Day session (1 p.m. local start) Filip Krajinovic / Novak Djokovic def Jannik Sinner 6-3 6-3 Serena Williams def Naomi Osaka 6-2 2-6 (10-7) Venus Williams against Irini-Camelia Bagu (Bonus Match One Tiebreak Set)

World No. 2 The Romanian Simona Halep has the world No. 1 defeated 1 Australian Ash Barty in a tie-break that decided the third set in A Day At The Drive

A match of elite tennis was decided when Halep won the tie-break with 10: 8

Barty won the first set 6-3 before Halep hit back and won the second set 6-1

And although women won the match in a full third set at the Australian Open, which will take place on Aug. February should begin to be contested, a tie ruled over the final sets in the Adelaide Super Slam

“Ash doesn’t look like she didn’t play last year, done so well,” Halep said in her post-game interview about Nine’s coverage

Buckle up everyone! Australian Ash Barty has arrived and is ready to start her tennis summer!

Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem in straight sets to win the Adelaide Super Slam duel

It was stones and diamonds from both superstars who, after two weeks in quarantine, wanted to dust off the cobwebs and put on a show in Adelaide

The exuberance of Thiem was noticeable early on when the Austrian tried more than once to change his game plan and took Nadal by surprise with an intelligent serve-and-volley game

But the Spaniard’s experience was too much to contain when Nadal marched off with a 7-5-6-4 victory to start his Australian summer

Following his victory, Nadal had an emotional message of support for Australia’s response to the global pandemic

“It was a tough year for the whole world in general,” said Nadal after his victory

“For us in Spain we were very badly affected by the virus. We are still in a very difficult situation

“I think Australia is an amazing, positive example of how to do things right and control the pandemic so congratulations to the country

“The past two weeks have been great, of course staying in quarantine for 14 days is not ideal, but this is how we have to do it today

Rafael Nadal struggled through a difficult opening phase to win the first set of the Adelaide Super Slam against Dominic Thiem

It took the Spaniard a while to find his range, but when he did so he managed to break the Austrian tie 5-5 and run away with the first 7-5

Thiem will be upset that he didn’t benefit from a swing in the middle of the set when he stunned Nadal with a beautiful serve and volleyball game

“Well, Thiem finally succumbed to the pressure,” said British tennis star Mark Petchey

“But what a memory for everyone who had the first set, this is how tennis should be”

Both Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal clearly have some cobwebs to clear before the Australian Open

Both stars have sent a string of hits far and wide across the baseline, but it was Thiem’s ​​willingness to change his game plan that made the early breakthrough, with the Austrian stunning Nadal with an aggressive serve and volley game

At the first serve, Thiem Nadal rattled as he raced into the net for consecutive serve-and-volley games that surprised the Spaniard

Thiem was able to sail away with a 3: 2 lead and a noticeable spring in the crotch

Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem initiated today’s proceedings at the Adelaide Super Slam

The crowd broke out at a moving moment for the two international superstars who were forced to play in front of a minimal crowd amid the global pandemic

Serena Williams took out the opening set 6-2, but it’s Naomi Osaka’s game that really stunned the commentary team here

The 2019 Australian Open champion sprayed the ball all over the field, and her duty play has not yet worked in this game

Some of the shots that she totally missed and she looks far from good

One particular shot summed up her opening sentence by having the entire side of Williams on the court to land the ball with her opponent incapacitated and somehow completely missing the place

“I feel here for Naomi there is a lack of games and preparation,” says John Fitzgerald

“I’ve never seen a player ranked number 1 in the world and play the ball so wrong

“She is so concerned about her serve that for the moment she has lost the rest of her game”

“I’m trying to find my words, but I’m not sure what to say there,” she adds

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