Roger Federer knows he faces a huge challenge to match last year's "fairy tale" after starting the first grand slam of 2018 with a dominant Australian Open victory over Aljaz Bedene.
This is going to be an interesting match, as Djokovic still doesn't have a lot of play under his belt, and Monfils has been a different Monfils over the last couple of years.
Novak Djokovic returning from injury and seeded 14 was playing his first match since Wimbledon last July as he strolled to victory against Donald Young of the U.S. 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
Sharapova, back in the top 50 after a 15-month doping ban, demonstrated all the shot-making that made her a five-time major victor as she destroyed gritty Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) on Rod Laver Arena.
"Even though we're not feeling good, we can still find a way and eventually play good again, whereas others would struggle early on and it becomes more hard". I'm feeling the same like yesterday.
Again, I'm saying it was subjects that we never get a chance to talk about in such a large group.
"I'm anxious it won't be as good as last year, I'm a year older and guys are coming back".
Despite conceding her serve once in the first set, Kerber made the most of both break points she had to clinch the first set. His opponent from Italy, Thomas Fabbiano kept pace with him and was close to winning the second set which he lost by only two points in the tie break. The Frenchman, who won a title in Doha the first week of the season, may be the most risky second-round opponent that a seed could face at this point in the tournament.
Djokovic also seemed intent on savoring what was no longer routine at the tournament where he has won a record-tying six singles titles, the most recent in 2016 when he was on his way to winning four straight Grand Slam titles.
Wawrinka, who has been off the court for the same time as Djokovic, started in convincing fashion but appeared to be flagging when he lost the third set and trailed 3-0 in the fourth against Berankis.
Garcia subdued Carina Witthoft 6-3, 7-5, while Pliskova had little trouble in dismantling Paraguayan Veronica Cepede6-4, 6-3.
"When she broke back I thought: 'Oh, it's going to be 3 sets again", said Sharapova, who added.
With only a few exhibition matches last week to test his form, Nadal had doubts he'd be ready to go in time for the first major of the year.
The Canadian is coming off an injury-filled season that saw his ranking drop to No. 24 from a career-high of No. 3 in 2016.
No. 20 Roberto Bautista Agut and No. 22 Milos Raonic, a former Wimbledon finalist, were beaten.
Aiava had the distinction of becoming the first player born in this century to play in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament when she competed here in 2017.
The 60-foot boat was headed to a Sun Cruz Casino boat, located three miles from the coast in global waters for legal gambling. Terrified witnesses watched as people on board a casino boat shuttle jumped into the Gulf waters to escape a fire.
This comes after Zuckerberg's announced his decision to change the way Facebook manages people's newsfeed. New changes to Facebook's algorithm could see the social media platform lose a large chunk of change.
The United States has been carrying out its military campaign in Syria since 2014, leading a coalition of nations. Along with Afrin, Erdogan has also threatened Manbij, a town the Kurdish-led SDF seized from ISIS in 2016.
The app is a treasure trove of fine art, with high-resolution images and virtual tours from over 1,200 museums around the world. Art and apps aren't always mentioned in the same sentence, but that's all changed with the emergence of the new feature.
But the sigh of relief that field goal provided was short-lived. "It's about time" was echoed by several players after the game. If any play comes even close to rivaling Sunday's it might be this one - which was dubbed "The Miracle at the Met".
Instead, the Cavs justified exactly why Golden State was saving their effort for another, more challenging, game. They poured in 56 points in a little more than 20 minutes, during which time Cleveland managed only 35 points.
They argued the tougher oversight led to reduced investment in broadband networks - a point net neutrality supporters dispute. The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun.
So, on December 20 they traded for Longoria, the best player in the history of the Tampa Bay Rays , who also is 32 years old. McCutchen was a free agent after 2018, so trading him now and getting *something* back made the most sense.
The United States has refused to participate in these talks because of its reluctance to engage diplomatically with the Taliban. He spoke to reporters on Tuesday following a remark by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the day before.
An Opel Astra auto was later found burned in the suburbs of Mitrovica...thought to be the same vehicle used while shooting. Serbian property was attacked, but the global community has shown no response to it.
World Economic Forum warns
Any breathing space this offers to leaders in the new year should not be squandered, it said. The U.K.'s trade barriers may also increase as it leaves the European Union, it noted.
Shelby Mustang GT500 to take the fight against the Hellcat
However, it also says the new model will be the pinnacle of Mustang performance, showcasing innovation, ingenuity, and passion. The vehicle was design based on the Ford Mustang 390 GT fastback model that McQueen's character drove in the movie.
Zidane comes under fire after Villarreal stuns Real
Ronaldo almost scored from close range just before halftime, but his shot was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo. But Real Madrid just couldn't find a way through, aside from a Gareth Bale goal ruled offside.
A look at media coverage of the U.S. surveillance bill
Jim Himes, D-Conn., blasted Trump's earlier tweet as "truly awesome ", highlighting the disconnect with his own White House team. The FBI and intelligence agencies say being able to query the database is essential to keeping America safe.
Ryan Giggs named Wales boss
Giggs' first game will be against China at the China Cup , in which they will compete along with Uruguay and the Czech Republic . Giggs replaces Chris Coleman , who left previous year to manage Sunderland after Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup .
Abbas confirms Abu Dis offered as Palestinian capital
Israeli raids into Palestinian towns and villages are near daily occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Even so, Abbas reaffirmed his commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Roy record helped England beat Australia in 1st ODI
It was a huge honour to be out there for England again and get a few runs on the board after a tough season past year . David Warner appears on this list twice, with scores of 179 and 178 against Pakistan and Afghanistan respectively.