The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and the japanese Naomi Osaka, defenders of the title, and other favorites like the Swiss Roger Federerthe Australian Asleigh Barty and the American Serena Williams they turned this Monday and passed the first round of the Australian Open, first 'Grand slam'of the season, with more work for Belgrade and for the number one in the world.
'Nole' started the road to its eighth title in Melbourne Park achieving his victory 900 as a professional before the german Jan-Lennard Struff, rival who was able to snatch a set before falling into four sleeves 7-6 (5), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.
The world number two had a misleading premiere before a somewhat dangerous player with his service, but despite the fright of the third quarter, he ended up taking it with authority. Djokovic wasted a 'break'and take off to sentence the first set, but did not fail in the' sudden death ', and also reacted strongly when Struff was able to endorse three breaks to take the game to a quarter.
Ms facilities had on his debut the Swiss Roger Federer, third head of the series, which did not take an hour and a half to defeat the American Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. 34 winners and a powerful serve, with only one broken ball awarded, were Basel's arguments.
In the men's box also another of the noted as favorites, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, semifinalist in 2019 against Rafa Nadal and that he could with the Italian Stefano Caruso for the fast (6-0, 6-2, 6-3).
For its part, in the women's tournament, the number one in the world and the public's favorite, Asleigh Barty, came across a complicated premiere in which he had to trace a sleeve to knock out the Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko. I was surprised in the first set (7-5), but then could not do more than two games (6-1, 6-1).
The current champion, the Japanese Naomi Osaka, third head of series, began its firm journey before the Czech Marie Bouzkova (6-2, 6-4), although it was somewhat irregular (29 'winners' and 28 unforced errors), while the American Serena Williams, who Looking for his twenty-fourth 'big', arroll 6-0, 6-3 to the Russian Anastasia Potapova. Less fortunate was his sister Venus who, as in the last Wimbledon, was surprised by his young compatriot Coco gauff (7-6, 6-3), 15 years old.
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