John Tomic, the coach and father of top-ranked Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic, was barred from men’s tour events until further notice as he faces a charge of assaulting his son’s training partner.
Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 17 matches yesterday at the Australian Open, where Maria Sharapova routed Venus Williams 6-1, 6-3 to tie the record for fewest games lost in the first three rounds.
Serena Williams overcame another mishap to join top-seeded Victoria Azarenka in the third round of the Australian Open on the hottest day so far at the Grand Slam tennis tournament. Roger Federer and Andy Murray also won in straight sets.
Lukas Rosol kept serving aces and firing groundstrokes past two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal, each shot sending the Spaniard closer to matching his his earliest exit at a Grand Slam tennis tournament.