French Open singles champions will get a record 1.65 million euros ($2.3 million) each, with first- week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money.
Serena Williams said she hopes to return to tennis in “early summer” after treatment for a blood clot in her lung, the latest medical setback keeping the 13-time Grand Slam singles winner off the court since July.
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 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.