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BroadwayBomber55
01-10-12, 05:06 PM
Another year, another Grand Slam major tennis opener from Melbourne, Australia for the 2012 Australian Open.

January 16 to January 29, 2012

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/index.html

BroadwayBomber55
01-10-12, 05:08 PM
One women's player won't join the party.

Venus Williams withdraws from the Australian Open
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/45937692/ns/sports-tennis/

BroadwayBomber55
01-12-12, 07:21 PM
The draws are out...

Men's Singles
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/index.html

Women's Singles
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ws/index.html

NyQuil
01-12-12, 07:35 PM
On the men's side I'd like to see someone who has not won a major win this one.

Brick Tamland
01-12-12, 09:34 PM
On the men's side I'd like to see someone who has not won a major win this one.


I would too but Joker is going to win again. Who knows on the women's side.

BroadwayBomber55
01-14-12, 12:41 AM
BB55's Picks: 2012 Australian Open

Men's Singles
Champion Pick: Novak Djokovic, SRB
My second choice Champion Pick: Jo-Wilifred Tsonga, FRA
Early Exit: Andy Roddick, USA
Sleeper: Rafael Nadal, ESP
Farthest American and finish: Mardy Fish, 4th Round

Women's Singles
Champion Pick: Petra Kvitova, CZE
My second choice Champion Pick: Kim Clijsters, BEL
Early Exit: Samantha Stosur, AUS
Sleeper: Julia Goerges, GER
Farthest American and finish: Serena Williams, Semifinals

BroadwayBomber55
01-17-12, 12:59 AM
Day 1 Results: January 15, 2012

From Ausopen.org and Yahoo! Sports
http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/matches?date=2012-01-15

Men's Singles
A couple of Americans advance to Round 2 of the Australian Open.

Lefty Donald Young defeated German Peter Gojowczyk in five sets: 6-1, 6-2, 4-6, 1-6 and 6-2.

Young broke Gojowczyk's serve nine times.

Sam Querrey served 12 aces in his win over Kenny De Schepper of France in straight sets: 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Two Top-32 seeds in the men's singles were bounced out: #25 seed Argentine Juan Monaco out in five sets to German Philipp Kohlschreiber.

And 6'10" Croatian Ivo Karlovic sent Austrian Jurgen Melzer packing in straight sets.

First Round
Philipp Kohlschreiber def. Juan Monaco (25) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0
Ivo Karlovic def. Jurgen Melzer (31) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 6-3
Donald Young def. Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 6-2, 4-6, 1-6, 6-2
Sam Querrey def. Kenny De Schepper 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
Blaz Kavcic def. James Ward 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Pere Riba def. Albert Montanes 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Women's Singles
#19 seed Italian Flavia Pennetta was eliminated by Russian Nina Bratchikova, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.

Bratchikova broke Pennetta's serve five times.

First Round
Nina Bratchikova def. Flavia Pennetta (19) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
Lesya Tsurenko def. Arantxa Rus 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
Casey Dellacqua def. Bojana Jovanovski 6-3, 6-2
Eleni Daniilidou def. Kimiko Date Krumm 6-3, 6-2
Romina Oprandi def. Anastasiya Yakimova 6-4, 6-1

BroadwayBomber55
01-17-12, 03:07 PM
Day 2-3 Results: January 16-17, 2012

From Ausopen.org and Fox Sports

Men's Singles
http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/results

Aussie Young Gun Bernard Tomic dumps #22 seed Spainard Fernando Verdasco in five sets: 4-6, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-2, 7-5.

Verdasco had 83 unforced errors despite 57 winners in the match and was broken seven times.

Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt tangle in Round 2 after winning their matches.

#8 seed American Mardy Fish advanced and so did the Top 4 heavy hitters: Swiss legend Roger Federer, Spanish dynamo Rafael Nadal, defending champion Serbian Novak Djokovic and Briton Andy Murray.

Frenchman Jo-Wilifred Tsonga also punched his ticket to Round 2.

1st Round - January 15, 2012
Flavio Cipolla def. Nikolay Davydenko 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Blaz Kavcic def. James Ward 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Nicolas Almagro(10) def. Lukasz Kubot 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 7-5
Juan Martin del Potro(11) def. Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-4
Sergiy Stakhovsky def. Illya Marchenko 6-3, 6-7 (9-11), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Feliciano Lopez(18) def. Leonardo Mayer 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
Kevin Anderson(30) def. Frederik Nielsen 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
Pere Riba def. Albert Montanes 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Tobias Kamke def. Victor Hanescu 6-2, 6-1, 6-2
Ivo Karlovic def. Jurgen Melzer(31) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 6-3
Mardy Fish(8) def. Gilles Muller 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Stanislas Wawrinka(21) def. Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-1, 7-5
Tomas Berdych(7) def. Albert Ramos 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Bernard Tomic def. Fernando Verdasco(22) 4-6, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-2, 7-5
Alejandro Falla def. Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Carlos Berlocq def. Jesse Huta Galung 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
Philipp Kohlschreiber def. Juan Monaco(25) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0
Sam Querrey def. Kenny De Schepper 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
Grigor Dimitrov def. Jeremy Chardy 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Donald Young def. Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 6-2, 4-6, 1-6, 6-2

