Australian Open 2012 Results: Why This Tournament Has Been Far Too Predictable

Brandon Galvin@bgny3Featured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2012

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23:  Serena Williams of the United States of America reacts in her fourth round match against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia during day eight of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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The lack of surprises at this year's Australian Open 2012 tournament has made the event downright boring. Seriously, everything is going exactly as planned.

Caroline Wozniacki continues to prove why she is undeserving of being so highly-ranked. She fails time and time again to win a big match. The Woz came in to 2012 looking to dominate, but once again was ousted before the finals and again made to look like a complete bum. Have fun with Rory, don't come back again. Thanks.

Andy Roddick was bounced due to injury in the first week.

Okay, I admit it... I didn't expect an injury to force him out early. Instead, I expected his big head and loud mouth to get the best of him again and have him crying off into the sunset.

At this point, A-Rod is doing nothing but making Americans look terrible in the sport of tennis. He needs to leave the sport altogether and wallow in the shadows.

Speaking of embarrassments and people who need to retire, Serena Williams broke our hearts just like she did to finish 2011. This time, she has no excuses like she did after making her heroic return from injury and illness.

She failed to give her all at the Aussie Open tournament. She looked weak and distracted in her upset. Serena is nothing more than a diva, a sideshow attraction to draw viewers. Yet, she's embarrassing herself. Lay your racket down, call it an illustrious career and go be an awesome TV personality.

Of course, as expected, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are still dominating. No, folks, Andy Murray is not in their class just yet. It's still a three-man show, with Djokovic still staring down everybody from his perch.

Thanks to those three for bringing the goods, but just shake your head at the rest of these failures who only proved the doubters right.