That's not bothering Roger Federer, who is returning as defending champion just 12 months after entering the season-opening Grand Slam tournament seeded 17th and uncertain of his prospects after six months off the tour with an injured left knee. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. No 2 Caroline Wozniacki, who hasn't won a major and last appeared in a Grand Slam final inis on the bottom half of the draw with Williams and has French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and last year's Australian semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe in her quarter.
Incredible finish to an incredible match as Bautista Agut holds his nerve to serve out the match and advance to the third round. You have to feel for John Millman who as per usual has left everything out on the court, but Bautista Agut was just too good in the end, prevailing De Minaur got off to a flyer taking the first set with the base-liner breaking Laaksonen in the first game of the match, wearing down the world No.
The Australian kept the pressure on in the second with some well timed winner and finding another gear to force the Swiss player into more mistakes. Laaksonen hit back in the third with the Swiss player breaking the de Minaurand taking a lead.
The world No. But true to form, de Minaur displayed his trademark fighting spirit and broke back in the seventh game of the third set and then held his serve and leveled the match at 5-all, forcing Laaksonen to play defensively. The home crowd hero kept the fight going though, forcing the third set into a tiebreaker, but unforced and forced errors hurt him and Laaksonen hit back to take the third the set