Sentiment of course counts for little in the heat of sporting battle and Maria Sharapova didn't want to linger at the Australian Open when she faced Britain's Harriet Dart, especially in temperatures that topped 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) on the opening day of the year's first major.
The former world number one said Andy Murray's announcement that this year's tournament Down Under would be his last had underlined her determination to make the most of her time in the spotlight.
Dart left Rod Laver Arena in tears following the 63-minute demolition but five-time grand slam champion Sharapova had no sympathy for the 22-year-old post-match.
"I feel good. If I am not feeling good, I will not be here", Nadal told reporters two days before the start of the first Grand Slam of the year.
The Swiss maestro, seeded three, has won the last two Australian Opens and is gunning for a record seventh crown and 21st Grand Slam title.
Asked why, at 31, she is still putting herself through the pain, Sharapova said: "I still really have the passion for this".
It was Rafael Nadal's first match since his US Open retirement in the semifinals.
Fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson has overcome traditional poor first-round performances at Melbourne Park with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win over Adrian Mannarino. His only hiccup came when he served for the match in the ninth game of the third set and was broken at love.
Chicago Bulls: What the Justin Holiday trade means The Bulls will also have to waive one player, and point guard Cameron Payne is expected to be the one to go, according to reports. He was traded to the Bulls in 2016-17, but appeared in just 25 games last season after undergoing foot surgery.
Katie Boulter earned the distinction of winning the first 10-point tiebreaker under the Australian Open's new system for deciding sets.
"Sometimes it doesn't come overnight, doesn't come in a year, and sometimes it comes maybe in very unrelated things in your life, and I believe in that".
Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova are two of the greats of the game - but both players will step onto Rod Laver Arena on Monday with an air of uncertainty surrounding them.
In an interview during an event held by Kia Motors earlier this week at the Australian Open, the 17-time Major victor Rafael Nadal commented on his partnership with the auto brand with which he is connected by a contract until 2020.
Caroline Wozniacki opened her title defense with a strong 6-3, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck.
Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion, reached the third round of the Australian Open for the first time since 2014.
Mackenzie McDonald pushed No. 6 Marin Cilic before losing 7-5, 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, and Denis Kudla went to a fifth set before bowing out 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4 against No. 18 Diego Schwartzman.
It was the South African's first win in Melbourne since 2015. But Nadal returned the favor, breaking the Australian in the final game of the match.
Republicans jumped on the revelations, telling the newspaper that the episode reveals "hypocrisy at its finest" by Ocasio-Cortez. In a comparison that Ocasio-Cortez would surely hate, politicos have pointed out that the NY rep. has "Trumpian" tendencies.
Kelly, who turned 52 on Tuesday, then yells, "Y'all motherf**kers don't know". "The recent allegations against entertainer R. In 2002, he was arrested after a video surfaced appearing to show him having sex with and urinating on a 14-year-old girl.
In another upset, Glenn Close won best actress in a drama for her role as a long-suffering spouse in " The Wife ". The actress was an MC along with actor Andy Samberg for the star-studded event that was held on January 6.
That could open the way for several different outcomes, ranging from a so-called "managed no-deal" exit to another referendum. United Kingdom data disappointed, indicating shrinking business activity amid Brexit uncertainty.
The paper said in an editorial that the dispute harms both countries and disrupts the worldwide trade order and supply chains. Originally meant to last only two days, continuing developments prompted negotiators to extend the talks for another day.
The older Samsung TVs are also expected to get Alexa or Google Assistant support soon once the newer TVs are launched. The Korean company failed to announce when we can expect to find Bixby on fridges, air conditioners and the like.
The Hampton was quick to point out via Twitter that Aaliyah was only a small part of the story she is telling with this series. Vibe magazine found that Kelly got married to Aaliyah when she was only 15 and listed herself as 18 while the singer was 27.
The US and other allies have also called on China to release the pair, and those who know the men reject allegations against them. She has been released on bail and is living in an upscale Vancouver home in advance of her extradition hearing.
He projected more contrition on Thursday, saying that "our standards, our procedures, our safeguards, were clearly inadequate". Todd noted that other accusations had drawn a sense of a "pervasive culture of toxic masculinity" on the 2016 campaign.
A very good match with application, very good in the defensive phase, but he has been completely normal. He's not at a mid-table club thinking 'why am I not playing?' it's Willian, Pedro, proper players.
Thomas Wayne Markle Jr is facing a drink-driving charge after he was arrested in OR , state police have said. Duchess of Sussex hurried through Suva Market amid security concerns over crowd management.
Patterson is being held in the Barron County jail on suspicion of kidnapping and homicide in the killing of Jayme's parents. It's just a great result we got tonight. "I've always been a glass half-full kind of guy", Fitzgerald said at the time.
As fans know, the TV show has veered off from Martin's books due to necessity, as a new book hasn't come out since 2011. It's unclear if it's footage from season 8 or just some teaser footage to further build anticipation.
Barr said he would not let Trump modify the report and would make public as many of Mueller's findings as possible. Congress and the public should be "be informed of the results of the special counsel's work", he will say.
Trump is growing more frustrated as the shutdown drags on and is complaining that his aides are not offering him an exit strategy. House Democrats as well as a smattering of Republicans voted this week in favor of bills to reopen portions of the government.
He also did not tell the truth about his meetings with Kilimnik "on more than one occasion" to discuss a Ukrainian peace plan. Another witness, testifying against Manafort under oath, said Manafort and Akhmetov "knew each other well".
Trump told reporters, adding later, "If we don't make a deal, I would say 100 percent but I don't want to say 100 percent". That's according to a congressional aide familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly.
Meghan Markle crossed off another royal milestone when she visited Smart Works on Thursday, marking her first patronage outing. They added that the criticism is taking its toll on Harry who "feels responsible for Meghan being so miserable".
An undrafted rookie out of the University of Miami, Badgley at this time past year was beginning his pre-draft preparation. Surely he had plenty of juice in the tank this year, as he compiled at least seven sacks for his past five seasons.
That's how football decisions are. "There is really no doubt about the boy, he is an outstanding player". Yes, we have to (make changes). "We want to win everything but you can not win it in the first game.
She won the speakership by 220-192 vote over the Republican leader Congress Kevin McCarthy, who is now the House Minority Leader. During his free-wheeling session with reporters, Trump also wrongly claimed that he'd never called for the wall to be concrete.