Australian Open 2018: Maria Sharapova sees off Anastasija Sevastova
18 January, 2018, 14:06 | Author: Greg Wolfe
She returned in April and, because of her slide down the rankings, needed some wild-card entries to enter tournaments. Bouchard, who made it to the semifinals here and at the French Open in 2014 before losing the Wimbledon final, has had a fall from grace and is now ranked 112th from her career high of No 5.
"I know that you guys are trying to take this forward several steps", Djokovic said.
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Defending champion Federer beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena since clinching a career-reviving title here past year.
But still Sevastova was not done and broke back again to force a tiebreak. On Tuesday night, however, Federer was in for a weird experience. Comedian Will Ferrell stepped out of the crowd and, slipping into character as Ron Burgundy, conducted the post-match interview.
The actor signed off with his famous catchphrase from "Anchorman": "Stay classy", inserting Melbourne at the end instead of San Diego.
Wawrinka has a long scar on his left knee after two operations last year, and Djokovic wore a long, flesh-colored compression sleeve on his right arm to protect the elbow that had kept him off the tour, like Wawrinka, since Wimbledon last year. This time, he has four-time champion Andre Agassi in his corner.
An alleged players-only meeting at the start of the Australian Open was the talk of the tennis world this past weekend.
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Djokovic beat the Frenchman for the 15th consecutive time - 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in temperatures that reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).
He lost the first set before Monfils began badly wilting in the heat in the second and was heard at one point telling the umpire: "I'm exhausted and dizzy".
No. 20 Barbora Strycova's 6-1, 7-5 win over wild-card entry Kristie Ahn and Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Christina McHale 6-3, 6-2 to make it 2 for 13 for the USA women so far. The only move of doubt came when he failed to serve out the second set at the first attempt, but he was not seriously disturbed as he cinched victory in 1hr 51mins.
Top-seeded Simona Halep cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Eugenie Bouchard to advance to the third round of the Australian Open.
In womens play, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost in the first round 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 to Andrea Petkovic.
Sharapova batted away questions as to whether it was appropriate she attend.
For Sharapova it was sweet revenge for her fourth round defeat to Sevastova in last year's US Open.
That loss was part of the process that Sharapova believes has set her up for this season.
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