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The first-round upsets included Venus Williams, U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and CoCo Vandeweghe, a semifinalist here and at the U.S. Open a year ago.
Two of them will meet in the third round. It is [50 years] since she won. World No.2 Simona Halep was her first twilight victim.
"I felt like I have got a lot of things out of the way physically and emotionally and mentally past year with - there was a lot of firsts again for me, playing the first tournament, first grand slam, and just different feelings and what it would be routinely. I love it here", said the Russian, who missed last year's tournament due to her ban.
The Latvian, who reached back-to-back quarter-finals at the US Open in 2016 and 2017, briefly woke up to break the Sharapova serve for the first time early in the second set. "We both played in the past a lot of good matches".
It's supposed to be even hotter on Friday, with a forecast high of 42 Celsius (108 Fahrenheit).
Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, the 14th seed, awaits for Sharapova in round two after she beat Uzebkistan-born American Varvara Lepchenko 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
The 30-year-old Russian will play the second match on Margaret Court Arena against Germany's Tatjana Maria in the first round, in what will be her first match in Melbourne for two years.
Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's return to the Australian Open a year after being attacked by an intruder at her home ended in disappointment with a marathon 6-3 4-6 10-8 first-round loss to German Andrea Petkovic on Tuesday.
Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza was the latest big name to tumble out of the tournament, the Spaniard losing 7-6 (7/1) 6-4 to world number 88 Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei.
That left only Sharapova, Kerber and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko as Grand Slam winners in the women's draw. "I want to be playing against opponents that have former Grand Slam champions", Sharapova said of a potential match against former No. 1-ranked Kerber.
The player also had the easiest of rides in her on-stage interview.
Novak Djokovic exceeded expectations on his return to grand slam action at the Australian Open on Tuesday but the Serb should brace for doubts to re-surface during tougher matches, according to former world number one Mats Wilander.
Pera lost in the final round of qualifying and got into the tournament when Margarita Gasparyan withdrew because of a shoulder injury.
"I have expectations because of my previous results in my career, and I know at what level I can play and what tennis I can produce". "I was checking the tickets to fly back. So I am happy to be here, happy that I'm on court again", he said.
Available B&O PLAY premium audio is specially tuned for the Ranger cab to deliver a rich and engaging listening experience. It will be controlled within a 3.8, four, or 8-inch touch-screen system, depending upon trim package chosen.
It doesn't provide any hard data on how many accidents, near misses, or injuries have been recorded during road tests. What is the driver's seat in the Bolt EV will become the front left passenger seat in the Cruise AV , GM said .
It could be an incredible story for these players; they could be Canada's heroes in this tournament and in this Olympics. They aren't NHLers - those pros aren't attending the Olympics this year. "It was a pretty special moment", Quinton said.
The singer led the Limerick, Ireland, band to worldwide success in the 1990s with hit singles like " Zombie " and " Linger ". It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. "Thoughts are with her family and friends".
As the rumours continue to rumble, Keita managed to get himself on the scoresheet in Leipzig's 3-1 win against Schalke yesterday. It has also been reported that RB Leipzig could play ball if Liverpool offered to pay an extra fee to do the deal early.
The skins will be available for all 26 of the playable heroes in Overwatch , meaning that there are over 300 skins to choose from. With Blizzard's pedigree for success and Overwatch's accessible, colourful gameplay I can't see it being anything but brilliant.
Hit's signature attack is Time Skip, an ability that lets him jump forward in time by a tenth of a second. Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to launch on January 26, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One .
It illustrates that words and actions can change the world, and boy oh boy, does it need some changing. I would like to thank our producers, Douglas Sibanski, Tim Bevin, Lisa Bruce and Antony McCarton.
Sanders told CNNMoney on Sunday that "the tweet I posted as well as the president's tweet are pretty clear what our position is". Kim Jong-Un is desperate to show off his Spice Girls-like girl band at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Palestinian citizens reported that Israeli soldiers stormed several villages and southern areas such as Nablus and Al-Mahfida. Fourteen Palestinians have been killed since then, with a lot of them shot dead in clashes with Israeli forces.
The Wall , as the 146-inch TV beast is called, uses a new type of tech called microLED that could take down OLED. This AI technology upscales standard definition content to 8K resolution.
Durant's 32 points send Warriors past LeBron, Cavs 118-108
In addition, they also have Brooklyn's unprotected first-round pick in this year's draft, acquired in the Kyrie Irving deal. They did not play well in the first half, stayed steady in the third quarter, and turned it on in the fourth quarter.
Net Neutrality Repeal Reversal Now Has 50 Votes in the Senate
Democrats are using the Congressional Review Act that allows Congress to vote on regulations that government agencies implement. This afternoon, at a roundtable discussion of business, education, medical, agricultural, and community services leaders, Rep.
Warning over snow, ice and wind set to hit town
"Strong winds bring the potential for temporary blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow, mainly over high ground". The southern uplands of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland have also seen flurries of snow.
Princess Charlotte Attends 1st Day of Nursery School
The Kensington nursery school charges fees of over £3,000 for its morning school, which runs from Monday to Friday. She is "very sweet and very confident, and is always chatting", according to the People Magazine source.
Kim Kardashian's surrogate days from giving birth
Their third child, who is being delivered via surrogate, will be a baby girl and is expected to be born in the next few days. Others pointed out that Kim was not meeting health and safety standards by being in the kitchen in her bare feet.
Black Widow solo movie gets writer
Marvel Studios is reportedly moving forward with a standalone Black Widow movie, with Jac Schaeffer on board to write the script. While Marvel has not officially announced or confirmed the news, sources say the film is in " very early development".
Rain on tap but watch out for Friday night
With wind gusts at peak speeds near 40 miles per hour, there's a potential for blizzard conditions on Thursday , he said. Temperatures will plummet into the single digits and teens late tonight which may cause a flash freeze on area roadways.