Serena Williams comfortably beats Bouchard to move into third round
Jan 18, 2019, 00:12
United States' Serena Williams reacts after hitting a backhand return during her first round match against Germany's Tatjana Maria at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15. Stephens hasn't made the fourth round of the Australian Open sine 2014.
Williams is bidding to match Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam crowns, and win an eighth in Australia, on her first return to Melbourne Park since lifting the trophy in 2017 while pregnant.
Evans, whose ranking plummeted from a career-high 41 after he was slapped with a year-long ban for testing positive to cocaine in April 2017, played nearly flawless tennis to stave off a set point on his way to forcing a first set tie-break.
Six months after being handed a grand slam lesson by Rafael Nadal, Aussie fighter Alex de Minaur is hoping to turn the tables on the Spanish great, who says the Aussie teen is a "great player".
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To give Tsonga his due, that ranking is deceptive after he missed most of previous year through injury.
The World No.1 Romanian staggered through against American Sofia Kenin 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, but it was far from convincing and her second three-set test in a row.
Previously, when she opted for the catsuit last summer, she said, "I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess, a queen from Wakanda maybe".
The top three seeds at Melbourne Park snapped up all four of the Majors between them previous year, with Federer winning his sixth Australian Open, Nadal claiming his 11th French Open and top-ranked Djokovic sweeping both Wimbledon and the US Open.
On Saturday, the 37-year-old Williams will face Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine who is ranked 59th and eliminated No. 23 seed Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to get to the third round of a major for the first time. Stephens looks like the player she's been in recent grand slams, which is a unsafe, risky contender to win it all. "No one can take that away from him", de Minaur said of the 17-time grand slam victor. Tsonga hasn't returned to a grand slam final since that moment in 2008.
'I think probably two years ago I was just happy to be on the court with them, get a couple games. Her game is peppered with powerful serves and killer backhands.
When she returned to the tour last season, she often was asked to rate herself in comparison to how good she played in the past.
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