January 16, 2012
Marcos Baghdatis def. Benjamin Becker 6-1, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Florent Serra def. Steve Darcis 6-7 (3-7), 3-6, 5-4
Alexandr Dolgopolov(13) def. Greg Jones 1-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2
Tommy Haas def. Denis Kudla 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-0, 7-5
Lukas Lacko def. Ivan Ljubicic(28) 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Olivier Rochus def. Bjorn Phau 6-1, 6-4, 6-0
Andreas Beck def. Eric Prodon 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Rafael Nadal(2) def. Alex Kuznetsov 6-4, 6-1, 6-1
Yen-Hsun Lu def. Rik De Voest 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
John Isner(16) def. Benjamin Mitchell 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
Roger Federer(3) def. Alexandre Kudryavtsev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2
David Nalbandian def. Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 4-2
Alex Bogomolov Jr.(32) def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Andrey Golubev def. Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
David Ferrer(5) def. Rui Machado 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
Philipp Petzschner def. Lukas Rosol 6-0, 6-0, 6-2
Kei Nishikori(24) def. Stephane Robert 6-1, 7-6 (9-7), 6-0
Richard Gasquet(17) def. Andreas Seppi 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Santiago Giraldo def. Matteo Viola 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
James Duckworth def. Jurgen Zopp 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Michael Llodra def. Ernests Gulbis 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
Novak Djokovic(1) def. Paolo Lorenzi 6-2, 6-0, 6-0
Juan Ignacio Chela(27) def. Michael Russell 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-4
Janko Tipsarevic(9) def. Dmitry Tursunov 5-7, 7-6 (14-12), 6-3, 6-4
Milos Raonic(23) def. Filippo Volandri 6-4, 6-0, 6-2
Edouard Roger-Vasselin def. Xavier Malisse 7-6 (8-6)
Tatsuma Ito def. Potito Starace 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Marcel Granollers(26) def. Jesse Levine 6-0, 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 5-7, 6-3
Ryan Sweeting def. Matthias Bachinger 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

January 17, 2012
Pablo Andujar def. Igor Kunitsyn 6-1, 7-6 (14-12), 6-0
Frederico Gil def. Ivan Dodig 2-6, 6-1, 6-1, 4-1
Matthew Ebden def. Joao Souza 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
Andy Murray(4) def. Ryan Harrison 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Nicolas Mahut def. Radek Stepanek(29) 7-5, 7-5, 6-3
Gael Monfils(14) def. Marinko Matosevic 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-3
Ricardo Mello def. Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
Julien Benneteau def. Karol Beck 6-4, 6-2, 7-5
Viktor Troicki(19) def. Juan Carlos Ferrero 4-6, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Mikhail Kukushkin def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-4, 6-3, 6-0
Thomaz Bellucci def. Dudi Sela 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-3
Gilles Simon(12) def. Danai Udomchoke 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-2
Andy Roddick(15) def. Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4, 6-1
Lleyton Hewitt def. Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(6) def. Denis Istomin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Women's Singles
Three of the four Women's major champions advanced, but 2011 US Open women's singles champion and Aussie hopeful Samantha Stosur was the only one eliminated from Melbourne.

Romanian starlet Sorana Cirstea bounced Stosur from the tournament with a straight sets win, 7-6 (2), 6-3.

Stosur was very erratic making 33 unforced errors while Cirstea had a 28 winners/26 unforced errors ratio and served eight aces.

Defending AO champion Belgian Kim Clijsters, French open champion Chinese Li Na and Wimbledon titleholder Czech Republic southpaw Petra Kvitova advanced to Round 2.

So did #12 seed American legend Serena Williams.

Others that advanced include #1 Dane Caroline Wozniacki and #3 seed Belarus Victoria Azarenka

American Christina McHale got a scalp against #24 seed Czech Lucie Safarova.

Finally, #4 seed Russian and 2008 champion Maria Sharapova sent Argentine Gisela Dulko packing losing only one game.

