Serena Williams defeats Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets

Serena Williams defeats Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets

Sloane Stephens advanced at the Australian Open at the expense of her former doubles partner Timea Babos in a second-round match the women's tour billed as a battle of the so-called "frenemies".

To rub salt in Maria's wounds, the German player lost to more than just the doll; she was easily defeated by Williams in the first match of the tournament.

Williams was seen comforting her opponent, Tatjana Maria, after running away with the win in her opening-round match Tuesday.

"I knew that I'd been working really, really hard in the off season to be incredibly fit and incredibly ready", the champion said during a press conference.

The 37-year-old sported a custom-made, revealing green Lycra jumpsuit by Nike, teamed with fishnet stockings.

Suddenly - aside from questions about her daughter Olympia's Instagram-famous doll, Qai Qai - it was 2017 all over again, with Williams the odds-on favorite to win this tournament.

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Halep earlier had to come form 2-4 down in the final set to beat American Sofia Kenin in three sets.

"I think the last time I was here, I was actually pregnant and playing at the same time, which is insane", Williams said.

"There were so many things going through my head", she said.

Two years ago, no one knew Serena Williams was carrying her child while winning her 23rd major to break a tie with Steffi Graf for the most in the half-century professional era. "I always want to reach the sky, and anything below it is not good enough for me". Back to the here and now, and Djokovic goes into today's match as the No. 1 seed and a 14-time major victor, while Tsonga has not reached another slam final and is ranked a lowly No. 177. I root for him, too.

Her incredible win aside, her fashion choice also garnered a lot of attention from the crowd. "It's good to see him back", said Djokovic ahead of his first match against Tsonga since 2016.

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