Angelique Kerber dumps Maria Sharapova out of the Australian Open

Kerber will face either 26th seed Agnieszka Radwanska or Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan in the next round.

Zverev, fancied as an outsider for glory in Melbourne, was frustrated by a lack of light as he was sent packing by NextGen Finals champion Chung in five sets.

He had won the first and third set but when he found himself struggling in the fourth, Zverev turned on the umpire to vent his frustrations.

Martic prevailed 6-3 3-6 7-5 in her third-round match on Rod Laver Arena where court temperatures soared during the hottest part of the day. No. 29 seed Richard Gasquet rolled over Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-3, and Maximilian Marterer beat Fernando Verdasco in a thriller five-setter 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3.

Her ankle has been heavily strapped, which could impact her chances.

"I may have thrived in those conditions", he said. The reigning Australia Open victor swept aside Struff 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 in their last-64 clash.

It was great for me to actually get into that long exchanges and rallies, to get some rhythm on the court after the Gael Monfils match, which was really up and down, odd conditions of play.

While the official air temperature hovered around 40 degrees, heat from the stands made life even tougher on court for some of the game's stars, including Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin Del Potro and Gael Monfils, who all questioned why they were made to play on in the scorching heat. "It was brutal for the first hour and a half", said the Serb.


"Its a huge deal for me, and something that if I dont ever get another accomplishment, I can at least hang my hat on this one", Sandgren said.

In contrast, US Open finalist Madison Keys was in fine touch as she benefits from the guidance of former great Lindsay Davenport.

"So third round of the Australian Open, I think I deserve to smile out there after that victory". Her birthday gift? A blockbuster clash with 2008 victor Maria Sharapova in the next round. At 13-13 when I took the game, I said it's my lucky number.

"I love being in the city".

Speaking later, Monfils told reporters that while he believes playing in the heat is not unfair in that it impacts all players equally, he thinks there should be more time allowed between points for players to recover.

"I was watching this tournament with a box of Kleenex next to me sick".

"There's not the same increases any more so the players must rally and get together again and put in the effort and the tournaments know that and will only react when we do so so we're ready to do it. It's a lot of things that take time".

Related News:

  • Cryptocurrencies edge increased with ripple bouncing again 65% after 'extreme' sell-off

    Cryptocurrencies edge increased with ripple bouncing again 65% after 'extreme' sell-off

    It made waves in the news in early December, with the value of a single bitcoin skyrocketing to an all-time high of over $20,000. However, as of this writing, it bounced back all the way up to $1,074.21 per token, down 1.70 percent over the last 24 hours .
    Saudi intercepts another ballistic missile fired from Yemen

    Saudi intercepts another ballistic missile fired from Yemen

    Yemen's rial stood at 215 to the dollar in early 2015 but had dropped steadily to about 500 against the dollar this month . The move would include Saudi Arabia, a major buyer of German weapons.
    Leicester City boss Claude Puel will consider permanent Aleksandar Dragovic move

    Leicester City boss Claude Puel will consider permanent Aleksandar Dragovic move

    Mahrez asked to leave Leicester in the summer but only Roma made firm offers, their final bid rising to £32 million. The 2015-16 Premier League champions have been linked with several players this month.
  • USA  government shuts down over immigration impasse

    USA government shuts down over immigration impasse

    In the early afternoon the U.S. president hosted the Democrat's top senator, Chuck Schumer , to a meeting in the White House. US President Donald Trump , who has a Republican majority in both houses of Congress, blamed the Democrats for the shutdown.
    Russian Federation  says Iran nuclear deal can not  be saved without US

    Russian Federation says Iran nuclear deal can not be saved without US

    It was precisely on the DPRK that a greater commitment was needed to solve tensions on the Korean peninsula, he deemed. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the JCPOA, calling it the "worst deal ever".

    Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK) EPS Estimated At $0.50

    Taking current value along prior value is a smoothing technique similar to that used in calculating an exponential moving average. They just need to take the company's market capitalization and divide it by the company's total sales over the past 12 months.
  • Australia Open 2018: Novak Djokovic shrugs off injury scare to advance

    Australia Open 2018: Novak Djokovic shrugs off injury scare to advance

    It took Fabio Fognini almost eight years, but he's finally avenged a fourth-round loss to Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon. Chung beat fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev 5-7, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 six days after a win over No. 32 Mischa Zverev .
    Ohio State Basketball: 3 road tested questions for the Buckeyes

    Ohio State Basketball: 3 road tested questions for the Buckeyes

    That has nothing to do with that I think of Ohio State as a team. "I had no clue where we'd be, I really didn't". But the Buckeyes sealed the win with free throws down the stretch to drop the Wildcats to 11-9 overall.
    EPL: Burnley vs Manchester United Match Updates

    EPL: Burnley vs Manchester United Match Updates

    Jesse Lingard has finally made that "step up" that he was expected to ever since he became a regular in the Man United first team. Mourinho's sense of urgency was justified with a unsafe set-piece header from Ben Mee being tipped over by David De Gea .
  • Trump gives health workers new religious liberty protections

    Trump gives health workers new religious liberty protections

    But this gives little comfort to organizations like Lambda Legal , which works on behalf of the LGBTQ community. How frequently health care providers will file complaints on religious or moral grounds remains to be seen.

