Australian Open 2010 Results
The Australian Open 2010 results were largely predictable with the exception of the men's singles title. The competition took place in Melbourne between January 18 to 31.
Men's Singles Roger Federer beat off British Andy Murray to win the 2010 Australian Open. Murray had been hoping to become the first British man to win a Grand Slam tournament since 1936 but was pretty much dominated by Federer throughout the match. It's too bad that the final match did not come down to Federer and Rafael Nadal. Federer lost to Nadal in 2009's Australian Open after a wrenching five sets. Defending champion Nadal was quite a threat throughout the competition but ultimately pulled out in the third set of his match against Murray in the quarterfinals. Nadal was examined by a doctor who advised that he rest and rehabilitate his knees immediately.
Women's Singles Serena Williams has always taken a bit of a back seat to her sister because of Venus's habit of wearing flashy and revealing outfits on court. However, it was Serena who took the limelight in the 2010 Australian Open by beating 2004 champion Justine Henin. It was an impressive showing for Henin who had just returned from a long retirement.
Women's Doubles Venus Williams still got to be a winner at the 2010 Australian Open by teaming up with her sister to beat Cara Black and Liezel Huber. The predictable win made it the sisters' eleventh Grand Slam doubles title. Voicing an opinion shared by many others, Black said that the sisters "are too good."
Men's Doubles The results for the men's doubles was predictable as well. The other American sibling duo, Bob and Mike Bryan, won their fourth straight Australian Open doubles title by defeating Daniel Nester and Nenad Zimonjic. The identical twins wore matching outfits (red shirts and white shorts) and in a confusing twist, the opposing team wore red shirts and white shorts as well. The Bryans are as famous for their mid-air chest bumping celebration as they are for their technical skills.