As promised by me and delivered by tennis queen Serena Williams, the lid was in fact blown off the Australian Open. And that is because Williams - the world number one - won. Williams earned her 19th Grand Slam title early this morning by beating Russia's Maria Sharapova, (the world number two). This was the 16th time…
Because, honestly—you're not that different.
A top British tennis player lost her very first match at the Australian Open this week. This is noteworthy because she practically admitted straight out that her period was at fault.
Monday marks the beginning of the Australian Open and also Serena Williams' 100th consecutive week as No. 1 in the Women's Tennis Rankings.
MANLY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19: Matt Banting of Australia competes in the Men's Semi-final of the 2012 Australian Surfing Open on February 19, 2012 in Manly, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
So much for tennis fans being polite. Earlier today, Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in an epic match to win the Australian Open, which lasted nearly 6 hours—the longest Grand Slam singles final in history. He decided to celebrate by throwing one of his extra shirts up to a fan in the stands, but it didn't quite go…
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Andy Murray of Great Britain somersaults on the court in his third round match against Michael Llodra of France during day six of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
A ball girl was forced by an unchivalrous tennis player — who evidently doesn't know that bugs and children are sworn natural enemies — to remove a large cricket from the court yesterday at the Australian Open. The cameraman spares us a close-up of the surely disgusting creature, but he doesn't spare the girl any…
[Melbourne, January 26. Image via Getty]