Causing A Racquet! Serena Williams Busts A Move Ahead Of Australian Open

Tanya Simon
January 20, 2020

The Swiss great crashed last year in the fourth-round to Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is 17 years his junior.

The Air Quality Rating (AQI) consists of five bands from one to five, "determined by analyzing concentrations of air pollutants at Melbourne Park and in particular, the fine particulate matter rating (PM2.5)".

Father-of-four Roger Federer had a routine 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Steve Johnson in his first tournament of the year, saying he was content with his form after a vacation and some heavy off-season training.

The second and third sets were one-way traffic, with Federer's ground strokes finding their mark, while he was also impressive on serve with a number of aces for the match and only a single double fault to his name.

"For me now, I do feel like I'm a bit more seasoned, even though I'm still relatively young, per se", said Osaka, who takes on Czech Marie Bouzkova in her opening round at the Rod Laver Arena on Monday.

"It was really tough for me trying to control my nerves", said Osaka.

Cloudy skies and the threat of rain greeted players and spectators on Day 1 at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the decade.

"Coach of the week goes to my son", says Sania Mirza
Thanking her family and team she said: "I can't say it enough. I asked Rohan and he said yes, so we made a decision to play.

Clijsters, affectionally known as "Aussie Kim" in Australia due to her former relationship with Lleyton Hewitt, has won 41 titles, including three US Opens (2005, 2009 and 2010) and one Australian Open (2011). "Mentally I think she turned the corner, and I think she believes now that she can win anything".

Tennis legend and eighth seed Serena Williams has won seven Australian Opens and 23 Grand Slams in all, with the 38-year-old beginning her quest for more history by facing Russia's Anastasia Potapova.

"I'm very happy", he said, citing a productive off season training block. "This is a good stepping stone for right now".

At the time, Osaka and Jelena Ostapenko - whose struggles ever since winning the 2017 French Open have her trending toward being labeled a flash in the pan - were the only Grand Slam winners under the age of 25.

"Thank you everyone. You probably didn't come for me, but thanks for filling up the stadium", Osaka said in typically understated fashion during her on-court interview. I was coughing a lot, had troubles breathing for a couple of hours.

Borna Coric became the first seeded player to be knocked out, losing in straight sets to Sam Querrey.

After battling to even the match with a second-set tiebreaker win, Shapovalov got crushed in the third set and eventually fell 6-3, 7-6 (9-6), 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).

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