Early-morning service Down Under
Time is of no essence Down Under. Jelena Jankovic's loss, Roger Federer's escape and a hometown hero's theatrics kept the Aussie crowd awake until the early hours.
Updated: January 25, 2009, 4:56 PM ETBy Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Welcome back to the Australian Open All Hours. Love it or hate it, it's fast becoming an annual tradition.In 2008, the tournament set a record for the latest finish at a Grand Slam, with the first Saturday's action continuing until 4:34 a.m. Sunday. A 4½-hour battle involving Roger Federer had set the whole schedule back, and Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis rode their five-set roller coaster 'til the early hours of the morning. One year ...
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2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Women's singles: Serena Williams, United States
Rafael Nadal, Spain
Men's doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan, United States
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi, India
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