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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tennis

Alexandr Dolgopolov Is a Rising Star Despite Struggles Against Andy Murray

A 22-year-old Ukrainian took over the Australian Open with a breakthrough performance that would make the creators of True Blood envious. Alexandr Dolgopolov advanced to the quarterfinals in Melbourne with back-to-back wins over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Robin Soderling. For a youngster who had only once previously reached the third round of a major, the performance…Read More

Kim Clijsters Proving How Weak Women’s Tennis Has Become

Kim Clijsters has been the talk of the Australian Open on the women’s side for many reasons. She entered the tournament playing excellent tennis, having won the 2010 U.S. Open and the year-end WTA Tour Championship. The three-seed double-bageled Dinara Safina in the first round, becoming the first player to ever do that to a…Read More

Caroline Wozniacki Jokes with Media About Kangaroo Run-in

It seems as if tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has broken out of her shell. The media had complained that the women’s top overall seed at the Australian Open was too boring. She fired back by saying the media doesn’t ask her any exciting questions. So instead, after one of her matches this week, Wozniacki took…Read More

Roger Federer Has Customized Australian Open Shoes with Swiss Flags on Them

Recently we got upset with Nike for using holidays — especially sacred ones like MLK Day — for profit. They released new shoes on Christmas and MLK Day, capitalizing on the mass audience for attention. That wasn’t cool. But was is cool is customizing gear for its biggest superstars based on their accomplishments. That’s just…Read More

Feliciano Lopez and Juan Monaco Fight with Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi

The Indian Express doubles team of Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes have combined for three Grand Slam titles together, and they’re aiming for their first Australian Open title. They didn’t have much trouble defeating the team of Feliciano Lopez and Juan Monaco in the second round, but things got rocky between the four. Check out…Read More

Stanislas Wawrinka and Gael Monfils Pose for Twitter Picture Prior to Match

Less than an hour before facing off for their match at the Australian Open, Stanislas Wawrinka tweeted this locker room picture of himself with opponent Gael Monfils: Monfils and Wawrinka are twitter buddies, have practiced together, and have done charity work together. They’ve faced each other three times with Monfils leading 2-1 after winning the…Read More

Australian Open Muscles: Samantha Stosur or Rafael Nadal

I love the Australian Open, and not because of its rich tradition as the first Grand Slam of the year. The Aussie Open works for me because it’s played halfway across the Earth and is televised in the middle of the night when my vampire a$$ is still stirring. The only problem with the tourney…Read More

Ana Ivanovic Was Right, She Is in Excellent Shape for Australian Open

Ana Ivanovic has gone from French Open champion to wild card qualifier, and now she’s trying to work her way back up the tennis rankings. The 23-year-old Serbian is seeded 19th in this year’s Australian Open and said prior to the tournament “I’m in really good shape compared to previous years.” She wasn’t joking. Ivanovic,…Read More

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