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Serena Williams was the defending champion, but chose not to participate this year, stating that she was not fully fit after giving birth to her daughter in September 2017. Caroline Wozniacki became the first Danish player to win a Grand Slam singles title, defeating Simona Halep in the final, 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–4. Wozniacki also regained the WTA no. 1 singles ranking for the first time since 2012. Both finalists saved match points earlier in the tournament: Halep saved three match points against Lauren

Angelique Kerber was the defending champion, but was defeated in the fourth round by Coco Vandeweghe. Serena Williams won the title her 7th Australian title overall and first Australian Open where she did not lose a set during the tournament defeating her sister Venus Williams in the final, 6–4, 6–4. This marks the first time the Williams sisters met in a Grand Slam final since the 2009 Wimbledon Championships and the first time they met in the Australian Open final since 2003. With Serena's win, she

Australian Open 2017. Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne Dates: 16-29 Jan. Coverage: Live commentary every day on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra plus TV highlights on BBC Two from 21 January; live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website. World number one Angelique Kerber started the defence of her Australian Open title with a tense 6-2 5-7 6-2 win over Lesia Tsurenko on Rod Laver Arena. The German top seed was in control at 4-2 up in the second set but two breaks for Tsurenko took it to a decider. World number four Simona Halep, who needed medical attention on a knee injury, was the fir

Halep aforesaid at no time did she think about retreating from the primary slam of 2017. “I had some medicament before the match, and also the previous days. however after you have the stress of the match, official match, the pressure, it comes more durable,” Halep aforesaid. Unseeded yank Shelby Rogers delivered an enormous upset within the initial spherical of the 2017 Australian Open once she rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 triumph over fourth-seeded Simona Halep on weekday at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Rogers required simply seventy five minutes to dispatch Halep, UN agency several fore

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2017 Australian Open - Previews. In This Photo: Simona Halep. Simona Halep of Romania arrives during a photocall at the new entrance to the Australian Open 2017 ahead of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 8, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Tanderrum Bridge now provides a seamless link from the city and Birrarung Marr to Melbourne Park, with the new entry point of the Australian Open Festival. (Jan. 7, 2017 - Source: Scott Barbour/Getty Images AsiaPac) more pics from this album ». Prev 2712 of 5474 Next. «Back Next». 2713 - 2716. Skip Album » | All Thumbnails ». Show Simona Hal

Melbourne, Jan 16 (IANS): Romanian tennis star Simona Halep admitted she is suffering from tendinitis in her left knee that contributed to her shock first round exit at the Australian Open on Monday. Halep also said she will be sidelined for a lengthy period of time, reports Xinhua. American Shelby Rogers’ aggressive game plan made quick work of the fourth seed in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 in just 75 minutes in their opening round clash on Monday. “I’m kind of used to that, playing the seeds and playing big matches right off the bat,” World No.52 Rogers said after the match, adding she has always

Serena Williams takes down No. 1 Simona Halep, reaches Australian Open quarterfinals. Serena Williams fights to a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 fourth-round win against top-ranked Simona Halep at the Australian Open. Post to Facebook.  It’s beginning to look clearer by the day that Williams is picking up where she left off the last time she was at the Australian Open. It was 2017 and she would win her 23rd Grand Slam trophy, an achievement that became more noteworthy when she revealed a couple of months later she won the title while pregnant with daughter, Alexis Olympia. Williams took more of the risk on court Monday, scoring 44 winners to 24 for Halep. She also posted far more errors, as in 31 to 12. In the end, Halep was successful in breaking Williams' serve on three of seven offerings, while Williams was successful

Simona Halep was admitted to the hospital overnight for four hours after playing in the 2018 Australian Open final, according to a report during the ESPN broadcast of the men's final on Sunday. On Saturday, Halep lost to Caroline Wozniacki in three sets after playing for two hours and 50 minutes in extreme heat conditions—on-court temperatures were recorded near 90 degrees Fahrenheit, with high humidity, during the match. Halep was treated for dehydration and exhaustion, and was discharged Sunday morning, "Just reported by @ESPN: Simona Halep went to the hospital overnight for four h

