Japan's Naomi Osaka in action with Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova. Meanwhile, Frances Tiafoe ousted 20th seed Grigor Dimitrov in four sets and set up a quarter-final date with second-ranked Rafael Nadal. But eventually, it was up to Ukrainian in the third set - and she said her word, winning the entire fixture. I just had to stay very strong. You know, because I have seen what she did, and she's also played.
After Halep had dropped the first set in this current meeting, it must have been a tough place for her to come back from . Serena Williams , seeded 16th, was equally ruthless. Wozniacki made just 12 unforced errors in her second round match against a player who constantly switched up her tactics in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to break down the brick wall defence of her higher-ranked opponent.
Williams, though, believes that she is truly the best player in the world, and it is hard to disagree after her hard-fought 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over the incumbent in the fourth round of the Australian Open . The victory was a major step towards the 37-year-old US great equaling Australian Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam wins as she powered into the last eight.
Were she to go on and win the tournament, the 37-year-old Williams would equal legendary Australian Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 women's grand slam titles . Might Venus offer her sibling any tips? I'm used to facing her. "Its's going to a bigger challenge but I'm ready to face it". Williams then admitted she had been there herself when emotions had got the better of her.
She tries to spend every spare moment with Olympia , whose doll, Qai Qai has been the talk of social media lately. Bouchard admitted she had her eye on a clash with Williams as soon as the draw was made. Serena Williams is seen comforting Tatjana Maria after winning her match on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. However, a succession of huge serves got Serena out of the trouble and she promptly reeled off the next four games to complete another hugely convincing win.
Higuain has won twice and drawn once against Tottenham, netting three goals and making an assist when facing the north London side. Higuain has been linked with a move to Chelsea to rejoin his former head coach at Napoli , Maurizio Sarri .
Arsenal's intense pressing hampered Chelsea's ability to play the ball from the back, particularly in the first half, and the Gunners deservedly added a second through captain Laurent Koscielny in the 39th minute. "When managers have an aspect of control in the early parts of their jobs, they'll have to seize it and basically will realise they are a hard bunch at Chelsea .
Milner was sent off in the 89th for a second yellow card after a late challenge on Zaha before Mane added the fourth for the hosts with a solo strike in stoppage time . But once more Palace came back, and on 65 minutes Luka Milivojevic's corner was headed home by the unmarked Tomkins at the far post. These two goals meant that the Egyptian scored 50 goals in the Premier League in just 72 games, only Andy Cole, Alan Shearer and Ruud van Nistelrooy reached this landmark in fewer games.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to impress at Manchester United . "You can argue for many strikers but I'm glad he's in my team", Solskjaer said. Did his Man Utd team look and feel like a Sir Alex Ferguson's team at Old Trafford? "Enjoyment", said Rooney, who was a teammate of Solskjaer's during their playing days at United.
The American celebrated his 21st birthday by beating 20th seed Grigor Dimitrov in four sets and then broke down as he revealed how he had supported his mother and father, who are both immigrants from Sierra Leone. "He would better get ready", Tiafie warned. Nadal, who also missed chunks of last season and had foot surgery after the US Open, had won 19 of the pair's 24 previous meetings.
Ariel Helwani, who is a UFC analyst and insider, went on ESPN's First Take to talk about the UFC's decision. "I found this decision to be incredibly tone-deaf, to put it mildly. "The guy deserves to make a living", White continued. "It feels awesome", VanZant said of being able to spend quality time with Vanderford through her recovery.
Wilander recognized that defeating the Swiss will not be easy, but heading into the court being calm and upbeat about Federer's aura can help the 20-year-old Greek. Federer missed all of his 12 break points and another crucial area was his 40 unforced errors on the forehand. Kickoff each day of the 2019 Australian Open with Tennis Channel Live , reviewing the day's most important news and previewing the day's biggest matches.