    BTR Capital Management Inc. Sells 1265 Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

    The company reported $1.90 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.10. For the quarter, shares have been noted at 4.75%. (NYSE:PNC) has risen 35.14% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending.
    Sagan aces stage 4 of Tour Down Under

    Sagan aces stage 4 of Tour Down Under

    Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team-mate Jay McCarthy is third, nine seconds down, with Luis Leon Sanchez a further second back in fourth. But provided nothing goes wrong in the Adelaide street race, Porte said Impey would win the Tour for the first time.


Most liked

Nawaz Sharif vows to keep on serving people
She made her debut in politics in 2013 and was made in charge of Nawaz Sharif election campaign during the 2013 general election. Since Sharif's ouster for being "dishonest", Maryam Nawaz took a more active and visible role in party politics.

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) Rating Reiterated by B. Riley
The stock of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX ) for 33,500 shares. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. (NYSE: FCX ). It improved, as 15 investors sold ETM shares while 23 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes.

Short Interest in Bank of America Corp (BAC) Drops By 7.3%
Hence the difference between Predicted EPS and Actual EPS reported is $0.04/share which shows an Earnings Surprise of 9.1 Percent. Ryan Frick increased its stake in Commscope Hldg Co Inc (COMM) by 7.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

AAP seeks time with President, says EC's recommendations unconstitutional
Noting that the EC's order defied the "principles of natural justice", Bharadwaj said the poll panel did not hear the MLAs' side. Mishra claimed that he had witnessed Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crores in cash from another Delhi Minister Satyendra Jain .

ITC Ltd posts net profit of Rs. 3090.20 crores in Q3
Profit in the paperboards, paper and packaging segment rose 9% on higher volumes and import substitution. Revenue from FMCG business, including cigarettes, stood at Rs 7,500.97 crore.

Kefka Teased for Final Fantasy XIV's Next Update
Also up in the 4.2 update is a new player vs. player map called Crystal Tower Training Grounds, a venue for a "grand melee". As for the combat, the studio has confirmed that they have ditched the turn-based combat in favor of action based combat.

Concert announcement: Dead & Company coming to Darien Lake
Having sold out several shows on its 2017 tour, Dead & Company's average nightly grossed was just under $2 million per gig. (Radio.com) Dead & Company are hitting the road in 2018 for an extensive tour this summer.

North Korea abruptly cancels crucial Olympics preparation visit to South without explanation
It will be part of a North Korean Olympic delegation that will also include athletes, officials, state media reporters, a cheering group and a taekwondo demonstration team.

McDonald confirmed as Sinn Féin President-Elect at party gathering
The 69-year-old had last year told party delegates in a speech that he intended on stepping down in 2018. She is also the party's public expenditure and reform spokeswoman in the Republic of Ireland.

South Africa protests to USA embassy over Trump "shithole" remark
Jackson said he will work with Trump to exercise more over the coming year, to eat better and lose between 10 and 15 pounds. Trump has experienced several recent episodes in which he appeared to slur his words, adding to concerns about his health.

Dimitrov wary of unpredictable Kyrgios
Fourth seed Elina Svitolina also kept her title dreams alive by ending the hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk. I got a pretty good shot to win the tiebreak.

EPS for JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) Expected At $0.32
Mariner Wealth Advsrs Lc holds 31,938 shares. 31,483 were accumulated by Rice Hall James And Assocs Limited Liability Corporation. The stock of JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU ) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Buckingham Research.

Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE:NMM) Loses "Overweight" Rating
When we have been seen snap of a longer-term MA 200-day then it shown damaging position along a downward movement of -14.38%. Paradice Investment Management Llc holds 4.12% of its portfolio in Capstead Mortgage Corporation for 5.69 million shares.

Trump Staff "Irrational" About Immigration: Senior Republican Senator
Trump made that declaration Sunday in the wake of his recent comments about Haiti and African countries. Dick Durbin, D-Chicago, "totally misrepresented" what he said during a meeting last week about DACA.

Kerber sets up Sharapova clash of the champions
She said: "I was really trying to not think about everything around and everything about the match, against who I'm playing". Sharapova's opponent Saturday, Kerber, is also 30. "It's going to be a hard , difficult challenge to me", del Potro said.