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2017 Australian Open Mixed Doubles Final Highlights



Sara Foster is Tommy Haas’ number one fangirl

Tommy Haas retires after two sets at 2017 AO!

I feel bad for Haas. He retired after losing the first two sets to Benoit Paire in the first round.

Reporter: “What was the reason for the retirement?”
Haas: “You know, I felt like physically I was empty. I didn’t have anything left in the tank, to be quite honest. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced it that way before in my career playing any matches. And it didn’t feel good. You know, I just felt shortness of breath. Couldn’t really focus. That’s not a good thing.”

Wow!



Romanian player banned for life for tennis match-fixing offense

A Tennis Integrity Unit (why does that make me laugh every time?) banned Alexandru-Daniel Carpen for life. Good ole Romania! I guess there’s bad apples even in the best of the apple trees.

One should not be surprised, however. Says the TSU (had to abbreviate and am still laughing):



Sara Foster is Tommy Haas’ number one fangirl

Tommy Haas playing in the 2017 Australian Open!

Whaaa? Tommy Haas got a wildcard at the 2017 Australian open.

I do like Haas and remember seeing and meeting him at the Memphis open a LONG time ago. But, really? He is 38 years old and didn’t play a single pro match in 2016.



Injury ends former world number three Petrova's career

Petrova hangs them up.

Petrova decided to retire after almost 20 years of playing on the tour.

The 34-year-old Russian had not played on the WTA Tour since 2014 after failing to shake off a torn muscle in her shoulder and a number of other injuries.



Newly engaged Serena Williams flashes her ring as she steps out with Reddit co-founder fiance Alexis Ohanian in New Zealand

Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

Stop the presses! Serena Williams, 35, is seen here with new fiance Alexis Ohanian, 33. He’s Reddit’s co-founder. Don’t know what Reddit is? It’s “the front page of the internet.”

Serena made the engagement public through a poem posted on Reddit. For your reading pleasure, we obtained a copy of it:



Ana Ivanovic Retires From Tennis at 29

29-year-old Ana Ivanovic retires

Ana Ivanovic won Roland Garros in 2008 plus 14 other WTA titles.

She blames repeated injuries for her play level declining.

Last year she married German football stud World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger.



Andy Murray knighted in New Year Honours

Andrew Murray Barron has been knighted “for services to Tennis and charity” in the New Year Honours list.



US superstars Serena and Venus Williams and Simone Biles given drugs exemption, Russian hackers reveal

Serena and Venus Williams given drugs exemption

Whether or not you think hacking a server and then making information public is cool or not: The leaked documents indicated tennis legends Williams sisters



volley target: around net player

Where do the pros hit their volleys?

I don’t watch much tennis even though I do love watching it. I just don’t get to.

However, I make time to watch at least parts of the end of the year biggie, the ATP World Tour Finals.