Australian Open & Martina Navratilova
The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Martina Navratilova (born Martina Šubertová; October 18, 1956) is a retired Czech American tennis player and coach, and a former World No./5
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Jo Konta's Australian Open semi-final run gets the seal of approval from tennis legend Martina Navratilova…
The legendary Martina Navratilova at the Australian Open - and a private coaching session for ANZ Health customers
Tennis superstar Martina Navratilova celebrates after winning the Australian Open in 1981.
"Serena Williams wins 6th Australian Open – edges past Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on all-time list" ..
Serena Williams just won her 19th Grand Slam and her 6th Australian Open to pass Chrissie Evert and Martina Navratilova.
When Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki faced off Sunday, the current and former world No. 1 players were both trying to make their own brand of history. For Williams, it was a chance to match Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova; for Wozniacki, a win would have brought her first Grand Slam title. But Williams, who has been dominating this tournament, did not slow down and quickly took the first two sets 6-3, 6-3. Williams' momentum in the tournament saw her not giving up a single set in a quest to take the last big title of 2014. The U.S. Open summary describes her dominance: "she's won 80 percent of her first serve points, gotten in 76 percent of her returns and broken her opponents 29 times while losing her serve on just six occasions." The final was played on Arthur Ashe Stadium court in New York. The U.S. Open was the only Grand Slam final this season for Serena Williams, who was bounced early at the French Open and Wimbledon and lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
LOOK OUT Serena Williams HERE COMES Taylor Townsend Here’s what you need to know about American Taylor Townsend So if you have never heard about Taylor Townsend, it’s time to start studying. Here’s what you need to know: • She’s a lefty: John Mcenroe, Martina Navratilova and Rafael Nadal all played left-handed and learned how to use their lefty spin to their advantage. She caught Cornet off-guard numerous times today with the spin on her shots. • She was a standout as a junior: In 2012 Townsend became the first American to hold the year-end No. 1 junior ranking since 1982. That year she won the girls’ singles and doubles titles at the Australian Open, the doubles title at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and the prestigious Easter Bowl. She turned pro at the end of the year at just 16 years old. • She earned her French Open wildcard the hard way: The U.S. and France have a reciprocal wildcard agreement, but the USTA has instituted a playoff format with the winner getting the American wildcard. ...
This is quite interesting and incredible with Martina Navratilova ready to step in Ivan Lendi,s shoes as Andy Murray,s coach in case there is chance.Czech Republic International who won 18 Grand Slum Tournaments With 3 Australian Open (1981, 1983, 1985) 2 French Open (1982, 1984) 9 Wimbledon (1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990) and US Open 4 (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987). besides Navratilova holds the Open Era records for most singles titles (167) and for most doubles titles (177). Her record as No.1 in singles over 5 years (1982–86) is the most dominant in professional tennis. During consecutive seasons, she won 428 of 442 singles matches
Powered by the best serve in the women’s game, Serena Williams is currently sixth on the all-time Grand Slam singles titles list with 17, the most of any active woman. Having learned to play tennis on public courts in Compton, Calif., alongside her older sister Venus, Serena became the first Williams sister to win a major singles title in 1999, when at age 17 she defeated No. 1 Martina Hingis in the U.S. Open final. Williams made it back to the U.S. Open final in 2001, losing to Venus in straight sets. From 2002 through 2003 she won four consecutive Grand Slam singles titles (2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 U.S. Open, 2003 Australian Open), a feat that was dubbed the “Serena Slam.” Williams is the fifth woman, behind Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf, to hold all four major titles simultaneously. Serena defeated her sister in the finals of the four majors that comprised that run. With the victory in Melbourne in 2003, Serena became the ninth woman in histor ...
So it have been the most amazing 2 weeks so far, We have the most amazing Sister who has taken us to so many places already! In short this is what we have done. * Australian Open where we saw Andy Murray warming up and then we saw the Legends Friendly match which was Martina Navratilova & Martina Hingis Play against Mary Jo Fernandez and Tracy Austin.Its was Brilliant! *Drove The Great Ocean Road, which Took the whole day, 7 hours there & 7 hours back but saw SO many things along the way. *Went to Healsville Animal Sanctuary where we got up close with Benny the most adorable Koala and lots of other amazing and beautiful animals. * Yarra Valley Chocolate Factory which Anna HATED! lol x *Eureka Tower which is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere *Philip Island, met Skippy and all his family and fed them. *Philip Island Penguin Parade, where we got to see the smallest penguins only 1 foot tall and 1kg all coming out of the sea for the evening and back home to their babies. *1000 steps, which near ...
