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The Australian Open, Richard C. Crepeau Jan 2017

The Australian Open, Richard C. Crepeau

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Each year the Australian Open seems to produce some excellent tennis in the form of a dramatic match, a surprising winner, or some other wonder. It is the first of the Grand Slam events of the year and as such has a significance for anyone even slightly interested in tennis.


Williams Vs. Williams, Federer Vs. Nadal, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 2008

Williams Vs. Williams, Federer Vs. Nadal, Richard C. Crepeau

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It was a magnificent tennis match. Two evenly matched players, who admired each other’s game, competed as they had done many times before. It turned out to be the best tennis match that each had ever played against the other, and it was on the Centre Court of the All England Club for the Championship at Wimbledon.


The Australian Open, Richard C. Crepeau Jan 2005

The Australian Open, Richard C. Crepeau

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It is the week before the week before the Super Bowl. The beauty of the week is that there is no football, a relief after the emotional roller coaster of the three weeks of playoff football, ten games played at an intensity level worthy of brain surgery. It is a perfect time for a change of pace; the perfect time for a little tennis. Thus the Australian Open, the first grand slam event of the year, this year celebrating its 100th Anniversary.


Capriati's Comeback Capped At The Australian Open - Ty Tryon's Meltdown, Richard C. Crepeau Jan 2002

Capriati's Comeback Capped At The Australian Open - Ty Tryon's Meltdown, Richard C. Crepeau

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It was just a year ago that Jennifer Capriati completed her remarkable and inspiring comeback with a victory in the Australian Open. She went on to win the French Open last year, her second grand slam victory, in what was certainly her best year of tennis since the early days before she hit the wall and her career disintegrated.


One Of The Great Wimbledon Fortnights, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 2001

One Of The Great Wimbledon Fortnights, Richard C. Crepeau

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To paraphrase Joaquin Andujar, sport can be summarized in just one word, "You never know."