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Lleyton Hewitt lost and that doesnt worry me, im not a big fan of Hewitt and dont really care about him losing. It wouldve been nice to see him go through but he fucked himself up, lol, all I wanted was Molik to go through Cry. Theres always next year for an Aussie to win an Aussie Open though I dont believe it will be Hewitt, maybe Molik or possibly Stosur but due to the strength of the other players it looks unlikely.
 
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Man a lot of upsets today in the Women's division, hell a lot of things that werent expected to happen, happened.
 
Lucia Safarova defeated Amelie Mauresmo, who in turn lost in 2 sets (6-4, 6-3), that is a huge upset in tennis I believe. Mauresmo was the defending Australian Open champion. Another Czech, Nicole Vaidisova defeated Russian Elena Dementeiva in 2 sets also (6-3, 6-3) which has now got Vaidisova versus Safarova in the quater finals. A Czech affair here.
 
Israel star Shahar Peer defeated Kuznetsova (3rd seed) in 2 sets (6-4, 6-2) and I believe shes the first Israelian to get this far in the Aussie Open. Serena Williams (whos unseeded) also defeated Jelena Jankovic (whos seeded 11) 6-3, 6-2. Serena now plays Peer in the other quarter.
 
Who ever wins out of Serena & Peer will play the winner out of the Czechs (Vaidisova & Safarova). Which should be a good encounter, I hope Serena gets ousted though, I'd rather see a new face in the finals rather than Serena's.


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Wow Harkleroad nearly beat Hantuchova. That would have been a huge upset in the womens draw. The defending champion should not be going out so soon. Then again the first grand slam comes too soon for some people, thus it shows up people who didn't do enough in the christmas close season. Federer is sweeping past people with ease again. I hope someone can stop him for once. Him winning everything is getting rather boring now. Looking forward to Nadal against Murray tomorrow. That will no doubt be a prime time evening match over there.
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Martina Hingis has made her 8th Quater Final in a row (not including her 3 year break) defeating Na Li in 3 sets, Na Li seemingly got frustrated quite abit.
 
Russian Chakvetadze defeated Patty Schneider in straight sets thus knocking her out and moving on to play the winner out of Maria Sharapova & Vera Zvonareva in the Quarters's.
 
Hingis will play the winner out of Clijsters/Hantuchova. The womens draw is getting exciting.
 
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Kim Clijsters has beaten Hantuchova and now will face Martina Hingis in the Quarters. The winner of this match will face the winner out of Chakvetadze & Sharapova/Zvonareva (this match is happenen tonight). 
 
Hingis & Clijsters have played 8 times with 4 apiece. Clijsters though has won the last 3 encounters in a row. Funny thing is, Clijsters and Hingis both played in the Quarters this time last year in the Australian Open, which Clijsters won.
 
Serena Williams and Peer have only played once, Serena winning that last encounter in Miami in 2005.
 
The Czechs have played 3 times with Nicole leading 2-1 and last time these 2 played against one-another was in Montreal in 2006.
 
Roger Federer is cruising along quite easily and it seems he is unstoppable at the moment. He has won 9 Grand Slams but has yet to win the French. Federer is 5 behind the record of most Grand Slams won by any male tennis star which is held by Pete Sampras and it looks likely Federer may be the guy to top it.
 
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Maria Sharapova has won and now plays Chakvetadze. These 2 have played 3 times with Sharapova winning 2 and Chakvetadze once. Chakvetadze won the last encounter between the two by forfeit on Sharapova's half.
 
Whoever wins out of Chakvetadze/Sharapova will face the winner out of Clijsters/Hingis in the Semi Finals. And whoever wins out of Williams/Peer will face off with the winner out of Safarova/Vaidislova.
 
I reckon the semi will look like: Sharapova vs. Clijsters and Williams vs. Safarova. Going to have to wait and see...


