A 15-match losing streak means one thing: It's time for a change. From silencing her grunts to changing her outfit, here are a few ideas that could help Maria Sharapova beat Serena Williams in Saturday's Australian Open final.
After overcoming a thigh injury and rallying to beat Venus Williams in an Australian Open quarterfinal, American Madison Keys has a chance to become the eighth woman to beat both Williams sisters in a tournament, when she plays Serena in the semis.
After cruising by Eugenie Bouchard to set up a meeting with Ekaterina Makarova in the final four, Maria Sharapova said she's proud to represent Russia. There's just one problem with that. And it goes back two decades.
Jim Caple spent Australia Day watching three American women win their Australian Open matches, wandering the grounds at Melbourne Park and, of course, listening to a little "Down Under" by Men at Work.
Not only is the 34-year-old American back in contention at a major, but after beating Agnieszka Radwanska in the fourth round, a resurgent Venus Williams will take on Madison Keys, the protege of her old rival Lindsay Davenport.
Madison Keys upset two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova after Madison Brengle knocked out Coco Vandeweghe on Saturday. And that means there are four Americans in the final 16 at the Australian Open.
Just how is it OK to ask two of today's most prolific female tennis players to twirl after a win? As Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard recounted, it's not the end of the world -- but the men better be ready to do a spin (or flex) themselves.