Simona Halep is out of the Australian Open after playing in just one match, while top seeds Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber are through to the second round.  There was one major upset on the day, as Shelby Rogers dominated Simona Halep, the tournament’s fourth seed in the women’s singles bracket. Halep seemed poised to do some real damage this year but Rogers, an unseeded opponent, made short work of her in the 6-3, 6-1 victory. Other seeded women who fell include No. 15 Roberta Vinci, who lost to Coco Vandeweghe and No. 19 Kiki Bertens, who lost to Varvara Lepchenko. On the men’s side, the only top-20 player to fall was Lucas Pouille, the No. 16 seed, who lost to Alexander Bublik, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Simona Halep of Romania is ranked No. 1 in the world in women’s tennis. Last season, she won her first Grand Slam title, on the red clay of Roland Garros. On Monday night at Melbourne Park, she faced an opponent who, if judged by the numerical listing spit out by the pro tour’s computer, should have been handled by Halep with relative ease. Except that player, currently ranked 16th in the world, is no slouch. That player, in fact, is Serena Williams, pure greatness in fishnet tights. Halep versus Williams in the round of 16 was a rare moment in tennis.  And it also stood in contrast to her demeanor at the very beginning of her match against Halep. In those opening moments, Williams actually seemed shaky. She lost her first service game, the product of uncharacteristically poor shot-making and a clunky double fault. Image. Halep and Williams after their round of 16 match.

LOOK at Simona Halep’s dress when she plays the Australian Open final on Saturday and you’ll notice something very unusual. James Matthey@jamesmatthey.  But look closely at Halep’s outfit when she emerges from the tunnel onto centre court. Scour the red dress she’s worn all tournament and you won’t find a single sign of any sponsorship emblem on the fabric. That’s because the tournament’s top seed, who has spent the past 16 weeks atop the WTA rankings as the No. 1 player in the world, played in two grand slam finals and won 16 career titles, doesn’t have a sponsor. There’s something missing Source:Getty Images. Apparently being the best player on the planet doesn’t guarantee you fat endorsement deals. It’s why, early on in her epic three-se

Simona Halep is one match away from returning to World No.1 on Monday's rankings, and discussed the mental effort required to hold onto the top spot after reaching the Miami Open semifinals. March 27, 2019. Halep overhauls Wang Qiang with second-set comeback to make Miami semis. Simona Halep kept her bid to regain the World No.1 spot alive with a defeat of Wang Qiang in the Miami Open quarterfinals, erasing a 1-5 deficit and saving three set points in the second set. March 27, 2019. Defending champion Kvitova, World No.1 Osaka and home hope Muguruza to headline Madrid. The Mutua Madrid Op

Australian Open draw: Djokovic, Halep receive No. 1 seeds. 5d. Tennis Australia is navigating some of the sport's great barriers.  Halep beat Rogers in straight sets in the third round of last year's US Open, their only previous meeting. And now Rogers has produced another major effort, defeating Halep, who is now a disappointing 17-10 in the first round of Grand Slams. A year ago, Halep fell in the first round here to Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai , who had been 0-14 in major matches and was ranked No. 133 at the time. Entering the tournament, there was a scenario by which Halep could have vaulted over Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber to the No. 1 ranking. Rogers will next play the winner between Australian wild

Simona Halep is set to take on a talented 2018 Australian Open field. The Romanian is the world No. 1 in women’s singles tennis. Simona Halep completes a fantastic year on the WTA Tour. Now, she is hard at work in the offseason as she prepares for the first Grand Slam of 2018. Play at the 2018 Australian Open will feature the best in women’s singles tennis. While fans and players await the return of defending champion Serena Williams, Halep is the current world No. 1 and frontrunner for the major tournament.  Included in her strong season was a runner-up finish at the 2017 French Open. Simona Halep remains in search of her first ever Grand Slam singles title. No stranger to the big stage, the Romanian is a former Junior Grand Slam title winner. She has been a player to watch in women’s tennis for nearly a decade. Now, at just 26-years-old, Halep is entering a new era in her career.

