Kim Clijsters stayed on course to win back to back grand slams but was not at her best in grinding out a 7-6 6-3 win over Alize Cornet of France in their third round match at the Australian Open Saturday.
Rafael Nadal maintained his bid to become the first man since Rod Laver to hold all four grand slam titles on Monday with a straight-sets dismissal of Croatia's Marian Cilic in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
World number one Rafael Nadal remains on course to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time after crushing American qualifier Ryan Sweeting in the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
Venus Williams, renowned as a world-class tennis star, also has something of a reputation for her striking fashion sense. And if early signs are anything to go by, Williams' provocative wardrobe selections look set to continue in 2011.
Jon, I don't mean to pick on you because many writers made the same mistake, but I seem to remember you writing just before the 2008 U.S. Open that Fed might struggle to ever pass Sampras's mark and that his time at the top was over. Any regrets about that now? --Paul Collins, Halifax, Nova Scotia