2014 Women’s Australian Open Tennis Championship
Melbourne Park – Melbourne, Australia
Playing Surface: Rebound Ace (hard)
Sunday, January 12 – Saturday, January 25, 2014, TV: ESPN2, Tennis ChannelĀ 
Two Time Defending Champion: Victoria Azarenka
All odds courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbooks

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2012 Women’s Australian Open Tennis Championship
Saturday, January 28, 2012, 3:30 am Eastern, TV: ESPN2
Melbourne Park – Melbourne, Australia
Rod Laver Arena
Playing Surface: Plexicushion
Women’s Final
#3 Victoria Azarenka (-135) vs #4 Maria Sharapova (+115)
Odds courtesy of bookmaker

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For the third time in three weeks the number one team has fallen. There is no shame for Duke in losing at Wake Forest, especially when it was so close, but I didn’t think it would happen. Wake Forest showed me more than I expected from them. The ACC is going to be very interesting to watch down the stretch. It now looks like UConn should get their shot at number one, barring any setbacks before Monday. I don’t like their chances of staying there long.

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It’s a bit late to be getting to this since the first round is almost in the books, but there has been other pressing stuff to cover so a look at the Aussie Open hasn’t happened yet. I was spurred to do it today by a comment on yesterday’s post. Without further ado:

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Way, way under the radar, the Dolphins have signed a former Penn State linebacker named Cameron Wake. He was undrafted in 2005, and headed to the B.C. Lions in the CFL. I’ve watched him play up here for two years, and I have honestly probably never seen a more viciously effective linebacker. He’s been the defensive player of the year in the CFL in both of his seasons, and he rushes the passer like you wouldn’t believe. He’s obviously taking a major step up in class, but Miami liked him enough to outbid at least four other teams and give him a million dollar signing bonus. If he gets a chance then he’ll be worth watching. If he comes through then remember where you heard it first.

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