Maria Sharapova arrives in Melbourne at the top of her game after winning her 34th singles title in Brisbane. She will wear a Nike Premier Maria Dress:

Nike Australian Open 2015 outfits

Nike Australian Open 2015 outfits

Source: Nike

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The world No. 1 will compete in the first Grand Slam of 2015 in the Nike Slam Tunic and Nike Slam Printed shorts.

Nike Australian Open 2015 outfits

Nike Australian Open 2015 outfits

Nike Australian Open 2015 outfits

Follow our Australian Open 2015 coverage on Tennis Buzz.

Nike Tennis Zoom Cage 2

Flexibility, support, cushioning and durability in a lightweight package for speed on the court.

MENS NIKE TENNIS ZOOM CAGE 2

Nike Tennis Zoom Cage 2

Nike Tennis Zoom Cage 2

Nike Tennis Zoom Cage 2

WOMENS NIKE TENNIS ZOOM CAGE 2

Nike Tennis Zoom Cage 2

Nike Tennis Zoom Cage 2

Nike Tennis Zoom Cage 2

The new Nike Zoom Cage 2 is available Jan. 14 at nike.com and select retailers worldwide.

Nike Air Fare black/white

The Nike Air Flare, the shoes Andre Agassi wore when he captured his first US Open title in 1994, are returning in two colorways.

Andre Agassi, 1994 US Open champion

These two Nike retros, one white/black and the other black/purple/teal, carry the same characteristics as the original copies from the ’90s, but are new remastered versions.

Nike Air Flare black/white

Nike Air Flare black/purple/teal

Stay tuned for more details and the release date.

Source: Sole collector

Australian Open 2015
Preview, recap and analysis:
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
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
2005 Australian Open: Heartbreak for Lleyton Hewitt
2009 Australian Open: Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer

Fashion and gear:

Ana Ivanovic adidas dress
Tomas Berdych H&M outfit
Kei Nishikori Uniqlo outfit
Novak Djokovic Uniqlo outfit
Serena Williams Nike outfit
Maria Sharapova Nike dress
Rafael Nadal Nike outfit
Roger Federer Nike outfit
Grigor Dimitrov Nike outfit
Nick Kyrgios Nike outfit
Vika Azarenka Nike outfit
Venus Williams dress

Polls:

Who will win the 2015 Australian Open?

  • Novak Djokovic (34%, 58 Votes)
  • Roger Federer (32%, 56 Votes)
  • Rafael Nadal (14%, 24 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (6%, 11 Votes)
  • Kei Nishikori (3%, 6 Votes)
  • Tomas Berdych (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Other (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Stan Wawrinka (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Milos Raonic (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Marin Cilic (0%, 0 Votes)
  • David Ferrer (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 173

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Who will win the 2015 Australian Open?

  • Serena Williams (29%, 30 Votes)
  • Maria Sharapova (26%, 27 Votes)
  • Simona Halep (13%, 13 Votes)
  • Eugenie Bouchard (10%, 10 Votes)
  • Ana Ivanovic (7%, 7 Votes)
  • Caroline Wozniacki (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Other (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Petra Kvitova (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Angelique Kerber (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Agnieszka Radwanska (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 104

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Every year in September, 50 European countries take part in the European Heritage Days, a programme that offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. For the first time, yesterday, the French Federation of tennis opened up the Roland Garros stadium and museum free to the public as part of Heritage Days, and of course, I was there.

Waiting to enter the museum, you could still see the Davis Cup semifinals poster and the French and Czech flags atop Court Philippe Chatrier.

Roland Garros

Tennis museum

The permanent exhibition showcases trophies, players memorabilia, a few videos as well as some infos about tennis history and the future Roland Garros stadium expansion.
You might be disappointed if you’ve visited the Wimbledon museum, Roland Garros museum is quite small, with less content and interactivity.

Below, the trophies presented each year to the winner of the men’s singles (Coupe des Mousquetaires) and women’s singles (Coupe Suzanne Lenglen):

Roland Garros trophies

Replica of the 1991 Davis Cup captured by Henri Leconte and Guy Forget over the dream team of Sampras, Agassi and Flach-Seguso:

1991 Davis Cup replica
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Players

Andy Murray
Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer
Angelique Kerber
Serena Williams
Ana Ivanovic

 
 
 
John McEnroe
Pete Sampras
Bjorn Borg
Stefan Edberg
Steffi Graf
Martina Navratilova
Chris Evert

Tournaments

Australian Open
Roland Garros
Wimbledon
US Open
Davis Cup
Olympics
Bercy

Gear

Nike
adidas
asics
Lacoste
Head
Snauwaert
Babolat