Her victory was made all the more sweet by her being the returning hero at Indian Wells, a venue she and her sister, Venus, had boycotted until as recently as 2015, after reports of racism against their family and that notorious booing by the crowd in 2001, and by the fact that she gave birth in September.
"She's playing really well and just honing her game", said Venus, who watched the Diyas match from the stands. "Too black for my tennis whites", Williams says.
Whether it be her inability to smile during a competition, or her visceral reactions whenever she scores a point, (or oftentimes win) Williams has merited the ire of many in the sports world and online.
The same applies to Williams back on the court after having a baby, or even a Barbie doll being created in the likeness of the British boxing champion Nicola Adams (albeit one that doesn't look like it would stand up to being tickled, never mind punched). "She's only 18 years old".
2017 ATP World Finals victor Grigor Dimitrov was stunned by Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-7, 6-4, 3-6 to bow out. "It definitely wasn't easy but it was good". "We can always stay in the tournament longer if the both of us are in the tournament".
The second was equally hard fought, the duo trading two breaks each before Williams got a third crucial break at 5-5. Bertens would rue her missed opportunities, especially after several unforced errors which saw Williams take a commanding lead. She was already eight weeks pregnant at that time. Bertens is a risky if erratic opponent, quite capable of handling Williams's power and providing plenty of her own.
She fell behind 3-1 early in the second set but rallied by holding serve in the fifth game.
Serena, 36 and vying to become the first woman to win three Indian Wells titles, clinched the victory against Bertens on her second match point when Bertens blasted a forehand wide.
"I'm really happy that I won this first-round match".
But all-Williams matches have never been exclusively about the tennis or the tactics. "I would prefer to play someone else, anybody else, literally anybody else, but it has to happen now". "Just have to go out there and see how I am and do my best".
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In reply, India did not get off to an ideal start after both their openers Rohit Sharma (11) and Shikhar Dhawan (8) fell cheaply. But thereafter, Manish and Karthik stitched an unbeaten 68-run partnership for the fifth wicket to guide India home comfortably.
After a normal take-off from Dhaka, the plane had begun to behave strangely as it approached Kathmandu , he said. In May, 2012, Agni Air's Dornier 228-212 (9N-AIG) crashed near Jomsom Airport in Mustang, killing 15 people.
In other women's third round matches on Monday, French seventh seed Caroline Garcia defeated Australia's Daria Gavrilova 7-5, 6-4. The sisters have often said the other tennis playing sibling is their toughest opponent. "It never crossed my mind, " Venus said.
She revealed that their family has been huge fans of the show for a long time and were excited to be apart of Family Feud . Khloe Kardashian prepped to welcome her baby girl into the world with a pink baby shower worthy of, well, a Kardashian.
City now know victory in their next two Premier League games will be enough for them to be crowned Premier League champions. The Belgium defender, 31, said: "I'm really pleased with the game management and that's something you've seen this season".
Gibson also adds another big body in the paint to help the Timberwolves crash the boards for second-chance opportunities. On Friday morning, it was reported that Curry will not travel with the team and will remain at home to rest and recover.
Such a stat indicates the Brazilian is confident enough to take the game to Barcelona and try to put them on the back foot. We have to improve in personality, especially when there is a lot of pressure from our opponent.
Mattis said he had seen some positive indications from Islamabad, noting some Pakistani military operations along the border. These and other moves boosted the number of USA troops in Afghanistan by at least 3,500, to a total of more than 14,000.
Vance is an experienced pilot and flight instructor. "He was just straight compassion and loyalty" and humility, Masinter said. The other three passengers, who had to be cut from the helicopter's safety harnesses, were declared dead at the hospital.
In a statement to the UN Security Council, the Kurdish council that governs Afrin on Sunday demanded a response to the Turkish offensive.
President Trump visits border wall prototypes
Trump's visit comes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week sued California over three of its so-called sanctuary laws. Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand MORE announced the lawsuit during a visit to Sacramento last week.
Federer wins at Indian Wells, Djokovic crashes out
He is making a cautious return to the ATP Tour after stopping his 2017 season following Wimbledon, due to a right elbow injury. Roger Federer insists he is taking nothing for granted after moving a step closer to a sixth Indian Wells title in California.
Irena and ISA sign deal to speed global PV roll-out
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said advanced and affordable technology is needed to deliver solar energy around the world. India also aims to achieve 40% installed power capacity from renewable energy by 2030.
PGA Tour 2018 Round 4 Online
Woods has won 79 times on the PGA Tour and victory on Sunday would bring him within two of all-time leader Sam Snead. He said that during his worst times he often thought about life before his back injury.