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Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win Australia title

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Serena Williams put up both hands after sending a forehand long and high over the baseline in the first set. She wanted nothing to do with yet another unforced error in her Australian Open final against Angelique Kerber. For the second time in as many majors, Williams fell short of equaling Steffi Graf‘s Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles. No. 7-seeded Kerber had never played in a major final and had lost five of her six previous career…

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My latest crush, Nicole Vaidistova

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The German-born, Florida-based Czech Nicole Vaidistova has drawn comparisons to Maria Sharapova, who was 17 when she won Wimbledon in 2004. Nicole Vaidistova pulled off her second successive shocker at Roland Garros, beating Williams 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-3 to earn her first Grand Slam semifinal berth. I met Nicole last year at The Vinoy and I knew then that she would be my new favorite. What’s better than a six-foot, blonde Eastern European girl (just like my loves Sasha and…

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