Djokovic into 3rd round after beating Ito in straight sets

Williams, seeded eight, started slowly against the fast, positive Wang, and it looked all over when she was a set and a break down with Wang serving for the match.

But Wang held her nerve in a tense final set, securing the crucial break in the 12th and final game with her third match point.

"I definitely do believe or I wouldn't be on tour", she told reporters in Melbourne. It allows me to go quicker through my games and win more dominantly my service games and put additional pressure on the service games of my opponents. "I know what his strengths and weaknesses are and hopefully I'm able to execute the game plan", added the Serb.

"I don't play just to have fun". She played a good couple of matches and even registered a win over 2019 champion Ashleigh Barty.

Novak Djokovic continued his impressive march in the men's singles event of the ongoing Australian Open 2020 entering the fourth round with a dominating win over Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka on Friday.

Milos Raonic He organized a third round match against semifinalist Stefanos Tsitsipas a year ago by beating Cristian Garin 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2, while Tennys Sandgren annoying eighth seeded Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 4-6 2-6 7-5.

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Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic savoured his win over Jan-Lennard Struff, highlighting his grand slam success after hard first-round matches. I need to play at my highest level if I want to keep going in the tournament.

Her last Grand Slam title came in Melbourne in 2017.

Qiang Wang has been playing tennis since she was nine and won the Juniors Championship in China for two consecutive years (2006, 2007).

A forehand over the baseline was the final act, and Wozniacki managed a joke through tears as she stepped up for a farewell interview.

In the fourth round for the first time, Wang will take on Tunisia's Ons Jabeur, who defeated retiring Caroline Wozniacki, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 earlier in the day to advance.

Eyeing an historic victory, Wang entered the second set tiebreak with everything to gain. Serving for the set, Wang won a full-blooded rally to bring up set point and then sealed it to go one set up - a far cry from their last meeting in NY.

  • Lawrence Cooper