"I think what's good is that all the players are talking to one another", Federer added.
The topic of prize money has hit the headlines at the season's opening Grand Slam in Melbourne after media reports said Novak Djokovic, president of the ATP player council, proposed to form a separate player's union during annual players' meeting last Friday on the eve of the tournament.
In the women's matches, top seeds Simona Halep, Karolína Pliskova, Johanna Konta, Caroline Garcia, Garbine Muguruza and Kristina Mladenovic advanced to the second round, along with local favourite Ashleigh Barty, who battled back from a set down against Belarusian power hitter, Aryna Sabalenka.
Sevastova beat Sharapova in last year's US Open fourth round, in what was the latter's comeback Grand Slam following a 15-month doping ban.
The 2008 Melbourne Park champion, now ranked 48, beat Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-1, 6-4 in her first Melbournematch in two years.
Sharapova, back in the top 50 after a 15-month ban for taking the performance-enhancing substance meldonium in Australia in 2016, demonstrated all the shot-making that made her a five-time major victor. It extended her streak to 10 consecutive wins, including the Sydney International title last week - her first title since the 2016 US Open.
"I played flawless tennis in the first couple of sets and Donald came back in the third set". "I thought, it is going to be a big challenge for both of us". "I played flawless tennis, like I never stopped".
Canada's Milos Raonic was the surprise exit of the day after he was beaten by Slovakia's Lukas Lacko.
The Argentine and the Russian met for the first time in Auckland two weeks ago, and Delpo emerged a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victor.
American Madison Keys also reached the upcoming round after getting rid of Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-0, 6-1 in just 41 minutes.
Sydney-born Konta, a quarter-finalist a year ago, was no match for American, who is only in the main draw after a player pulled out before the Grand Slam began, as she fell 6-4, 7-5. She was defeated by Angelique Kerber in the semifinals in 2016 and lost to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals previous year.
"It's always really cool to go up against the best in the world", Bouchard said, per the Associated Press.
After returning in New York, Sharapova is confident she's prepared again for a major. "But it felt pretty routine today".
"Look, I've got shivers", said Sharapova, pointing to her arm when asked on court how much being back in Melbourne meant to her.
James scored 16 and now needs 25 to become the seventh player in National Basketball Association history to reach 30,000. The Cavs guard calmly sank the crucial charities before Elfrid Payton missed a contested layup with three seconds left.
Odds are, the Heisman Trophy and Manning Award-winning gunslinger will be there for the taking when the Dolphins are on the clock. If he has his way, he'll be slinging passes to Kenny Stills and the rest of the Miami Dolphins' receiving corps.
Of the 26 seats now held by senatorswho caucus with Democrats up for election this year, 10 are in states Trump won in 2016. Democrats have always been pushing to secure a deal for the Obama-era program DACA .
Jackson said he would increase that dose in an effort to get Trump's bad cholesterol, or LDL level, below 120; it now is 143. Donald Trump has aced a test on his mental health - likely putting to rest days of Washington political gossip.
Kalvi also said that he is going to conduct an emergency meeting following Supreme Court's green signal for 'Padmaavat's release. In such a scenario, it is less likely that these four state governments will do much to restrict the actions of the Karni Sena .
With your fellow knights of the sky, join the aerial clashes high above the British capital in the new Air Assault game mode . Players will be fighting in mountain trenches near the Isonzo River close to Kobarid, a settlement in Slovenia.
A court date in Los Angeles was previously set for Thursday to present the Kardashians' case for having the lawsuit dropped. Hammock wrote that he also has doubts about the other two causes of action involving Kim Kardashian and Jenner.
The company launched the nostalgic Nokia 3310 and showcased the first troopers from its army of Android smartphones at MWC 2017. Besides, the smartphone is likely to come with up to 128GB onboard storage and run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL , insisted the president had used the word a couple of times during the meeting. Democrats have said they want a spending bill that protects the Dreamers , mostly Hispanic young adults.
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The comments led to harsh recriminations from Democrats and Republicans alike, even as bipartisan talks continued in Congress. That leaves the two sides divided over substance as well as process - not to mention reeling over the "shithole" brouhaha.
US House passes bill to avoid govt. shutdown
In a 230-197 vote, the House approved a short-term spending bill that would keep the government funded through February 16. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC threatened to vote against a short-term spending bill, as did Rand Paul of Kentucky.
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Energizer Holdings surged 16.5 percent after the company said it will acquire the battery and lighting assets of Spectrum. Bank of America was down 0.2% percent after a $2.9 billion one-time tax charge almost halved its reported profit.
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Two South Korean mobile games were among the top 10 grossing apps in the world previous year , an industry report showed Thursday. App Annie also highlights that there is a significant volume of absolute downloads in mature markets, including the US.