JANUARY 17
Roberta Vinci(23) def. Alexandra Cadantu 6-0, 6-1
Sorana Cirstea def. Samantha Stosur(6) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
Nadia Petrova(29) def. Andrea Hlavackova 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
Michaella Krajicek def. Kristina Barrois 6-3, 7-6 (15-13)
Marion Bartoli(9) def. Virginie Razzano 7-5, 6-0
Sloane Stephens def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-4, 6-2
Sara Errani def. Valeria Savinykh 6-2, 6-1
Ekaterina Makarova def. Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-0, 2-6, 6-0
Svetlana Kuznetsova(18) def. Chanelle Scheepers 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
Stephanie Dubois def. Elena Vesnina 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Angelique Kerber(30) def. Bojana Bobusic 6-1, 6-3
Ana Ivanovic(21) def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-0, 6-3
Jie Zheng def. Madison Keys 6-2, 6-1
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova def. Iryna Bremond 6-0, 6-4
Serena Williams(12) def. Tamira Paszek 6-3, 6-2

JANUARY 16
Alberta Brianti def. Irina Falconi 6-2, 7-5
Kim Clijsters(11) def. Maria Joao Koehler 7-5, 6-1
Francesca Schiavone(10) def. Laura Pous-Tio 6-1, 6-3
Shuai Peng(16) def. Aravane Rezai 6-3, 6-4
Stephanie Foretz Gacon def. Elena Baltacha 6-2, 6-4
Iveta Benesova def. Mathilde Johansson 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Christina McHale def. Lucie Safarova(24) 6-2, 6-4
Olivia Rogowska def. Sofia Arvidsson 6-3, 6-1
Tsvetana Pironkova def. Sania Mirza 6-4, 6-2
Mona Barthel def. Anne Keothavong 6-0
Anna Tatishvili def. Ashleigh Barty 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Monica Niculescu(31) def. Alize Cornet 5-7, 6-0, 6-3
Marina Erakovic def. Irena Pavlovic 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
Pauline Parmentier def. Alla Kudryavtseva 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Kai-Chen Chang def. Petra Martic 6-4, 6-2
Jelena Jankovic(13) def. Laura Robson 6-2, 6-0
Galina Voskoboeva def. Yanina Wickmayer(28) 7-5, 6-2
Caroline Wozniacki(1) def. Anastasia Rodionova 6-2, 6-1
Petra Kvitova(2) def. Vera Dushevina 6-2, 6-0
Maria Kirilenko(27) def. Jarmila Gajdosova 6-4, 6-2
Shahar Peer def. Isabella Holland 6-2, 6-0
Lucie Hradecka def. Evgeniya Rodina 6-3, 6-1
Vania King def. Kateryna Bondarenko 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-1, 7-5
Sabine Lisicki(14) def. Stefanie Voegele 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova(15) def. Klara Zakopalova 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
Aleksandra Wozniak def. Shuai Zhang 6-3, 6-3
Greta Arn def. Rebecca Marino 6-4, 6-2
Maria Sharapova(4) def. Gisela Dulko 6-0, 6-1
Dominika Cibulkova(17) def. Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-1
Jelena Dokic def. Anna Chakvetadze 6-2, 6-1
Vera Zvonareva(7) def. Alexandra Dulgheru 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (5-7), 6-3
Jamie Hampton def. Mandy Minella 6-1, 6-1
Kaia Kanepi(25) def. Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-4
Urszula Radwanska def. Alison Riske 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

JANUARY 15
Anabel Medina Garrigues(26) def. Eva Birnerova 6-3, 6-3
Eleni Daniilidou def. Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-3, 6-2
Casey Dellacqua def. Bojana Jovanovski 6-3, 6-2
Paula Ormaechea def. Simona Halep 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
Daniela Hantuchova(20) def. Varvara Lepchenko 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Agnieszka Radwanska(8) def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-7 (10-12), 6-4, 6-2
Lesia Tsurenko def. Arantxa Rus 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
Victoria Azarenka(3) def. Heather Watson 6-1, 6-0
Nina Bratchikova def. Flavia Pennetta(19) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
Petra Cetkovska(32) def. Ayumi Morita 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
Olga Govortsova def. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-2, 6-4
Julia Goerges(22) def. Polona Hercog 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Romina Oprandi def. Anastasiya Yakimova 6-4, 6-1
Na Li(5) def. Ksenia Pervak 6-3, 6-1

BroadwayBomber55
01-17-12, 03:11 PM
Look out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxZE_4s_OUs

BroadwayBomber55
01-19-12, 12:40 AM
Day 4 Results: January 18, 2012

From Ausopen.org and Yahoo! Sports

Men's Singles
It was a mixed bag for the American men.

The bad news was #8 seed Mardy Fish was bounced out in the second round by Colombian Alejandro Falla in straight sets 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

Fish completely misfired when he had 58 unforced errors.

The good news was the big American John Isner advancing to the third round after a 5-set war with Argentine veteran David Nalbandian: 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8.

