The 23-time Grand Slam champion comfortably held her next service game to edge closer, then served out for victory in one hour and 47 minutes. I just never give up.
As the master of ceremonies in the Rod Laver Arena announced the entrance of "the world No 1 from.", out walked Serena Williams. It shows she wasn't just there to play a good match, she was there to win.
But it was the dominant Williams who overshadowed them all and is overwhelming favourite to win an eighth Australian title, with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki and second seed Angelique Kerber already out.
There was a brief wobble in the first game as the 23-time Grand Slam champion served a double fault as she was broken to love but then Williams reeled off the next six games to take the first set easily.
She then went up a break in the second, but that's when Halep suddenly seemed to wake up and display her own brand of baseline talent that carried her to the Australian Open final and French Open championship in 2018.
'I really needed to elevate my game.
Osaka said of the sixth seed, "She played well at the end of the year, won the WTA Finals".
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Serena Williams played the French Open previous year but pulled out in the fourth round before reaching the finals of the Wimbledon and US Open.
"I'm like, 'Olympia, there's a plethora of movies to choose from, '" Williams said.
Halep offered up the first real test Williams has faced at this year's Australian Open, where she is bidding for an eighth trophy, pushing her throughout a back-and-forth matchup that was a fascinating mix of power, court coverage and shotmaking.
The German has routinely been anointed as the flag-bearer for the next generation, but again failed to live up to his reputation and has now missed out on making the last eight of a major 14 times in 15 attempts.
"She's the No.1 player in the world and there's a reason why ... in order to stay out there I had to play a little bit like I knew I could".
The victor will have a quarter-final against Japan's eighth seed Kei Nishikori or Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta.
Six-time champion Novak Djokovic, who was taken to four sets by teenage Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the third round, plays later against another young gun in Russia's Medvedev, seeded 15.
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Photos published by The Daily Mail show Philip, who was uninjured in the crash on Thursday, driving around on a public road. A Palace spokesman said contact had been made with the occupants of the vehicle to exchange "well-wishes".
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While United are sixth, level on points with fifth-place Arsenal and three behind fourth-placed Chelsea , Brighton are 13th. With the news that Harry Kane of Tottenham will be out till March , United has a real chance to get back into the UCL race.
Not to be lost among the 50-point milestones is the fact that Harden has scored at least 30 points in 18 consecutive games . Apart from his offense, Harden also tallied 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal, and one block. "They made some big shots".
The protests have been ongoing for approximately four weeks and were initially triggered by an increase in bread and Oil prices. He has ordered the police to use "less force" against protesters, but deadly violence during the demonstrations continues.
Under cross-examination, though, Joy acknowledged that he did not allege Van Dyke used a slur in his first accounts of the stop. Vidale Joy said Van Dyke made a racist comment after pulling him over in 2005 and at one point put a gun to Joy's head.
In exchange the president wants the Democrats to vote in favor of $5.7 billion for the wall he seeks between the US and Mexico . I don't think his voters will care much at all, as long as he continues to fling fresh cuts of red meat in their direction.
The plan B motion will be laid out on 21 January, while MPs are set to vote on it on 29 January. But the European Union insists it will not renegotiate the withdrawal agreement.
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Bitter cold, howling wind and more snow for Sunday
However, the windchill was expected to make that feel like -30 C in the morning, -25 C in the afternoon and -37 C overnight. Visibility on the roads will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.