SYDNEY (AP) Former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber gained her sixth consecutive match of the brand new season, beating second-seeded Venus Williams 5-7, 6-three, 6-1 on Tuesday in a Sydney Worldwide match delayed for 2 hours by a thunderstorm.
Kerber, who dropped to No.22 following a poor 2017 season, wanted to save lots of two match factors earlier than beating Lucie Safarova in three units on Monday. She gained 4 consecutive singles matches on the Hopman Cup final week.
Williams was enjoying her first match in Sydney since profitable the gold medal on the 2000 Olympics.
”I say goodbye to 2017 and I’m actually joyful that the brand new yr’s starting,” Kerber stated.
Former champion Agnieszka Radwanska ended Johanna Konta’s protection with a 6-three, 7-5 win. The fourth-seeded Konta was enjoying her first match since retiring from her Brisbane Worldwide quarterfinal final week with a hip damage.
The Sydney-born Konta stated she had no ache throughout her close to two-hour match.
”Truly, it was good,” Konta stated. ”In order that was a very constructive factor for me right now, that it held up effective and I recovered nicely from that.”
Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur gained her first-spherical match, beating Carina Witthoeft four-6, 7-5, 6-three.
In males’s first-spherical play, Australian teenager Alex De Minaur adopted up his semifinal look on the Brisbane Worldwide final week, together with a second-spherical upset win over 2016 champion Milos Raonic, with a 6-four, 6-2 victory over Fernando Verdasco.
Leonardo Mayer had a 7-5, 6-three upset win over eighth-seeded Mischa Zverev.
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