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Pam Shriver Wozniacki or Halep could shake off mental scars at Australian Open

Pam Shriver Wozniacki or Halep could shake off mental scars at Australian Open

The 2018 tennis season is in full swing.

Tournament director Craig Tiley noted that the sanction was over and the 30-year-old Russian was there as a former champion. I was so excited to get back on here and I think I was really ready.

No. 8-seeded Jack Sock, the highest ranked of the American men, lost 6-1, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3 to Yuichi Sugita and his compatriot John Isner, seeded 16th, lost in four sets to Australian Matt Ebden.

Evert, however, believes it could be Romanian Halep's turn.

"For me it's nice to see different athletes and how they compare and what they do". Loosened up a little bit in the third set. She also had a new attitude against Williams, and she had Federer's parents in the crowd for support. "To win seven matches in a row, to say that's luck?"

"Of course, there are things to improve, but the things that I need to improve, the matches will give me".

Novak Djokovic admits his elbow is not 100 per cent healed but he commences his Australian Open campaign on Tuesday with a new service motion that puts less pressure on his injured joint and a positive outlook irrespective of his lower ranking or physical condition. 2, Wozniacki is playing here at her highest seeding since appearing as the top-seeded player at the 2012 Australian Open when she lost in the quarterfinals.

The first Grand Slam of the year serves off in Melbourne on January 15 and the most profound questions to be answered would be whether the young guns could overhaul the 'dinosaurs' in both the men and women's draws and whether injury would play a part in who emerges the men and women's champions.

He wrapped up the opening two sets in 51 minutes and was never seriously troubled until the third set when the 100th ranked Dutra Silva provided stiffer resistance. It was Nadal's first match of the season after withdrawing from Brisbane and an exo in Abu Dhabi to rest his knee.

Her sister Venus, who lost the all-Williams Australian Open final last year, has a tough opener against Belinda Bencic - who combined with Federer to win the Hopman Cup for Switzerland recently.

The German won in Sydney at the weekend and will hope to recreate her stunning run to the championship in Melbourne two years ago after a poor 2017 which saw her drop outside the world's top 20.

In 2017, five players held the top spot - Kerber, Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic, Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain and Simona Halep of Hungary.

Australian Open was always played on grass court.

WIMBLEDON is meant to be a posh, prim and proper tennis event.

Sloan Stephens with the US Open Trophy after beating Madison Keys in the women's final. "She just played above and beyond", said Venus Williams, who was playing her 18th Australian Open. U.S. Open runner-up Kevin Anderson is in the field, seeded 11.

The 22-year-old tennis ace from Odessa, Ukraine has turned heads this year at Wimbledon.

A new face will be holding the trophy at Melbourne Park in two weeks.

Another wildcard, Lizette Cabrera plays Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia in the second match on Court 7.

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