The 22-year-old Japanese was irritated by Zheng’s defensive play and her emotions got the better of her when the Chinese broke early in the second set.
Gauff, who screamed and pumped her fists as she completed her victory, said her “will to win” had got her through.
The Spaniard, one shy of Roger Federer’s Grand Slam mark, dropped only five games as he swatted aside Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien
She notably suffered from a severe problem whilst giving birth to her first child, Olympia.
Air quality in Melbourne was among the worst on the planet on Tuesday and described as “hazardous” by city authorities following months of blazes that have devastated huge swathes of the country.
Can Serena Williams finally get the Grand Slam monkey off her back or will the new generation prevail?

WATCH: Slovenian star ‘couldn’t walk’ as Melbourne smoke wreaks havoc

Dalila Jakupovic had a severe coughing fit during her Australian Open qualifying match, with Eugenie Bouchard also calling for medical assistance.

Five men to watch at the Australian Open

Expect the old guard to still dominate, but there are a few younger men eager to make an impression.

King Novak, Zverev crashes: what we learned from the ATP Cup

Djokovic hails the tournament as ‘amazing’, but was it really?

Will bushfires affect Australian Open tennis?

The easy answer is most certainly, but there probably won’t be a cancellation.

WATCH: Coco Gauff believes ‘Damn’ is a curse word…

The 15-year-old American tennis prodigy was quick to rebuke her father for ‘swearing’ while he was coaching her.

Nadal insists Federer Slam record not on his mind

he 33-year-old last year won the French and US Open titles to move within one of his Swiss rival’s record tally of 20. 

WATCH: Tsitsipas laughs off temper tantrum despite hitting his dad!

His mother even came down from the stands to give him a talking to.

Serena powers past Giorgi for first win of 2020

“I feel really good, it was fun to be out there,” Williams said after sealing her 6-3 6-2 victory.

Nadal flawless as Djokovic braves brutal conditions at ATP Cup

The Spanish world number one swept past Uruguay’s experienced Pablo Cuevas 6-2, 6-1 in just 73 minutes in Perth to ensure his country won their second consecutive tie at the inaugural 24-team event and moved closer to the quarter-finals.

‘She smelled expensive’ – Naomi Osaka reveals Beyonce pep talk

The two-time Grand Slam champion, who will be defending her Australian Open title this month, bumped into the superstar while still “depressed” after losing in the fourth round at the US Open.

WATCH: The worst tennis match ever might be far more sinister

Artem Bahmet, who clearly can’t play tennis, lost 0-6 0-6 in just 22 minutes during an ITF qualifying tournament. Was he in cahoots with sports gamblers?

I had nothing left to give, says Nadal after Spain win Davis Cup

The 33-year-old won eight out of eight rubbers, including two in the singles and doubles in a pulsating win over Britain on Saturday and then the decisive match that clinched the title against Shapovalov.

Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open

The British three-time major winner has been slowly working his way back to fitness and is now ranked 289th, up from 503rd just a week ago.




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