In a touching gesture on Saturday, Serena Williams was seen consoling her opponent Dayana Yastremska after the American tennis legend stormed past the Ukranian to reach the Australian Open women’s singles quarterfinals.Serena made light work of her third-round match at the Rod Laver Arena as she won 6-2, 6-1 by sending 20 winners flying past the 57th-ranked 18-year-old.Yastremska rolled her right ankle midway through and took a medical time-out to have her foot bandaged when trailing 4-1 in the second set.It stalled defeat only briefly, however, as Serena broke her a third time in the set and claimed the match when the Ukrainian sprayed a cross-court forehand wide.The teenager broke down after her loss but Serena was quick to offer support at the nets.”You did amazing. You did so well. You did amazing. Don’t cry. You did really well,” the seven-time champion was heard saying.You did amazing. You did so well. You did amazing. Don’t cry. You did really [email protected]ms #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/kbRHcob5Tz#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 19, 2019The 16th-seeded Serena has now won 20 consecutive sets at Melbourne Park, having not dropped a set in her 2017 title run and winning three rounds here this year in straight sets. She did not play here in 2018 following the birth of her daughter.The 37-year-old also won her 84th match at Melbourne Park, which is more than any other woman in Australian Open history. She has lost just 10 matches in 18 appearances at the tournament.Serena, attempting to win a record 24th Grand Slam singles title, will next play either her sister Venus or top-seeded Simona Halep, who play later on Saturday.advertisementSpeaking after the match Serena said her elder sister still intimidates her and picked Billie Jean King as her inspiration.Who inspires @serenawilliams?None other than @BillieJeanKing #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/S7fNRg2zhx#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 19, [email protected]: “She [@Venuseswilliams] still intimidates me.”You heard it here first #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/7AXE6GPJTS#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 19, 2019In other action, No. 8 Kei Nishikori beat Joao Sousa 7-6 (6), 6-1, 6-2, and No. 15 Daniil Medvedev defeated No. 21 David Goffin 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-3.The woman Williams lost to in last year’s chaotic U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka, dusted herself off after tumbling to the court and erased a big deficit by taking 11 of 12 games to beat No. 28 Hsieh Su-wei 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.No. 6 Elina Svitolina also put together quite a comeback to win 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 against Zhang Shuai 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, while No. 13 Anastasija Sevastova eliminated No. 21 Wang Qiang 6-3, 6-3.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Bahama International Airport Will Reopen Today Related Items:bahamas independence, grand bahama, ministry of tourism, Stileet Recommended for you Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island Reopens Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama, Bahamas June 30, 2017 — Top local artists like Stileet, DMAC, Cooling Waters and more have been assembled to perform for two events celebrating the 44th Anniversary of Independence. The announcement was made at a press conference on Thursday, by Senior Under Secretary in the Ministry of Grand Bahama, Office of the Prime Minister Harcourt Brown. The Ministry announced the Ecumenical Service and Parade and the All Bahamian Family Fun Day to take place on July 9th and 10th respectively. Both events will be sponsored by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC). Also scheduled to perform are Grand Bahama Police Pop Band, Ophie & The Websites, Tony Lowe, Georgina Martin, New Wave Dancers, Legend Marching Band and a Junkanoo Rushout. Simeon Outten & Freedom Band, an Interdenominational Mass Choir, Ricardo Clarke, Christian Massive and the Bahamas Dance Theatre. “Looking at the line up, it promises to be a day of fun, fun, fun,” said Brown who added that the Grand Bahama Independence Committee had other activities scheduled for the days leading up to these two major events. #MagneticMediaNews#Bahamas44thIndependence Grand Bahama Set to Return to Normal After Hurricane Irma