Djokovic holds off Tiafoe; Venus hobbles out in Australia
Serbia's Novak Djokovic makes a forehand return to United States' Frances Tiafoe during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. 1, had never beaten anyone in the Top 5, and now he'd just won a tiebreaker against Novak Djokovic to level their second-round match at the Australian Open. But it wasn't quite enough to beat the eight-time Australian Open champion, who won the 3 1/2-hour afternoon match 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (2), 6-3. AdAnother U.S. Open champion, Naomi Osaka, needed only an hour to sweep Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6-3. 29 Ugo Humbert 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 in a rollicking night cap full of turns and twists.
Emotions flood back for Kvitova as she reaches quarterfinals
At the U.S. Open last month, at the same stage of the competition, Kvitova wasted four match points in a loss to American Shelby Rogers. “It happen to me after such a long time that I didn’t win the match from the match point. Success has so far eluded the former second-ranked player on Roland Garros’ red clay. 13-seeded Andrey Rublev reached the last eight at Roland Garros for the first time. Tsitsipas has some treatement for an irritation to his eye at the start of the second set and saved two set points in the tiebreaker.
Djokovic leads been-there-done-that crew at wild French Open
Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot against Colombia's Daniel Elahi Galan in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Is it the two-week gap from the end of the U.S. Open to the start of the French Open? The other fourth-round men’s matches Monday: Djokovic vs. No. The women’s matchups established Saturday: Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin against Fiona Ferro; two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova against Zhang Shuai; Paula Badosa against Laura Siegemund; amd No. The 22-year-old from Spain, ranked 87th, defeated 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 6-3.