Posts tagged Australian Open

Fashion Friday: Neons make mark in sports gear

   January 23, 2015 6:35 am    0

What’s in the limelight in sports gear? Neons in yellow, chartreuse, green and a lot of pink, orange, blue and purple. The tennis courts at the Australian Open, the first major grand slam tennis tourney of the year, are alive with color and style. Here are some of the lightest and brightest:   Thanasi Kokkinakis, an…

 

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Tales from the couch

   January 9, 2014 4:59 am    0

Whenever anyone is sick and confined to a couch, there’s the possibility of delirium. Well here I am. Armed with newspapers, magazines, the Internet and TV, I’ve learned some really important info and some totally ridiculous hooey. Good news: Janet Yellen, 67, became the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve — taking over the helm…

 

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American Sloane Stephens, 19, ousts Serena Williams at Aussie

   January 23, 2013 7:55 am    0

Sloane Stephens, 19, earned a half million bucks last night, topped 35,000 Twitter followers and will likely break the top 10 in the Women’s Tennis Association. Her parents are Sybil Smith, a hall of fame swimmer at Boston University, and the late John Stephens, a former New England Patriots running back, who died in 2009. Last night, Sloane Stephens made history…

 

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Au-some tennis at Aussie Open — Djokovic, Sharapova et al

   January 20, 2013 6:34 am    0

It’s early morning tennis time! You don’t have to be a tennis fan to appreciate the talents of Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic and more at the 2013 Australian Open. I won’t spoil anything for anyone, but some great matches take place overnight. Serbian Djokovic is playing this morning in a real nail-biter. Last year, he played in the…

 

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Awed by Djokovic-Nadal marathon tennis final

   January 29, 2012 8:30 pm    0

You don’t have to be a tennis fan to appreciate the talents of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. At the 2012 Australian Open, Serbian Djokovic was the winner with scores of 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5. It was a nail-biter of a record-setting match that took 5 hours and 53 minutes. If you don’t understand those scores,…

 

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Serena Williams out at Australian Open

   January 23, 2012 5:35 am    0

Serena Williams, the last of 21 US women and men in the first major tennis tournament of the year, was dismantled by Russian Ekaterina Makarova, 6-2, 6-3 last  night and I watched every minute. It was painful to watch Williams, who has come back from innumerable injuries, including a blood clot, foot surgeries and countless…

 

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