Tennis MELBOURNE — China’s Li Na stormed to her second Grand Slam title on Saturday, battling past underdog Dominika Cibulkova to win the Australian Open and give another huge boost to Asian tennis. The 31-year-old fourth seed’s 7-6 (7/3), 6-0 win crowned her the champion on her third attempt after losing the 2011 and 2013 finals, adding to the French Open title she won three years ago. In doing so, she became the oldest winner of the women’s title, surpassing Margaret Court who was 30 when she became champion in 1973. The Chinese star also joins an exclusive list of just seven other players to win a Grand Slam at 30-plus, with her name now in the history books alongside greats such as Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert and Serena Williams. “I finally got here,” she said after Evert awarded her the trophy, as she praised her husband Jiang Shan and coach Carlos Rodriguez. “Thanks Carlos. He always believed that I could do well.” The win pushes her one place higher in the wor ...
OMG! So the start of the women's final of the Australian Open is weird! No mention of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert carries the trophy out. America would not have an Aussie carry out the US Open trophy, that's for sure!
Enjoying watching the Australian Open! I remember being at the Atlanta Games...sitting on the front row watching Martina Navratilova play a match. Very cool!
Winning the Australian Open would represent that greatest achievement of Roger Federer's career, according to Martina Navratilova.
Would pay good money to attend the Australian Open just to watch the Legends in action. Wayne Ferreira, Iva Majoli, Mary Jo Fernandez, Tomas Enqvist, Jonas Bjorkman, Martina Navratilova, Pat Cash, Mats Wilander, Tracy Austin, Mark Woodforde, Todd Woodbridge, Goran Ivanisevic. What a lineup. Adam Curley.that's where you'll see the pure backhands in action!
We are nearing the business end of the Australian Open, so a question to all: Who is both the youngest and oldest person to win the Australian Open? a) Rod Laver b)Ken Rosewall c) Margaret Court d) Martina Navratilova
Serena retains big lead in rankings 13 January By SAPA Berlin – Serena Williams maintained her substantial lead at the top of the women's tennis rankings issued by the WTA. The American has 13,260 points with nearest challenger Victoria Azarenka in second place with 8,151. Williams faces Ash Barty in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday. Victory in Melbourne would bring her an 18th Grand Slam title, the same as greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. The only changes to the rankings took place outside the top 10. WTA top 10 as of January 13 (previous ranking in parenthesis): 1. (1) Serena Williams, United States, 13,260 points 2. (2) Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 8,151 3. (3) Maria Scharapowa, Russia, 6,076 4. (4) Li Na, China, 5,970 5. (5) Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 5,470 6. (6) Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 4,835 7. (7) Sara Errani, Italy, 4,435 8. (8) Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 4,230 9. (9) Angelique Kerber, Germany, 4,070 10. (10) Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 3,520 – Sapa-dpa
I am so excited about the Australian Open. Rafa v Tomic first round match & can Serena tie with Martina Navratilova & Chris Evert with 18 slams in a fortnight? Ready, set play!! Now I regret not going :( !!!
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - If players, pundits and bookmakers are to be believed, Serena Williams has already sewn up her sixth Australian Open title and the other 127 women in the draw may as well pick up their racquets and head home. Riding a 22-match winning streak, the American juggernaut arrives in Melbourne Park fit, fresh and ravenous for more Grand Slam success at a tournament where injuries and illness have robbed her of yet more silverware in the past three years. Age has not wearied the 32-year-old, who after winning her second French Open crown last year became the oldest woman to win the U.S. Open when she raised her 17th Grand Slam trophy at Flushing Meadows. The winner at Melbourne Park in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010, another triumph would see Williams equal Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert's tally of 18 major titles and draw her closer to German great Steffi Graf's 22. Australian Margaret Court leads the all-time list with 24. Williams's place in the tennis pantheon is assured but her co ...
Ready and Willing World number one Serena Williams is reportedly gunning to match former world number ones Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova by winning an 18th Grand Slam title at the upcoming Australian Open. The American ace cemented her dominance of the sport with 11 titles last year, including the US and French Opens, and picked up where she left off by winning the Brisbane International on Saturday. According to Sport24, Williams, who will be entering the season-opening Grand Slam as red-hot favourite, however, said that she feels she still has room for improvement if she wants to win the Open.
