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Writer and blogger. @katesmart12 www.sportmediatheory.com or www.theshankingsoigneur.com

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June 2012
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Melbourne
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Roger Federer shows that the cult of youth is over. Long lives its demise

Roger Federer shows that the cult of youth is over. Long lives its demise

30 Jan 2017

The 2017 edition of the Australian Open was a celebration of why champions choose their time to retire, not tennis fans or the media.

Sisterly love prevails at the Australian Open ladies final

Sisterly love prevails at the Australian Open ladies final

29 Jan 2017

Angst. That’s the only way to describe watching Serena and Venus Williams play each other in tennis.

Venus rising in southern skies

Venus rising in southern skies

25 Jan 2017

This year’s Open has been about major upsets, particularly on the men’s side of the draw, and of former greats turning back the clock and marching toward the final weekend. On the women’s side, this is betst highlighted by Venus Williams.

The wide-open men’s draw at the Australian Open

The wide-open men’s draw at the Australian Open

23 Jan 2017

If Denis Istomin’s defeat of Novak Djokovic in the second round opened the field at the Australian Open, Mischa Zverev’s unexpected win over top-seed Andy Murray is surely the equivalent of throwing a hand grenade into the men’s draw.

Long live Sir Andy and the people’s court

Long live Sir Andy and the people’s court

22 Jan 2017

A new era of tennis has begun with the ascendency of the House of Murray. It’s an era couched in Murray’s down-to-earth persona, evident in his scheduled round three match against American Sam Querrey which was played on Hisense Arena on Friday.

Dissecting Kyrgios’ Kantian passion

Dissecting Kyrgios’ Kantian passion

18 Jan 2017

No matter how Nick Kyrgios performs at this year’s Australian Open, thousands of pixels will continue to be dedicated to trying to figure out just what is ‘wrong’ with Australia’s number one tennis player.