"I didn't expect to play this kind of match, I prefer to watch on TV", joked the 29-year-old, a twice quarter-finalist in Melbourne, during his post-match interview on court. "And then I was really excited to start the new season".
The second seed, of course, went on to win the most remarkable of his 19 grand slam titles and began the defence of his crown with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 6-3 victory over Aljaz Bedene, who is representing Slovenia again after almost three years as a British player.
"I don't want to take anything away from her and the way she played. Also, if you saw the crowds, nobody was there watching under the sun".
American woes continued with Madison Brengle sent packing by British ninth seed Johanna Konta. The biggest upsets of the day were Roberto Bautista Agut's loss to Fernando Verdasco for the men and Petra Kvitova's loss to Andrea Petkovic.
Kerber and Sharapova were the only two former champions left in the women's draw this year and gave the feel of a showpiece final rather than a third-round clash.
Women's March set for Sunday This is an open source map of events that are being organized for the one year anniversary of the Women's March . Democrats believe they have a good chance of winning the seat held by embattled Republican Sen.
I'm not a racist, says Trump The White House has not denied that he said " shithole " though Trump has already pushed back on some depictions of the meeting. The African Union has demanded that Trump apologize for his remarks, while Haiti plans to file a formal diplomatic complaint .
Hyeon Chung ensured the subsequent match on Rod Laver Arena went the distance, too, as he took out another Zverev.
Djokovic's greater consistency yielded a second break when Monfils hit a wild backhand, but the Serb 14th seed was broken a third time. "At times we were both just trying to get a little bit of extra breath, a few seconds more, so we could recover".
For a while Swiss compatriots Federer and Wawrinka were playing on adjoining courts at the same time, but their fitness and results were contrasting. Fellow injury-plagued star Stan Wawrinka also makes his comeback from injury Tuesday.
"Something is going on with Australia and me", said Kerber, who won the Sydney International last week for her first title since the 2016 US Open.
It was another step forward for the Serbian former world number one, who had been out of action for six months with elbow trouble.
The tall tattooed Czech, who made the quarter-final in Australia a year ago, was largely untroubled and is looking for a deep run at the tournament. "I think I have a small heat stroke for 40 minutes", Monfils said.
With the temperatures touching an energy-sapping 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and ice-towels in use, the six-time champion came through a tough four-setter against Gael Monfils.
Germany's Andrea Petkovic said that heat and fatigue had sapped her mental game, after she was knocked out by the US' Lauren Davis following a marathon first match and a doubles.
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Dick Durbin and other Democrats want to hammer out a solution to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. African American leaders, however, expressed deep concern about the direction of the nation. "I know what happened".
Fognini will next play the victor of a later match Saturday between Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro . He maintained his flawless record against Mannarino, beating the Frenchman for the seventh consecutive time.
The senator condemned Republican leaders in Congress, who he said left Democrats out of discussions on the spending legislation. House Speaker Paul Ryan immediately summoned reporters to try to pin the blame on top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer of NY .
Dick Durbin of spreading false information about what Trump said at the meeting and added that Trump has been misrepresented. The did-he-or-didn't-he say "s***hole" debate continued to rage on Sunday, with Sen. "I think that they were unfortunate".
Gattis spent the past four seasons at Penn State and also worked two seasons on James Franklin's staff at Vanderbilt before that. Penn State averaged 31 points per game in Gattis' tenure, with an output of 41.1 points per matchup in 2017.
The S&P 500 posted 105 new 52-week highs and nine new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 171 new highs and 30 new lows. USA stocks started on the front foot (but only just) on Friday - as the Dow Jones added around 15 points to 26,033.
Nine-men Chelsea went on to win 5-3 on penalties to set up a fourth round tie against Newcastle. "I don't want to judge it". And penalties followed, with Willy Caballero saving from Nelson Oliveira before Eden Hazard made sure of Chelsea's triumph.
Thomas Brennan, a coach to Gwen Anderson, glares at Larry Nassar while Anderson speaks of Nassar's sexual assaults Thursday. Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison for his actions. "So we can fix and once again believe in this wonderful sport".
A Philadelphia Department of Commerce spokeswoman said the city would submit a proposal if Apple opened the process for bids. Apple said the new campus will initially house customer support operations.
This is the cognitive test the president passed
However, at a height of six feet and three inches and weighing 108 kilograms, he is considered borderline obese. The test was conducted at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Medical Centre in Maryland.
Listed as questionable for AFC championship game
There were more Super Bowl bets on the Cleveland Browns than the Jaguars , and twice as many at some places. The Jaguars overall speed is something that stood out and has been evident throughout the season.
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Monday date for Loya plea
Any applicants for the appointment must be a member of the bar on the Island for 10 years or a judge of a Canadian court. Poonawalla and Lone's petition called the death of judge Loya "questionable, mysterious and contradicting".
ABVP member's murder: Four SDPI members arrested
BJP leadership alleged that the Islamic-Jehadi extremists are behind the murder and there should be strong protest against it. Though vehicles have been exempted from the harthal schools, including private-run schools, have declared a holiday.
Wawrinka wins first match back after knee surgery
The Swiss player defeated Ricardas Berankis in four sets, and in press conference he said: 'It's great to be back. To see that the knee is keeping it, that I can play a match with the stress, back being tight, with hesitation.
White House doctor gives Trump clean bill of health
The president subsequently attacked Durbin on Twitter Monday, writing that the senator "totally misrepresented what was said". Durbin said the soon-to-be-introduced immigration plan includes some " painful concessions " on some issues to Mr.