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AO Gallery: Hot Shots From Down Under

There are bound to be some leftovers after a Grand Slam is done - and here's the first batch. Check wtatennis.com all week for even more photos, videos and quotes from Down Under.

Published February 04, 2013 12:00

Agnieszka Radwanska had a 13-match streak to start 2013 until she met Li Na in Melbourne.
Agnieszka Radwanska had a 13-match streak to start 2013 until she met Li Na in Melbourne.
Maria Sharapova was also perfect on the 2013 season before running into Li in Melbourne.
Maria Sharapova was also perfect on the 2013 season before running into Li in Melbourne.
Her forehand in full swing, Ana Ivanovic made the fourth round before falling to Radwanska.
Her forehand in full swing, Ana Ivanovic made the fourth round before falling to Radwanska.
Caroline Wozniacki's signature shot - her big backhand - took her to the fourth round too.
Caroline Wozniacki's signature shot - her big backhand - took her to the fourth round too.
Victoria Azarenka's forehand was solid as ever as she beat Li for her second Grand Slam title.
Victoria Azarenka's forehand was solid as ever as she beat Li for her second Grand Slam title.
The Serena Williams serve is arguably one of the best shots in the history of the sport...
The Serena Williams serve is arguably one of the best shots in the history of the sport...
Williams has all the shots, from serve to groundstrokes to net play, and of course those wheels.
Williams has all the shots, from serve to groundstrokes to net play, and of course those wheels.
Ekaterina Makarova's big groundies took her all the way to her second Grand Slam quarterfinal.
Ekaterina Makarova's big groundies took her all the way to her second Grand Slam quarterfinal.
One of the most consistent players off the ground is the World No.6, Angelique Kerber.
One of the most consistent players off the ground is the World No.6, Angelique Kerber.
Kerber was the World No.5 during the Australian Open but was passed afterwards by Li.
Kerber was the World No.5 during the Australian Open but was passed afterwards by Li.
Kerber has had a major turnaround in her career lately, literally - at the Grand Slams.
Kerber has had a major turnaround in her career lately, literally - at the Grand Slams.
Kerber made zero second weeks in her first 15 majors, but has done it at five of her last six.
Kerber made zero second weeks in her first 15 majors, but has done it at five of her last six.
  • Agnieszka Radwanska had a 13-match streak to start 2013 until she met Li Na in Melbourne.
  • Maria Sharapova was also perfect on the 2013 season before running into Li in Melbourne.
  • Her forehand in full swing, Ana Ivanovic made the fourth round before falling to Radwanska.
  • Caroline Wozniacki's signature shot - her big backhand - took her to the fourth round too.
  • Victoria Azarenka's forehand was solid as ever as she beat Li for her second Grand Slam title.
  • The Serena Williams serve is arguably one of the best shots in the history of the sport...
  • Williams has all the shots, from serve to groundstrokes to net play, and of course those wheels.
  • Ekaterina Makarova's big groundies took her all the way to her second Grand Slam quarterfinal.
  • One of the most consistent players off the ground is the World No.6, Angelique Kerber.
  • Kerber was the World No.5 during the Australian Open but was passed afterwards by Li.
  • Kerber has had a major turnaround in her career lately, literally - at the Grand Slams.
  • Kerber made zero second weeks in her first 15 majors, but has done it at five of her last six.
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