No scare for the world number 1s in the first round of Australian Open. Both Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic passed their first test with flying colours.
Women’s world number 1 and Australian Open Defending Champion, Serena Williams is back to defend her Aussie title. She played an impressive 6-3, 7-5 against the unseeded Italian Camila Giorgi.
The first set saw Williams cruise past a very talented Italian with ease. In the second set, Giorgi tried to fight back against the massive serves and winners. She successfully could break Williams’ serve once. That led to 5-5. But Serena bounced back. Winning the next two games, she wrapped up the whole match in 1 hour and 43 minutes.
Meanwhile, Williams has been reported to be suffering from a knee injury that kept her away from the Hopman Cup campaign in Perth this year. The injury, apparently, is not a factor any more. Giving the good news to her fans, she said, “It’s great. It was an hour and 43 minutes and I didn’t feel it at all.”
“I think I served well today. I got broken once, but other than that, I was able to stay focused on that part. And I was able to serve really well and that really helped me.”
Serena Williams is sitting on the edge to create a history for the women’s open era in tennis. Will she be able to do it?
The men’s number 1 did not break a sweat when he played off South Korea’s Hyeon Chung. This unranked 19 years old is a super talented upcoming star, but facing a well-formed, confident, dominating Djokovic isn’t an easy task. It seems that the Serbian King is already enjoying everything about the Australian Open.
“A nice opening match with real Australian summer conditions,” he said.
“You try to stay composed, not get carried away by heat, get distracted. Of course, there were some long rallies, long exchanges that got both of us a little bit short on air. But I think physically I was really good on court. I managed to play the best tennis when I needed to.”
2015 saw one amazing Djokovic. Winning tournaments were all he were doing. Maybe it is the fatherhood that has brought his luck. Whatever it is, with the form he has now, he might be able to continue his winning streaks this year too.
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