A different kind of trophy ceremony?
With an array of upsets, Australian Open could have first-time champions
One of the byproducts of the stability on the tennis tour is the job of the trophy-engraving guy.
He hasn't exactly had to branch out in recent years. Especially on the men's side, where the same three names have won 32 of the past 35 Grand Slam championships. And as for the women, "Williams" certainly isn't a spelling bee backbreaker. Sure, you have an occasional "Bartoli" or "Stosur" who lands a title, and "Azarenka" is now a common handle, but for the most part, the players are eminently ...
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