The clouds above Melbourne were illuminated by three lightning strikes on day three of the Australian Open 2020: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams. The Swiss, The Serb and the American won their matches without too many problems, qualifying for the third round of the tournament.
Marin Cilic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Milos Raonic, Fabio Fognini, Naomi Osaka, Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova, Cori Gauff and Sofia Kenini also reached the third round. Out Grigor Dimitrov, Matteo Berrettini, Dayana Yastremska and Aryna Sabalenka.
The climatic conditions of Melbourne were highlighted in the match between Jannik Sinner and Marton Fucsovics, with the wind that often also affected the trajectories of the balls. Despite this, Fucsovics was able to win his match and reach the third round.
Alexander Zverev has a heart of gold: “I will donate $10.000 dollars for every match won in this Australian Open. I will not be the favorite to win the tournament, but if it does happen I would also donate the entire prize money for the fires in Australia."
The young German's intentions are very noble. Is Maria Sharapova's career close to the end after her first-round defeat against Donna Vekic?: "It's sport and that's why it's so special to be champions even once.
It's difficult for me to think about what will happen in the next twelve months." With this defeat, Sharapova will slide beyond the top-300 of the WTA ranking. Tomorrow, on day 4, Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios, Stan Wawrinka, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina will come back to the court for their respective second-round matches.