Posts tagged Australian Open

Tales from the couch

By | January 9, 2014 4:59 am | 0 Comments

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

By | January 23, 2013 7:55 am | 0 Comments

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

By | January 20, 2013 6:34 am | 0 Comments

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

By | January 29, 2012 8:30 pm | 0 Comments

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

By | January 23, 2012 5:35 am | 0 Comments

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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