"I'm here, I'm playing as hard as I can and doing the best I can, which is really all I can do", she said. Halep wins most of her matches defensively and getting the best of long rallies, but Serena counters that with her power and hitting winners that can't be returned.
As an eight-year-old she had cheered Williams on to an Australian Open title a decade ago from her lounge room in Odessa, even simulating the American's strokes with her own racquet as she watched on television. Williams' older sister Venus was beaten by Halep, 6-2, 6-3.
Williams, who kept on course to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam, will now face Romanian world number one Simona Halep in the last 16. You also have to question how much Halep has left in the tank considering she has only a few matches under her belt since September.
As I always say, we have to have these uncomfortable conversations so we can start just fighting for having equality throughout'.
Sarri: Hudson-Odoi is ready to challenge Willian and Pedro
Maurizio Sarri wants Cesc Fabregas to make a January move from Chelsea to Monaco because it will make the midfielder happy. The offer meets Chelsea's valuation of Hudson-Odoi, Sky Sports News understands, and does not include a buy-back clause.
"I think she played pretty flawless today".
"I honestly would love to face the World No. 1", Serena said. Halep broke again to open the second set but this time Williams managed to respond immediately.
Victory sets up a 10th meeting with Williams and first since the 2016 US Open, when the American recorded a fourth successive win over Halep. "I just want to try to play my best tennis because I have nothing to lose against them". By the end of the first set, the teenager had 13 unforced errors, nine more than Serena. Yastremska recalls swinging her racket in the living room at home while watching on TV at age 8 as her favorite player competed.
Further afield if Williams prevails, potentially, are players who have downed Williams at grand slams, Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova and Naomi Osaka.
"I thought she played awesome, came out swinging". Her quality of the shots. "What I'm trying to do is to go to the level that people are going to talk about me the same, that I have something special".
But in the face of Karlovic's advantage on serve, the world No. 9 was able to work his way into the match. I was down 7-6 in a tiebreaker, but I returned well and I focused well over the last couple of points.
National Security Advisor John Bolton conditioned the exit on guarantees from Turkey not to attack the group - angering Ankara. The comments angered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who then refused to meet with Bolton during a visit to Turkey .
Olkin said the initial data will focus on specific bands that could help scientists identify water ice or other volatiles. That means the object is slightly shorter but a bit wider than was believed just yesterday.
She said she will not work with Kelly again. 'I always felt like if I crossed him he would kill me, ' said Williams. Kelly's lawyer is speaking up for his client following the release of a new docuseries, Surviving R.
On Monday, President Trump announced that he would deliver a 9 p.m. address Tuesday from the Oval Office. His administration has already spent millions constructing wall prototypes near the border in San Diego.
Not winning the division not only cost the Chargers a first-round bye, but it pushed them all the way down to the 5-seed. The Cowboys defense ranked sixth in scoring, seventh in yards and allowed the fifth-fewest yards rushing in the NFL .
When the people are asked to decide something, their response carries a "profound significance", she will add. May pulled a vote on the deal last month, acknowledging it would have been roundly rejected by MPs.
In most of the parks, services and facilities have been ceased, including their trash collection and restroom services. Let's be real: keeping a National Park and other public lands open and running smoothly is a logistical miracle.
The deployments were not directed at the migrants attempting entry on the US side or at the fence line . CBP estimated that about 150 migrants attempted to sneak into the United States illegally.
'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies
In the USA , the eclipse will begin relatively early Sunday evening, making it easier for children to stay up and enjoy the show. The subsequent umbral phase - when the Earth's shadow covers most of the moon - will occur for another hour.
NASA beaten by China to grow first plants on the Moon
And even the cotton plant is looking pretty peaky compared to seedlings in a control setup the scientists established on Earth. Sprouts from cotton seeds have emerged from a lattice-like structure in a metal canister inside the lander, China said .
Kim Jong-un's new year message
Kim called for increasing electricity power generation in the country that battles chronic power shortages. Kim met US President Donald Trump to discuss denuclearisation in June 2018 but with few results so far.
North Korean leader vows to visit Seoul: Cheong Wa Dae
The report did not include details about the substance of the message but said they related to U.S-North Korea talks. South Korean and USA intelligence agencies believe that the North now has 20 to 60 nuclear warheads.