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ESPN Tweets Wrong Australian Open Winner

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Sports

Dewey Beat Wawrinka! ESPN's @SportsCenter Twitter account incorrectly proclaimed Rafael Nadal the winner of the Australian Open final on Sunday. Ju...

Nadal Stunned In Australian Open Final

AP | By JOHN PYE | Posted 03.28.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, exte...

Nadal Dominates

AP | By JOHN PYE | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal continued his dominant streak over Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final for the third time, bea...

She Made Tennis History -- And Then Got Asked A Sexist Question

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

We imagine that 19-year-old tennis player Eugenie Bouchard was more than thrilled when she made history by becoming the first Canadian woman to make i...

Federer Takes Down Murray

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 01.22.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer rekindled his dominance over Andy Murray in Grand Slam matches and advanced to his 11th consecutive Austra...

Another Major Upset Down Under

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Victoria Azarenka's 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended in an upset 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to ...

Tennis Star Shoves Australian Open Line Judge

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was a tense moment, according to David Ferrer. That's why he shoved the line judge. "It was nothing," the No. 3-rank...

WATCH: Ball Boy Immediately Resumes Position After Getting Nailed In Face

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

An Australian Open ball boy looked completely unphased over the weekend after taking a ball to the face during a fourth-round match between Florian Ma...

Andy Murray On The Art Of Smashing A Tennis Racket

AP | JUSTIN BERGMAN | Posted 01.20.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray couldn't quite remember the last time he smashed a racket. Or maybe he just has a bad memory. But he certai...

Did Sloane Stephens Cheer When Serena Lost?

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the record, Sloane Stephens was not cheering in celebration when Serena Williams lost. She was making fun of Ana Iva...

Serena Stunned

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 03.20.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka made it all look routine Saturday in defeating unseeded Yvonne Meusburger ...

'Baby Fed' Making Name For Himself At Aussie Open

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — He's been called "Baby Fed" for his Roger Federer-like one-handed backhands, and is also known as the boyfriend of Maria...

Serena Makes History Down Under

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.19.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five-time champion Serena Williams has now won more matches at the Australian Open than any other woman, notching career...

LOOK: Lightning Strikes Australian Open

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

As if the extreme heat wasn't enough for fans and competitors to deal with during the early rounds of the 2014 Australian Open, Mother Nature provided...

Second-Round Upset At Australian Open

AP | Posted 01.16.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro is out of the Australian Open, losing 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 to Spaniard Roberto Bau...

'Extreme Heat Policy' Halts Play

AP | JUSTIN BERGMAN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The scorching weather finally brought play to a halt on the fourth day of the Australian Open when the temperature toppe...

LOOK: Serena Makes Bold Fashion Choice In Heat

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

While her peers have been fainting, vomiting and even hallucinating during the early rounds of the Australian Open, Serena Williams has seemed to keep...

Austrailian Open Heat Giving Players Nightmares

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Just the thought of playing in the sweltering heat at the Australian Open is keeping Serena Williams up at night. So to...

Djokovic Cruises Into 3rd Round At Australian Open

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic stayed on track for a fourth consecutive Australian Open singles title with a 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 win Wednesday...

Heat Wave Hits Australian Open

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One player fainted mid-match as temperatures topped 42C (108F) at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Others said it felt li...

LOOK: Wozniacki Flashes Ring At Australian Open

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The searing sunlight wasn't the only thing sparkling on Caroline Wozniacki's court, where the crowds got a glimpse of he...

U.S. Star Out Of Australian Open

AP | Posted 03.15.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American John Isner has retired from his first-round match at the Australian Open with a foot injury after losing the fi...

Serena Easily Moves On

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams extended her winning streak to 23 matches and cruised into the second round of the Australian...

The Longest Title Games

Posted 06.13.2013 | Sports

It seemed like neither the Chicago Blackhawks or Boston Bruins would ever score the game-winning goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. But, finally...

Choker or Champion?

Dr. Amer Aldeen | Posted 04.09.2013 | Sports
Dr. Amer Aldeen

As a fan of tennis in general (and Stephens in particular as a young, American up-and-comer), I propose that we call this timeout the Azarenka Rule. Which is probably more appropriate than fruitlessly seeking that elusive medical diagnosis known as Azarenka Syndrome.