27.1.2020 06:41 pm
The Spanish top seed came through a riveting clash on Rod Laver Arena.
World number one Rafael Nadal praised showman Nick Kyrgios Monday after weathering a fierce storm to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals and keep alive his quest for a 20th Grand Slam title.
The fiery all-rounder is consistently in trouble. WARNING: Strong language.
Talk of possible travel fatigue for the Indians after only arriving in New Zealand three days ago, did not eventuate.
The 29-year-old closes a career that saw her win 30 WTA titles, with her sole Grand Slam triumph coming in 2018 at Melbourne Park.
Williams, 38, was the bookies’ favourite to win an eighth title at Melbourne Park but she came unstuck.
Workers armed with squeegees and high-pressure hoses rushed to clean the surfaces, delaying some matches for several hours.
The six-time champion first played at Melbourne Park in 2000 and has gone on to make the semi-finals or better on 14 occasions, with no exits before round three.
He was seriously injured while training last year.
The 22-year-old Japanese was irritated by Zheng’s defensive play and her emotions got the better of her when the Chinese broke early in the second set.
The 50-year old former West Indies fast bowler signed a two-year agreement.
Gauff, who screamed and pumped her fists as she completed her victory, said her “will to win” had got her through.
The Spaniard, one shy of Roger Federer’s Grand Slam mark, dropped only five games as he swatted aside Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien
She notably suffered from a severe problem whilst giving birth to her first child, Olympia.