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Freaky Slam

Updated: January 11, 2008, 2:38 PM ET
By Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

Wimbledon is the traditional Grand Slam event, Roland Garros is the iron (wo)man major and the U.S. Open is the grueling jewel in the lineup. That leaves the upcoming Australian Open, which is the freaky Slam.

The tournament took a quantum leap when it moved to Melbourne Park in the early 1990s, and since then it's been right up there with the other majors by any standard. Still, it's hard to overlook the fact that, even if you just count the Open era, it has spewed out some real ...

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