1. Roger Federer: Can We Get Used to Him as the World's New No. 3 Player?

    Here I am, composing a piece that I didn't think I would ever be writing. But in tennis, like in all things, you never know what's around the corner...

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  2. 2010 Wimbledon: Forrest Gump's Box of Chocolates

    Most of us remember that scene in the movie Forrest Gump when Tom Hanks uttered the now infamous phrase, "My momma said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get...

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  3. The New Orleans Saints: Truly Triumphant in the Midst of Tragedy

    The horrific images of Hurricane Katrina will forever be etched in the minds of people around the world. But nowhere are those images more vivid than in the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans...

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  4. Andy Roddick's Hopes Dashed by Fernando Verdasco at SAP Open

    Andy Roddick had the numbers stacked against Fernando Verdasco going in the SAP championship match. He was ranked No. 3 overall for most singles titles, and his record was 9-2 against Verdasco...

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  5. Serena Williams Wins 2010 Australian Open in Awe-Inspiring Fashion

    In the beginning of this year's Australian Open, the tennis world had its eye on the No. 1 seed, Serena Williams. Would she be able to defend her title? Would she be able to win the Australian ...

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  6. Serena Williams Gets Win, Family Revenge in Aussie Semifinals Match

    Serena came into the match battle fatigued. Though she had played tremendously well thus far, those last matches took their toll on her—both mentally and physically. But, stepping onto the court, Serena was determined to win...

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  7. Serena and Venus Williams: One in and One Out at Australian Open

    Many had said that there was a possibility that Serena and Venus would face each other in the semifinals. And based on their performances through the fourth round, it appeared that they may very well meet...

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  8. Rafael Nadal Forced To Retire Quarterfinal Match at Australian Open

    Predictions around the tennis world said that this would be one of the most highly anticipated and contested matches at the Australian Open—and that it was. From the start, No. 2 Rafa Nadal and No...

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  9. Venus and Serena Williams: Sisters on a Mission in Melbourne

    The fourth round showcased some good ol' fashioned gridiron tennis. Two of those matches featured No. 1 seed Serena Williams and No. 6 seed Venus Williams—more commonly referred to simply as the Williams sisters...

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  10. Rafael Nadal Shines In His Win Over Ivo Karlovic

    He's back! Those words are probably the best description of Rafael Nadal's performance in his fourth round match-up against unseeded Ivo Karlovic. As most will recall, in Nadal's last match against Philipp Kohlschreiber, he was not himself...

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  11. Venus Williams Marches on at The Australian Open

    Over 15,000 people packed Rod Laver Stadium to see Australia's native daughter, Casey Dellacqua, possibly pull an upset...

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  12. Serena Williams Is Fourth Round-Bound in Melbourne

    Serena Williams continued her journey towards another Australian Open title as she defeated the No. 32 seed, Carla Suarez Navarro...

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  13. Rafael Nadal Pulls Out a Third Round Win at Australian Open

    The only thing you can say about this match between No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal and No. 27 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber is: grueling. This match battled on for over three and a half hours...

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  14. Nadia Petrova Defeats Kim Clijsters in Australian Open Upset

    In just 53 minutes, No. 19 seed Nadia Petrova upset No. 15 seed Kim Clijsters, 6-0, 6-1 in third-round action. Coming into this match, Petrova was the undisputed underdog, as she had never won a match against Clijsters...

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  15. Venus and Serena Williams Cruise Into the Third Round of the Australian Open

    In the true Williams sisters' style, Venus and Serena won their second round matches. As I've mentioned in a previous article, there's something special about watching these talented sisters play tennis...

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  16. Serena and Venus Williams: Motivated and Determined

    I feel that everyone is born with a natural process that, when activated, provides the necessary motivation for the determination to be successful at whatever goal is set...

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  17. Georgia Bulldogs in the News

    Yes, it is true. Despite having an off season, our Bulldog Nation can still celebrate because we did indeed receive a bowl invitation and several key players received recognition for their hard work this season...

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