Photos: Memorable 2018 for Simona Halep. Halep or Caroline Wozniacki were guaranteed to open their grand slam account. It turned out to be Wozniacki after the Dane overturned a break deficit late in the third. Hide Caption.  Halep needed to be hospitalized after suffering from dehydration in the gripping Australian Open final in which she led Caroline Wozniacki by a break deep in the third set before losing 2-1. Even before then, the Romanian rolled her ankle in the first round and featured in marathon encounters against Lauren Davis in the third round and Angelique Kerber in the semifinals, when a combined five match points were saved en route to victory.

Simona Halep (Romanian pronunciation: [siˈmona haˈlep]; born 27 September 1991) is a Romanian professional tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on two separate occasions between 2017 and 2019. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on October 9, 2017. On her second occasion, she held the ranking for 48 consecutive weeks. In total, she has been No. 1 for 64 weeks, which ranks tenth in the history of female tennis. Halep was the year-end No. 1

Halep was bundled out of the season's first grand slam at Melbourne Park following a 6-3 6-1 defeat against the world number 52 Simona Halep highlighted tendonitis in her left knee, having received medical attention during her Australian Open loss.

Simona Halep enters the Australian Open final as one of the most marketable players on the planet - though apparently not marketable enough for a sponsor.  Through the Australian Open she had been donning a simple, unmarked red dress created by a seamstress in China, based off an image Halep found online. Advertisement. Stitched up: Halep had her dress designed from a picture she found on the internet. Credit:Joe Armao. "I sent a picture [to a seamstress] … in China actually, one of my managers helped me," Halep said at the start of the Australian Open. "In 24 hours I had the outfit, and [it was] word-perfect. "I chose the model, but it's plain. Come on, there's nothing special there. But it looks good, I like it. &q

Jucătoarea română de tenis Simona Halep, numărul unu mondial, s-a calificat în premieră în finala turneului Australian Open, joi, la Melbourne, după ce a învins-o în penultimul act pe germanca Angelique Kerber, cu 6-3, 4-6, 9-7, notează Agerpres. Halep a făcut unul dintre cele mai bune meciuri ale carierei şi s-a impus dramatic după două ore şi 20 de minute, salvând şi două mingi de meci. Pentru Halep este a treia finală de Mare Şlem a carierei, după cele două pierdute la Roland Garros, în 2014 şi 2017. Halep nu trecuse până anul acesta de sferturi la Melbourne, iar la ediţiile din 2016 şi 201

Williams and Halep traded jittery breaks of serve in the opening two games, as each double-faulted and flubbed shots. But Williams settled down first, compiling a 10-3 advantage in winners to grab the opening set. “I felt,” Halep said afterward, “like I had been hit by the train.” Halep then fell behind by a break in the second, before suddenly seeming to awaken and display her own brand of baseline talent that carried her to the Australian Open final and French Open championship in 2018. Halep made only 12 unforced errors in the entire match, and that clean play got her back into things, espe  Not only did Halep exceed that total, she also snapped Williams’ 21-set Australian Open winning streak. That dated to the start of Williams’ run to the 2017 title, which she won while pregnant. “Overall, I’m hanging in there. I think overall, I’m solid,” Williams said.

Simona Halep s-a calificat azi în turul doi de la Australian Open după ce a învins-o pe Kaia Kanepi, scor 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-2 și o va întâlni mai departe pe Sofia Kenin (20 de ani/37 WTA) din Statele Unite ale Americii. Sofia Kenin a trecut în runda inaugurală de rusoaica Veronika Kudermetova, scor 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. Sofia e într-o formă foarte bună, după ce s-a impus la Hobart la simplu, iar la dublu a câștigat turneul de la Auckland alături de Eugenie Bouchard. Totodată, Hobart a reprezentat și primul titlu WTA cucerit de ea. De asemenea, Kenin a jucat de două ori în turul 3 la US Open 2017 și 2018

Australian Open – Follow the Tennis match between Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki live with Eurosport. The match starts at 09:30 on 27 January 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. Head-to-head: see historical stats and visit our detailed profiles for Simona Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki. Get all the latest on Tennis: fixtures, results and tables. 30.  Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep are out on Laver for the women's final. It's already Halep 1-0 Wozniacki in the cheer stakesthe Romanian's roar was definitely bigger than the Dane's reception. They're both presented with a bouqet of flowers and look entirely unsure what to do with them.