The Argentine had a 2 sets to 1 lead on the American, but Isner won the fourth set and Nalbandian threw his racquet in disgust after failing to close out the set. The racket even injured a photographer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uJT7JgQFFQ

Things got even more heated for the Argentine in the fifth set. With advantage Nalbandian at 8-all, Isner served of what was called a fault by the linesperson up the tee, but chair umpire Kader Nouni overruled the linesperson and called it an ace. Nalbandian tried to challenge the call, but Nouni said that he took too long.

Madness ensued after Nalbandian was denied a replay challenge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOey5i7Fxa8

Here's the replay of Isner's serve at 1:30 of this clip. It was clearly missed, but Nalbandian didn't get a challenge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beDPFAbGsdc

Swiss legend and #3 seed Roger Federer gets a free pass into the third round after his supposed second round opponent Germany's Andreas Beck withdrew due to injury.
http://news.yahoo.com/beck-ache-gives-federer-walkover-062622285--tennis.html

Rafael Nadal eliminates Tommy Haas.

And Aussie sensation Bernard Tomic dumps American Sam Querrey out of the tournament.

Second Round
Ivo Karlovic def. Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Roger Federer(3) def. Andreas Beck withdrew

Nicolas Almagro(10) def. Grigor Dimitrov 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-0

Alexandr Dolgopolov(13) def. Tobias Kamke 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 8-6

Stanislas Wawrinka(21) def. Marcos Baghdatis 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Bernard Tomic def. Sam Querrey 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Alejandro Falla def. Mardy Fish(8) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)

Philipp Kohlschreiber def. Pere Riba 6-0, 4-0

Tomas Berdych(7) def. Olivier Rochus 6-1, 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Yen-Hsun Lu def. Florent Serra 7-5, 6-2, 6-2

Kevin Anderson(30) def. Sergiy Stakhovsky 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

Juan Martin del Potro(11) def. Blaz Kavcic 6-4, 7-5, 6-3

Feliciano Lopez(18) def. Flavio Cipolla 7-5, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Rafael Nadal(2) def. Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Lukas Lacko def. Donald Young 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

John Isner(16) def. David Nalbandian 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8

Women's Singles
New Jersey native Christina McHale advances to the third round with a 3-set win over New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

Erakovic had 47 winners, but also had 49 unforced errors and served five double faults.

McHale had 31 winners/33 unforced errors and no double faults.

Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Li Na advanced, but #10 seed Italian and 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone was bounced out by fellow Italian Romina Oprandi: 6-4, 6-3.

Schiavone had 35 unforced errors and served nine double faults.

Second Round
JANUARY 18
Monica Niculescu(31) def. Pauline Parmentier 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Caroline Wozniacki(1) def. Anna Tatishvili 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

Agnieszka Radwanska(8) def. Paula Ormaechea 6-3, 6-1

Mona Barthel def. Petra Cetkovska(32) 7-5, 6-3

Victoria Azarenka(3) def. Casey Dellacqua 6-1, 6-0

Iveta Benesova def. Shuai Peng(16) 6-2, 6-4

Anabel Medina Garrigues(26) def. Olga Govortsova 6-1, 6-0

Na Li(5) def. Olivia Rogowska 6-2, 6-2

Daniela Hantuchova(20) def. Lesia Tsurenko 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Christina McHale def. Marina Erakovic 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

Kim Clijsters(11) def. Stephanie Foretz Gacon 6-0, 6-1

Romina Oprandi def. Francesca Schiavone(10) 6-4, 6-3

Nina Bratchikova def. Alberta Brianti 6-2, 6-1

Jelena Jankovic(13) def. Kai-Chen Chang 6-4, 6-2

Julia Goerges(22) def. Eleni Daniilidou 6-2, 2-0 ret.

Galina Voskoboeva def. Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4, 6-4

BroadwayBomber55
01-19-12, 12:44 AM
Country Scoreboard: As of January 18, 2012
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/nations/scoreboard.html

BroadwayBomber55
01-19-12, 12:49 PM
Day 4 Results: January 18, 2012

From Ausopen.org and Fox Sports

Men's Singles
#15 seed American Andy Roddick retired from his match against Aussie legend Lleyton Hewitt after trailing two sets to 1 after winning the first set 6-3. Hewitt then went on to win the second and third sets 6-3, 6-4 before Roddick called it a day after a hamstring injury.

Hewitt punished Roddick with 41 winners and served 11 aces.

Briton Andy Murray advanced in straight sets.

But #12 seed Frenchman Gilles Simon and #19 seed Serbian Viktor Troicki were knocked out.

