DQ forgotten, Djokovic leaves French Open foe ‘suffocated’

DQ forgotten, Djokovic leaves French Open foe ‘suffocated’

Serena Williams of the USA screams in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Kristie Ahn of the U.S.at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The duel between Cilic and Thiem is convincingly the strongest pair in the first round, and in the 2nd round, the victor will play the victor of American Reilly Opelka and the qualifier.

"He can't do anything wrong today"- It was that kind of day for Novak Djokovic.

Aiming to finally secure a 24th grand slam title and draw level with Margaret Court's record tally, Williams twice dropped serve in a competitive opening set that spanned 74 minutes. "I was very happy with the way I played from the beginning to the end basically", said Thiem.

"Hopefully it'll be back to normal next year and I'll play in front of the lovely crowd".

"I really believe that the organisation needs to take a look at that for the next couple of years, for the health of the players, too, because the ball is super heavy and becomes unsafe for the elbow and for the shoulders", said Nadal.

"It's now a tournament coming up where I did great the last four years, where I really want to do great as well this year", said Thiem.

The Czech survived a scare against Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif, dropping the first set in a thrilling tie break.

"I just need to play with more confidence", Williams said, by way of explanation for how her 7-6 (2), 6-0 victory over 102nd-ranked Kristie Ahn unfolded Monday, "like I'm Serena". "So that was it".

"I know how it is to play in these cold conditions and back in juniors and when I started to play Futures, it was always like that, 10 to 15 degrees [and] cold".

Veteran American tennis player Venus William does not expect to play again in 2020 after losing 6-4 6-4 in the first round of the French Open to Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova on Sunday. Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens and Petra Kvitova prevailing, though none of the trio had it all their own way. Two-time Wimbledon champion and world number 11 Quitova won her first round match 6-3, 7-5 over Rolland Garrow.

"With these conditions, it makes things tougher". She started really well and I was rushing a bit.

Play was stopped after three games on Court Suzanne-Lenglen, and the players were instructed to stay on court. In the post-match interview, he took a dig at the World No.3.

With a mountain to climb after falling two sets behind and as blue skies ate away the dark clouds, Gerasimov broke for 2-0 in the third set.

Related Articles

  • USA  stocks close higher on solid rise of tech sector_china

    USA stocks close higher on solid rise of tech sector_china

    Novavax Inc jumped 9.8 per cent after the drugmaker launched a late-stage trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the UK. By 17:32 Moscow time, the Dow Jones index fell by 0.03% to 26.807.71 points, the S&P 500 index added 0.1% to 3.249.82 points.
    Lightning's Stamkos out for rest of Stanley Cup Final

    Lightning's Stamkos out for rest of Stanley Cup Final

    Center Joe Pavelski had tied the game in the third period with a power-play goal, giving him 61 postseason goals for his career. Stamkos made a brief return to the Lightning lineup for the first time since February 25 in Game 3 and scored a goal.
    COVID-19: No new deaths but 430 new cases confirmed in Ireland

    COVID-19: No new deaths but 430 new cases confirmed in Ireland

    Even then, tests in the 20,000s and less were more common in May, when single-day case counts were typically less than 1,000. That figure is higher both in Cook County (4.6%) and Chicago (4.7%), according to the latest data available from the state .
  • Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Tapes Are Going Public

    Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Tapes Are Going Public

    Republicans have overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Kentucky legislature. He was sacked from the police department in June.
    Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea, Carabao Cup fourth round

    Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea, Carabao Cup fourth round

    The week is topped off by a trip to Mourinho's last club, Manchester United, for a Premier League clash on Sunday. I don't think they did anything wrong.
    Facebook's FarmVille game to discontinue in December 2020 after 11-year run

    Facebook's FarmVille game to discontinue in December 2020 after 11-year run

    In March 2010, the game had a whopping 84 million monthly active players, and daily active players peaked at 34.5 million. In 2009, Zynga developed and published FarmVille , which was available as a Flash game through Facebook and MSN Games.
  • Swafford Holds Nerve To Win The Corales Puntacana

    Swafford Holds Nerve To Win The Corales Puntacana

    Second round leader Hudson Swafford will lead the pursuit of Long in Sunday's final round after a battling three-under-par 69. Open, and his non-member points take Punta Cana inched him more detailed to unique momentary Tour subscription.
    Ontario reports 700 new COVID-19 cases, almost  half in Toronto

    Ontario reports 700 new COVID-19 cases, almost half in Toronto

    Hospital occupancy is rising in Ontario, with capacity created at the pandemic's onset in the spring now filled, Dale said. The province says that more than 41,000 tests were completed, while nearly 50,000 are still under investigation.
    Man City’s Jesus Sidelined For Three Weeks With Injury

    Man City’s Jesus Sidelined For Three Weeks With Injury

    After coming up through Derby County's youth ranks, where he scored for fun, Liam Delap signed for Man City previous year . We see in training how good a finisher he is. "We have three players who came back from national teams injured".
  • No plans for 'fly-on-the-wall' show, say Harry and Meghan

    No plans for 'fly-on-the-wall' show, say Harry and Meghan

    She added that Meghan "knows the case she has to meet" and that "there is no suggestion that she is in fact unable to do so". The judge refused a request from Meghan's barrister, Justin Rushbrook QC, to appeal against her decision.
    Android Developers Have One Year to Switch to Google Billing

    Android Developers Have One Year to Switch to Google Billing

    Cybersecurity researchers from Zscaler recently discovered 17 shady apps containing the "Joker" malware on the Google Play Store. Those deals were the subject of major fines in Europe, for violating antitrust law, and are now under the microscope in the U.S.
    Amazon's Prime Day highlights the huge stakes ahead for retail

    Amazon's Prime Day highlights the huge stakes ahead for retail

    Remember that you need an Amazon Prime membership to get access to the deals - but you don't necessarily need to pay for it. This period will see Prime customers presented with an nearly unimaginable selection of products with prices slashed.