Tuesday, January 18, 2005

That Time Again? The Aussie Open has early round action this week. I predict some new names making big splashes. The women's game finally opened up last year beyond a Williams/Henin/Capriati chokehold, with four different grand slam winners. On the men's side, Federer took three of four (the miss being the French, which became an optional stop for non-specialists, starting with Sampras, in the 90s).

If anyone can continue to dominate men's tennis, it's the suprememly talented Federer. But I think the next generation of tennis players has seen that a wide open game is necessary, and that big serves don't win matches on their own anymore.

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