Archive for January 30th, 2010

trophy watch: serena’s name on the daphne akhurst cup

January 30, 2010

We can always count on Serena Williams to get dolled up for her trophy photo session. This fifth title in Melbourne is no exception. Here she is posing with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup. (Read: Akhurst an Aussie tennis legend)

Can you imagine how these pics would have turned out if Justine had won the title? We shudder to think.

(image via Getty Images)

for laura, it’s a second second

January 30, 2010

Last year’s Girl’s runner-up, Laura Robson, had her hand in the final again in 2010, falling to Karolina Pliskova 6-1, 7-6 (5) in the championship match.

Robson had a strong run in the 2010 Australian, going 9-3 in the three events she entered. She won five matches in the Girl’s draw after winning her opening Women’s Qualifier a couple weeks ago. Most surprisingly – and perhaps most impressive – was her run to the Women’s Doubles quarterfinals with unknown Aussie Sally Peers.

Robson tried to pull a Serena in the final against Pliskova, falling behind 1-6, 1-3 before rallying to take the second set to a tiebreak. It wasn’t meant to be for the Melbourne-born British 16-year-old, however, falling in straight sets.

Her remarks when receiving her second-place trophy: “I’m tried. I’m just tired.” Get some sleep, Robby. We expect big things from you this year in the senior ranks…

(photo via ao.com) (corrected version)

serena wins her fifth australian open title

January 30, 2010

Congrats to Serena Williams for winning her fifth Australian Open women’s singles title (and 12th career major singles title) by defeating Justine Henin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Man, that third set was ug. ly.

Sunbeams or headlights? Serena’s Nike dress definitely did its part to enhance her curves in all the right places. See the details of her outfit (including jewelry, red shoelaces, and leopard-print fingernails) — all after the cut…


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