Rafael Nadal followed his Australian Open victory over James Duckworth by criticising the ATP. AFP/Getty. 12/67 Day One.  Venus, who was runner-up to her sister Serena in both 2003 and 2017, beat Alize Cornet 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, but will face a much tougher challenge in the third round when she takes on Simona Halep. Halep has not had an easy time in the last five months, but the world No 1 demonstrated her fighting qualities to beat Sofia Kenin 6-3, 6-7, 6-4. Kenin, a 20-year-old American who has climbed 76 places in the world rankings in the last year top her present position at No 37, led 4-2 in the deciding set before losing the last four games of the match. “I have no idea how I won tonight,” Halep said afterward

Australian Open. Fixtures/Results. Competitions.  Halep reached her second Roland Garros final with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 win over Pliskova, taking her to within touching distance of a first major title and the world No 1 spot. Ostapenko is the youngest player to reach the French Open final since 19-year-old Ana Ivanovic 10 years ago. Ostapenko, the world No 47, is the first unseeded player to reach the final in Paris since Mima Jausovec in 1983 while the last player to win their debut title at Roland Garros was Gustavo Kuerten on June 8, 1997 - the day Ostapenko was born.  Simona Halep overcame Karolina Pliskova to reach her second final in Paris. "It's an amazing feeling right now," said Halep after her fifth win in six meetings against Pliskova. "It was extremely tough today as Karolina is a very tough opponent. "To be in the final again is great.

Tennis News – Serena Williams defeated Simona Halep 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in round four of the Australian Open.  Serena Williams next meets 2016 US Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova. Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year's Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals. It was a back-and-forth match Monday night, filled with momentum swings and terrific play by both women. Williams gained control for good after saving three break points in a monumental game to hold for 3-all in the third set.

SIMONA Halep is one of the favourites for the Australian Open title – but she may not be competing if it wasn't for a boob job.  Simona Halep, 26, is world number one and is hoping to put Canadian Eugenie Bouchard to the sword tomorrow morning in the second round. She easily beat Aussie Destanee Aiava in the first round in Melbourne yesterday. The little Romanian owes her success to surgery on her 34DD breasts back when she was 17. GETTY. BEFORE AND AFTER: Halep back in 2008, left, and at last year's Wimbledon. “It’s the weight that troubles me”. Simona Halep. Halep went under the knife to reduce the size of her boobs to a more manageable 34C. Since then she has not looked back and has rocketed around 500 places up

Fourth seed Simona Halep has crashed out of the Australian Open after suffering a surprise first-round defeat to American Shelby Rogers.  Halep went out at the same stage in 2016, after a shock loss to qualifier Zhang Shuai, and 2017 was no different for the world No. 4, who was struggling with a knee problem in the Rod Laver Arena. At the end of the first set, Halep called the trainer and she never looked at her best. Rogers will go on to face either Ashleigh Barty or Annika Beck. Elsewhere, Jeremy Chardy moved into the second round after Nicolas Almagro retired when 4-0 down in the first set, while Olympic gold medallist Monica Puig cruised past Patricia Maria Tig 6-0 6-1. MORE: Why GB could have FOUR different Aus Open champi

World No.1 Simona Halep and world No.6 Elina Svitolina are slated to wear NikeCourt‘s new spring collection at the 2019 Australian Open. Judging by this photo, Svitolina will most probably wear the white version of the Nike Spring Breathe Slam Top and the Nike Spring Flex Printed Short. The top stands out with its checkered mock collar and asymmetric stripes at raglan sleeves. The cut is semi-cropped. The NikeCourt logo at left chest is a very nice detail that complements colors featured in the tank: active fuchsia, true berry, mystic green and white. Players that will wear the Nike Spring Bre

Caroline Wozniacki outlasted Romanian Simona Halep 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 in the women's singles final to win her maiden grand slam at the Australian Open. The Dane, who also took the world number one ranking from Halep, prevailed in two hours and 49 minutes. After a captivating tussle played out in stifling humidity at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena, the Dane stood firm in a see-saw final set to claim the thriller when Halep wavered on serve. The result ensured Wozniacki swiped Halep's world number one ranking, six years after losing it at the 2012 Australian Open. After taking the win when Hal

Simona Halep playing at the 2017 Australian Open (Getty Images).  Halep has suffered first-round defeats in her last two trips to Melbourne and remains without a Grand Slam title, having lost two French Open finals, including last year's to Jelena Ostapenko. Third seed and Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza will face French wild card Jessika Ponchet, with former world No. 1 and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber placed in her quarter of the draw.

