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Can Australia celebrate 100 years with a champion?

Updated: January 16, 2005, 9:28 PM ET
By Cynthia Faulkner | ESPN.com

Brit Tim Henman, Aussie Lleyton Hewitt and American Andy Roddick all know the unusual pressure of bearing all or most of the hopes of a home Grand Slam victory. It's Hewitt's turn again as the Australian Open begins this weekend. Adding to Hewitt's pressure is a celebration of the tournament's start 100 years ago.

Currently the first major tournament of the year (at times it has been held in December), the Australian Open has grown over the past 100 years. In 2004, the ...

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