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CANBERRA cheap nike air max 95 sale , Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- The untried pairing of Sam Stosur and Bernard Tomic are the latest double act hoping give Australia a hot start to the new tennis season, Tennis Australia reported on its website Monday.

The cream of the sport will converge on Australia chasing Grand Slam titles and almost 40 million AU dollars at tournaments across the country from Dec. 28, 2013 to Jan. 26, 2014.

From lead-up events in Sydney, Brisbane cheap nike air max 90 sale , Perth and Hobart, all roads lead to Melbourne Park for the Australian Open starting on Jan. 13 and offering a world-record prize purse of 33 million AU dollars (29.4 million U.S. dollars).

The action starts at the Hopman Cup on Saturday in Perth, where Stosur and Tomic will endeavour to break a 15-year title drought for Australia.

Stosur and Tomic will be the 18th different local combination bidding to get their hands on the trophy, with only Mark Philippoussis and Jelena Dokic in 1999 having succeeded.

Stosur, a Grand Slam mixed doubles champion cheap nike air max sale , admits she and Tomic are a bit of an odd couple and she's not too sure who'll be the boss when they team up for the first time. "It's normally the guy that kind of leads things but I've probably played a lot more mixed matches than he has,"the 2011 U.S. Open champ said. "So we'll make it a combined effort and have a bit of fun. That' s the most important thing with mixed doubles. You can't take it as seriously as your singles. You don't want to be so stressed out. "

Tomic looked to have come of age at last year's Hopman Cup, conquering Australian Open champion and then-world No.1 Novak Djokovic during an unbeaten singles campaign that sparked a 10- match winning streak.

But after backing up his big week in Perth with a maiden ATP title in Sydney and impressive run at the Australian Open, the 21- year-old ended 2013 with several first-round defeats and ranked 51st in the world. "At the end of the day, he's a great talent. He can play as well as anybody out there cheap air max 95 sale ,"Stosur said. "He's just got to make sure that his mind is on his tennis. If he can do that, no doubt he can do good things."

The Brisbane International getting underway on Sunday boasts a superstar line-up including Roger Federer for the first time and world No.1 and defending women's champion Serena Williams.

Federer has already won the Hopman Cup, Sydney International and Kooyong Classic and will be out to complete the full summer set when he makes his tournament debut at the Queensland Tennis Centre.

Lleyton Hewitt, Marinko Matosevic, James Duckworth and young gun Nick Kyrgios will be the Aussies taking the fight to Federer in Brisbane cheap air max 90 sale , while Casey Dellacqua will carry a 14-match winning streak into the women's event.

Williams headlines a cracking women's draw which features two- time defending Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and former No.1 Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki.

Tomic has accepted a wildcard to try to defend his title at the Sydney International from 5 January, with world No.5 Juan Martin del Potro and Agnieszka Radwanska the respective top seeds.

After falling early in recent campaigns in Brisbane and Sydney, Stosur has opted for a guaranteed three singles matches at the Hopman Cup and then top seeding at the Hobart International from Jan. 5. "I've left Sydney the last few years not feeling too good about my tennis and going into Melbourne not so happy,"Stosur said. "So hopefully I can use those three cheap air max sale , four matches from the Hopman Cup and keep trying to win a few matches in Hobart and, if I can do that, I'll be heading to Melbourne in a much better frame of mind than I have the last few years."

Ninety nine of the world's top 100 men's and women's players will contest the season's first major, with only the injured Maria Kirilenko and suspended Viktor Troicki missing.

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Frank Ocean has captivated audiences since his debut with his tenderness, a gentle but unwavering voice in the often hyper-macho world of R&B and hip-hop.

Nearly a year after he released his long-awaited second album cheap nike air max 95 womens , Blonde, Ocean has presented his ever-patient fans with a live vision of his music, one that creates a kind of cinematic intimacy.

Headlining the first day Friday of Panorama, a year-old festival on New York City's Randall's Island, Ocean shunned the stage - which became a giant audiovisual project - as he performed in the round from an island in the crowd.

Ocean emerged to the boisterous beats of his track "Pretty Sweet" before immediately dialing down the exuberance with "Solo cheap nike air max 90 womens ," his bare, organ-backed confessional on embracing solitude.

Clicking a button on a mountain of equipment, Ocean appeared on the stage-screen in grainy footage akin to an old home video. But soon it became a slick, real-time concert movie with shots of Ocean and cheering fans fading into each other and occasional bursts of color including Ocean's signature orange.

In a hint that the show may eventually wind up in a new form, director Spike Jonze filmed Ocean up-close through the entire set with a steadicam - a scene that could have figured as a subplot to his movies Her or Being John Malkovich.

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