Dymocks Garden City, Cottesloe Tennis Club & Text Publishing proudly invite you to the book launch of the legendary Paul McNamee’s autobiography GAME CHANGER This is Paul’s story—candid, compelling and insightful—of an ever-changing life in tennis. From his early days as a talented Melbourne teenager, McNamee became a top international player, conquering Wimbledon and the Australian Open with his doubles partner, Peter McNamara. Along the way he shared a court with such luminaries as Rod Laver, Martina Navratilova, John Mcenroe and Bjorn Borg. Just as important have been his contributions as a coach and to the evolution of the sport: as the driving force behind the Hopman Cup and the reinvention of the Australian Open. *For this special evening bookings are essential as spaces are limited* DATE: Tuesday November 26 TIME: 6pm VENUE: Cottesloe Tennis Club, cnr Napier & Broome Sts, Cottesloe COST: Non-members $10 Members Free Light refreshments will be served Cash bar Bookings can be made with Dymock ...
Do Feminists Like Sheryl Sandberg Assume That Sexism Isn't Over As Long As Women Don't Behave Like Men? Male tennis players are far more likely to challenge calls than female players. But that might not mean what you think it means. Amanda Hess shares a critique of the 'Lean In' movement: "Research by Robert Hess shows that women challenged 2.6% of the points played at Wimbledon 2013, while men challenged on 3.3% of their points—more than 25% more often. At last year's U.S. and Australian Open, women challenged 25% fewer of their points. When they do challenge a call, “male and female players come astonishingly close in their success rate on their appeals. At Wimbledon, for instance, men won their challenges 27.73% of the time; women, 27.37%.” As Martina Navratilova told SI: "This is exactly what [Sheryl Sandberg] was talking about. What are they called? Player challenges. Well, as women we need to be more comfortable challenging. Here's one area where there's no reason we shouldn't be just like the ...
Only two more questions left of this rounds TRIVIA! Who won the most Australian Open womens titles? a) Serena Williams b) Martina Hingis c) Steffi Graf d) Martina Navratilova
Four-time Australian Open doubles titlist Martina Hingis and eight-time champ Martina Navratilova paired up for a
Tennis Latest: Pundits' picks - Djokovic v Murray - Tennis greats including Andre Agassi, Rod Laver and Martina Navratilova predict who will emerge victorious in the Australian Open final.
Quietest crowd ever at an Australian Open women's final, bad day for tennis. Please bring back Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova
Australian Open ..Reliving childhood dreams of watching them play live..Legends at play Martina Navratilova / Hinges
The pundits at the Australian Open say that, at 30, Li Na is playing at the prime of her tennis career and there is no reason that she shouldn't be. About Serena they say, at 30, she's coming to the end of her career. I've noticed something about the commentators. They all appear to be fearing that tennis is a dying sport and it needs some new saviors to come and make it exciting so people will watch and buy tickets so they can keep their jobs. Every time someone beats Serena, they say it's good for the sport of tennis. I'm guessing they say that because they think it'll inspire her to keep playing. It's annoying that they have such a huge stage and audience to spin to. Also.Martina Navratilova talks too much. That accent is cute on a guy, but on her it just sounds like she's rambling while we're trying to just watch tennis. Yeah...it's mean Trish today.LOL.It's going to be a long one. Unless someone does something to brighten it.
Martina Navratilova and Kenneth Waibel are once again in sync tonight in the Australian Open commentary tonight. They're Soul Sisters...
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World Sports News Serena to pass Martina, Evert: Davenport Former world No.1 Lindsay Davenport believes all-conquering compatriot Serena Williams will surpass Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert to become the most successful American tennis player of all time. Davenport suspects Williams will run out of time and fall short in her pursuit of Australian Margaret Smith Court's record of 24 singles majors, but says the 31-year-old will eclipse the 18 of Navratilova and Evert. Williams, the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion, has 15 slams - one more than retired men's legend Pete Sampras - and is a hot favourite to claim a sweet 16th at Melbourne Park this week. "I think she will win three this year and get alongside Martina and Chris," Davenport told AAP ahead of Williams' Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday against fellow American Sloane Stephens. "When all is said and done, I think she will end up with right around 20. "So I guess she has about five more in her if I had to guess now. "Age and in ...
'In games like this, you either make the passing shot down the line or you miss it". Martina Navratilova - 2012 Australian Open. Thanks for your wisdom Martina, my whole outlook on the game has changed. Not just a pretty face, are you?
