Australian Open: Angelique Kerber ousts Maria Sharapova in straight sets

Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after she won over Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne Australia Tuesday Jan. 16 2018

Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after she won over Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne Australia Tuesday Jan. 16 2018

She looked dominant from the first point to the last and renew her title ambitions as she beat 6-1 6-3 Maria Sharapova.

"I felt the pain but I didn't think about it", said after beating the Canadian.

I gave her the confidence by making a lot of errors on the return games. "I had a great 2016 and a year ago was a little bit tougher, but everybody who knows me knows I never give up".

The 2016 champion rolled over the five-time grand slam victor in just 65 minutes on the hard court of the Rod Laver Arena with a 6-1, 6-3 scoreline.

Angelique Kerber must fend off the red hot Hsieh Su-wei. As I said, this is a process.

She offered an overall fantasic performance, the 2016 Australian Open champion showed she's battle-tested and more than ready to fight for this title. Ostapenko plays her third-round match on Friday.

Kerber's year-end ranking dropped from No. 1 in 2016 to 21 previous year, when she failed to defend her Australian or U.S. Open titles.

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Considered one of the contenders for the title after Serena Williams opted against defending her Australian title, Muguruza had a troubled preparation including a retirement at the Brisbane International and a withdrawal ahead the quarterfinals in Sydney because of a right thigh injury. She needed a medical time out in the first set, and accidently hit a ball into a line judge in frustration. "This is incredible for me to be back in the fourth round after 10 years". "I mean, I'm feeling the same like yesterday". "So as awesome as that run was, the combination of being exhausted from that and having a wrist that still wasn't 100 percent flawless, I just needed to kind of shut it down, calm down, and then I was really excited to start the new season".

He will face world No.58 Hyeon Chung in the fourth round after the South Korean youngster's five-set defeat of fourth seed Alexander Zverev.

Maria Sharapova couldn't get much change off Angelique Kerber as the German dominated the Russian completely.

The Croatian-born 23-year-old left-hander will play Czech 20th seed Barbora Strycova on Saturday for a place in the fourth round.

No. 5 Dominic Thiem rallied to beat 190th-ranked American qualifier Denis Kudla 6-7 (6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 and No. 21 Albert Ramos beat another American, wild-card entry Tim Smyczek.

Dark horse David Goffin's Australian Open hopes went up in smoke as he fell to a 1-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 7- 6 (7-4) to French veteran Julien Benneteau while Juan Martin del Potro fired 60 winners on his way to a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (0-7) 6-4 victory over young Russian Karen Khachanov.

The Romanian world number one was impressive in sweeping aside Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday and will now test herself against American Lauren Davis.

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