Serena Williams vs. Nicole Gibbs: Score and Reaction from 2017 Australian Open

Tennis- Australian Open- Melbourne Park Melbourne Australia- 23/1/17 Serena Williams of the U.S. hits a shot during her Women's singles

Venus, the oldest player in the women's singles draw at 36, plays German qualifier Mona Barthel in the fourth round on Sunday.

The second seed displayed a clinical performance, despite a slight wobble in the second set, and she defeated the 19-year-old Swiss, 6-3, 6-4.

She has set the tone for the tournament.

Strycova has lost both of her previous two meetings with Williams, both played in 2012, including in the second round of the Australian Open. "I'm used to having the crowd against me, so nothing's going to surprise me", Pliskova said.

"[Voegele] misses a first serve and Venus is all over her", Adler said.

But she hasn't advanced beyond the quarter-final round at Melbourne Park since her loss to younger sister, Serena, in the 2003 final.

Before this week, the 34-year-old Lucic-Baroni hadn't won a match at Melbourne Park since her debut at the Australian Open in 1998. Pavlyuchenkova has five wins over top-10 players since the 2015 season.

Serena Williams is still on track in her bid to win a record 23rd Grand Slam title.


"She's such an awesome person, especially off the court", she said.

Pavlyuchenkova breezed through the first three games and kept Kuznetsova on the defensive with her groundstrokes. However that happens, two sets or three sets, that's how I want to walk to the end, as a victor'.

Barthel was the lowest-ranked player to reach the fourth round of the women's draw here since 2010, although she has a career-high ranking of 23 and was consistently top 50 before an illness past year caused her slide down the rankings.

"She makes the court feel very very small".

I wrote yesterday that it's tough to find pre-match value in the latter stages of Grand Slam events, and this is indeed the case tomorrow with all four matches being priced reasonably accurately, compared to my model prices.

I'm always hesitant to back Venus given it's usually a matter of time before she has a match filled with errors and it costs her the victory.

Pavlyuchenkova has dropped just one set this tournament and is fresh off a match in which she had 21 winners and was dominant with her first serve.

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