As we enter the round 2 of Australian Open 2016, Wednesday will broadcast names like Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Agnieszka Radwanska, Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori, to name a few.
Wednesday will also feature Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Petra Kvitova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Tomas Berdych, among others.
A match to look out for would be between the 7th seed Radwanska and Eugenie Bouchard. Eugenie is that little Canadian wonder girl who, back in 2014, at the age of 19, unseeded, stunned the top players, and amazed the tennis world by qualifying to the Australian Open semifinals. Her winning streaks came to a halt after losing to the eventual Aus Open champion, Li Na.
That year, Eugenie rolled on to reach the French Open semifinals and the Wimbledon final. She shot to instant fame. It was not only the tennis world that loved her, the sponsors, agents, promoters- everyone was queuing to grab her attention.
In 2015, she climbed up to the Australian Open quarterfinals. That was it. The next few months she could not cope with the tournaments, losing out in the first round of French Open and Wimbledon. She also lost the Fed Cup matches to inexperienced players. Her descending down the ladder seemed out of character. The reasons remained unknown.
This year, she is back. Well, sort of. She did win 6 pre Australian Open matches as well as the first round match. She will face the world number 4, Radwanska later in the night session. This match is definitely to look out for.
In fact, every match is of equal importance, given that Tuesday saw some stunning exits of the hot favourites like Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Simona Halep. We will have to wait to see what fate brings today for the tennis world (players included), and who packs who out.
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