Jarmila Gajdosova attacks her critics after loss

Australian Jarmila Gajdosova launched an extraordinary attack on her growing list of critics after falling to a straight-sets loss to Maria Kirilenko in the first round of the Australian Open. The volatile 24-year-old was no match for the Kirilenko, the Russian glamour girl taking advantage of a swag of unforced errors from Gajdosova to prevail … [Read the full story]

Buford Balony puts love move on Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki says she is unfazed by being denied the chance of a showdown for the No.1 ranking with Petra Kvitova after she was eliminated by Pole Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarter-finals of the Sydney International. The world No.8 needed three sets and well over two hours to defeat Wozniacki in a hard-fought 3-6 7-5 … [Read the full story]

John Daly behaves himself…for a change

Flamboyant American John Daly was on his best behaviour at Melbourne’s Woodlands Golf Club on Monday in his first public appearance since disgracing himself at the Australian Open. Seemingly unfazed by the uproar over his first-round walk-off at The Lakes, Daly was at his candid and entertaining best as he fronted up for the Melbourne Golf … [Read the full story]

Tiger Woods’ former caddie makes racist slur

Tiger Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams has apologised after racially insulting the golfer at an awards dinner. Williams, sacked by Woods during the summer, admitted that comments he made “could be construed as racist” and issued an apology on his website after he made the slur during a dinner at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai. … [Read the full story]

Tomic will be the next world tennis superstar

Australian great Roy Emerson has backed Gold Coast teenager Bernard Tomic to win the Australian Open by the time he turns 21. The ringing endorsement came as Emerson, who won the first of his six Australian Open titles 50 years ago, helped to launch next year’s tournament in Melbourne. “Don’t count him out, I think … [Read the full story]

2012 Australian Open will be record breaker

Next year’s Australian Open will be the richest grand slam tournament in history with the men’s and women’s champions each taking home A$2.3 million, organisers of the Melbourne event said today. The total prize purse for the January 16-29 tournament has also been hiked to A$26 million, the organisers said in a statement on their … [Read the full story]

Great Sportswomen – Ana Ivanovic

On September 8, 2007, Ana Ivanović became a UNICEF National Ambassador for Serbia, alongside Aleksandar Đorđević, Jelena Janković and Emir Kusturica. She takes a special interest in the fields of education and child protection. Ivanović visited a primary school in Serbia during her inauguration and said that she is “also looking forward to going into … [Read the full story]