The Australian Open at long last got going at Melbourne Park on Monday (Feb 8), three weeks after the fact than initially planned in view of the Covid pandemic.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka, the third seed, struck the principal serve of the competition on Rod Laver Arena against Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the ladies’ singles.
Serena Williams follows her on court with men’s reality number one Novak Djokovic playing in the night meeting.
Veteran American Venus Williams commenced procedures on the adjoining fundamental show court, Margaret Court Arena, against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium before a sprinkling of fans, with swarm numbers restricted to 30,000 every day.
Australia has generally contained the infection, yet authorities are frantic to dodge further issues from COVID-19.
Serena Williams, the tenth seed, starts her mission against Laura Siegemund of Germany, four years after the American extraordinary’s last Grand Slam triumph, when she was pregnant.
Djokovic starts against world number 66 Jeremy Chardy, having never lost to the Frenchman in 13 past gatherings.
Burnable Australian Nick Kyrgios starts his mission on his number one John Cain Arena, where he has unruly help, against Portugal’s Frederico Ferreira Silva.
Before that he had named Djokovic a “instrument” for requesting better conditions for players during isolate.
Top ladies’ seed Ashleigh Barty, guarding champion Sofia Kenin and 20-time men’s singles Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal all to start their test during the current year’s Australian Open on Tuesday’s subsequent day.Leave a comment