But the Argentine added: "I think it's not going to change our mind about the view of the squad". We were always open to signing but now we can not take a wrong decision because we are scared of the circumstance. "I was watching Barcelona and the striker was Leo Messi", said Pochettino. "We have the possibility to create our new star through the academy".
Sharapova, who beat defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in the third round, broke Barty's serve in the next game and then closed to 4-3 in a game that included the point of the tournament - a 21-shot rally that included great gets by both players and ended with a wide backhand by Barty.
The match was played out to a sold-out King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah in front of more than 61,000 fans. World boxing champions Floyd Mayweather on Wednesday night, January 16, celebrated with Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus' teammates after winning the Italian Super Cup.
Kyrie Irving hit a foul-line fadeaway to give Boston the lead, then hit a 31-foot 3-pointer to finish with 27 points and lead the Celtics past the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors 117-108 on Wednesday night. For Brown, it's been a much smaller role. However, if the Celtics continue to lose and underwhelm, you can expect more of this type of dissension in the locker room.
You know, in my head I should have won that first set. "I haven't played many matches in the previous year against top players so it was really rewarding to win that last set", she said. Caroline Wozniacki has been in great touch in her two wins to date . Danish world number three Wozniacki, defending the ranking points won in Melbourne past year, is set to slide down the standings as a result of the defeat.
It was a performance that won generous praise from Nadal, who was one of the most extraordinary teenage players of all-time, climbing to number two in the world before he turned 20. Is a challenge every day. Spain's Nadal, 32, converted his sixth match point to win 6-1 6-2 6-4 in their third-round match in Melbourne . The German did not drop off any set in her first two matches in Melbourne , and speaking on Eurosport Wilander said: 'She did unbelievably hard work, she looks very fit and ...
A day after matching his career-low score with 12-under 60 at La Quinta Country Club , Mickelson, 48, had a 68 on PGA West's Nicklaus Tournament Course to reach 16 under. "It was kind of a lucky day for me in the sense that I did not feel sharp heading in", said Mickelson, who is in his 28th year on the PGA Tour. Both players renewed their rivalry at Singapore's Sentosa Golf Club on Friday tied atop the leaderboard on 135 after two days of play.
I can't possibly say I am not partly responsible for the defeat. He said, "I don't want to get involved, as I had a meeting with the club 15 days ago and I am sure they are doing everything possible to sign the players we can get in a hard situation like the January transfer window".
The 37-year-old told the teary Ukrainian: "You're wonderful". Then they embraced, and Williams patted Yastremska on the back. Halep went on to say she's "confident that I am in this position" and promised to give Williams her all . French Open champion Halep has topped the rankings since October, 2017. That resume pales in comparison to Serena's, of course. Halep hopes to make her 12th career grand slam quarterfinal and her fourth at the Australian Open .
Arnautovic will not be in West Ham's squad to face Bournemouth on Saturday. West Ham United talisman Marko Arnautovic will be allowed to leave the club and complete his big-money move to China , should the club receive a satisfactory offer for the forward, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed.
Serena Williams has long taken advantage of the licence for players to express themselves through their clothing at the Australian Open and on Tuesday was at it again during her first round match against Germany's Tatjana Maria . Dayana Yastremska, the young and promising tennis talent from Ukraine is about to cross swords with the living legend Serena Williams . Williams is the 16th seed but very much the title favourite, and this performance only reinforced that status as she eased ...
Bento told reporters: "Of course, a player with the quality that Son has. can help the team". South Korea , who beat Asian Cup first-timers Philippines and Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in their opening two games, went for the jugular. Chinese fans were also anxious that having lost top spot they face Thailand in the round of 16, with a loss to the team that India beat 4-1 in their opening game a potential source of embarrassment.
Crystal Palace will be the firm underdogs for their game against top of the standings Liverpool on Saturday at Anfield - a fact made all the worst as the visitors will field their third-choice goalkeeper on Merseyside, as per BBC Sport .