Jan 21 2018
A much-hyped match between two former Australian champions was no contest: 2016 victor Angelique Kerber beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena to open the night program.
Sharapova was back at the Australian Open for the first time since 2016, when a failed doping test led to a 15-month ban from tennis.
When a backhand return victor brought up a break point and a trademark yell of "C'mon!" from Sharapova, you thought she might be on the point of turning the match on its head.
Dark horse David Goffin's Australian Open hopes went up in smoke as he fell to a 1-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 7- 6 (7-4) to French veteran Julien Benneteau while Juan Martin del Potro fired 60 winners on his way to a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (0-7) 6-4 victory over young Russian Karen Khachanov.
The German rose to world number one during a 2016 that yielded success in Melbourne and at the US Open, but she plummeted down the rankings after failing to match those standards last season.
Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic continued his comeback from six months out with an injured right elbow with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 21 Albert Ramos-Vinolas to move into the fourth round for a sixth consecutive major.
Croatian-American Bernarda Pera Shocks World No.10 at Australian Open
However, on a steaming-hot morning with temperatures well into the nineties it became clear early on that she can properly play. Only then, when serving for the match, did Pera's nerves kick in and Konta broke back to level the set at 5-5.
Dolores O'Riordan Dead: The Cranberries Singer Was 46
Later that year, the band canceled most of its European summer and North American fall tour dates due to what was described as Ms. The statement adds: "Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very hard time".
Taylor Swift Bling, Blings Around the World in End Game Video
If you paid attention to the juice box Swift was holding, you might have expected the words to translate into some hidden message. We'll just leave this gif of Taylor Swift winking at us right here and wait for more juicy fan theories from you guys.
-Alexander "Sascha" Zverev says he's lost the crucial moments in his last three Grand Slams defeats. "But looking at the overall picture, the overall beginning of this year, finishing the tournament, the first thing is that I'm healthy".
The pair had played each other on seven occasions before Saturday, with Kerber edging the series 4-3 including their previous two meetings, the last of which came on the Stuttgart clay in 2015. "I will try to continue my run and playing good like I played also here like the last two matches". My ankle is, I don't know how it is because I don't feel it anymore, but it was nice to be on court. Along the way, he has won five of his 19 Grand Slam singles titles. "I think it was a good decision to do it".
Halep will next play Naomi Osaka, who beat 18th-seeded Ash Barty 6-4, 6-2.
In the next round, Garcia is scheduled to face Madison Keys of the United States, the 17th seed, who got the better of Romania's Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-4.
Federer entered the Australian Open a year ago under similar circumstances, coming off an extended break for a knee injury, and went on to win the title.
Another unexpected loss at a major had the highly touted Zverev admitting he may have a problem. As I said, this is a process.
Jan 19 2018
Belgium pledges $23m to UNRWA after United States aid cut
Nauert said that it was a move that was motivated by the United States desire to drive reforms at the agency . Along with Belgium's donation, various news agencies posted stories highlighting UNRWA'S humanitarian work.
Jan 19 2018
Motorola expands retail footprint, announces 50 Moto Hubs in Delhi
The company is also rumoured to be in plans to launch a third Moto Z3 handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. It is expected to come in RAM options like 3 GB, 4 GB and 6 GB and internal storage choices like 32 GB and 64 GB.
Jan 18 2018
Israel judge orders Ahed Tamimi to remain in custody until trial ends
Nour Tamimi (2L) and her aunt Nariman Tamimi (2R) attend a hearing at the Ofer military court in the West Bank on January 1, 2018. The judge's decision signaled acceptance of the IDF Prosecution's arguments.
Jan 18 2018
Firefighter catches child while battling house fire
A firefighter's body camera captured an incredible rescue, as a fellow firefighter caught a child thrown from a burning building. Scott Stroup , a third-generation firefighter, catching a child thrown by a parent from a third-floor balcony on January 3 .
Jan 18 2018
Man wears 8 pairs of pants , 10 shirts; gets arrested
After he gave his statement to police he returned to the airport to get an EasyJet flight he had booked for the next day. According to authorities, he managed to put on eight pairs of jeans and ten shirts - not once, but TWICE over two days.
Jan 16 2018
Protesters attack South African H&M stores over `racist` ad
H&M has since since temporarily closed their stores in South Africa "out of concern for the safety of their employees". On Saturday, EFF supporters trashed stores in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town in response to the online ad.
Jan 15 2018
Golden Globe red carpet fairytale goes noir in protest
Emma's aim was to bring awareness to a cause she finds worthy during a time when hundreds of thousands of people are watching. Greta Gerwig's mother-daughter tale " Lady Bird " won best picture, comedy or musical , and best actress for Saoirse Ronan.
Jan 15 2018
Two Palestinian teens killed in clashes with Israeli troops
Conricus said forces had been monitoring its construction for some time and an imminent attack on Israelis was possible. The Israel Defense Forces says it's destroyed a " Hamas terror tunnel" connecting the Gaza Strip to Egypt and Israel.
Jan 15 2018
Pregnant Kylie Jenner shows off her maternal side
Yesterday fan speculation reached fever pitch that Kylie had checked into Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Pregnancy rumors speculating about Jenner bubbled up starting in September.
Jan 14 2018
Researchers claim to find a way to infiltrate WhatsApp Group chats
The researchers detailed the findings at the Real World Crypto security conference in Zurich on Wednesday, according to Wired . He says that users would be notified when a new person enters the group, which prevents "silent eavesdropping".
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