She broke Sevastova to open the second set, but Sevastova broke back immediately. Bautista Agut claimed the title in Auckland on Sunday but once again failed to translate his tour form to the Grand Slams, where he has never been beyond the fourth round.
AUSTRALIAN Open officials have declared the "health of players is of paramount concern" despite not initiating its extreme heat policy.
The 30-year-old was handed a two-year drugs ban after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 edition of the opening Grand Slam of the season.
Her fifteen month suspension is still not fully in the rearview.
Sharapova has already sparked controversy after she carried the women's trophy onto court for the tournament's draw ceremony at the Rod Laver Arena last week.
"I look forward to these matches".
Six-time Melbourne champion Djokovic had a much tougher time, coming through a four-setter against Gael Monfils in a thorough examination after being out for six months with an elbow injury.
British tennis star Johanna Konta has advanced to the second round of the Australian Open, breezing to a straight-sets win over Madison Brengle. Really tough conditions, brutal, especially for the first hour and a half.
Her second-round win was a hugely satisfying one, with the Russian overcoming 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova, who had beaten her at the US Open, 6-1 7-6 (7/4).
Top-seeded Simona Halep overcame an injured left ankle to beat Australian wild-card entry Destanee Aiava 7-6 (5), 6-1. If prize money from Grand Slam tournaments is included in the figures, the total prize money for men increased from $104.2m (£75.7m) in 2008 to $197.7m (£100m).
Imaz stayed too, but maybe with a role more suited to helping him relax rather than being the main focus of his tennis tactics.
"Now I think the work pays off and it's just the beginning of the year".
"Happy to be playing tennis again like 2016", said Kerber, who planned an ice bath before a relaxed dinner out in Melbourne to mark the occasion. It wasn't a completely dominant performance, but Federer had the match well in hand throughout. She's lost in the first round of the tournament for the past two years, to Shuai Zhang and Shelby Rogers respectively. Remarkably, she has not won a match anywhere since, extending her losing streak to eight with a 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 setback against 34th-ranked Zhang Shuai of China on Monday. "He has set the standard".
"I'm telling you I was dying on the court for 40 minutes".
He loves the energy of Hisense Arena - dubbed the "People's Court" - and is known to feed off the crowd.
In the men's Australian Open singles final last year, Roger Federer's shots were, on average, 60 milliseconds faster to reach the net than Nadal's. There is minimal shade for players and spectators on outside courts.
'Gael is one of the best athletes in our sport. "But even with the ice towel, the water, I think my body was super warm". No energy at all in his legs to try and serve. "I played well. I think I deserve it, too". "I played better than I thought might happen and, most important, I played without pain".
Gillibrand got a standing ovation after quoting King: "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the staircase". He was assassinated on April 4, 1968. - It was Martin Luther King Jr .'s Dream that changed America decades ago.
He says the focus now will be a push for immigration reform legislation, which is in discussion on Capitol Hill. Republicans controlling Congress have resisted combining immigration and the budget into one bill.
Trump issued a fresh denial on Monday, saying: "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting". The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Cornell Brooks, evoked "the eloquence of Dr.
City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak spoke with Pep Guardiola and City execs and decided the numbers were too hot for them. Solly March: Burnley are preparing to bid £10 million for the 23-year-old Brighton midfielder, the Daily Mail reports.
I think I deserve to smile out there after that victory.. "To be that far already, it's more than what we could have expected". I thought I was very good. "But, yeah, it's not an easy match for anyone, especially for an aggressive player like me".
Pre-orders should be live at that time, but there will most likely be some variation across different markets and carriers. Just a few days before, a retail box of the alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 was leaked, giving away many details of the device.
Our country, our community and our children are traumatized by the division, the inequity and the violence in today's America. NBA champion Marreese Speights is the grand marshal. "And to really solve those challenges, we have to be engaged every day".
King's work resonates closely with the message of the sisters of Providence and the school's Catholic identity. Martin Luther King often spoke of the need for unconditional love. "Coming together as one, as Dr.
With Aubemayang's arrival, however, we may see a change in formation, or at a least reconfiguration of the front three. Manchester United could really do with a double-win weekend, both on the pitch and in the transfer market.
And although it would be easy to say that money accounts for Keita and Van Dijk buys, Klopp is only looking ahead. There's nothing to compare [between Dortmund and Liverpool], it's only to deal with the situation.
I am not a racist
The UN human rights spokesman, Rupert Colville, told a Geneva news briefing: "There is no other word one can use but racist". White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah issued a statement Thursday that did not address or deny Trump's comments.
Man City eye €100m Man Utd target as Alexis alternative
Progress has reportedly been made on Henrikh Mkhitaryan's proposed move to Arsenal during the January transfer window. They play slightly different, the way he likes to play, with power and strength, slightly direct at times .
Donald Trump says he'd beat Oprah Winfrey
Should Oprah run for president? King said: "I do think she is intrigued, [but] that doesn't mean she is thinking about running". It comes after Winfrey's longterm partner Stedman Graham revealed that she would "absolutely" run for president.
Neville: I would hate to play against Liverpool's forwards
Defeat was a blow but they are too good and too united behind Guardiola's methodology for this to sink the City ship. All credit to the opponent, we know how difficult it is against a Juergen Klopp team, so aggressive, at Anfield too.
'Fire & Fury; Inside the Trump White House' released
A copy of the letter obtained by NBC News cites defamation, libel and "actual malice" among the alleged wrongdoings in the book. Mr Trump's lawyers tried to block publication of the book, before publishers brought the release date forward.
LOOK: Eagles' Lane Johnson celebrates win in 'Underdog' mask
In this matchup of birds of prey, what's a dog got to do with it? "Right here.' I wanted the guys to feel that moment", he said. Matt Ryan's ready to get back to work. "I was almost sick", one Eagles fan said of the tension-filled final Atlanta drive.
Maine celebrates Martin Luther King Day
Following the march, the crowd gathered at the MLK Center to hear inspirational speeches, watch performances, and enjoy a lunch. Metro says about 975 commute time Metro and Metro-operated Sound Transit buses will be in service at that time.
Eagerly Awaited Samsung S9 Gets FCC Certification
But, the latest renderings show the firm may amend this with the Galaxy S9 , instead placing the sensor right under the camera . The FCC listings reveal that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 plus will carry the model numbers SM-G960 and SM-G965 respectively.