Published: Fri, January 18, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Fans have savaged the Australian Open broadcaster for a glaring omission

Fans have savaged the Australian Open broadcaster for a glaring omission

For Bouchard, one of four Canadians to make the second round at the Australian Open after a flawless first round for Canucks, it will be a return to the bright lights of a feature match at a major - a relative rarity since her freefall started more than three years ago.

So, yes, Bouchard won that point, but that sequence led her into trying to do a tad too much on second serves, because she ended the game with consecutive double-faults to get broken right away. She looked like she was gaining control gradually when she used the entire court to her favor while intending to direct her shots towards the opposite ends in order to tire her opponent. Days before the start of the tournament, she withdrew, saying in a statement, "Although I am super close, I'm not where I personally want to be". "She has been to the semi-finals of other grand slams so I said "alright Serena, you have to come out hot and firing", Williams said.

Williams has spoken regularly about her efficient conduct on court this Australian Open - all with a view to wrapping up her matches as quickly as possible in order to get back to husband Alexis Ohanian and daughter Alexis Olympia.

"Definitely still concerned", she said on Tuesday.

Williams is in Australia aiming for a 24th Grand Slam singles title.

The world number one Romanian staggered through against American Sofia Kenin 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, but it was far from convincing and her second three-set test in a row. "It was kind of weird walking back on - by myself, this time".

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Victory over Pochettino's side on Sunday moved the Red Devils level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal. The England star felt De Gea's display was more crucial to the win than his goal, however.

"I think the last time I was here I was actually pregnant and playing at the same time, which is insane", Williams told the crowd.

Standing next in the 23-time grand slam champion's way is 18-year-old Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska, who upset 23rd seed Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the third round of a slam for the first time.

"I think it's important for us both to work together and women not work against men and men not work against women", continued Serena Williams.

"The one trophy that I keep was from my first match when I was eight and I played Venus and I lost".

The 23-time Grand Slam victor is just one major tournament title off Margaret Court's all-time record.

Martic usually fizzles out of grand slam tournaments around this time and has had very little success against top tier players throughout her career.

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