This year's AO was a great start to the 2012 tennis season.
It was status quo on the men's side with the top 4 bringing their big game and Djokovic outlasting them all. All credit to Rafa and Murray for hanging in.
Not so for the women. We saw big changes at the hands of big-hitting Victoria Azarenka. No she didn't just come out of nowhere, just finally got her head together. Not only did she embarass Maria Sharapova in a one-sided final, but she took the No. 1 ranking away from Carolina Wozniacki. Kudos to Vika. Now we'll see which other ladies are going to share that top spot with her throughout the year. It's extremely hard to get to No. 1 and it's even harder to stay there.
Unfortunately it was a disappointing outcome for the Bryan Brothers in doubles, but here comes Bethanie Mattek-Sands to take her first Grand Slam title in the mixed.