Serena Williams is showing great shape as. The american star has only lost nine gem on three matches in this year's first grand slam tournament.
" I only play one game at a time, play as hard as I can and do the best I can. It is really the only thing that going to do, " she says.
with a double faults, but then played far from bad. There was only one Williams played as if in a trance and refused to release the grip any time in the game. She did not think that the Ukrainian language would be moping too much and only had positive words about the 18-year-old.
"I thought she played fantastic," said the more than twice as old star and remembered how she had it as a youngster.
" When I was younger, I was playing against Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Monica Seles. Everyone I met was in the hall of fame. Each match was scary, but it was just to go out and do the best I could, said Williams before she realized that she forgot to mention a person.
" How could I forget Venus? She scares me still.
can be Williams ' next opponent in Melbourne.
In the fourth round, it becomes either a syskonkamp or match against the world number one Simona Halep.
Fjärdeseedade Naomi Osaka was a slightly more strenuous journey towards the Australian Open's fourth round. Taiwanesiskan Hsieh Su-Wei took home the first set and led 4-1 in the second before Osaka was able to turn and win with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.
in the fall, played carelessly and did not recognize in the first two sets. When she received the order of his serve was better and the taiwanese challenger had nothing to set against when her own serve began to decline significantly. Osaka are now against Latvia's hopes in the tournament, Anastasiya Sevastova, who defeated china's Qiang Wang in straight sets.
Elina Svitolina, sjätteseedad in the tournament, also got the tear to move on. It took us three even set against Zhang Shuai for her to get to the fourth round where the american Madison Keys awaits – hopefully in a little cooler temperatures. The match lasted almost three hours in upwards of 30 degree heat, which affected the Ukrainian language.
"I'm trying to think that I am not alone out there in hell," she says.