Australian Open Women's Singles Results On Day 3: January 17

  • Australian Open Women's Singles Results On Day 3: January 17

Australian Open Women's Singles Results On Day 3: January 17

Rafael Nadal makes a forehand return at the Australian Open, on January 17, 2018.

"It's an important victory for me, I mean, he's a tough opponent".

All three Taiwanese yesterday safely negotiated the first round of the women's doubles at the Australian Open, with Latisha Chan, Chan Hao-ching and Hsieh Su-wei advancing to the second round at the first Grand Slam of the year.

2-Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, def. Jana Fett, Croatia, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5. "I was very, very focused", Nadal said. I was like, 'This is my last chance.

"At 5-1, 40-15, I felt like I was one foot out of the tournament", Wozniacki told reporters. She served a great serve down the T - it was just slightly out. I was kind of lucky."Then I felt her tighten up just slightly".

She still has four more balls to win in a row or in the game.' "I was like, 'Just try and stay aggressive.' That was that."It's the type of win that could be the spur for Wozniacki, the former world No. 1 who is still chasing an elusive first grand slam title".

30-Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, def. Nicole Gibbs, United States, 7-6 (3), 6-0.

In what shapes as an entertaining showdown, he'll meet No. 17-seeded Nick Kyrgios in the next round.

Wozniacki wasn't happy with chair umpire Renaud Lichtenstein. The Serbian player walked, smiling, to the umpire's chair to apologize, while Keothavong joked: "It's not my day, is it?"

Alize Cornet, France, def. 12-Julia Goerges, Germany, 6-4, 6-3.

Marta Kostyuk came from the other angle. She might take some solace from the fact that the current longest streak between players returning to No. 1 is held by Serena Williams at 5 years, 29 days.

Things will get harder for her now, against fellow Ukrainian and No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina, who had a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Katerina Siniakova.

Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko upset Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the 15th seed, 6-2, 6-3 in 76 minutes. I thought to myself. It led Kyrgios to proclaim afterward: "The helicopter, that's when I was thinking like, 'Of course, it's at my match.' It's just hovering there".

Surprisingly, he is not the prime-time men's night match on centre court, with that honour going to third seed Grigor Dimitrov, who takes on American Mackenzie McDonald.

Numerous top seeds at the Australian Open tennis tournament struggled through their second round matches here on Wednesday, as young guns put on a show for the 70,000 fans in attendance at Melbourne Park.

Fourteenth seeds Chan Hao-ching and Katarina Srebotnik faced a tougher time against Laura Robson of Britain and Coco Vandeweghe of the U.S., battling to a 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 victory in 1 hour, 36 minutes on Court 5. Spanish world number one Nadal showed no mercy to 28th seed Damir Dzumhur on Margaret Court Arena, as he rediscovers his best form after ankle trouble.