Posts Tagged Women’s tennis

Fireworks help celebrate Venus Williams’ Australian Open run

Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes the sweat from the face as he plays Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept telling anyone who would listen that his fitness levels wouldn’t stand up to the rigors of a two-week Grand Slam tournament. Tomas Berdych proved him right.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Maria’s message on the camera

Andy Murray of Britain waves after defeating Nick Kyrgios of Australia in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray knows what it’s like to feel the burden of a country’s expectations. So he has some advice for Australian tennis fans.

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The phone call that turned around Sharapova’s Aussie Open

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One phone call was all it took for Maria Sharapova to shake off whatever it was that almost ended her Australian Open.

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Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals

Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during a press conference after his quarterfinal loss to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

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What to Watch Wednesday at the Australian Open quarterfinals

Venus Williams of the U.S. celebrates after winning over Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Once upon a time, the story of women’s tennis was all about Serena and Venus Williams: The two sisters who rose from the concrete courts of Compton, California to play such transcending tennis that for a while the Grand Slams were nicknamed the Sisters Slams.

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