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.
Maria Sharapova overcame a scare to advance to the third round of the Wimbledon tennis tournament while another former champion, Serena Williams, also won. Fourth-seeded Andy Murray got past Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic.
Shattered glass severed tendons in her feet and required surgery twice. Blood clots reached her lungs and threatened her life. The only two tennis matches she played in 12 months produced the definition of mediocrity, a 1-1 record.