2010 Australian Open Daily

Your A.M. once-over of everything Down Under

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Serena Williams earned her 12th major title on Sautrday.
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What Happened?

Just when it looked as if Sunday's men's final would have to be played indoors, the skies cleared and the retractible roof opened.

• Top-seeded Roger Federer captured his fourth Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11) victory over fifth-seeded Andy Murray. The result upped Federer's record career haul to 16 major titles -- and extended Great Britain's 74-year drought without a men's Grand Slam champion. (HIGHLIGHTS)

• Earlier, the top-seeded team of Leander Paes and Cara Black won the mixed doubles title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Ekaterina Makarova and Jaroslav Levinsky. It was the second Grand Slam mixed doubles title for the Paes-Black team after their 2008 U.S. Open triumph.

 

Oz Clicks

The scene was glum in Andy Murray's hometown ... Was the young Scot's underwear to blame for Sunday's defeat? ... Federer's genius alone defeated Murray in the men's final ... Telegraph picks the best bits from Murray-Federer ... Footage from Serena Williams' trophy photo shoot at Melbourne Park ... Five reasons why Murray lost Sunday's men's final.

 

Photo of the Day

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Fans at the Dunblane Hotel in Andy Murray's Scotland hometown nervously watch Sunday's Aussie Open men's final.
Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

 

Go Figure

155-0 ... Record of Roger Federer in Grand Slam matches after winning the first two sets.

5 ... Number of set points squandered by Murray in the decisive third-set tiebreak.

2 ... Number of men to capture the four major championships in the same year: Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver ('62, '69). Twice, Federer has won three of four.

8 ... Consecutive Grand Slam final appearances for Federer.

 

Tweet of the Day

"courageous effort by Andy_Murray, but Roger Federer is the Greatest Tennis Player of All-Time, end of discussion"
--Justin Gimelstob, on the 16-time Grand Slam champion, Sunday, 6:25 a.m. ET

 

Must-See Video

Murray gets emotional and Federer remains loose at the post-match trophy presentation.

 

They Said It

"I can cry like Roger. It’s just a shame I can’t play like him."
--Murray, while fighting back tears during the trophy presentation


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