The 30-year-old, who is bidding to clinch his sixth Australian Open title, had earlier made a successful comeback from six-month injury lay-off by thrashing world number five Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 in the exhibition event at the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne on Tuesday. "Despite winning our last match, I faced two match points and barely got through that one, 7-6 in the third".
Sevastova, the 14th seed at the tournament, was supposed to be a bigger test for Sharapova.
The Polish 26th seed pulled it round to win 6-2, 5-7, 3-6 and set up a tie against the victor of the Garbine Muguruza, Hsieh Su-wei tie.
Hot shot: Su-Wei Hsieh celebrates her shock win over Garbine Muguruza in the Melbourne heat. They didn't meet again until a year ago on grass at Eastbourne, where Djokovic won in straight sets. "So third round of the Australian Open, I don't know, I think I deserve to smile out there after that victory", Sharapova said after the match.
With the win, unseeded Sharapova has now improved her record in first rounds of Grand Slams to 48-3 while she has improved her record against Germans to 26-5, the WTA reported.
Against an opponent who had thwarted the Russian's Grand Slam comeback in the last 16 of the US Open past year, Sharapova sped through a scintillating first set in 23 power-packed minutes.
Wawrinka, facing a harder hitter in Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania, dropped the third set but still pulled through 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2).
On a brutally hot day at Melbourne Park, the Spaniard received treatment for blisters caused by the hot court surface, later measured to have reached almost 70 degrees for the men's match that followed.
American Madison Keys, the U.S. Open runner-up, moved into the second round with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Wang Qiang.
Young didn't go out without a fight, however, saving four match points on his serve in the ninth game of the final set before Djokovic served out the match in the next game. I saw that you've portrayed me as someone who is very greedy, asks for more money and wants to boycott.
"With that choice I know that I face difficulties and challenges on the court and that I start from no ranking and that I might start on some outside courts". The Russian will now face the victor of Angelique Kerber and Donna Vekic in what will be an attractive third-round encounter, regardless of whoever the opponent will be.
The motorcyclist dropped a bag containing jewels and hatchets when his motorcycle hit a pedestrian during his escape. Gérard Collomb, the French interior minister, praised the police response following the arrests.
There may be hazardous driving conditions as the freezing rain hits, especially on untreated services, the weather service says. Below, we take a closer look at what to expect over the next several days as Winter Storm Hunter tracks across the country.
Eliminating the regulations frees broadband providers to begin charging websites for smooth passage over their networks. Under the CRA, Congress has 60 legislative days from the time the rules are submitted to vote to reject the FCC repeal .
Additionally, Eagles running back Jay Ajayi was born in London before moving to the United States when he was seven years old. This will be the Chargers' sixth game played overseas in franchise history and second to occur in the regular season.
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The big difference? You're playing as a baddie Templar hunting down Assassins - the only game in the series where you can do this. Assassin's Creed Rogue debuted in November 2014 as a farewell letter from the series to past generation platforms.
The 26-year-old is a target for West Ham too but David Moyes fears the former U21 global prefers a move to over staying in. As well as Wilshere, Arsenal have Granit Xhaka , Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny ahead of Coquelin as midfield options.
Their bankruptcy lawyer, Ivan Trahan, told the New York Times he never met the children but the couple "spoke about them highly". Social workers had never visited either, said Susan von Zabern, director of the county Department of Public Social Services.
Huawei announced that the Midnight Blue, Mocha Brown, and Titanium Gray models would be available in the United States. The company, effectively shut off from the US since this incident, has always been seeking to make a return.
Without him for their final two 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Wales missed out on a play-off spot and their Russian dream collapsed. Provided there is no late hitch, Giggs will be announced as the successor to Chris Coleman , who left for Sunderland in November.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said the agreement with Japan was "seriously flawed" and made without proper consultation. What the elderly victims want "remains the same as ever" which is a "genuine, voluntary apology", according to the minister.
She said she had expressed her desire to write songs for the group as well as for her solo album but was continuously shut down. Confident enough in her tenure as a solo artist to discuss the nasty split, Cabello finally dished on her side of the drama.
For the JioPhone customers, the Jio is offering 500MB Data daily, free voice calls, free SMS on Rs 153 recharge plan earlier. But we can't say that Vodafone is far behind from the race of launching new prepaid plans for all prepaid users.
Not only Micromax, Google has joined hands with some other Indian smartphone manufacturers such as Intex, Karbonn, Lava as well. Last month around Google had announced Android Go , a lighter version of Android based on the latest Oreo.
The Turks consider the Kurds terrorists themselves as Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday slammed the idea. We have committed almost £2.5 billion ($3.4 billion) to our humanitarian response to the crisis", Burt said.
Allen says that in his 16 years in the play-by-play booth, there's been too much heartbreak for Vikings fans to bear. They fell behind 16-0 at Seattle in the divisional round and lost 23-15 to the eventual Super Bowl champions.
Arcangeli calls the Accord "new from the ground up", with more coupe-like styling and its first-ever turbocharged engines. The brand sold only 10,523 Navigators past year , far behind competitors in the segment such as the Cadillac Escalade.
If you use it on someone, they'll lose all of their admin privileges, and become standard group chat participants instead. The report says that anyone who controls the WhatsApp server can easily insert new people into private group chats.
President Donald Trump celebrates with Congressional Republicans after Congress passed tax reform in December 2017. Had that accident happened this year, though, Natali, 50, of Aliquippa, Pa., might be scrambling.
AL.com is reporting that Damien Harris is passing on the National Football League and will play for Alabama for his senior season. He had six tackles against Georgia, while his performance against Clemson included an interception and a touchdown reception.
The reports that the 7.6 magnitude makes this one of the most powerful earthquakes to hit the Caribbean in modern day history. President Juan Orlando Hernandez tweeted that the emergency system had been activated and people should remain calm.
Fascinated by science since childhood, Har Gobind completed his schooling from a school in Multan that gathered under the tree. Khorana was born on this day in 1922, in Raipur in Punjab, which is now part of present-day Pakistan .
Trump has criticised football players in the past for not treating the national anthem with sufficient respect. The president was reportedly greeted with a mixture of cheers and boos while taking the field.