Frankie, You’re My Hero

The sun has set on another Australian Open and most fans will remember Kim Clijsters and Novak Djokovic for taking  home the singles championship hardware for 2011. For me, the heart of this Melbourne fortnight belonged to a 5' 5 ½" Italian … [Read more...]

Novak Djokovic Captures Second Australian Open Championship

January 30, 2011- Melbourne, Australia - World No. 3 Novak Djokovic won his second Australian Open and major title by defeating No. 5 Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. The win came on the heels of  Djokovic  leading Serbia to last year’s Davis Cup … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Scoreboard for the Australian Open Quarterfinals

0-15 Rafa Slam is History An injury to his inner hamstring in the first set hampered Rafael Nadal's movement, that along with David Ferrer's smart aggressive play ended the quest of the "Rafa Slam.'  Final score - Ferrer defeated Nadal 6-4, 6-2, … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Scoreboard for the Australian Open – Day 8

15-0 Beatdown of the Day Murray masters Melzer. Andy Murray destroyed Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinals where he'll face newcomer Alexandr Dolgopolov. 15-15 No Wozniacki Media Pranks Today 30-15 The Clock has Struck … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Scoreboard for the Australian Open – Day 7

15-0 No Djoke Novak Djokovic is just cruising through the draw. On Saturday he advanced to the quarterfinals with a  6-3, 6-4, 6-0 win  over Nicolas Almagro. 15-15 Agony of  De-feet He may have had some foot trouble, but Fernando Verdasco was … [Read more...]

A Quick “On the Call” with Milos Raonic

MELBOURNE,  AUSTRALIA – January 23, 2011 - Following his third round win over World No. 10 Mikhail Youzhny  in Melbourne,  Tennis Canada held a media conference call  on Sunday morning (Saturday evening in the United States) for Milos … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Scoreboard for the Australian Open – Day 6

15-0 Oh Canada! Milos Raonic continues his run in Oz , stunning  No. 10 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 to  become the first Canadian man in 12 years to reach the fourth round of a major. 15- 15 Stosur is Czeched Out Petra  … [Read more...]

Kourtin’ Karen’s Scoreboard for the Australian Open – Day 5

0-15 Streak Ends Venus Williams’ streak of consecutive major tournament matches without a retirement has ended at 257. Williams was forced to retire from her match with Andrea Petkovic with a pelvic muscle injury she sustained in her previous … [Read more...]