The second set would take rather less time, as Williams thundered through the demoralised Nara for the loss of just one more game, 6-1. The American reached her 15th Grand Slam final in January - almost eight years after her 14th.
PARIS-Serena Williams, the victor of 23 Grand Slam titles, often dominates tennis' most coveted events, leaving her young challengers with scraps.
Serena - who cheered on Venus in a white Nike tank top, floral jacket and comfy black leggings - announced the exciting news that she was pregnant last month, taking to Snapchat to show off her baby bump in a bright yellow bathing suit and captioning it, "20 weeks".
And she faces the No60-ranked Elise Mertens in her next match instead of No24 seed Daria Gavrilova.
At the other end of the court, Coric mangled his racket by rearing back and smashing it one, two, three, four times, then after a pause, once more for good measure. "I thought I'd seen some draws in the last 10".
The American, however, kept her cool and watched as Kvitova surrendered on match point with her ninth double fault. "So I think that she's just excited about everything coming up in her life, on and off the court, (and) excited about returning here hopefully next year", ExcelleSports quoted her saying. "So if she says Australian Open, it's going to be the Australian Open". Lest we forget, she is also enjoying a tremendous second wind since her Sjogren's Syndrome diagnosis, and reached the final of the Australian Open in January - her first grand slam final in almost eight years. "I'm going to try and give it my best".
"The first round is always tricky", Williams said.
She came closest in 2002 when she was beaten in the final by her younger sister, as she was at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open that year. Once I started I fell in love with the concept of fueling your body in the best way possible.
During her on-court interview, Kvitova addressed Novak, her family and others in her guest box, saying: "Thank you for everything you helped me through (in) this hard time". I just know he's with me.
Williams spoke about Serena's presence as a spectator.
The zoo was evacuated as a precaution but officials said the public was never at risk and the tiger did not escape at any point. Tributes have flooded social media for Rosa King , the zookeeper who was killed yesterday by a tiger at Hamerton Zoo.
He led after three rounds in hard conditions at Oak Hill in 2008, but shot a final-round 76 to lose by one stroke to Jay Haas . He then returned to the PGA Tour , where he continues to play a full schedule, and tied for 16th at The Players Championship.
In addition, he maintained the president should not use Twitter and that he "never envisioned" Trump would become president. Boehner, who retired from politics in 2015 and handed over the speakership to Paul Ryan , said he's loving the quiet life.
The site was sold to Russian Federation under former president Nicolas Sarkozy amid criticism from human rights groups. But following talks ill feeling feeling at the press conference came to the surface over issues such as Ukraine .
She also carried a matching clutch for $1,630, but beneath her coat she kept it simple in a beige sheath and coordinating pumps. The coat, worn over a simple beige dress, sells for only $5,000 less than the median US household income in 2015.
Abbas said the Palestinians "are committed to working with [Trump] to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel". Israel defeated the Arab armies then, and again in the Six-Day War of 1967, at which time they annexed East Jerusalem .
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have been rolling as well, sweeping the Pacers and Raptors before dominating the Celtics in five games. James was 0-4 from three point range heading into the 4th quarter, and he altered his strategy to better suit the team's needs.
Grande, whose fan base is dominated by girls and young women, said she had seen a "beautiful, diverse, pure, happy crowd". Soon after the terror attack, Grande chose to suspend her Dangerous Woman world tour for at least two weeks.
Newark Liberty International Airport re-opened after an engine caught fire on a San Francisco-bound flight Tuesday night. Flight 1579 from Newark to San Francisco was scheduled to take off when officials said its engine caught fire.
Bernal said it was the result of the simmering tension between House Democrats and Republicans over the SB4 vote. Rinaldi said that he told Nevàrez he would "shoot him in self-defense" if Nevàrez acted on the perceived threat.
His head wound had been bandaged but blood still soaked his white dress shirt. "It showed me that we won't give up", said Hashimy. The Associated Press reports , "The Afghan interior ministry says 64 people were killed and as many as 320 were wounded".
The Post report said that there were questions about the authenticity of the document, and yet Comey acted on it anyway. On Friday, CNN reported that Comey acted on this document, even though he knew it could be fake.
In his argument, the judge compared the cow to the national bird, the peacock, and described both the species as "pious". He told CNN-News 18 that he believes his call to have cow killers imprisoned for life has nothing to do with secularism.
How do you feel about doing it?' We talk among ourselves. "We go out and just try to be as great as we can be every night". This NBA Finals rubber match between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers has been building up for a while.
President Trump has said he will decide whether to pull the USA out of the Paris climate accord when he returns from his trip. A French official said it would be "disappointing" if the wording on climate change "is too light in the final statement".
It's the French Open . "Nadal, I don't think he's anxious at all about anyone in this tournament, to be fair", he offered. Their match was suspended because of darkness on Tuesday with the 12th-seeded Frenchman trailing 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 5-4.
This came in the wake of the OPEC's November 30 decision to cut output by 1.2 million bpd for six months effective from January 1. Clawing back some of Thursday's losses, global benchmark Brent futures were up 28c at $51.74 a barrel at 8.37am GMT.
It also said that the company lost $2.31 per share, though most of that was due to expenses related to stock-based compensation. The company added more users this quarter than it did during the fourth quarter of 2016, when it grew by just 5 million DAUs.
The New Orleans Pelicans did not move into the top three and therefore owed their pick at tenth overall to the Sacramento Kings . With their fourth top three pick in a row, Philadelphia can start to gel together the image of a formidable team.
According to Cleveland police, Loehmann's job application contained inaccuracies and he violated other administrative policies. Rice had been playing with what looked like a gun in a park near his home when someone called 911 to report him.
It released several photos of both the launch and Jong Un's reaction, none of which, could be independently confirmed or verified. Experts believe the North's new missile is the longest-range weapon ever successfully tested by the isolated nation.
He did it with a three-pointer late in the third quarter - the first of a string of three straight from beyond the arc. With the unblemished Warriors waiting, James opted to douse them in accolades rather than cast any barbs.
The leaders agreed that the new French president would host the German and Polish leaders in France in August, the diplomat said. Charles Michel and he are indeed only two years apart, the first being 41 years old and the second being 39 years old.
He earlier said that after Tabqa is secured, the forces will continue operations to "isolate and seize Raqqa ". For weeks, policymakers in Ankara had been waiting for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's meeting with U.S.
It also said the Palestinian cabinet called for more popular support for the prisoners who have been on hunger strike for 38 days. The status of Jerusalem is the subject of a longstanding US policy debate - and it showed during Trump's trip.
For the rest of next week things look to stay unsettled with a 40-50% chance for scattered showers and storms each afternoon. Going into Monday , the weather service puts the likelihood of heavy rain at 100-percent, with temperatures in the mid 60s.