Tennis legend Billie Jean King has treated the audience at a Rochester speaking event to a few souvenirs.
Djokovic defeated Murray, 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3), on Sunday night, equaling Roy Emerson’s record of six Australian Open titles and claiming his third consecutive Grand Slam championship.
Kerber had never played in a major final and had only defeated Williams once in six previous meetings, but she emerged with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory in the Australian Open final on Saturday.
The defending champions made quick work of their opponents, with Djokovic dominating Roger Federer and Serena Williams easily dispatching Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday to return to the final.
Murray will face Milos Raonic and Roger Federer will meet Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semifinals, while Serena Williams will play Agnieszka Radwanska and Johanna Konta meets Angelique Kerber.
Djokovic will play Federer for the 45th time in the semifinals of the Australian Open on Thursday, with the series between the two players knotted at 22 victories each.
Sharapova takes a 17-match losing streak against Williams into their quarterfinal meeting after the two players advanced in the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Sunday.
Hewitt lost to eighth-seeded David Ferrer on Thursday night in front of a supportive home crowd, marking the end of a career that saw him hold the No. 1 ranking in 2001, when he was 20.
Bettors wager more than $7 billion annually on tennis, according to one estimate, and if some player wanted a piece of that action, he or she wouldn’t have to worry about someone else getting in the way.
Several players echoed the sentiments shared by Roger Federer on Monday after his first-round Australian Open match when he immediately demanded to know who was the subject of a reported match-fixing scandal.
Nadal lost in the first round of a Grand Slam event for only the second time in his career on Tuesday when he lost to Fernando Verdasco in four hours, 41 minutes at the Australian Open.
Reports early Monday claimed that authorities have suppressed evidence of match-fixing involving some of the world’s top 50 players, and Federer responded by demanding to know who they are.