Second Round
Kei Nishikori(24) def. Matthew Ebden 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-1

Richard Gasquet(17) def. Andrey Golubev 6-4, 6-2, 3-0

Julien Benneteau def. Gilles Simon(12) 7-5, 7-6 (10-8), 1-6, 3-6, 6-2

Mikhail Kukushkin def. Viktor Troicki(19) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Andy Murray(4) def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Gael Monfils(14) def. Thomaz Bellucci 2-6, 6-0, 6-4, 6-2

Lleyton Hewitt def. Andy Roddick(15) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Women's Singles
#12 seed Serena Williams knocked off a fighting Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in straight sets 6-0, 6-4.

#2 seed Czech lefty Petra Kvitova advanced to the third round, but it wasn't easy against Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

Kvitova had 31 winners, but 48 unforced errors. Suarez Navarro though served five double faults.

Hungarian Greta Arn dumped #17 seed Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 3-6, 10-8.

Arn served 12 double faults, but had a better winners/unforced errors differential 32 winners/37 unforced errors (-5) to Cibulkova's -22 of 36 winners/58 unforced errors.

Second Round
Greta Arn def. Dominika Cibulkova(17) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

Sabine Lisicki(14) def. Shahar Peer 6-1, 6-2

Petra Kvitova(2) def. Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Maria Kirilenko(27) def. Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

Marion Bartoli(9) def. Jelena Dokic 6-3, 6-2

Svetlana Kuznetsova(18) def. Sloane Stephens 7-6 (8-6), 7-5

BroadwayBomber55
01-20-12, 06:27 PM
The third round draws

Men's Singles
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/index.html

Women's Singles
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ws/index.html

BroadwayBomber55
01-20-12, 06:48 PM
Day 5-6 Results: January 19-20, 2012

From Ausopen.org and Fox Sports

Men's Singles
Third Round
The Aussie young gun advanced to the Round of 16.

Bernard Tomic eliminates 13-seed talented Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in five sets: 4-6, 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-3.

Dolgopolov had 80 winners and served 22 aces, but also had 78 unforced errors.

Tomic had 41 winners and 61 unforced errors.

Tomic will take on #3 seed and Swiss legend Roger Federer who dispatched the big Croatian Ivo Karlovic in straight sets.

No marathon win for John Isner this time. The lone American remaining in the men's singles draw was eliminated by #18 seed Spainard Feliciano Lopez in five sets: 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-7 (0-7), 6-1.

Isner had 64 winners and 30 aces, but Lopez had a better winners/unforced errors differential 55 winners/30 unforced errors.

Lopez takes on fellow Spainard and Mallorca legend #2 seed Rafael Nadal who won in straight sets over Slovakia's Lukas Lacko.

JANUARY 20
Bernard Tomic def. Alexandr Dolgopolov(13) 4-6, 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-3

Juan Martin del Potro(11) def. Yen-Hsun Lu 6-2, 6-3, 6-0

Rafael Nadal(2) def. Lukas Lacko 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

Nicolas Almagro(10) def. Stanislas Wawrinka(21) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, 6-4

Roger Federer(3) def. Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (8-6), 7-5, 6-3

Tomas Berdych(7) def. Kevin Anderson(30) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Philipp Kohlschreiber def. Alejandro Falla 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Feliciano Lopez(18) def. John Isner(16) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-7 (0-7), 6-1

Women's Singles
#1 seed Dane Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the Round of 16 dispatching Romanian Monica Niculescu: 6-2, 6-2.

Wozniacki had 23 winners.

The Dane will take on Serbian Jelena Jankovic who ended American Christina McHale's run with a 6-2, 6-0 win.

McHale had 26 unforced errors and served three double faults while Jankovic had an even differential to winners and unforced errors 16 winners/16 unforced errors.

Defending champion Kim Clijsters eliminated Slovak Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 6-2. Clijsters had 27 winners.

The Belgian will take on Chinese star Li Na who had a quick win after Spainard Anabel Medina Garrigues retired due to an ankle injury three games into the first set.
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2012-01-20/201201201327064326541.html

Other winners include Belorussian 3 seed Victoria Azarenka and #22 seed German Julia Goerges.

Jelena Jankovic(13) def. Christina McHale 6-2, 6-0

Kim Clijsters(11) def. Daniela Hantuchova(20) 6-3, 6-2

Na Li(5) def. Anabel Medina Garrigues(26) 3-0

Victoria Azarenka(3) def. Mona Barthel 6-2, 6-4

Iveta Benesova def. Nina Bratchikova 6-1, 6-3

Caroline Wozniacki(1) def. Monica Niculescu(31) 6-2, 6-2

Julia Goerges(22) def. Romina Oprandi 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Agnieszka Radwanska(8) def. Galina Voskoboeva 6-2, 6-2

BroadwayBomber55
01-21-12, 06:49 PM
Day 6-7 Results: January 20-21, 2012

From Ausopen.org and Fox Sports

Men's Singles
The Round of 16 for the Men's side is complete.

