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18 January, 2019, 00:11 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Serena Williams spent less than an hour on court in winning her opener at the Australian Open

Roger Federer celebrates a win at the 2019 Australian Open.

Williams will now meet Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska before a potential fourth- round clash with either world No.1 Simona Halep or sister Venus.

"It is so surreal. I'm telling you, she's going to give Serena Williams trouble".

"I'd probably say with the career she's had, that she's not even finished at this point, then yes, I'd say so", Graf added.

It was testament to Bouchard's tenacity that she managed two breaks to four against Williams' howitzer serve, sending her supporters into raptures.

It's clear: There is no one who can match Serena Williams when it comes to style on the tennis court.

Bouchard struggled to cope with the weight of expectation after her rapid rise, but, even during her hard times, she has shown the ability to rise to the big occasion.

Marvin Ryder, a marketing professor at Hamilton's McMaster University, said a good showing against Williams could really put things in motion on and off the court.

She's now 18-0 in the 1st round of the Australian Open, the most such wins overall and the most without a loss.


The 23-time Grand Slam champion warmed up on Rod Laver Arena in a long, black raincoat which she discarded to reveal a figure-hugging, bottle green one-piece costume paired with fish-net compression stockings.

Birrell was born to Australian parents in Dusseldorf, Germany, while her father John was working as a tennis coach.

But watching her dominant second-round win over a player many believed could ride her recent success to an upset over Williams was a reminder of something else: how many Eugenie Bouchards have come and gone and come again during Williams' remarkable 20-year reign over this sport.

"I'm glad to see him playing".

Bouchard seemed destined to become a transcendent star in 2014 after becoming the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam women's final.

Two years ago, Williams won the Australian Open while pregnant. In the victory, Martic won 60 percent of her first serve points and 54 percent of her second serve points.

"I kind of like to jump in the deep end and swim", Williams said in an on-court interview after the 49-minute workout, "and see what happens".

Martic usually fizzles out of grand slam tournaments around this time and has had very little success against top tier players throughout her career.

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