Australian Open day one

Australian Open day one

17/1/2022 5:27:00 PM

Australian Open day one

MELBOURNE : Highlights of the opening day of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Monday, all times local (GMT +11): * Ash Barty showed a good host can lift spirits at the most subdued of parties as she thumped Lesia Tsurenko 6-0 6-1 in a blistering start at the Australian Open to reach the second

* Alexander Zverev took time to warm up and had to dig deep against fellow German Daniel Altmaier in his first match of the Australian Open as the world number three kick-started his bid to add a maiden Grand Slam title to his Olympic gold.Karatsev, who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2021, will take on Mackenzie McDonald in the second round.

2315 RUSTY ZVEREV BEATS COMPATRIOT ALTMAIERWorld number one Ash Barty needed less than an hour to advance to the second round after starting her campaign with an emphatic 6-0 6-1 victory over qualifier Lesia Tsurenko.Former Flushing Meadows finalist Keys won her first title since 2019 at the Adelaide International 2 warm-up event last week.

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Djokovic's court defeat to shake up Australian Open drawMELBOURNE : A court decision to uphold the cancellation of Novak Djokovic's visa on Sunday has shaken up the Australian Open draw on the eve of the tournament, handing a boost to his rivals and adding intrigue to the race for the Grand Slam titles record.The world number one had been favourite to win a 10

Australian Open loses a little lustre for Djokovic fansMELBOURNE : The absence of 'The King of Melbourne Park' hung heavy over the Australian Open for fans of Novak Djokovic on Monday as the Grand Slam tournament got underway without the nine-times champion and world number one. Djokovic was ushered onto a flight to Dubai on Sunday after losing a Federal Cour

Error-strewn Gauff stunned by China's Wang at Australian OpenMELBOURNE: American 18th seed Coco Gauff was dumped out of the Australian Open first round on Monday in a blaze of unforced errors, losing 6-4, 6-2 to China\u0027s Wang Qiang in a huge upset. Gauff, the youngest player in the draw at 17, was dominated by the world number 110 in just 73 minutes of action on Marg Wang’s backhand in this match reminds me of Li Na. Wish her all the best!

Big-serving Keys edges out 2020 winner Kenin at Australian OpenMELBOURNE : American Madison Keys relied on her big serve on key points to beat 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin 7-6(2) 7-5 on John Cain Arena on Monday and reach the second round of the year's first Grand Slam.Former U.S. Open runner-up Keys, who won her first trophy since 2019 at the Adelaide I

Airport selfies for Djokovic as Australian Open beginsPosing for selfies with fans in Dubai, tennis star Novak Djokovic was a world away from where he thought he would be on Monday.It's the first day of the Australian Open and instead of warming up to play center court in front of thousands, the Serbian is headed for home.The world number one flew out of Melbourne on Sunday after Australia's Federal Court upheld a government decision to cancel his visa.The ruling capped off days of drama over his unvaccinated status, and dealt a final blow to Djokovic's hopes of chasing a record 21st Grand Slam win.Thousands of miles away back in Melbourne, many are happy to see the back of him and for the focus to return to tennis:'I'm relieved, that should've been organised before he came to Australia. So I'm glad it's all over.''I think it was highly anticipated, the decision making, and I think it was kind of dragged on a little bit too long.''Well I'm just glad the focus is now on what we're all here for - yeah the Australian Open.'Under Australia's immigration laws, Djokovic would usually be subject to a three-year entry ban.But Prime Minister Scott Morrison has left the door open to him, noting that there was room for a waiver 'in the right circumstances'.

Raducanu faces big test against Stephens on Australian Open debutMELBOURNE : Britain's Emma Raducanu claimed a Grand Slam trophy even before she played a major champion but the 19-year-old could face a daunting task on her Australian Open debut when she meets former U.S. Open winner Sloane Stephens on Tuesday.Raducanu became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam in t