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.
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.
Five-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, winner of the past three titles, reached the tennis tournament’s third round as temperatures soared for the second straight afternoon.
Five-time champion Serena Williams lost three games while advancing to the third round of the Australian Open tennis tournament as temperatures soared above 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41.1 Celsius) for the second straight afternoon.
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.
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.
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.