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Djokovic is the man to beat at Australian Open

Djokovic is the man to beat at Australian Open

In a new video for Allure, the 23-time Grand Slam champ demonstrated her skills as a manicurist, creating tennis-inspired nail art for a lucky model. He expects her to be in the title mix going forward.

Top-seeded Halep is without a coach after long-time Australian mentor Darren Cahill stepped down for family reasons, and described 2018 as "very emotional" but insisted it had made her mentally stronger.

As far as the final match is concerned, in-form Angelique Kerber of Germany could be Williams' opponent. At the hotel I started shaking and they got me to hospital.

Williams won her 23rd title and seventh at Melbourne Park while 8 weeks pregnant two years ago, and now attempts to match Margaret Court's mark of 24 singles majors on the Australian's home soil.

A win in the upcoming tournament would make Australian Open Williams' most Successful Grand Slam event.

"I feel like if there's one thing I should be able to do it's draw a tennis ball", the Olympic gold medalist, 37, explained. "I enjoy Grand Slams the most", she said before last week's Brisbane International.

Khalfan Mubarak puts UAE ahead vs India in AFC Asian Cup
Failing to do so would mean that the group is decided in Round 3, when India play Bahrain and UAE square up against Thailand. Ismail needed to be stretchered off and UAE made sure there wasn't much action in the last few minutes of the first half.

"There is a certain degree of pressure, but it's from myself".

The Australian Open could be a return to normalcy for tennis, or it could simply reiterate that the new age is here to stay. After vocally expressing her discontent with the officiating and calling chair umpire Carlos Ramos a "liar" and a "thief", Williams was assessed a game-losing code violation in the third set, eventually falling to Osaka and triggering the rage of the crowd.

"But also there's no doubt previous year, when you look at bigger picture, she came back from having a child, really nowhere near one hundred per cent fit, and she still managed to make the finals of Wimbledon and the US Open, which was incredible".

If US Open victor Naomi Osaka is feeling the pressure of being the tennis world's newest Grand Slam champion, she's hiding it well in the lead-up to the Australian Open. Her experiences have been a learning experience for me.

Murray, a five-time finalist at Melbourne Park, spent most of past year recuperating from hip surgery and looked rusty last week in Brisbane, but declared himself pain free.

That loss left Williams, who also lost in the Wimbledon final past year, short of matching Margaret Court's marker of 24 grand slam titles, a record the American has another chance of equalling in Melbourne over the next fortnight.


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