Jiang Shan stress reliever

MELBOURNE – Open Court was out paparazzi’ing the paparazzi the other day, after Li Na of China defeated Canada’s Genie Bouchard in the quarterfinals.

Li’s husband Jiang Shan walked right by the assembled Chinese media, gave them a big smile, and headed down to relieve a little stress.

When you’re always worried about having to sleep in the bathtub, you get a little stressed. 🙂

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Nestor and the Mladinator (pics)

MELBOURNE – Daniel Nestor and mixed doubles partner Kristina Mladenovic made surprisingly short work of Leander Paes and Daniela Hantuchova (one of the most decorated mixed players out there) in the quarter-finals.

Mladenovic, who can bomb serves of her own, had little trouble with Paes’ delivery. In the pic above, she took a first serve and absolutely crushed it down the line.

The pair are playing the mixed semi on Friday, against Jie Zheng and Scott Lipsky.

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