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.
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic helped Serbia to a 2-0 lead against Belgium in the first round of tennis’s Davis Cup. The defending-champion Czech Republic and Switzerland are tied 1-1 after the opening day, while the U.S. has a 2-0 lead against Brazil.
Five-time champion Roger Federer, the top seed, was upset by Lleyton Hewitt in three sets in the final of tennis’s Gerry Weber Open in Germany today. Sam Querrey of the U.S. won the Aegon championships at Queen’s Club in London.