Ana Ivanovic
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“It’s not like I gave her the match. I tried to fight the best I could today," said Serena Williams of on her fourth round loss to Serbia's Ana Ivanovic. After a red-hot run over the last year, Williams was finally stopped as Ivanovic advanced 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. In fact, red hot is an understatement when it comes to Williams' dominant play as of late: this was her first loss since August. "How did it happen?" asked the elated Ivanovic after the win.

Meanwhile, in the NBA, Paul George threw down one of the nastiest dunks of the year en route to a 36 point showing as the Pacers dropped the Clippers. LeBron had a big night in the Zoom Soldier VII, putting up 34 points in Miami's win over Charlotte. Was LeBron riding the motivation from Durant's recent play? There's plenty more NBA coverage after the jump, plus NCAA men's Top 25 action, so be sure to click through the slides.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Rafael Nadal
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Nadal Keeps Rolling in the Courtballistec 4.3

Shoe: Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3
Player: Rafael Nadal
Game: vs. Gaël Monfils
Key Stat: 6-1, 6-2, 6-3

$105

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal
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Paul George
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Paul George Flexes on Clippers in the Zoom Crusader

Shoe: Nike Zoom Crusader
Player: Paul George
Game: Indiana vs. LAC
Key Stat: 36 points, 6 rebounds

$110

Paul George
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Paul George
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Naadir Tharpe
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Naadir Tharpe Fends Off No. 9 Oklahoma State

Shoe: adidas adizero Crazylight 3
Player: Naadir Tharpe
Game: Kansas vs. Oklahoma City
Key Stat: 21 points, 6 assists

$112

Naadir Tharpe
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Naadir Tharpe
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LeBron James
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King James Defends Throne in the Zoom Soldier VII

Shoe: Nike Zoom Soldier VII
Player: LeBron James
Game: Miami vs. Charlotte
Key Stat: 34 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists

$135

LeBron James
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LeBron James
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Gary Harris
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Gary Harris Leads Spartans Past Illinois in the Zoom Hyperdisruptor

Shoe: Nike Zoom Hyperdisruptor
Player: Gary Harris
Game: Michigan State vs. Illinois
Key Stat: 23 points, 5 rebounds

$70

Gary Harris
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Gary Harris
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D.J. Augustin
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D.J. Augustin Gets it Done in the Jordan CP3.VII

Shoe: Jordan CP3.VII
Player: D.J. Augustin
Game: Chicago vs. Philadelphia
Key Stat: 19 points, 8 assists

$125

D.J. Augustin
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D.J. Augustin
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Ana Ivanovic
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Ana Ivanovic Ousts Serena Williams

Shoe: adidas Climacool adizero Tempaia 3
Player: Ana Ivanovic
Game: vs. Serena Williams
Key Stat: 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

$120

Ana Ivanovic
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Ana Ivanovic
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Stephen Curry
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Stephen Curry Makes it Rain in the Anatomix Spawn

Shoe: Under Armour Micro G Anatomix Spawn
Player: Stephen Curry
Game: Golden State vs. New Orleans
Key Stat: 28 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds

$120

Stephen Curry
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Stephen Curry
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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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