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Reflections: Australian Open Day 13

Women’s winner crowned: [4] Li Na def [20] Dominika Cibulkova 7-6, 6-0 to win the women’s singles Australian Open title. Men’s doubles winner crowned: [14] Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt defeated Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen 6-3, 6-3 to win the men’s doubles Australian Open title. Quotes of the day: Li Na’s entire post-match press […]

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Reflections: Australian Open Day 6

Match of the day: [22] Grigor Dimitrov def [11] Milos Raonic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 to reach his first ever fourth round of a Grand Slam. Rivalry begins?: If Raonic and Dimitrov are the future rivalry on the ATP, then that’s fine with me. Fab match from both and, more importantly, even better post-match hug. […]

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Reflections: Australian Open Day 4

Match of the day: [3] Maria Sharapova def Karin Knapp 6-3, 4-6, 10-8. Upset of the day: Roberto Bautista Agut def [5] Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5. Del Potro said after, “This kind of match also help me to learn something, and I will try to take my positive things about […]

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Reflections: Australian Open Day 3

Win of the day: Colin Fleming & Ross Hutchins def Marinko Matosevic and Michal Przysiezny 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. No teams were seeded but that doesn’t effect the meaning of the win for Ross Hutchins, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2012. After his first win in his first Grand Slam back on the Tour, […]

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Reflections: Australian Open Day 2

Photo of the day: Poor Frank Dancevic had a rough loss against Benoit Paire, seeming to collapse from the heat at one point. But he got up and powered through, and even managed to give the photographers some funny faces with his ice bags while trying to stay cool. Match of the day: [18] Gilles Simon […]

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Reflections: Australian Open Day 1

Photo of the day: Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum scored a huge upset over 6th seed Petra Kvitova. How’d she do it? “I just try like nothing to lose, just play the best, like do the best today. That’s it,” she said after. Upset of the day: [22] Ekaterina Makarova def Venus Williams 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Obviously […]

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Reflections: Wimbledon Day 2

Upset of the day: Laura Robson def. [10] Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-4. Unfortunately, Laura’s mom wasn’t able to watch her win live as she wasn’t able to find a dog sitter. Other seed upsets: Feliciano Lopez def. [19] Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-4, 7-6; Bernard Tomic def. [21] Sam Querrey 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3; Karolina […]

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Reflections: Wimbledon Day 1

Photos of the day: It’s hard to choose between these two celebrations, so Steve Darcis and Lleyton Hewitt share the honor of photo of the day. Upset of the day: Steve Darcis def. [5] Rafael Nadal 7-6, 7-6, 6-4. It was Rafa’s first-ever first round defeat in 35 Grand Slams (historically, Guga Kuerten was the […]

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Throwback Thursday: Remembering London 2012

Dearest Wimbledon, When last we met, you weren’t Wimbledon, you were the London Olympics. No more whitest whites but country colors were our fashion picks. The All England Club got a makeover, you were quite the rebel. The grass was green, you had some rings and your accents were all purple. You weren’t home to […]

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Reflections: Roland Garros Day 8

Match of the day: [2] Roger Federer def. [15] Gilles Simon 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 to notch is 900th career win. Upset of the day: [32] Tommy Robredo def. [11] Nicolas Almagro 6-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Ranked 470 a year ago, Tommy is the first player to win back three matches in a row […]

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