mcloudy.png
Wednesday July 17th, 2019 12:48PM

The Latest: Line judge hit by ball at Australian Open

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):

12:50 p.m.

An Australian Open line judge was taken from the court for several minutes after being hit by a ball during a first-round men's singles match between Fabio Fognini and Jaume Munar.

After being hit in the lower back by a serve from Munar, the woman was checked by medical officials and returned to continue officiating on the baseline of the match at one of Melbourne Park's minor show courts.

After Munar apologized, the match was halted for several minutes. A replacement official took over briefly before the line judge returned, receiving loud applause from the crowd.

____

12:25 p.m.

Former U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys beat Australian wild-card entry Destanee Aiava 6-2, 6-2 to open play at Rod Laver Arena on Day 2 of the Australian Open.

Keys broke Aiava's serve in the third game of the second set to go up 2-1, then again in the seventh game thanks in part to an Aiava double-fault and two forehand errors.

Keys' best result at Melbourne Park was in 2015 when she beat Venus Williams and Petra Kvitova en route to the semifinals, where she lost to Serena Williams. She also made the quarterfinals last year, losing to 2016 champion Angelique Kerber.

The now 18-year-old Aiava had the distinction of being the first male or female player born in this century to play in a main draw Grand Slam singles match when she received a wild card in 2017. She lost in the first round.

Another early winner Tuesday was seventh-seeded Karolina Pliskova, who beat Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova 6-3, 6-2.

___

11:35 a.m.

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, with 13 Australian Open titles between them, play their first-round matches Tuesday at what is expected to be a steamy Melbourne Park.

Williams, who has seven Australian titles and last won here in 2017, plays Tatjana Maria in the second match at Rod Laver Arena.

Top-seeded Djokovic, who will attempt to win a men's record seventh Australian title, opens night play on the same court against American Mitchell Krueger.

The temperature was already 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) when play began on all courts shortly after 11 a.m. local time and it was expected to rise by several degrees.

The sun and humidity added to the sultry conditions, forcing many of the early spectators to take relief by standing under giant cooling mist machines.

___

More AP Tennis: https://www.apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Tennis, AP Sports - Men's Tennis, AP Sports - Women's Tennis
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Trey McGowens leads Pitt to 75-62 upset of No. 11 FSU
Trey McGowens scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Xavier Johnson added 16 and Pittsburgh pulled away late for a 75-62 win over No. 11 Florida State
9:34PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Trump's AG nominee: Mueller should be allowed to finish work
President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general will tell senators "it is vitally important" that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation
9:32PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Trump declares he'll 'never back down' in shutdown fight
President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the suggestion that he temporarily reopen government while negotiations continue on his proposed border wall
9:13PM ( 34 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Sooners QB, A's pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft
Kyler Murray, MLB draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declares himself eligible for the NFL draft
8:47PM ( 1 hour ago )
Lovin' it: Trump fetes champion Clemson with burgers, fries
He's lovin' it: Trump fetes champion Clemson Tigers with burgers, fries
8:39PM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Keys, Pliskova advance at Australian Open
Former U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys beat wild-card entry Destanee Aiava 6-2, 6-2 to open play at Rod Laver Arena on Day 2 of the Australian Open
8:37PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Sports
On bad hip, Andy Murray out in 1st round of Australian Open
Andy Murray nearly pulled off quite a comeback before losing 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-2 to 22nd-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open
11:37AM ( 10 hours ago )
The Latest: Murray going to a fifth set at Aussie Open
Andy Murray has rallied from two sets and a break down to take his first-round match against Roberto Bautista Agut into a fifth set
6:37AM ( 15 hours ago )
Nadal, Sharapova and Wozniacki advance at Australian Open
No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal had a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth in the first round of the Australian Open, his first match since September.
5:03AM ( 16 hours ago )
AP Online Tennis
The Latest: Ostapenko loses in 1st round at Australian Open
Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko has been beaten 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 by Maria Sakkari in the first round at Melbourne Park
12:33AM ( 21 hours ago )
The Latest: Sloane Stephens advances at Australian Open
Sloane Stephens ended a three-match losing streak in first-round matches at Melbourne Park with a 6-4, 6-2 win over fellow American Taylor Townsend
11:27PM ( 22 hours ago )
The Latest: Nadal beats Aussie wild card at Australian Open
Rafael Nadal wasn't about to let another Australian wild-card entry beat him at a Grand Slam tournament
11:09PM ( 22 hours ago )
AP Sports - Men's Tennis
No. 1 Halep has new-found confidence ahead of Aussie Open
Simona Halep feels like a legitimate No. 1 in the world rankings after winning her first major title last year and showing new-found confidence ahead of the Australian Open.
9:32AM ( 2 days ago )
AUSTRALIAN OPEN '19: New rule nixes never-ending final sets
No more never-ending final sets at the Australian Open or Wimbledon
2:32AM ( 3 days ago )
Djokovic, Federer on opposite sides of Australian Open draw
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are aiming for the same record from opposite sides of the draw, leaving open the prospect of them playing in the final for a seventh Australian Open title
5:33AM ( 4 days ago )
AP Sports - Women's Tennis
Trey McGowens leads Pitt to 75-62 upset of No. 11 FSU
Trey McGowens scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Xavier Johnson added 16 and Pittsburgh pulled away late for a 75-62 win over No. 11 Florida State
9:34PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Trump's AG nominee: Mueller should be allowed to finish work
President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general will tell senators "it is vitally important" that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation
9:32PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Trump declares he'll 'never back down' in shutdown fight
President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the suggestion that he temporarily reopen government while negotiations continue on his proposed border wall
9:13PM ( 34 minutes ago )
Keys into Aussie Open 2nd round after beating local teenager
In her first match of the season, against an Aussie on center court, Madison Keys made it seem straight forward as she advanced to the second round of the Australian Open
9:10PM ( 38 minutes ago )
AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump's lawyers
President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing the president couldn't have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey
9:05PM ( 42 minutes ago )