Off to the Australian Open tennis today to watch Martina Navratilova in action
Day Six at the Australian Open: DUMB AND DUMBER Every Slam I try to pick out the "Dumbest Comment" by one of the announcers, and it's not an easy thing to do, as there a lot of them. I get it, they spend hours in the booth and I'm sure they run out of things to say. Only Brad Gilbert has an endless supply of witty nick- names and comparisons. It's only Day Six and already I've awarded the "Dumbest Comment" of the tournament to Martina Navratilova. Admittedly, I don't put the Tennis Channel on unless it's a Grand Slam, and I only do that because there is no other coverage, so, I wasn't too familiar with Martina's and Bill MacAtte's schtick. She is no doubt the most unispiring TV sports commentator ever. She drones on and on and on, her voice never changing its inflection. She cannot stop talking and is about as ungracious as they come. No one knows how to play the game if you believe her, and she was the BEST EVER. Yesterday Madison Keyes was playing Angelique Kerber and there was a 15 minute delay ...
Maria Sharapova’s stunning performances against Misaki Doi and Olga Puchkova earned her a double bagel at the Australian Open. This made her the first woman in 27 years to win successive matches at...
42-year-old Date-Krumm marches on Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm has reached the third round at the Australian Open, making the 42-year-old the second oldest player to survive two rounds of women's singles at a Grand Slam tournament, behind Renée Richards, who was 45 when negotiating the first two rounds at the 1979 US Open. Date is now faced with another daunting task, attempting to become the first player in almost 20 years to beat an opponent less than half her age. Martina Navratilova last performed that feat at the 1993 US Open.
Australian Open 2013 offers the biggest prize money purse in the history of tennis Tuesday, 2 October, 2012 By Tennis Australia Share this Players will be vying for a share of a record AUD$30 million next January, Tennis Australia CEO Steve Wood announced at the Australian Open 2013 launch at Melbourne Park this morning. “We are proud to announce this major increase in prize money. We have led the world in prize money for these incredible athletes and we want to ensure that the Australian Open continues to make a major contribution to the financial wellbeing of professional tennis players,” Wood explained. He added that Tennis Australia officials would seek further input from the playing group regarding a more equitable distribution of prize money to help ensure financial viability for lower ranked players. The $4 million hike is the biggest single increase in the history of the event and was one of a raft of stunning initiatives announced for Australian Open 2013 including: retired tennis superstar A ...
Australian Open. I Remember those days when I become a fan of Martina Navratilova LOL
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World Sports News Stosur's game not too risky, says coach Samantha Stosur's coach says Martina Navratilova is wrong. Stosur is under immense pressure to deliver in her Australian Open first round match against Taiwan's world No.84 Kai-Chen Chang on Monday. But while he accepts Stosur needs to raise her game to avoid another inglorious early exit from Melbourne Park, coach David Taylor disagrees with Navratilova's claim that the world No.9 "has got a risky game". "It should be safer than it is," 18-times Grand Slam champion Navratilova said last week. "But when she gets a little nervous, she just hasn't been able to put it together." Taylor preferred the opinion of Martina Hingis, who said Stosur was merely a bit rusty and struggling to find her A game after ankle surgery in November. "The way Sam hits the ball with shape and variety, I think her game has got some margins," Taylor told AAP. "Her decision making is fairly questioned at times, but I don't think the actual tennis is high risk. "There is a dis ...
Had a fantastic time last night at the World Tennis Challenge in Adelaide. The highlight was seeing the legend that is Martina Navratilova play against another tennis great Martina Hingis. Two other golden olodies were Mats Wilander of Sweeden and Henri Leconte of France. Some of todays top players were also playing in preperation for next weeks Australian Open in Melbourne. The whole evening was fantastic fun.
On this date in history...in 1908, University of Pittsburgh was first to use numbers on football uniforms worn by college football players; in 1933, Prohibition ended; in 1951, baseball player "Shoeless" Joe Jackson passed away; in 1981, Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert in women's tennis 56th Australian Open.
We may have the pleasure of watching Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka play against each other as soon as their draw is complete. It happened in this year's Australian Open and could easily see it again this week...
Author and tennis historian Steve Flink profiles and ranks the greatest tennis matches in the history of the sport. Roger Federer, Billie Jean King, Rafael Nadal, Bjorn Borg, John Mcenroe, Martina Navratilova, Rod Laver, and Chris Evert are all ...
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