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Australian Open

Roger Federer Proves Mental Toughness Is Key To Tennis Success

Neil Endicott | Posted 02.02.2017 | Sports
Neil Endicott

Roger Federer's stunning performance in the Australian Open final was, above all, an awesome display of mental toughness and determination in the face of huge psychological pressure.

Sport and Society for Arete -The Austrailian Open

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.30.2017 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Each year the Australian Open seems to produce some excellent tennis in the form of a dramatic match, a surprising winner, or some other wonder. It is...

Roger Federer Defeats Rafael Nadal To Win Australian Open

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.29.2017 | Sports

By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer came out on top after a rollercoaster ride in the 35th chapter of his rivalry with Rafa Nadal to...

WATCH: Tennis Star Delivers The World's Greatest Motivational Speech

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.24.2017 | Sports

Having a rough day? Need a confidence-booster? Listen to these pearls of wisdom from Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, a 34-year-old tennis star enjoying an impr...

6-Time Champion Novak Djokovic Trounced By 117th-Ranked Uzbek At Australian Open

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.19.2017 | Sports

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Uzbek journeyman Denis Istomin pulled off an Australian Open upset for the ages on Thursday when he sent Novak Djokovic tumbling...

Serena Williams Wins 22nd Grand Slam Title

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.11.2016 | Sports

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - It was third time lucky for American Serena Williams as she finally matched Steffi Graf’s professional era recor...

Serena Williams Is Back And Raring For Redemption

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 05.18.2016 | Sports

As grey skies fade to blue and the calendar shifts to late May, the tennis world is focusing its collective attention on Paris, as the annual French O...

Maria Sharapova Says She Failed Drug Test At Australian Open

Reuters | Erick Fernandez | Posted 03.07.2016 | Sports

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (Reuters) - Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid woman in sports, said on Monday that she failed a drug test at ...

Australian Day 2016: Knighthood, the Republic and the Open

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2017 | World
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Australia Day (January 26th) has come and gone. The day marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson...

Novak Djokovic Defeats Andy Murray In Australian Open Men's Final

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.31.2016 | Sports

Novak Djokovic vanquished Andy Murray for the fourth time in an Australian Open final on Sunday to win a record-equalling sixth title and serve notice...

Serena Stunned In Australian Open Final

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.30.2016 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - On a night when Steffi Graf loomed large over Rod Laver Arena, an inspired Angelique Kerber stunned Serena Williams in a...

Serena Williams Defeats Sharapova For The 18th Match-Up In A Row

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.26.2016 | Sports

Reigning champion Serena Williams ramped up the power in the second set to vanquish fifth seed Maria Sharapova for the 18th match in a row and reach t...

Match Fixing Suspicions Hit Australian Open

The New York Times | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.24.2016 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia — A major sports gambling website suspended betting on Sunday for a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open, raising suspici...

The Australian Open Serves Up the First Grand Slam of 2016

Drew Lesicko | Posted 01.19.2017 | Sports
Drew Lesicko

G'day mate! The 2016 tennis season has just begun and it is already serving up some great matches and controversial allegations. The players had their warm-up tournaments and now it's time for the first Grand Slam of 2016 -- the Australian Open!

Preview to the Australian Open

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 01.19.2017 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

Since tennis is by a long way the best sport on the face of the earth, and since the Grand Slams are some of the world's biggest sports events, I am thinking that it would be fitting to write a preview article to the Australian Open here.

Rafael Nadal Out Of Australian Open After First-Round Loss

BBC | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.19.2016 | Sports

Rafael Nadal suffered his first round-one exit at the Australian Open as Fernando Verdasco recorded a stunning five-set win at Melbourne Park....

World’s No. 1 Tennis Player Talks About Being Offered $200,000 To Throw A Match

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

In the wake of Buzzfeed News/BBC’s investigative report detailing evidence of widespread match fixing in the upper ranks of professional tennis, the...

Why You Should Care About the Australian Open

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.18.2017 | Sports
Sajeel Qureshi

The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It's ok, you've probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don't worry, you're not alone.

197,000 Fans View 'Bad Boy' Nick Kyrgios's #VolleyingChallenge - He Nominates Andy Murray & Serena Williams to "Go to the Wall Against Cancer"

Paul Sanderson | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

New 20-year-old Aussie tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has come perilously close to being defaulted for language and/or racquet and ball abuse at the US Open, the Australian Open, where John McEnroe was famously defaulted in 1990, and the Estoril Open in Portugal.

Tennis Wunderkind Nick Kyrgios and the Rise of the Social Athlete: Are you not Entertained?

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.05.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

For the most part, sport is about entertainment. Tennis matches, especially at night, are beginning to look and feel more and more like rock concerts. Right now, win or lose, Nick is adding to that experience in spades.


Joe Singh | Posted 04.03.2015 | Sports
Joe Singh

An empire, more often than not, doesn't erupt so much as erode. The "Big Four", composed of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray, is no longer the force of nature it once was. But it happened quietly, subtly, the way water wears away at rock.

Meanwhile, Over on This Court

Katharine Rose | Posted 03.30.2015 | Sports
Katharine Rose

Sportsmanship in its most pure form -- defined as "fair play, respect for opponents and polite behaviors by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition" -- can still be found.

Cheering on Income Equality, from Davos to Melbourne

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

Before we impose taxes, and before we wait for a market correction, we have to correct our star-crossed mindset and stop rewarding the 1 percent as though they create 99 percent more value than the rest.

Female Athletes Get Real About Their Periods

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women

British tennis player Heather Watson made headlines last week when she commented on her defeat at the Australian Open, telling reporters that dizzines...

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Ball Boy Hit In The Groin By 121 MPH Serve

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.22.2015 | Sports

Someone give this young man a medal... and a bag of ice. The ball boy at the Australian Open managed to keep perfectly still Thursday as a serve fr...