The planet’s first racket in men’s tennis Novak Djokovic convincingly overcame the first round of the Australian Open tennis championship on Monday. In an hour and a half, the Serbian tennis player defeated the Frenchman Jeremy Shard (ATP 66) with the result 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. Local authorities have allowed 30,000 spectators to attend the games every day, filling one third of the seats.
“My heart rejoices , seeing that there are fans in the stadiums. I haven’t seen so many spectators in the stands in the last year, ”said Djokovic, who has won eight of his 17 Grand Slam titles in Australia after the victory. In the second round, Djokovic will be confronted by the American Francis Tiafo (ATP 62).
The victory of the three sets in the first round was also celebrated the third racket of the planet Dominik Tim from Austria, who played Kazakh tennis player Mikhail Kukushkin (ATP 90) with 7-6 (7: 2), 6-2, 6-4. Next, he is expected to play a match with the German Dominik Kepfer (ATP 68). In another game with 17 elusive edges, Miloš Raoničs from Canada (ATP 15th) stood out, who quickly defeated Federico Koria from Argentina 6-3, 6-3, 6-2. Meanwhile, last year’s semi-finalist, the seventh number in the ranking, Alexander Zverev from Germany with 6-7 (8:10), 7-6 (7: 5), 6-3, 6-2 was superior to the American Markos Giron (73rd ATP).
The three – time Grand Slam champion Stan Vavrinka from Switzerland (ATP 18. ), who played Portugal Pedra Sousa (ATP 108) with 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. The 21-year-old Finn Emil Rūsuvuori (ATP 86) took care of the surprise, who in his Australian Open debut with 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 won the Frenchman Gaelic with the tenth number. Monfis (ATP 11)
Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov (ATP 12) overcame the first round with difficulty. , who defeated the talented Italian Jannik Skiner (ATP 36th) with 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. The first Grand Slam tournament of the season will take place until February 21 in special “bubble” conditions. Latvia is not represented in the men’s tournament, because Ernests Gulbis did not win the first round of qualification in Doha in January.
Titled American tennis player Serena Williams on Monday with a devastating victory in the second round of the Australian Open. The planet’s 11th racket Williams, who was numbered in Melbourne with the tenth number, defeated German tennis player Laura Siegemunda (WTA 51) in the first round of the 6-1, 6-1 fight
Williams lost his first serve, but then won ten games in a row, leaving his opponent no hope of victory. The US tennis player celebrated a convincing success at the start of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, despite being forced to withdraw from the Yarra Valley Classic WTA 500 last week due to a shoulder injury.
Williams aspired to his 24th Grand Slam title in an effort to catch Australian Margaret Court, who dominated in the 1960s and 1970s. She won her last Grand Slam title four years ago in Australia, but did not play for more than a year after growing up. “Last year was very difficult all over the world. I appreciate the opportunity to compete at this level and do what I like, ”said Williams after the victory. In the second round, the American is expected to meet with Serbian Nina Stoyanovich (WTA 100).
A convincing victory in the first round was also celebrated the second racket of the planet Simona Halepa, the Romanian woman with the result 6-2, 6-1 defeating the hostess Lizeta Kabrera (WTA 140), who received a special invitation from the organizers. In the second round, she will have a fight with another Australian Anna Tomlanovich (WTA 69).
With almost identical results in the second the third number in the ranking reached and the 2019 champion Naomi Osaka from Japan, who played against Russia Anastasia Pavluchenko (WTA 39) with 6-1, 6-2. Osaka will be examined in the next round by Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia (WTA 44)
Andresco, a Canadian of Romanian descent, beating Romanian tennis player Michael Buzarnesch (WTA 138) with a score of 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. For 20-year-old Andres, this was the first game since the fall of 2019, as the US Open champion missed the entire previous season. The participants of the second round were also joined by the German of the French Open, winner of the French Open last year (WTA 17.), who in the first round with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over the Dutchman Aranta Rus (WTA 74).
On the other hand, in the first round, the former leader and 2016 champion Angelike Kerbere (WTA 25th) from Germany stopped, who at 0-6 , 4-6 acknowledged the superiority of American Bernard Per (WTA 63). The first Grand Slam tournament of the season will take place until February 21 in special “bubble” conditions. Latvia will be represented in the women’s tournament by Alona Ostapenko and Anastasia Sevastova.