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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.
 
As u can see I was right on who would get into the finals, Maria Sharapova ended Kim Clijsters from winning her 2nd Grand Slam and this is the last time Clijsters will compete in the Australian Open. A real shame but ah well.
 
Serena Williams defeated Nicole quite easily, so in a way, it was expected that it will be Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova. If Serena wins, this will be her 8th Grand Slam title and her 3rd Australian Open title. If Sharapova wins, this will be her 3rd Grand Slam title and her 1st Australian Open victory. Maria has yet to lose a Grand Slam final.
 
Serena defeated Nicole 7-6, 6-4. Sharapova defeated Clijsters 6-4, 6-2. This should be an ok match, though I wish Serena didnt win, I was so hoping Nicole would have taken it.


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Well mate check page one before the event started. I see someone said Maria Sharapova was going to win the womens draw. Wait a minute who is in the final Tongue The reception Kim got in defeat was amazing. She is sure going to miss the Australian Open. However her sights are going to be on winning the greatest event in the calendar come the summer. It would be so fitting for her to go on the All England Club winners list. Serena has been in top form surprising a few people this week. Especiall considering she was close to going out against Petrova.
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It seems like Roger Federer has yet to drop a set and he will be playing the winner out of Haas and Gonzalez, Federer has just pretty much destroyed everyone in the Open and the way it seems, he is going to be on a distruction path for the year.
 
Round 1: defeated Bjorn Phau - 7-6, 6-0, 6-4
Round 2: defeated Jonas Bjorkman - 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
Round 3: defeated Mikhail Youzhny - 6-3, 6-3, 7-6
Round 4: defeated Novak Djokovic - 6-2, 7-5, 6-3
Quater Final: defeated Tommy Robredo - 6-3, 7-6, 7-5
Semi Final: defeated Andy Roddick - 6-4, 6-0, 6-2
 
What a destruction path he has made so far. Gonzalez has never beaten Federer in the 9 games these 2 have played against one-another, so if Gonzalez gets in, he may get destroyed. With Haas, its 7-2 in Federer's way, but the last time these 2 have played Haas defeated Federer at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. So 7 years in the making? Maybe. Expect Federer to take the Aussie Open, thats all I can say.

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Gonzalez defeated Haas in 3 sets, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3. Gonzalez has been a dark horse and now he goes against the man he has yet to beat, Roger Federer, the question remains, can Gonzalez surpass King Roger? Only he can answer that.


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So in the early hours of the morning GMT we have the womens final for 2007. I really hope Maria wins so i can say i told you so lol. Since winning Wimbledon so young, she's not really gone on yet and discovered her full potential which is a shame. The way Serena has been proving her doubters wrong, makes you think how much it will motivate Venus to come back stronger. Those damn Bryan brothers always kick ass at the mens doubles. They are like a modern day Woodbridge/Woodforde team (two guys who are shit at singles but amazing at doubles).
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Ah the Woodies, man those 2 were the best doubles team ever to come out of Australia, winning 61 ATP Doubles tournaments and 11 Grand Slam doubles events, throw in a gold medal at the Athens Olympics in 1996 and silver at Sydney and boy are these 2 one of the best doubles partners ever. After Mark Woodforde retired in 2000, Todd Woodbridge went and sided with Jonas Bjorkman uptil 2004 and then went with some Indian tennis player.
 
With Bjorkman, Woodbridge added another 5 grand slam doubles titles to his name bringing his total to 16. In total, Woodbridge has captured 83 ATP doubles titles. Woodforde had won 67 ATP doubles titles, but the Woodies in total won 61.
 
The Woodies won: 6 Wimbledons, 1 French Open, 2 US Open's and 2 Australian Opens.
 
The Bryan brothers have won 33 ATP tournaments including 4 Grand Slams, but yeah, they have a long way to go till they can surpass the legenderay tandem of the Woodies.
 
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What was that Admin? You were gona rub what in my face? lol... Serena Williams has won the Australian Open in easy fashion defeating Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-2 and gaining her 8th Grand Slam title and her 3rd Australian Open. She kicked her doubters up the ass and showed them that shes back and is comen for top place.
 
Unfortunately Maria didnt stand a chance against Serena Williams who completely dominated. The question is now can Venus rebound? Could this be The Williams Era all over again?


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Maria underachieved that much that she could have been English lol. Serena is only the second ever unseeded player to win the event. That in itself is a very good achievement for her CV. Maria was just not at the races today. I think Serena will have now earned herself a lot of brand new fans. The Bryan brothers i see won another event. It was very predictable having seeds 1 and 2 in the final. For a straight sets win, it was very close and i also think Bjorkman is still a very capable double players.
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Roger Federer won without dropping a set to capture his 10th Grand Slam and his third Aussie Open, he only needs 4 more to be equal to Pete Sampras, so in turn he could add the French, Wimbledon, US Open and the AUssie Open all in a row, man that would be impressive.
 
If Federer did that, he would have won 7 Grand Slams in a row and would have starred in 11 Grand Slam finals in a row, which is also a record. Is it possible? Your damn right it is. Federer has the talent and skill to become the first man ever to break more records than anybody.


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