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Craig Hickman

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Roger Federer Wins Australian Open

Posted February 1, 2010 | 15:24:18 (EST)

"That was sweet," Roger Federer said to Wayne McEwan, tournament referee, shortly after subduing Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(11) in two hours and 41 minutes on Rod Laver arena last night.

With the victory, Raja wins his fourth Australian Open crown and his 16th Slam title,...

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Federer vs. Murray: Two and a Half Men

Posted January 30, 2010 | 17:55:39 (EST)

Whenever Roger Federer and Andy Murray talk about each other, I can't help but think of that American sitcom starring Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer who portray two brothers with a comic relationship characterized by competition and resentment.

I get the feeling that if they weren't...

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Serena Williams Wins Australian Open

Posted January 30, 2010 | 13:35:00 (EST)

It wasn't always pretty, but Serena Williams rained on Justine Henin's fairytale comeback parade to take her fifth Australian Open crown, an Open Era record.

Fighting through nerves, sticky feet, and legs heavy as wet hay, the world No. 1 picked apart Henin's game at the...

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Serena vs. Justine: Rivalry Renewed

Posted January 29, 2010 | 12:47:22 (EST)

The Australian Open organizers couldn't have written a better script. In the first Slam final of the new decade, Serena Williams, world No. 1 and defending champion, will face off against Justine Henin, the 2004 champion playing in only her second event since abruptly and mysteriously...

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Serena Williams: Comeback Queen

Posted January 27, 2010 | 21:26:15 (EST)

Some call her the Fierce Stomping Diva. I call her Serena the Great. Whatever you call her, there's no question that she's the queen of comebacks Down Under. Last night, when ESPN flashed a graphic listing all of Serena's great come-from-behind wins at the Australian Open, I saw in...

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