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  1. If he can keep his cool and not get frustrated maybe he can. Someone has put $40,000.00 at $21.00 for him to win it.
  2. Here is what is in our paper. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/tennis/serena-williams-withdraws-from-the-australian-open-2018/news-story/5402755f7f0c9474b1b9c4cc979f4050 ‘I need more time’: Serena Williams withdraws from the Australian Open 2018 Leo Schlink 8 minutes ago SERENA Williams has put long-term gains ahead of short-term glory by withdrawing from the Australian Open. The American contacted Tennis Australia to notify organisers she would miss the January 15-28 grand slam after playing only one exhibition match since the birth of her daughter Olympia in September. “After competing in Abu Dhabi I realised that although I am super close, I’m not where I personally want to be,” Williams said. “My coach and team always said ‘only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way’. “I can compete – but I don’t want to just compete, I want to do far better than that and to do so, I will need a little more time. Twitter Ads info and privacy “With that being said, and even though I am disappointed about it, I’ve decided not to compete in the Australian Open this year. “The memory of last year’s Open is one that I will carry with me, and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again. “I appreciate the support and understanding of my fans and everyone at the Australian Open.” Australian Open Tournament director Craig Tiley expressed his admiration for Serena’s efforts to return to the game she loves. Williams does not feel she is ready to re-enter the grand slam circuit “The true champion Serena is has been demonstrated in the herculean efforts she has made over the past few months in her desire to play the Australian Open,” he said. “Serena transcends the sport in the way she approaches all aspects of her life and consistently gives her all in everything she does. “It was never going to be good enough for her to just compete, she wants to give herself the best chance to win. “I’ve been in constant contact with Serena and her team and know this is why she has pushed it and pushed it until the eleventh hour to make her final decision. “We all wish her the very best and I look forward to seeing her back on court this year, and can’t wait to welcome her back to the Australian Open in 2019.” Williams, 36, has won 23 singles majors - a tally exceeded only by Australian Margaret Court’s 24. It now seems likely the former world No 1 will return to competition during the US hardcourt swing in either February or March ahead of the French Open in May. OTHER NOTABLE WITHDRAWALS Andy Murray: the former world No.1 and five-times runner-up is out due to an ongoing hip injury Kei Nishikori: the former world No.4 and US Open runner-up is the first big name to officially withdraw after succumbing to a wrist injury. Svetlana Kuznetsova: the dual grand slam champion and world No.12 will miss the women’s event with a wrist injury. IN DOUBT Rafael Nadal: the world No.1 continues to battle a knee injury that forced his withdrawal from Brisbane. Still likely to start but no guarantees. Novak Djokovic: the six-times Open champion hasn’t played since Wimbledon and will make a call after testing his elbow in exhibition events at Kooyong and Melbourne Park. Stan Wawrinka: the 2014 Open champion also hasn’t been sighted in six months as he battles a knee injury that will restrict his build-up to next week’s one- night Tie Break Tens. Victoria Azarenka: the two-time champion and former world No.1 remains locked in a custody battle that is preventing her son leaving California. STRUGGLING Jack Sock: the in-form world No.8 hurt his hip in an on-court tumble at the Hopman Cup in Perth. Garbine Muguruza: the reigning Wimbledon women’s champion retired from the Brisbane International with severe cramps but has since been cleared to play in Sydney next week. Caroline Garcia: the world No.8 retired from her first-round match in Brisbane with a back injury.
  3. Serena Williams has also withdrawn, but this one was expected.
  4. Novak has arrived in Australia, both him and Nadal will be testing injuries next week in this fast 10 thing.
  5. My nephew just sent me a message to say that Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Aust Open
  6. This article was in one of our Saturday papers. Sounds like it is going to be good. SPORTS fans will be able to trade tennis for a pool party as the Australian Open pushes new ground for fan engagement next month. A wading pool in a new, three-storey “Melbourne Beach Club” will be the coolest place at Melbourne Park as the sun beats down on the two-week tournament. AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS 2018: FANS GET TWO SPORTS IN ONE IN NEW DEAL KOOYONG ORGANISERS TRYING TO LURE SERENA WILLIAMS Fans will dip in a pool backed by a digital wall screening beach images in another Grand Slam first served up by the popular Melbourne event. A sandy dance floor in an expanded beer garden will be free with a ground pass. And “Tokyo Alley’’ — a Japan-inspired zone featuring a karaoke bar, video games and Asian food — will add another dimension to an event increasingly focused on more than just the best tennis. Australian Open director Craig Tiley said the new ­attractions went “the extra mile’’ to try to make the ­tournament the most engaging event of the summer calendar. Patrick Boyle and Emma Weir are looking forward to the all new grand slam oval, which will feature a pool. Picture: Sarah Matray “We pride ourselves on being the most fan-friendly event and are constantly striving to give everyone more and more reasons to be here,’’ he said. “When you add in the world-class tennis and music, there really is no better place to be this summer than the Australian Open.’’ In a tribute to the other three grand slams — Wimbledon, the US and French Opens — fan zones with London, Paris and New York themes will be expanded on-site. A double-decker bus and a fish-and-chips shop will take centre stage in a “London Rocks’’ area on Grand Slam Oval. Southern barbecue will be served at “Highway USA’’. The Paris Quarter includes a bakery offering fresh French pastries and champagne. An Aussie wine bar will have deck chairs, beach umbrellas and cabanas for fans watching the likes of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Nick Kyrgios on big screens. The Australian Open will be staged from January 15-28.
  7. First two days, and then Australia Day. First two days, and then Australia Day (Jan 26)
  8. Thanks for that, There was a great write up in today’s paper but having a little trouble linking it. May have to wait until I get back to work on Tueday.
  9. Does anyone know how to post a FB live video here. I have a three day ground pass for the Aussie Open and may go live on Facebook.
  10. Looks like Sloane can't do anything wrong.
  11. As an Australian, I for one don't care.
  12. https://au.tv.yahoo.com/home-and-away/a/36749928/johnny-ruffo-confirms-aggressive-brain-cancer/#page1
  13. Not sure f anyone saw this but it is so funny. https://www.facebook.com/7tennis/videos/1433192633426761/
  14. lol Love it This is the press conference about it. https://www.foxsports.com.au/video/tennis/wimbledon/medvedev-throws-umpire-money!631886?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=FoxSportsAus
  15. I think she also win the Australian open as well.
  16. I hope that Serena Williams does come back and smashes Margaret Court's grand slam record. And I hope Tennis Australia changes the name of the arena. I for one will boycott it until they do.
  17. Who would have thought that it would have been thw William sisters in the Women's final and Federer v Nadal in the men's at the start of the tournament.
  18. Was able to do this at the tennis, http://ao.fancam.com.au/starsign/rmNCw2PzVL
  19. When was the last time that the No 1 seed in both men's and woman's and the No 2 in either the men's or women's' draw in a grand slam event didn't make the quarter finals?
  20. lol I thought it said Jack Sook for a moment there.
  21. This may hit your news feeds, as it happened in a popular shopping area, especially with the tourists in town. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/police-pursuit-through-melbourne-cbd/news-story/e365f902f9a433956125d84dfb43ac59 The chase apparently started where people would either catch a tram or walk to the tennis.
  22. Well the rain has stopped and it is dry outside.
  23. Well it seems that Melbourne's weather is a little shell shocked as well with Djokovic's lose. It it has been raining all night and is still raining now. At least there will be play on three courts.
  24. This is one of the live feeds that I did. https://www.facebook.com/edith.wolff/videos/10154963696029083/?l=7349489583411500569 The garden area has dedicated area's to the other 3 slams.
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