A Look Back at January 2016 — Stunning Upsets, the German Uprising, and Bad Tennis Omens

Later in the tournament, the world watched in stupefied wonder as little Lauren Davis (who was eating almond butter out of a jar with a spoon mid-match) took on eventual victor Maria Sharapova in a hot mess of a match…

The match was entertaining enough on its own, but then the Australian Open’s Big Brother cameras captured this gem of a reaction to the ladies from The Maestro…

The new era of big tournaments with roofs means there always has to be some roof-related drama…

And this is reason enough to hope we’ll never see Vika’s post-victory “dab” again…

The Germans were making waves with big upsets on the WTA side, but the most powerful German of all was shredding her opponents with focused, aggressive winners…

And we learned an unsurprising yet still kinda amazing stat about Ana Ivanovic, who retired this year:

Her coach, and Andy Murray’s father-in-law, also had a scary episode during the tournament. Thankfully, it turned out not to be serious, and Sears later put it down to bad sushi.

Back on the tennis court, Stan Wawrinka reached a big milestone…

Meanwhile, Gael Monfils was having an epic match against the #225-ranked Stephane Robert, despite what was ultimately a straightforward 3-set scoreline.

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And we learned that #Merican icon Andy Roddick has apparently never interacted with the Djokovic fandom on Twitter… 😉

And little did we know, back in January of 2016, that this tweet would soon have a much more uncomfortable connotation…

Go on to PAGE 6 for more CRAZY CONTENDERS in simultaneous ATP/WTA showdowns…

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