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The Beautiful Women of the 2013 Australian Open [PHOTOS]

Australian Open

The first big televised tennis event of 2013 is here — The Australian Open. While some viewers are choosing to write off the competition because Rafael Nadal isn’t going to compete, those people are clearly watching the sport for all the wrong reasons.

What about the beautiful women playing tennis? Their hair might be no match for Rafa’s glorious flow, but that doesn’t mean their matches are any less exciting. In fact, I argue that women’s tennis is the only sport as exciting to watch as men’s tennis.

Those of you who want to watch the action live are reminded that the games can be watched on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPN3 at “Unholy Hours in the Morning EST.”  The time difference is a a bit rough, so if you’re looking to catch some sleep, we would suggest checking out the ladies’ photographic highlights below.

Victoria Azarenka

WTA Ranking: 1 | Age: 23 | Country: Belarus

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    Maria Sharapova

    WTA Ranking: 2 | Age: 25 | Country: Russia

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      Agnieszka Radwanska

      WTA Ranking: 4 | Age: 23 | Country: Poland

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        Angelique Kerber

        WTA Ranking: 5 | Age: 24 | Country: Germany

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          Petra Kvitova_

          Petra Kvitova

          Petra Kvitova

          WTA Ranking: 8  Age: 20 | Country: Italy

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            Samantha Stosur

            Samantha Stosur

            Samantha Stosur

            WTA Ranking: 9 | Age: 20 | Country: Italy

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              Caroline Wozniacki

              WTA Ranking: 10 | Age: 22 | Country: Denmark

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                Ana Ivanovic

                WTA Ranking: 13 | Age: 25 | Country: Serbia

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                  Dominika Cibulkova

                  WTA Ranking: 14 | Age: 23 | Country: Slovakia

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                    Maria Kirilenko

                    WTA Ranking: 15 | Age: 25 | Country: Russia

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                      Julia Goerges

                      WTA Ranking: 18 | Age: 24 | Country: German

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                        Klara Zakopalova

                        Klara Zakopalova

                        Klara Zakopalova

                        WTA Ranking: 22 | Age: 20 | Country: Italy

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                          Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

                          Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

                          Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

                          WTA Ranking: 23 | Age: 20 | Country: Italy

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                            Yanina Wickmayer

                            WTA Ranking: 24 | Age: 22 | Country: Belgium

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                              Sloane Stephens

                              WTA Ranking: 25 | Age: 19 | Country: USA

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                                Venus Williams

                                Venus Williams

                                WTA Ranking: 26  | Age: 32 | Country: USA

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                                  Sorana Cristea

                                  Sorana Cirstea

                                  Sorana Cirstea

                                  WTA Ranking: 29 | Age: 22 | Country: Romania

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                                    Sabine Lisicki

                                    Sabine Lisicki

                                    WTA Ranking: 36  | Age: 22 | Country: USA

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                                      Tsventana Pironkova

                                      Tsvetana Pironkova

                                      Tsvetana Pironkova

                                      WTA Ranking: 37 | Age: 25 | Country: Bulgaria

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                                        Daniela Hantuchova

                                        WTA Ranking: 44 | Age: 29 | Country: Slovakia

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                                          Simona Halep

                                          WTA Ranking: 45 | Age: 21 | Country: Romania

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                                            Laura Robson

                                            Laura Robson

                                            Laura Robson

                                            WTA Ranking: 53 | Age: 19 | Country: UK

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                                              Olga Govortsova

                                              Olga Govortsova

                                              Olga Govortsova

                                              WTA Ranking: 58 | Age: 24 | Country: Belarus

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                                                Andrea Hlavackova

                                                Andrea Hlavackova

                                                Andrea Hlavackova

                                                WTA Ranking: 66  | Age: 26 | Country: Czech Republic

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                                                  Arantxa Rus

                                                  WTA Ranking: 70 | Age: 22 | Country: The Netherlands

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                                                    Camila Giorgi

                                                    WTA Ranking: 74 | Age: 21 | Country: Italy

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                                                      Mandy Minella

                                                      WTA Ranking: 78 | Age: 27 | Country: Luxembourg

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                                                        Polona Hercog

                                                        WTA Ranking: 79 | Age: 21 | Country: Slovenia

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                                                          Mathilde Johansson

                                                          WTA Ranking: 88 | Age: 27 | Country: France

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                                                            Stephanie Voegele

                                                            Stephanie Voegele

                                                            Stephanie Voegele

                                                            WTA Ranking: 89 | Age: 22 | Country: Switzerland

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                                                              Olga Puchkova

                                                              Olga Puchkova

                                                              Olga Puchkova

                                                              WTA Ranking: 107 | Age: 25 | Country: Russia

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                                                                Edina Gallovits

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                                                                Edina Gallovits-Hall

                                                                WTA Ranking: 110| Age: 28 | Country: Romania

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                                                                  Eugenie Bouchard

                                                                  Eugenie Bouchard

                                                                  Eugenie Bouchard

                                                                  WTA Ranking: 145| Age: 18 | Country: Canada

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