Angelique Kerber, 2016 US Open

An upset and a new queen.

Karolina Pliskova played brilliantly to defeat 22-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in straight sets 6-2 7-6. That means Angelique Kerber (who defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the second semifinal) will replace Serena as the new number 1 in the WTA rankings on Monday. She will be the first German to top the rankings since Steffi Graf back in 1997.

Relive the semifinals through Brian’s tweets:

Photo credit: Porsche AG

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Rafael Nadal, Australian Open 2015

The Happy Slam is already around the corner! On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic will be once again the huge favorite, but the women’s draw is open than ever: all four of the top-ranked have withdrawn from tournaments they entered this week due to injury.

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A trip down memory lane:

Australian Open trivia
The tragedy of Daphne Akhurst
The Norman Brookes Challenge Cup
1960 Australian Open: Neale Feaser, a costly volley
1960: first Grand Slam title for Rod Laver
1960-63 Australian Open: Jan Lehane four time runner-up
1974 Australian Open: Jimmy Connors first Grand Slam title
1975: John Newcombe defeats Jimmy Connors
1981: First Australian Open title for Martina Navratilova
1983: Mats Wilander defeats Ivan Lendl
1984: Mats Wilander defeats Kevin Curren
1985: Edberg wins in Australia and Sweden changes look
1987-1988 Swedes spoil the party
1987: Stefan Edberg defeats Pat Cash
January 11, 1988: first day of play at Flinders Park
1988: Mats Wilander defeats Pat Cash
1990: John McEnroe disqualified!
1990: Ivan Lendl’s last Grand Slam title
1991: Monica Seles first Australian Open title
1994: First Australian Open title for Pete Sampras
1995: Mary Pierce defeats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
1995 QF: Pete Sampras emotional comeback win over Jim Courier
1995: Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras, wins first Australian Open title
1996 Australian Open: Mark Philippoussis defeats Pete Sampras in the 3rd round
Impressions from the 1996 Australian Open: Monica Seles and Boris Becker last Grand Slam titles, Stefan Edberg last appearance in Australia
1997 Australian Open: Pete Sampras defeats Carlos Moya
2001 Australian Open: Pat’s last chance
2001 Australian Open final: Andre Agassi defeats Arnaud Clément
2002: Capriati scripts a stunning sequel in Australia
2003 Australian Open: last Grand Slam title for Agassi
2009 Australian Open: Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer

Recap:
Fashion and gear:
Polls:

Who will be the 2016 Australian Open champion?

  • Novak Djokovic (45%, 66 Votes)
  • Roger Federer (22%, 32 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (9%, 13 Votes)
  • Rafael Nadal (9%, 13 Votes)
  • Stan Wawrinka (7%, 10 Votes)
  • Other (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Kei Nishikori (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Tomas Berdych (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (1%, 1 Votes)
  • David Ferrer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Richard Gasquet (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 147

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Who will be the 2016 Australian Open champion?

  • Serena Williams (38%, 41 Votes)
  • Maria Sharapova (22%, 24 Votes)
  • Other (14%, 15 Votes)
  • Garbine Muguruza (9%, 10 Votes)
  • Agnieszka Radwanska (7%, 8 Votes)
  • Angelique Kerber (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Simona Halep (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Karolina Pliskova (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Petra Kvitova (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Venus Williams (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Timea Bacsinszky (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 107

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Caroline Wozniacki Australian Open dress

Caroline Wozniacki will hit the Australian Open courts in a new dress designed by Stella McCartney.

And here’s a pic of Wozniacki wearing the tank and skirt from adidas by Stella McCartney’s new collection:

Caroline Wozniacki Australian Open dress

Photo credit: adidas

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Ana Ivanovic US Open outfit

A few pics of Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Jack Sock US Open outfits.

Simona Halep:

Simona Halep US Open outfit

Caroline Wozniacki:

Caroline Wozniacki US Open dress

Ana Ivanovic:

Ana Ivanovic US Open outfit

Ana Ivanovic US Open outfit

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga:

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga US Open outfit

Jack Sock:

Jack Sock US Open outfit

Jack Sock US Open outfit

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Ana Ivanovic Wimbledon dress

Check out some pics of Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Garbine Muguruza, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Jack Sock Wimbledon outfits.

Simona Halep, semifinalist in 2014:

Simona Halep Wimbledon outfit

Simona Halep Wimbledon outfit

Ana Ivanovic:

Ana Ivanovic Wimbledon dress

Ana Ivanovic Wimbledon dress

Ana Ivanovic Wimbledon outfit

Caroline Wozniacki‘s dress by Stella McCartney:

Caroline Wozniacki Wimbledon dress

Garbine Muguruza‘s kit by Stella McCartney:

Garbine Muguruza Wimbledon outfit

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, semifinalist in 2011 and 2012:

Tsonga Wimbledon 2015 outfit

Tsonga Wimbledon 2015 outfit

Jack Sock, winner of the men’s doubles last year with Vasek Pospisil:

Jack Sock Wimbledon outfit

Jack Sock Wimbledon outfit

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