 minutes.
With the win, Radwanska extends her consecutive match winning streak to 13 in 2013, and she has yet to drop a set for the season thus far. She won the...
Radwanska lines up a backhand under the Rod Laver lights.
Featured in the Rod Laver Arena night session was world #4 Agnieszka Radwanska, who put her undefeated 2013 record on the line against former #1 Ana Ivanovic. Their match offered a contrast in styles between the first-strike power of the Serb and the versatility of the Pole, who recorded her fifth straight victory in their...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 18, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska won through to the fourth round of the Australian Open defeating Britain’s Heather Watson 6-3, 6-1 in one hour and 24 minutes on day five at the Open.
The Pole has won 12 straight matches in 2013 after claiming the titles in Auckland and Sydney before winning her first three...
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...
Two of the rising young stars who are destined to shape the future of women's tennis tested themselves against members of the current hierarchy in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday -- and quickly realized they had more to learn.
American Madison Keys, all of 17 years of age, showed plenty of potential but went down 6-2, 7-5 to fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of...
By Lauren Smyczek
Now that the Australian Open is in full force, it’s time to step back from the scorelines and enjoy the players’ on court fashions a bit, shall we?
Though tennis players are typically far more concerned with their job to win matches than with their outfits, the same won’t deny that it’s important to feel comfortable on court. Some of the top players even...