Defending champion Angelique Kerber won the first eight games and went on to beat Kristyna Pliskova 6-0, 6-4 to advance to the fourth round
SYDNEY, Jan 20 (Reuters) - One person was killed and 20 injured when a car hit pedestrians in the centre of Australia's second-largest city Melbourne on Friday, police and emergency services said.
Andy Murray resumes his Australian Open bid as the strong favourite to win the tournament after Novak Djokovic's shock exit. Follow the action LIVE with JACK BEZANTS and MIKE DICKSON in Melbourne.
Coco Vandeweghe rallied from a break down in the deciding set to sweep past Eugenie Bouchard 6-4 3-6 7-5, setting up a potential fourth round clash against defending champion Angelique Kerber.
Coco Vandeweghe was the first player into the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Friday when she recovered from an early break in the third set to beat Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
American Coco Vandeweghe is the first woman through to the fourth round at Melbourne Park, defeating former semifinalist Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
A rainy morning gave way to mostly cloudy skies on Friday, when defending champion Angelique Kerber and top-seeded Andy Murray prepared for third-round matches at the Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Coco Vandeweghe rallied from a break down in the deciding set to sweep past Eugenie Bouchard 6-4 3-6 7-5 on Friday, setting up a potential fourth round clash against defending champion and world number one Angelique Kerber.
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - World number six Dominika Cibulkova took some time to be convinced of the value of using a sports psychologist but having reaped the benefits, the Slovakian believes every top player should give it a go...
Jan 20 (Gracenote) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Friday 24-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat 11-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 7-5 4-6 6-3 CoCo Vandeweghe (U.S.) beat Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-4 3-6 7-5
Novak Djokovic's early exit at the 2017 Australian Open was the latest current in what appears to be a wave of problems for the former world No. 1. But does this seismic upset give Djokovic a reason to press the panic button? Djokovic lost Thursday to Denis Istomin 7-6 (8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (5) in front of a stunned crowd in Rod Laver Arena. Show More Summary
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: There's one relatively straightforward explanation for the perplexing decline of Novak Djokovic and it doubtless holds water. What else is there left to achieve?
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Not for Jo Konta the former world No 1 status of her next Australian Open opponent, Caroline Wozniacki. Nor the 1.5m Twitter followers, or a golfer for an ex-fiance.
Doctors feared that Istomin would never play tennis again after he suffered severe injuries to his legs in a car crash in 2001. He resumed training two years later and turned pro in 2004.
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Let's talk about Novak Djokovic's shock loss.
Novak Djokovic has basically owned the Australian Open for the majority of his career. He has won the championship Down Under six times, and he was the No. 2 seed in this year's event. However, Djokovic will not win his seventh title this year. Show More Summary