Published: Fri, January 18, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Novak Djokovic beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach Australian Open third round

Novak Djokovic beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach Australian Open third round

De Minaur, who spent time growing up in Spain, said he recalled watching Nadal win his sole Australian Open on television in 2009. In the victory, Stephens won 60 percent of her first serve points and 75 percent of her second serve points.

"I haven't had many matches since past year but it's okay". She looked like she was gaining control gradually when she used the entire court to her favor while intending to direct her shots towards the opposite ends in order to tire her opponent.

"It's all about competing, how bad you want it and I want it real bad".

Williams played at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth this month, but her appearance on Tuesday was her first outing on tour since a meltdown in losing the US Open final to Osaka in September.

Serena Williams of the action during the match against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.

The 21-year-old's breakthrough at Flushing Meadow over Serena Williams last year made her a new standard bearer for tennis in her homeland, Asia and the next generation of women, and she is working hard on living up to the hype.

It also marked the champion's first time at the Australian Open since welcoming her daughter, Alexis Olympia with her hubby Alexis Ohanian. "He nearly had it for sure", said the eighth seed, a three-time quarterfinalist at Melbourne Park.

Djokovic is going for a record seventh Australian Open title and his 15th Grand Slam singles championship. On the very first point, Bouchard offered up an 86 miles per hour (138 kph) second serve that Williams jumped all over, ripping a blink-and-you-missed-it backhand return that landed just wide.

Williams will now meet Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska before a potential fourth- round clash with either world No.1 Simona Halep or sister Venus. "I think I was just focused on not having a letdown". The 23 times Grand Slam victor was spotted in a turquoise romper while playing at the Australian Open.

Martic usually fizzles out of grand slam tournaments around this time and has had very little success against top tier players throughout her career.

According to People, the French Tennis Federation president made comments about Serena's uniform choice, stating that there will be stricter rules put in place when it comes to uniforms, banning the tennis star from wearing a catsuit during the French Open.

'I feel like if I do play good tennis, my best level, it will definitely be a good fight.

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