Williamses top list of Aussie contenders
A fit and resolute Serena Williams might be the favorite among a genuinely competitive field to win the Australian Open. Plus, she thrives in odd-numbered years.
It's no secret that there's little order and predictability at the top of women's tennis these days. Five different players have won the past five Grand Slams, and five different players (not even the exact same five) have been No. 1 in the past year.At such times, the usual methods of tournament forecasting -- recent form, past success -- tend to give way to more unorthodox approaches. Any sign or pattern which might serve as a portent of the future will do. Serena Williams, ...
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2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Women's singles: Serena Williams, United States
Rafael Nadal, Spain
Men's doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan, United States
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi, India
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