Melboune, Australia -- As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open's main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium's speakers implored spectators to welcome "the world's No. 1 player - from Romania, Simona Halep." Oops. Williams, wearing headphones, quickly pivoted and retreated back into the tunnel she'd just emerged from, making way for her fourth-round opponent Monday night.  Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during the match against Romania's Simona Halep in the 4th round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 21, 2019. Edgar su / reuters. "It was a really intense match, and it was some incredible points," said Williams, who improved to 9-1 against Halep and now meets 2016 U.S. Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals.

The five-time Grand Slam champion upset the second-seeded Simona Halep in the first round of the 2017 U.S. Open in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Sharapova was the first women's wild card to beat the No. 2 seed in a major since Kim Clijsters defeated Serena Williams in 2009. Clijsters went on to win the tournament.  An extremely emotional @MariaSharapova ends a three-set marathon vs second seed Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. #USOpen @MBUSA https://t.co/0SLN8Zrrwx. Sharapova did a great job of making Halep work from the baseline. Forty-two of her winners came from ground strokes, and Halep was forced to cover 5.5 more feet per point than her opponent, which adds up over the course of a three-set match. While her victory Monday night will raise expectations for what she can do in New York City, Sharapova's U.S. Open record hasn't been outstanding in recent years.

Simona Halep". As the words were uttered Serena Williams strode purposefully from the tunnel onto court, white headphones on, large red racquet bag on her shoulder.  Number one-ranked Simona Halep has been ousted from the Australian Open. World number one? Pfft. What are rankings when you play someone with 23 grand slam titles, who leaves you in their shade … or trailing out of a tunnel as it were. Simona Halep the world number one was playing Serena Williams, the number one player of all time. Well top four at worst, but apparently only the 16th best player in Melbourne. It delivered a contest that diminished neither player. Halep lost but was not beaten, she did not look undeserving of her ranking against the luminary in Williams, coming as she was off a

Live Australian Open: Serena Williams v Simona Halep. Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. Our network.  Halep takes the first point of the tenth game but Williams runs her from side to side in the second point. The American then delivers a booming serve to go up 30-15. She then goes whack with a cross-court backhand to enjoy match point. 9.01pm on Jan 21, 2019. Halep hangs tough. Halep showing composure in this ninth game - holds Williams to love but trails 5-4 with her opponent to serve for the match. Advertisement. 8.59pm on Jan 21, 2019. Williams one game away from victory. Stats show that Halep wins most of the longer rallies while those that are five shots or less Williams dominates. The Ro

Simona câștigă game-ul pe propriul serviciu. 2-2 Kanepi își face serviciul, Simona Halep este din ce în ce mai nervoasă. 2-1 Halep își face serviciu și câștigă la zero acest game. 1-1 Va fi un set decisiv extrem de echilibrat.  Organizatorii estimează că partida va începe în jurul orei 10:50-11. Știrea inițială: Halep - Kaia Kanepi, Australian Open, rezultat Simona Halep debutează azi la primul turneu de Grand Slam al anului. Halep - Kaia Kanepi, Australian Open, rezultat Sportiva noastră va juca împotriva jucătoarei Kaia Kanepi, locul 71 mondial. Scorul la capitolul directe este 1-1. Meciul va avea loc de la ora 10:00, fiind primul programat pe arena Margaret Court.

