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Australian Open Gallery

A collection of photos from the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Published January 31, 2009 12:00

Serena Williams posed with the No.1 trophy, given to her for returning to the No.1 ranking post-Australian Open.
Serena Williams posed with the No.1 trophy, given to her for returning to the No.1 ranking post-Australian Open.
Caroline Wozniacki took a spin on a Harley Davidson during a day off from matches in Melbourne.
Caroline Wozniacki took a spin on a Harley Davidson during a day off from matches in Melbourne.
Venus Williams held a hefty lead with match point in the third set but was sent packing in the second round.
Venus Williams held a hefty lead with match point in the third set but was sent packing in the second round.
Carla Suárez Navarro celebrated after stunning Venus Williams in the second round, her first career Top 10 win.
Carla Suárez Navarro celebrated after stunning Venus Williams in the second round, her first career Top 10 win.
Alisa Kleybanova kissed the court after upsetting Ana Ivanovic in the third round. It was the Russian's first Top 10 win.
Alisa Kleybanova kissed the court after upsetting Ana Ivanovic in the third round. It was the Russian's first Top 10 win.
Nadia Petrova got her feet wet during a visit to Brighton Beach on a day off from her matches.
Nadia Petrova got her feet wet during a visit to Brighton Beach on a day off from her matches.
Jelena Dokic was interviewed on a day off. Dokic would steal headlines all fortnight with a run to the quarterfinals.
Jelena Dokic was interviewed on a day off. Dokic would steal headlines all fortnight with a run to the quarterfinals.
Zheng Jie took a ride down the Yarra River in Melbourne during one of her days off.
Zheng Jie took a ride down the Yarra River in Melbourne during one of her days off.
Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams met at the net after Azarenka had to retire from their fourth round match with illness.
Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams met at the net after Azarenka had to retire from their fourth round match with illness.
Alizé Cornet squandered two match points and lost to Dinara Safina in a highly competitive fourth round match.
Alizé Cornet squandered two match points and lost to Dinara Safina in a highly competitive fourth round match.
Marion Bartoli upset Jelena Jankovic in straight sets in the fourth round, her second career win over a reigning world No.1.
Marion Bartoli upset Jelena Jankovic in straight sets in the fourth round, her second career win over a reigning world No.1.
Jelena Dokic walked off the court after an emotional fourth round win over Alisa Kleybanova, 8-6 third set.
Jelena Dokic walked off the court after an emotional fourth round win over Alisa Kleybanova, 8-6 third set.
Svetlana Kuznetsova rued her missed chances against Serena Williams in the quarterfinals, leading 75 53 but falling, 57 75 61.
Svetlana Kuznetsova rued her missed chances against Serena Williams in the quarterfinals, leading 75 53 but falling, 57 75 61.
Elena Dementieva, who would eventually reach the semifinals for the third straight major, visited wildlife at the Melbourne Zoo.
Elena Dementieva, who would eventually reach the semifinals for the third straight major, visited wildlife at the Melbourne Zoo.
Vera Zvonareva came out on court for her first Grand Slam semifinal with her iPod on. She would lose to Dinara Safina.
Vera Zvonareva came out on court for her first Grand Slam semifinal with her iPod on. She would lose to Dinara Safina.
Sania Mirza posed with Mahesh Bhupathi and the mixed doubles trophy. She became the first female Indian Grand Slam champion.
Sania Mirza posed with Mahesh Bhupathi and the mixed doubles trophy. She became the first female Indian Grand Slam champion.
The Williams sisters posed with their trophy after winning their eighth Grand Slam doubles title together.
The Williams sisters posed with their trophy after winning their eighth Grand Slam doubles title together.
The Williams sisters posed with runners-up Daniela Hantuchova and Ai Sugiyama at the doubles trophy ceremony.
The Williams sisters posed with runners-up Daniela Hantuchova and Ai Sugiyama at the doubles trophy ceremony.
Dinara Safina showed her frustration in the singles final, during which she won only three games against Serena Williams.
Dinara Safina showed her frustration in the singles final, during which she won only three games against Serena Williams.
Champion Serena Williams and runner-up Dinara Safina shared a light moment during the singles trophy presentation.
Champion Serena Williams and runner-up Dinara Safina shared a light moment during the singles trophy presentation.
  • Serena Williams posed with the No.1 trophy, given to her for returning to the No.1 ranking post-Australian Open.
  • Caroline Wozniacki took a spin on a Harley Davidson during a day off from matches in Melbourne.
  • Venus Williams held a hefty lead with match point in the third set but was sent packing in the second round.
  • Carla Suárez Navarro celebrated after stunning Venus Williams in the second round, her first career Top 10 win.
  • Alisa Kleybanova kissed the court after upsetting Ana Ivanovic in the third round. It was the Russian's first Top 10 win.
  • Nadia Petrova got her feet wet during a visit to Brighton Beach on a day off from her matches.
  • Jelena Dokic was interviewed on a day off. Dokic would steal headlines all fortnight with a run to the quarterfinals.
  • Zheng Jie took a ride down the Yarra River in Melbourne during one of her days off.
  • Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams met at the net after Azarenka had to retire from their fourth round match with illness.
  • Alizé Cornet squandered two match points and lost to Dinara Safina in a highly competitive fourth round match.
  • Marion Bartoli upset Jelena Jankovic in straight sets in the fourth round, her second career win over a reigning world No.1.
  • Jelena Dokic walked off the court after an emotional fourth round win over Alisa Kleybanova, 8-6 third set.
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova rued her missed chances against Serena Williams in the quarterfinals, leading 75 53 but falling, 57 75 61.
  • Elena Dementieva, who would eventually reach the semifinals for the third straight major, visited wildlife at the Melbourne Zoo.
  • Vera Zvonareva came out on court for her first Grand Slam semifinal with her iPod on. She would lose to Dinara Safina.
  • Sania Mirza posed with Mahesh Bhupathi and the mixed doubles trophy. She became the first female Indian Grand Slam champion.
  • The Williams sisters posed with their trophy after winning their eighth Grand Slam doubles title together.
  • The Williams sisters posed with runners-up Daniela Hantuchova and Ai Sugiyama at the doubles trophy ceremony.
  • Dinara Safina showed her frustration in the singles final, during which she won only three games against Serena Williams.
  • Champion Serena Williams and runner-up Dinara Safina shared a light moment during the singles trophy presentation.
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