American tennis icon Serena Williams on Saturday romped home to her 19th Grand Slam singles title defeating her rival, Maria Sharapova in just little under two hours in front of a packed Rod Laver Arena crowd.
The sunshine girl of tennis, Caroline Wozniacki`s love-hate story with the sport continues. The Dane, who loves to flaunt her affairs with golf sensation, Rory McIlroy, once again failed in the Majors. The season opening Slam in Melbourne thus witnessed, once again, a possible blot the 23-year-old`s otherwise impressive career.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will reportedly be rested for the second one-day international against England at Brisbane on Jan 17, while pacer James Pattinson and first ODI star Aaron Finch have been released to play for the domestic Melbourne Renegades on Tuesday.
The tennis world reacted with stunned disbelief on Thursday as word of Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli`s retirement spread, leaving the sport without one of its most popular champions and intriguing personalities.
Ranked 89th, Robson had never been past the second round of a major tournament or knocked off a top 10 opponent before this year`s Open. Now she`s done both, after eliminating the ninth-seeded Li 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2.