The Australian Open

Well the tennis season is in full swing again. The Australian Open started Sunday night (Monday morning there). S o far none of my favorites have lost (Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Nicole Vaidisova, James Blake, Rafael Nadal) but Roddick has a tough match at 3:30 this morning against Marat Safin. One surprise so far this tournament is that Serena Williams has made it to the fourth round. She took out 5th ranked Nadia Petrova today. She's playing 11th ranked Jelena Jankovich next, so we'll see how she fares against her. It should be a good match. Another nice surprise for Americans is Mardy Fish. He's made it to the fourth round now after starting off the tournament upsetting 4th ranked Ivan Lubijic. After watching the first few rounds... my predictions from the semis on in for the men:

Federer vs. Roddick

Blake vs. Davydenko

Blake vs. Federer

Federer (You'd be a fool not to pick him)

Women's Draw:
Sharapova vs. Clijsters

Williams vs. Mauresmo

Williams vs. Clijsters

Williams (It's a long shot, but she's starting to want it again)

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