Samantha Stosur is the U.S. Open champion, ending two Australian droughts of women’s Grand Slam singles titles that stretched back to tennis Hall of Fame members Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley more than three decades ago.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic beat Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko in straight sets yesterday as he opened his bid to become the first man to win five Australian Open titles in tennis’s professional era. Top-ranked Serena Williams also won.
Five-time champion Serena Williams advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open tennis tournament with ease as temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) for the fourth consecutive day. China’s Li Na also won.
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams underlined their status as title favorites by cruising into the fourth round of tennis’s Australian Open with straight-set victories. Li Na and David Ferrer also advanced in Melbourne as yesterday’s temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) for the fourth consecutive day.
The chest-bumping Bryan brothers can complete the first men’s doubles Grand Slam tennis sweep in 62 years this week, yet they each would earn less than 9 percent of the singles champion’s prize at the U.S. Open.