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Old 01-17-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
Dave, Melbourne,Australia
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Default 41degC (106degF) at Australian Open tennis

The Australian Open tennis is in Melbourne Jan14-27. It must be tough on the players, especially when they keep the roof open on days like today. It still hasn't had an Australian winner since Mark Edmondson in 1976 and Christine O'Neill in 1978. Our last hope in the women's singles, Samantha Stosur, admitted she choked in the 2nd round after leading the final set 5-2 with 2 service breaks. (Serena Williams is the short-priced favourite, ahead of Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova.) In the men's singles, our cocky 20-year-old Bernard Tomic challenges Roger Federer in the 3rd round. (Novak Djokovic is the favourite, ahead of Andy Murray and others.) The hot, dry, windy weather has seen devastating bushfires here in Victoria and in other states, including New South Wales and Tasmania.
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