The finals are upon us this weekend, and there are crystal clear favorites for the men and the women. Who will be lifting up the trophies for the first slam of the year, you ask? As the saying goes, “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”
Serena Williams v Angelique Kerber: What else can be written that hasn’t already about Serena? She’s chasing her 22nd grand slam title, which would tie her with Steffi Graf; she’s never lost an Australian Open final; and she hasn’t lost a set the entire tournament putting her on track to continue her streak. The only questionable thing about her these past two weeks is her bright yellow kit. Meanwhile, Kerber’s never even gotten to a slam final before, so it’s hard to... Read More
It’s a big day down under at the Australian Open, where they are packing in both women’s semi-final matches, plus one of the men’s at night. And let’s be honest, it’s that one men’s match that everyone is talking about – Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in their (gasp) 44th meeting. I’m already nervous.
First, though, let’s talk about who will likely meet in the women’s final on Saturday.
Serena Williams v Agnieszka Radwanska: I’d like to say Radwanska has a chance, but she’s only ever taken one set from Serena. She might be able to repeat it but she’s not winning this match. Sorry Aga!
Johanna Konta v Angelique Kerber: Few picked these two women to emerge from the bottom half of the draw, especially Konta, who had to... Read More
The second week of the Australian Open has begun, and all the men’s and women’s quarterfinalists are set. On both sides, you’ll see the usual suspects, plus a few surprises, but it’s still difficult to imagine anyone but Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic holding the trophies on Sunday. Until then, there are some great matches to play – and see. Here’s your quick guide tonight’s schedule.
Agnieszka Radwanska v. Carla Suarez Navarro: The Polish ninja takes on the scrappy Spaniard with the one-handed backhand. This is a tough one to call – the only sure thing is that whomever wins gets the unlucky reward of meeting Serena Williams in the semi-finals. Okay, we’re not totally sure that Serena’s going to win her match, but…
Serena Williams v. Maria Sharapova: Like... Read More
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