Players to have more challenges at 2008 Australian Open

The Australian Open director Craig Tiley announced that the tournament will adopt a three-plus-one challenge system for Hawk-Eye, which means that players will get three incorrect challenges per set and a fourth challenge if...

Venus and Serena Williams to play Australian Open doubles

Venus and Serena Williams are planning to join forces for the 2008 Australian Open doubles competition. The sisters are always an attraction when they team up, even though their current ranking in doubles is...

Players to get more mercy at Australian Open

The Australian Open has made some steps to make the tremendous heat more bearable for the players. The tournament's heat policy has been amended so that when extreme conditions are declared matches in progress...

Jelena Dokic to fight for a spot in the main draw of the Australian Open

Former world No.4 Jelena Dokic plans to return to competitive tennis in 2008 and is hoping to revive her shattered career through the Australian Open. Having no ranking points, Dokic’s way to the Australian Open...

Preview of Serena Williams’ Australian Open outfit

Here’s a sneak peek of the new outfit Serena Williams will wear when she launches defense of her Australian Open title in Melbourne next month. Serena will be wearing white and purple -- a...

Australian Open may lose its Grand Slam status?

Tennis Australia fears that the Australian Open may lose its Grand Slam status because of two reasons: 1) Melbourne Park needs to be invested in; it has now fallen behind it's Grand Slam counterparts based...

Jelena Dokic injured in play-offs, Australian Open fortunes nose-dived

Former world No.4 Jelena Dokic’s plans of reviving her shattered career through the Australian Open seem far away right now as the Serbian-born Australian tennis player had to pull out of the wildcard play-offs. Dokic...

New Australian Open surface criticized, Tennis Australia satisfied with their choice

The 2008 Australian Open will be played on the new Plexicushion surface, as the old Rebound Ace surface was replaced, but lately there has been a lot of talk about the quality of the...

Samantha Stosur withdraws from both Australian Open and Gold Coast

Australia's No.1 women's tennis player Samantha Stosur is forced to miss the Australian circuit because she didn’t have enough time to prepare. Stosur was unable to compete on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour for...

Maria Sharapova’s Australian Open 2008 dresses

It’s always worth taking a look at the fashion choices of Russian fashionista Maria Sharapova who always introduces something completely new and impressive (check out my retrospection of her 2007 outfits). For the 2008...
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