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Quote Retired four-time Aussie Open champ Andre Agassi is not a fan of the Extreme Heat rule that stops play at the Aussie Open, and says players need to suck it up and get in shape: "It is about being fit and being prepared, and tennis brings both of those things together, and that needs to be respected and appreciated. This is a sport, it's about handling the elements the best. It is not about playing great. We train for this. (If you are not prepared), too bad."...From the Mail & Guardian: "Australian Open organisers on Friday defended keeping quiet about the sexual assault of a five-year-old boy in a toilet this week, saying they did so at the request of police."...From News.com.au: "Victoria police have arrested a 32-year-old man who was allegedly seen trying to film up women's skirts at the Australian Open tennis tournament." -- What the hell is going on at the Aussie Open?
 
Agree so much there with Andre. The players shouldn't be such pussies, just because of a little bit of heat. They are suppose to be top sport stars at the top of their profession. What the hell is going on at the Australian Open ? First the Serbs and Croatians were fighting. Now we have reports of a 5 yearold being attacked and another guy filming up skirts. Murray cannot be ashamed of his performance against Nadal. He was ahead twice and only lost in five. His fitness is improving very much and he will win a slam one day.
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I was pleased with the way that Murray played today, it was a shame that he didn't win with him being ahead twice but it shows that he has certainly improved on his fitness and is in good sted ready for the French Open and then onto Wimbledon aslong as he doesn't get injured.
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Unfortunately Serena Williams won her match today against Peers to qualify for the Semi's, she will now face Nicole Vaidisova who defeated Lucia Safarova... Oh and I love the name Nicole (for one special reason, lol), I hope Nicole defeats Serena, because I dont want to see Serena in the finals again, I like to see someone new get in and possibly win it. It would even be a good story if say Martina Hingis wins it or Kim Clijsters does, Hingis's first grand slam in 4 years (i think) and for Clijsters her last Aussie Open.


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I would love my original gal Martina Hingis to win it (with Justine not there). If not i am all for Kim ending the slam in style. She deserves more than one slam to her name before she ends it. Serena is playing really strongly at the moment. Infact the womens game could be very close from now on hopefully. I am glad Murray got the praise he deserved off the press. Our press find it very easy to knock out sportstars. Roddick was amazing in his really easy victory. That is who i want to win the mens draw. However considering he's got Roger next........
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Roger leads that match up 7-1, so Andy is in a lot of trouble going against Roger who seems to be an unstoppable force.
 
Man I love Clijsters, I dont know but she is a hot player and so's her sister Elke, but yeah I hope its either Clijsters or Hingis who win this, as it would be a great story for Martina and a great end to one of the greats that is Kim Clijsters.
 
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Kim Clijsters has defeated Martina Hingis in 3 sets, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-3. Maria Sharapova defeated Anna Chakvetadze in 2 sets, 7-6 and 7-5. Sharapova and Clijsters will now play one-another in the Semi Final tomorrow. They have played 6 times, Clijsters has won 4 off the encounters, Sharapova has won the last 2 games in a row, so this should be a good match.
 
Serena Williams plays Nicole Vaidisova in the other semi final tomorrow after both defeated Peers and Safarova. These 2 have never ever played against one another.
 
My pick will be Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova, I can see that being the most likely result, as Serena is on a dominant path and I dont think Nicole can beat Serena, unfortunately. I dont think Clijsters could beat Sharapova. Serena & Sharapova have played each other 4 times and its tied 2-2. I just hope Serena doesnt win this grand slam, I'd rather it be Clijsters but as I said I cant see her beating Sharapova.


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Well that was certainly a surprise to see Nadal lose. Gonzalez stands in good sted to go on and win the title despite Federer still be in the tournament. If those two face eachother in the final that'll certainly be a good match.
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Originally posted by Red Devil Red Devil wrote:

Well that was certainly a surprise to see Nadal lose. Gonzalez stands in good sted to go on and win the title despite Federer still be in the tournament. If those two face eachother in the final that'll certainly be a good match.
 
Nadal was probably more than a bit tired, from finishing his five set match with Murray at 2am the other day. However i didn't think he would be so bad that he would lose in straight sets. Shows how far Murray has still to go in world tennis. It was a shock to see Davydenko go out as well today. The womens semi finals should be close run matches. People will expect Serena to win in the first one. However i think she gone as far as she can do now. I hope Kim beats Maria in the main match. However i think Shara will be more up for it as she sees her future in the game being more long term.
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