Simona Halep fell at the Australian Open’s first hurdle for a second straight year on Monday after the Romanian, hampered by a nagging knee problem, lost 6-3, 6-1 to American Shelby Rogers. Halep, ranked fourth at Melbourne Park, became the first seed to be bundled out of the season-opening grand slam, falling to the power-hitting American in 75 minutes. She sought medical advice after the first set and was seen flexing her left knee throughout the second. “I had pain at my knee,” Halep told reporters. “For me, in the second set, was difficult to move anymore, but she deserved to win. She was

Jucătoarea română de tenis Simona Halep, numărul unu mondial, s-a calificat în premieră în finala turneului Australian Open, joi, la Melbourne, după ce a învins-o în penultimul act pe germanca Angelique Kerber, cu 6-3, 4-6, 9-7. Halep a făcut unul dintre cele mai bune meciuri ale carierei şi s-a impus dramatic după două ore şi 20 de minute, salvând şi două mingi de meci. Halep şi Kerber s-au mai întâlnit de opt ori până acum, iar scorul confruntărilor directe este 4-4. Ultimul meci dintre cele două s-a disputat în 2016, tot pe hard, în grupele Turneului Campioanelor de la Singapore. Jucătoarea

There's something unusual with Aussie Open finalist and World No.1 Simona Halep's dress.  World number one Simona Halep beat 2016 champion Angelique Kerber in a thrilling semi-final 6-3, 4-6, 9-7 on Thursday (25th January) to reach her first Australian Open final./ AP. news.com.au. By: James Matthey. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on Twitter twitter.

16, 2017 / 7:53 AM. Shelby Rogers upends Simona Halep in first round of Australian Open. By. The Sports Xchange.  Unseeded American Shelby Rogers delivered a huge upset in the first round of the Australian Open when she rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over fourth-seeded Simona Halep on Monday at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Rogers needed just 75 minutes to dispatch Halep, who many forecasters tabbed as one of the favorites to win the women's title. Instead, it marked the second straight year in which Halep was eliminated in the first round. The Romanian requested medical treatment on her left knee after losing the first set and was unable to mount a charge. Meanwhile, Rogers connected on 26

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open’s main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium’s speakers implored spectators to welcome “the world’s No. 1 player — from Romania, Simona Halep.” Oops. Williams, wearing headphones, quickly pivoted and retreated back into the tunnel she’d just emerged from, making way for her fourth-round opponent Monday night. A couple of hours later, when Williams wrapped up her 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Halep in a contest filled with momentum swings and fantastic play by both, it was clea

Simona Halep a prefațat a șasea întâlnire cu Venus Williams, numărul 1 WTA fiind convinsă că nu poate avea surprize din partea adversarei din turul 3 de la Australian Open. "Va fi un meci dificil, dar cred că nu voi alerga foarte mult pentru că punctele se vor încheia rapid. Venus este o jucătoare uimitoare și pentru mine este întotdeauna o provocare atunci când le înfrunt pe surorile Williams.  În acest context, Venus Williams va încerca să "scurteze" cât se poate de mult schimburile de mingi. Simona Halep - Venus Williams Australian Open | Duelul cu Kenin a călit-o pe româncă. Sursă foto: getty images. Simona Halep - Venus Williams Australian Open | Halep nu e obosită. Sezonul trecut, la Australian Open, Halep a sfidat orice pronostic.

Serena Williams beat Simona Halep 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 at the Australian Open. American lifted herself at crucial times against world No 1 to reach last eight. It is the most significant win since Williams returned to the court after childbirth.  It must have felt like old times for Serena Williams, walking out on to the Rod Laver Arena as the stadium announcer declared: 'the world No 1'. But despite her 23 Grand Slam titles Williams is, according to the rankings, the 16th best player in the world. Realising she had come out too early, she had to sheepishly walk back into the tunnel past a grinning world No 1 Simona Halep. Serena Williams celebrates after winning a point during her fourth-round match with Halep. The American defeated No 1 Halep 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to reach another Australian Open quarter-final. RELATED ARTICLES. Pr

Melbourne: Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki spearhead the charge to succeed Serena Williams at an Australian Open left wide open by the withdrawal of the defending champion and new mum. A pregnant Williams sealed her 23rd Grand Slam singles title and seventh Melbourne Park crown a year ago, but last week announced she wouldn't defend her title, saying she was "super close" but not quite ready to compete after giving birth in September.  Wozniacki is riding high after her resurgence in 2017 when she reached eight finals, with victories in Tokyo in September and at the season-ending Tour Championship. The Danish former world number one lost in the Auckland Classic final on Sunday to Germany's Julia Goerges, but said she felt great heading to Melbourne as she too looks to make her Slam breakthrough.

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