Aussie legend and Adelaide native Lleyton Hewitt will be the one who takes on #1 seed Serbian and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the Fourth Round.

Hewitt won his third round match in four sets over #23 seed Canadian Milos Raonic, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

Raonic had 58 winners and served 23 aces, but had 54 errors. Hewitt had a -5 winners and unforced errors differential.

#4 seed Briton Andy Murray takes on Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin after the Kazakh eliminated #14 seed Frenchman Gael Monfils in five sets.

Monfils had 11 double faults and 55 unforced errors.

Third Round
Mikhail Kukushkin def. Gael Monfils(14) 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 1-6, 6-4

Andy Murray(4) def. Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-2, 6-0

Lleyton Hewitt def. Milos Raonic(23) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Women's Singles

#12 seed American legend Serena Williams lost only two games against Hungarian Great Arn in a 6-1, 6-1 victory.

Arn had 7 winners to 21 unforced errors while Serena had 19 winners to 16 unforced errors.

Russian lefty Ekaterina Makarova will take on Serena next after Makarova eliminated #7 seed Vera Zvonareva in straight sets.

Makarova had a +3 winners to unforced errors differential (27 winners/24 unforced errors) while Zvonareva had a -19 winners to unforced errors differential (18 winners/37 unforced errors).

#14 seed German starlet Sabine Lisicki outlasted #18 seed Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets.

Lisicki had 37 winners and served 4 aces, but served 7 double faults and had 36 unforced errors.

The German will take on #4 seed and 2008 champion Russian Maria Sharapova in the Round of 16.

Third Round
Sabine Lisicki(14) def. Svetlana Kuznetsova(18) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Serena Williams(12) def. Greta Arn 6-1, 6-1

BroadwayBomber55
01-21-12, 06:53 PM
Round of 16 Draws

Men's Singles
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/index.html

The Tomas Berdych v. Nicolas Almagro is the match to watch in the Men's R16.

Women's Singles
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ws/index.html

Sabine Lisicki vs. Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters vs. Li Na and Ana Ivanovic v. Petra Kvitova are the matches to watch in the women's side.

BroadwayBomber55
01-22-12, 01:53 PM
Day 7-8 Results: January 21-22, 2012

From Ausopen.org and Fox Sports

Men's Singles
Round of 16

#3 seed Swiss legend Roger Federer ends Aussie young gun Bernard Tomic's run in the Australian Open in straight sets: 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.

Federer had 45 winners and served 13 aces.

Fed will take on his Argentine nemesis Juan Martin del Potro in a rematch of their 2009 US Open final encounter in the quarterfinals.

del Potro eliminated German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-2, 6-1. The Argentine had 31 winners to 14 unforced errors.

Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych meet in the other quarterfinal in Fed's half of the draw.

Juan Martin del Potro(11) def. Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-2, 6-1

Roger Federer(3) def. Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

Rafael Nadal(2) def. Feliciano Lopez(18) 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

Tomas Berdych(7) def. Nicolas Almagro(10) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2)

Women's Singles
Round of 16.

The Kim Clijsters' farewell tour in Melbourne lives for another round.

The Belgian gutted out an intense three-set win over #5 seed Chinese star Li Na 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4.

Clijsters lost the first set 6-4 due to Na's 11 winners and Clijsters' three double faults. To make matters worse, Clijsters injured her ankle in the first set.

In the second set, Clijsters was very erratic with 5 winners and 23 unforced and Li had 16 winners.

But Clijsters hung in there to force a tiebreak. The drama unfolded when Li Na had a 6-2 lead and four match points on her racket.

However, Na made two critical unforced errors of her 20 in the second set and Clijsters made a winner and a lob to make it 6-6 and went on to win the second set 8-6 in a tiebreak.

Here are all four matchpoints saved by Clijsters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDK-4eCdXRM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkfjqiHBwho&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx6HGlFt-2o&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkfjqiHBwho&feature=related

The ice cool Belgian went on to win the third set and advance to the quarterfinals over a stunned Li Na.

Clijsters had 20 winners to 41 unforced errors in the match and served six double faults while Li Na had 39 winners, but also 46 unforced errors and served 6 double faults.

Clijsters takes on #1 seed Dane Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals after dispatching #13 seed Serbian Jelena Jankovic 6-0, 7-5. Jankovic made 50 unforced errors in the match.

#3 seed Belarus star Victoria Azarenka took 77 minutes to eliminate Czech lefty Iveta Benesova 6-2, 6-2.

She will face #8 seed Polish starlet Agnieszka Radwanska who took out #22 seed German Julia Goerges in 54 minutes: 6-1, 6-1.

