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2015 Australian Open: Victorious Serena Williams is the 2015 Australian Open Champion

On January 31, 2015, Serena Williams won the 2015 Australian Opendefeating Maria Sharapova in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (5). 




This victory is Serena's 19th major title and 6th Australian Open crown. Serena last won the Australian Open in 2010 after defending her 2009 title. 



After last night, Serena has won 16 straight matches against Maria, a streak that dates back over ten years to 2005.  Maria's last win over Serena came in 2004 at the WTA Championship match; she is now 2-17 versus Serena. 

Maria dethroned Serena and won her first major at Wimbledon in 2004. After the match, Maria said, "Serena...I know there are gonna be so many more moments when we are gonna play and I'm sure we're gonna be here one more time and hopefully many more times at other Grand Slams and fight for the trophy. Thank you for giving me a tough match, but I am sorry I had to win today."

Overall, Serena has a compiled a 19-4 record in Grand Slam Championship matches and a 3-1 record versus…

2015 Preview - 10 Pro Tennis Storylines, Questions, and Predictions

We are a few hours away from the 2015 Australian Open Women's Final featuring Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. 

GlamSpinTennis was awfully prescient about the storylines, questions, and predictions that permeated throughout 2014 (2014 ATP Predictions) (2014 WTA Predictions).

Without further ado, here are the storylines, questions, and predictions that will captivate tennis fans in 2015. 

10. Can Maria Sharapova beat Serena Williams? Serena has been suffering from a nasty sounding cold throughout the Australian Open which may give the Russian-American a shot to pull off her first Serena win since 2004. 

9. New Balls Please. Will any of the young guns on the ATP tour breakthrough and win a major in 2015? Milos Raonic (and his hair) seems to want it so badly, but his devastating serve routinely comes up short against the Big 4. GlamSpinTennis is betting that Kei Nishikori will exceed his 2014 US Open runner-up position and win the 2015 title. 

8. Last gasps of the Spanish Armada. Reme…

Australian Open 2015: Closer Look - Nike Ladies

Nike went bold colors for its ladies kits down under at the 2015 Australian Open.
The lucky ladies had their pick of pink and green outfits while battling it out in Melbourne. 
Let's take a Closer Look:


Petra Kvitova, Taylor Townsend, Sara Errani, and Roberta Vinci wore the same kit featuring a mix of cap sleeves and racer backs. 
Vika Azarenka rocked a similar design in head-to-toe lime green. 
Madison Keys and Genie Bouchard wore the same pink and green Maria Sharapova Collection separates. 
For the top Nike Divas, it was all about that back
Maria Sharapova


Serena Williams


Australian Open 2015: Style Preview - Fila

GlamSpinTenniswas thrilled to hear from Fila's marketing rep to get the scoop on Fila's 2015 Australian Open Platinum Collection. 

According to Fila the "Platinum collection features INVISTA’s THERMOCOOL ™ fabric, designed to optimize the body’s natural thermal capabilities through smart fiber cross-sections: Duoregulation ™ adapts to the wearer’s needs."

On the women's side, Jelena Jankovic, Julia Goerges, and Vera Zvonareva will be sporting the platinum designs which feature pink accents in both Jelena's and Julia's kits. 

Francine Candiotti, Fila's tennis design expert explained exclusively GlamSpinTennis (by email), that the "diva pink" highlights were selected "...as an invigorating, luminous color that would flatter all skin tones." 
Jelena Jankovic
"This playful feminine pink was paired with white and shadow black. We used THERMOCOOL™ fabric in this collection, which absorbs the color beautifully! 

When you use technical fabr…

Hopman Cup 2015 Superlatives

Happy 2015! Thank goodness the tennis season has begun! The nearly 2 week break was rough, wasn't it? 

As we journey Down Under to the Australian Open, we have arrived at one of the best stops of the year in Western Australia - the Hopman Cup. 

When watching the Hopman Cup, don't you wish every tournament and slam had a mixed doubles tournament? GlamSpinTennis sure does. 

Alas, other that this detour to Perth, we only get to see official mixed doubles pairings at the Olympic Games every 4 years. 

Hopman Cup 2015 Superlatives:

Most likely to be hometown heroes if they can make it to the final round:
Team Australia - Casey Dellacqua & Matt Ebden














Most excited to play in their first Hopman Cup:
Team Czech -  Lucie Safarova & Adam Pavlasek


Most likely to ride a win at the Hopman Cup to Australian Open victory
Team Canada - Genie Bouchard & Vasek Pospisil










Most awkward pairing/best rebound:
Team Great Britain - Heather Watson & Andy Murray
(Andy Murray chose to play with Laura R…