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Gallery: 20 Iconic Pics From The AO

Smiles, supercoaches, trophies, action shots, even some multiple exposures - see 20 of the most iconic pics from this year's Australian Open, right here on wtatennis.com.

Published February 05, 2015 12:10

The Australian Open - or Happy Slam - brings out the best in the stars of the WTA year after year.
The Australian Open - or Happy Slam - brings out the best in the stars of the WTA year after year.
The first few days this year were dominated by a few storylines - such as the WTA's newest supercoach.
The first few days this year were dominated by a few storylines - such as the WTA's newest supercoach.
And player fashion also stole the headlines early on, including Maria Sharapova's backless dress...
And player fashion also stole the headlines early on, including Maria Sharapova's backless dress...
Serena Williams' too...
Serena Williams' too...
And for some the flashiness didn't just come from their attire - more like their permanent attire.
And for some the flashiness didn't just come from their attire - more like their permanent attire.
The first few days also saw a rampage of upsets, including Camila Giorgi over Flavia Pennetta.
The first few days also saw a rampage of upsets, including Camila Giorgi over Flavia Pennetta.
And there were a few more storylines - Austrian veteran Yvonne Meusburger going into retirement...
And there were a few more storylines - Austrian veteran Yvonne Meusburger going into retirement...
The strong start to 2015 for Petra Kvitova, who was looking to win her first non-Wimbledon major.
The strong start to 2015 for Petra Kvitova, who was looking to win her first non-Wimbledon major.
And near-shockers - Maria Sharapova fended off two match points to scrape past Alexandra Panova.
And near-shockers - Maria Sharapova fended off two match points to scrape past Alexandra Panova.
There were more tough early rounders, such as Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka second round.
There were more tough early rounders, such as Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka second round.
And while some top players like Eugenie Bouchard cruised through her first few matches...
And while some top players like Eugenie Bouchard cruised through her first few matches...
Petra Kvitova, the No.4 seed, was ousted in a third set surprise by WTA Rising Star Madison Keys.
Petra Kvitova, the No.4 seed, was ousted in a third set surprise by WTA Rising Star Madison Keys.
Agnieszka Radwanska, seeded No.6, fell fourth round to rejuvenated No.18 seed Venus Williams.
Agnieszka Radwanska, seeded No.6, fell fourth round to rejuvenated No.18 seed Venus Williams.
And the biggest surprise saw No.3 seed Simona Halep fall to Ekaterina Makarova in the quarters.
And the biggest surprise saw No.3 seed Simona Halep fall to Ekaterina Makarova in the quarters.
Sharapova and Bouchard clashed in the quarters too - Sharapova ended up winning in straight sets.
Sharapova and Bouchard clashed in the quarters too - Sharapova ended up winning in straight sets.
Meanwhile, Serena Williams and Sharapova were on a collision course, getting better as it went on.
Meanwhile, Serena Williams and Sharapova were on a collision course, getting better as it went on.
Williams lost a total of just 12 games in her quarterfinal and semifinal matches combined...
Williams lost a total of just 12 games in her quarterfinal and semifinal matches combined...
Williams had never lost at the Australian Open once she made it past the quarterfinal round.
Williams had never lost at the Australian Open once she made it past the quarterfinal round.
And at the end of the fortnight she was holding her sixth Aussie Open and 19th overall Grand Slam.
And at the end of the fortnight she was holding her sixth Aussie Open and 19th overall Grand Slam.
Sharapova was very close though - and she'll likely be even more dangerous at her beloved French Open.
Sharapova was very close though - and she'll likely be even more dangerous at her beloved French Open.
  • The Australian Open - or Happy Slam - brings out the best in the stars of the WTA year after year.
  • The first few days this year were dominated by a few storylines - such as the WTA's newest supercoach.
  • And player fashion also stole the headlines early on, including Maria Sharapova's backless dress...
  • Serena Williams' too...
  • And for some the flashiness didn't just come from their attire - more like their permanent attire.
  • The first few days also saw a rampage of upsets, including Camila Giorgi over Flavia Pennetta.
  • And there were a few more storylines - Austrian veteran Yvonne Meusburger going into retirement...
  • The strong start to 2015 for Petra Kvitova, who was looking to win her first non-Wimbledon major.
  • And near-shockers - Maria Sharapova fended off two match points to scrape past Alexandra Panova.
  • There were more tough early rounders, such as Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka second round.
  • And while some top players like Eugenie Bouchard cruised through her first few matches...
  • Petra Kvitova, the No.4 seed, was ousted in a third set surprise by WTA Rising Star Madison Keys.
  • Agnieszka Radwanska, seeded No.6, fell fourth round to rejuvenated No.18 seed Venus Williams.
  • And the biggest surprise saw No.3 seed Simona Halep fall to Ekaterina Makarova in the quarters.
  • Sharapova and Bouchard clashed in the quarters too - Sharapova ended up winning in straight sets.
  • Meanwhile, Serena Williams and Sharapova were on a collision course, getting better as it went on.
  • Williams lost a total of just 12 games in her quarterfinal and semifinal matches combined...
  • Williams had never lost at the Australian Open once she made it past the quarterfinal round.
  • And at the end of the fortnight she was holding her sixth Aussie Open and 19th overall Grand Slam.
  • Sharapova was very close though - and she'll likely be even more dangerous at her beloved French Open.
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