Kim Clijsters(11) def. Na Li(5) 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

Caroline Wozniacki(1) def. Jelena Jankovic(13) 6-0, 7-5

Victoria Azarenka(3) def. Iveta Benesova 6-2, 6-2

Agnieszka Radwanska(8) def. Julia Goerges(22) 6-1, 6-1

CptCrunch
01-23-12, 12:29 AM
Down goes Tsonga!

BroadwayBomber55
01-23-12, 02:11 AM
Down goes Tsonga!

And Serena too.

b_joseph
01-23-12, 06:11 AM
2nd week, this is where the fun starts. Shame that Serena is out though...I miss her being the best.

BroadwayBomber55
01-23-12, 01:40 PM
Day 8-9 results: January 8-9, 2012

From Ausopen.org, Fox Sports and Yahoo! Sports

Men's Singles
#1 seed Serbian Novak Djokovic ended Aussie Lleyton Hewitt's Australian Open run with a 4-set win: 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Djokovic had 55 winners and served 15 aces.

#5 seed Spaniard David Ferrer takes on Djokovic in the Quarterfinals after eliminating #17 seed Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4, 6-1.

Ferrer had 36 winners.

Meanwhile, #8 seed Frenchman Jo-Wilifred Tsonga goes down to Japan's Kei Nishikori in five sets: 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Tsonga had 50 winners and served 13 aces, but had 70 unforced errors.

Nishikori had 37 winners to 30 unforced errors.

The Japanese player takes on #4 seed Briton Andy Murray in the quarterfinals after Kazakhstan player Mikhail Kukushkin had to retire in the third set with hip injury trailing 6-1, 6-1, 1-0.

Fourth Round
Novak Djokovic (1) def. Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Roger Federer (3) def. Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
Andy Murray (4) def. Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 6-1, 1-0 retired
David Ferrer (5) def. Richard Gasquet (17) 6-4, 6-4, 6-1

Kei Nishikori (24) def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Women's Singles
#12 seed American Serena Williams misfired in her straight sets loss to Russian southpaw Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-3.

Serena had 24 winners and 9 aces, but also had 37 unforced errors and served 9 double faults.

Makarova takes on fellow Russian and 2008 champion #4 seed Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals who outlasted #14 seed German young gun Sabine Lisicki in three sets 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Sharapova's 47 unforced errors and 8 double faults kept Lisicki in the match, but Sharapova had more two more winners than the German 23-21.

Meanwhile, #2 seed Czech lefty Petra Kvitova ends b_joseph's girl Serbia's Ana Ivanovic's run in Oz with a two-sets win: 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Kvitova had 30 winners and 7 aces while Ivanovic's 7 double faults and 26 unforced errors didn't help the Serbian.

Kvitova will take on unseeded Italian Sara Errani in the quarterfinals.

Errani eliminated China's Jie Zheng 6-2, 6-1. Zheng had 47 unforced errors and 5 double faults.

Fourth Round
Caroline Wozniacki (1) def. Jelena Jankovic (13) 6-0, 7-5
Petra Kvitova (2) def. Ana Ivanovic (21) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
Maria Sharapova (4) def. Sabine Lisicki (14) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Ekaterina Makarova def. Serena Williams (12) 6-2, 6-3
Sara Errani def. Jie Zheng 6-2, 6-1

BroadwayBomber55
01-23-12, 01:42 PM
Quarterfinals

Men's Singles
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/index.html

Women's Singles
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ws/index.html

b_joseph
01-24-12, 08:01 AM
Great match from Rafa...3-1 with a backdoor sweep. Sets ( no pun intended ) up a match with his greatest rival.

dabomb2045
01-24-12, 08:07 AM
Another major....another failure from Wozniacki. Maybe even more so then her game, I think her attitude needs to change as well.

BroadwayBomber55
01-24-12, 11:28 AM
Another major....another failure from Wozniacki. Maybe even more so then her game, I think her attitude needs to change as well.

From point #1, Kim Clijsters took the game to Caroline Wozniacki and dictated play. Clijsters went for everything.

The only thing that kept Wozniacki in the match was Clijsters making 40 unforced errors to go along with her 39 winners.

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 02:16 AM
Great match from Rafa...3-1 with a backdoor sweep. Sets ( no pun intended ) up a match with his greatest rival.

Can't wait for Fed vs. Rafa again.

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 02:24 AM
#3 seed Belarussian Victoria Azarenka is next up for Kim Clijsters in the semifinals.

Azarenka came back from a set down to eliminate #8 seed Polish star Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets: 6-7 (0), 6-0, 6-2.

Azarenka sprayed the ball around with 25 unforced errors as Agnieszka won the first set in a tie break 7-0.

