February 21, 2018

Sharapova v Kerber, Federer v Gasquet Saturday At Australian Open

20 January 2018, 06:49 | Randolph Howard

Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round; Halep in long-haul win

U.S. actor Will Ferrell holds up a toy wombat during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne Thursday Jan. 18 2018

1 Novak Djokovic put the tennis world on notice Tuesday with a dominating 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory over American Donald Young in the first round of the 2018 Australian Open.

She broke through to win the Tianjin Open in October - her first title since 2015 - and enjoyed a run to the semi-final in Shenzhen to start the year.

"You never know. When it's easy it's going to be no problem".

"I played really well at the net, finished the balls off with a swing volley or good volley". Because if he recovers from that, his body will remember quickly.' Agassi also spoke about Nick Kyrgios, who has been coachless for three years now, if we don't include his short cooperation with the French Sebastian Grosjean in 2017.

Novak Djokovic has dismissed reports suggesting he is leading a push for male tennis players to form a union and demand greater prize money.

Defending champion Federer, rated as the favourite to win his 20th Grand Slam title, made his entrance on Rod Laver Arena with a sizzling 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 lesson for Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene.

The Swiss defending champion headlines Rod Laver Arena in the evening, with the 19-time Grand Slam victor tackling France's Richard Gasquet.

U.S. actor Will Ferrell holds up a toy wombat during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne Thursday Jan. 18 2018
Sharapova v Kerber, Federer v Gasquet Saturday At Australian Open

Simona Halep said she was "almost dead" and needed sleep and chocolate after surviving 48 games and saving three match points in a 4-6 6-4 15-13 victory over American Lauren Davis.

"The policy is formalised after consultation with players, and remember in most places, be it the Middle East or others parts where it is very warm, they don't have a heat policy", he said.

Sydney-born British ninth seed Johanna Konta showed no signs of her recent hip injury as she dismantled Madison Brengle 6-3, 6-1.

"I think it was above expectations". "This is the matches I'm looking forward to have, especially at the beginning of the year. It depends the way I'm moving, how I push on it", he said. "I was just hanging in there trying to make the most of opportunities", Djokovic said in his post match interview. "I will try to feel better for that match and then see if I am still winning". "I need to be really patient because I have a lot of fitness and practice to do if I want to get back to my level".

Fifth seed Dominic Thiem had a much easier afternoon after his recovery from two sets down to beat Denis Kudla in round two, seeing off France's Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-2 7-5.

Sixth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova had to work a little harder, but also won in straight sets against Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg.

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