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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.
29 Jan 2017
Angst. That’s the only way to describe watching Serena and Venus Williams play each other in tennis.
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.
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.
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.
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.