But Azarenka had 11 winners and 5 unforced errors in set 2 with the Polish star serving three double faults.

Vika completed the comeback in the third and deciding set with 16 winners and 8 unforced errors.

Meanwhile, it's a rematch of the 2011 Wimbledon final as #2 seed Czech Republic lefty Petra Kvitova takes on Maria Sharapova in the other semifinal.

The Czech southpaw ended Italy's Sara Errani's Oz run with a 6-4, 6-4 win.

Kvitova had 36 winners despite making 44 unforced errors.

The women's semifinals matchups:
Maria Sharapova vs. Petra Kvitova

Kim Clijsters vs. Victoria Azarenka

BroadwayBomber55
01-25-12, 06:02 PM
With Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer set for one semifinal, #4 seed Briton Andy Murray and #1 seed and defending champion Serbian Novak Djokovic complete the other semifinal.

Murray had 36 winners against 27 unforced errors and 4 aces in his straight sets win over Japanese star Kei Nishikori: 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.

Nishikori had 30 winners, but also 39 unforced errors.

Djokovic dispatched #5 seed Spaniard David Ferrer's run with a straight sets win: 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.

Djokovic had a better winners-unforced errors differential -4, 35 winners to 39 unforced errors.

Ferrer had a -18: 18 winners, but 36 unforced errors.

The Men's Singles semifinals
#4 Andy Murray vs. #1 Novak Djokovic
#3 Roger Federer vs. #2 Rafael Nadal

b_joseph
01-26-12, 07:31 AM
http://images.smh.com.au/ftsmh/ffximage/2009/01/28/rafaelnadal2_narrowweb__300x400,0.jpg

Brick Tamland
01-26-12, 02:29 PM
Impressive win by Nadal. I don't like his chances against Djokovic though.

NyQuil
01-26-12, 10:54 PM
I wonder if Federer is done winning majors. His last major win was two years ago and he'll be 30 this year.

BroadwayBomber55
01-27-12, 02:01 AM
It's Belarus's Victoria Azarenka vs. Russia's Maria Sharapova in the women's singles final.

Azarenka edged out Belgium's Kim Clijsters in a three-set win: 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

Azarenka won the first set thanks to Clijsters 18 unforced errors and 2 double faults.

But Clijsters won the second set after Azarenka misfired with 16 unforced errors and 2 double faults.

But Azarenka won the third set after Clijsters had 21 unforced errors and 6 winners. Clijsters had 44 unforced errors and five double faults while Azarenka had 40 unforced errors and 7 double faults.

Meanwhile, Sharapova got her revenge on #2 seed Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova from the 2011 Wimbledon final with a three sets win: 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 despite serving 10 double faults.

Kvitova had 41 unforced errors and four double faults despite having 29 winners and served 4 aces.

Brick Tamland
01-27-12, 06:12 AM
I wonder if Federer is done winning majors. His last major win was two years ago and he'll be 30 this year.

Fair question. I think he's got one left in him, but then again, it has been two years.

b_joseph
01-27-12, 08:47 AM
Rafa vs Novak...again. Hopefully Rafa gets him this time around.

b_joseph
01-27-12, 08:49 AM
I wonder if Federer is done winning majors. His last major win was two years ago and he'll be 30 this year.

He'll need a little luck...Rafa and Novak maybe experiencing an upset early in the 2nd week. Similar to how he was able to win Roland Garros because Rafa got bounced early/was hurt and couldnt play his top level.

BroadwayBomber55
01-27-12, 05:04 PM
Who's anyone got for the women's singles final? Maria Sharapova or Victoria Azarenka?

Sorry Vika, but I pick Sharapova.

BroadwayBomber55
01-28-12, 11:29 AM
Wow! Victoria Azarenka really proved me wrong.

Congrats to the Belarussian star on her first major title and a new #1 in the WTA tour.

Azarenka made Maria Sharapova implode in a 6-3, 6-0 rout.

Sharapova made 30 unforced errors and served three double faults while Azarenka had a +2 differential in winners to unforced errors (14 winners, 12 unforced errors).

b_joseph
01-29-12, 09:42 AM
Novak is the best player I've ever seen...better than Federer. That was an absolutely tremendous performance.

dabomb2045
01-29-12, 09:43 AM
Maybe the best match I've ever seen....I'd have to rank it right alongside that great Federer-Nadal Wimbledon final a few years ago. The quality of play is just off the charts...even at 5+ hours when these guys are beyond exhausted. Such heart and fight shown by both.

Its too bad at least here in the States that most people didnt see it because it started at 330am here on the East Coast and ended at now 940am. Luckily for me I work overnights...and can watch TV at work...so I didnt miss a thing.