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  1. Australian Open Day 3: Ireland's Number One

    Also posted at http://armchairsquid.blogspot.com/

    Curtain Call

    Player: Louk Sorensen
    Nation: Ireland
    Age: 25
    Current ranking: 284
    Tour page: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/So/L/Louk-Sorensen.aspx
    Today's result: John Isner (33rd seed, USA) in straight sets

    You don't hear much about Irish tennis players. Sorensen is yet another qualifier in his first Slam. He won his first round match in the main draw as well, becoming ...
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  2. Blogging at the Australian Open

    Hi everyone,

    I am writing blogs the whole week on my own blog about the Australian Open about all the matches I see.

    http://www.tennis-brain.com

    I hope it's a good read.

    Krystle
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  3. Australian Open Day 2: Burned by Schuettler

    Also posted at http://armchairsquid.blogspot.com

    Curtain Call

    Player: Zuzana Kucova
    Nation: Slovakia
    Age: 27
    Current ranking: 138
    Tour page: http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/player/zuzana-kucova_2257889_4438
    Today's result: loss to Gisela Dulko (Argentina) in 3 sets, 7-5 in the third

    Another qualifier playing in her first Australian Open, Kucova is a player on the rise. At 27, she's well past the age when most players give up ...
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  4. Australian Open Day 1: Some Days, It Rains

    Also posted at http://armchairsquid.blogspot.com/

    Curtain Call

    Player: Blaz Kavcic
    Nation: Slovenia
    Age: 22
    Current ranking: 124
    Tour page: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...az-Kavcic.aspx
    Today's result: loss to Wayne Odesnik (USA) in four sets


    This is Kavcic's first appearance in a Slam and he got to the main draw through three qualifying rounds. He went down swinging, taking the first set off of Odesnik ...

    Updated 01-18-2010 at 02:07 PM by ikanouta

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  5. Australian Open 2010: My Picks

    Also posted at http://armchairsquid.blogspot.com/

    Men: Roger Federer
    Women: Serena Williams

    Once again, I'm being boring and picking the 1 seeds. Believe it or not, I spend quite a ridiculous amount of time studying the draws before I make my pick. I swear I'm not just playing it safe. It hardly matters, of course. I was 0-5 with my US Open picks.

    In filling out my brackets, I was a bit more daring in the early rounds, particularly on the men's side. ...
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