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A dominant Djokovic beats the Briton

A dominant Djokovic beats the Briton

The world No. 1 is already looking sharp as she seeks her 11th title at the Australian Open, which starts in two weeks' time. Four days after losing his exhibition match against arch-rival Carlos Algaraz in Melbourne (4-6, 6-4, 6-4), the world No.1 spent just 1 hour and 12 minutes on court to be dismissed. This enemy he met for the first time.

“I was a bit rusty in the beginning, I didn't have the rhythm in the first five or six games, but that's normal,” Djokovic commented. “When you don't play an official tournament for more than a month, it takes a while for the engines to run… I think my serve was great and I have to go every time. coming out Worst case scenario, 15/15 or 30/30 in my service games, I find a way to get to the good ones.

She will be paired with Olga Danilovich in the mixed doubles later in the evening, a decisive encounter as her compatriot was defeated by Zheng Qinwen in the women's singles.

Earlier, Jessica Pegula and Taylor Fritz gave the United States a 1-6, 7-6 (7/5), 10-7 victory over Great Britain's Katie Boulder and Neil Skupski.

“We're carrying the same energy as last year, and we don't want to go down and lose it,” replied Fritz (10th), who, despite a setback, had earlier beaten the US 7-6 to level ( 7/5 ) 6-4 in the men's singles. Cameron Norrie (18th).

In Sydney, Leila Fernandez led Canada to a decisive win against Chile. The 2021 US Open finalist won 6-2, 6-3 in singles against Daniela Seguel, then eliminated Seguel and Tomas Barrios Vera 7-5, 4-6, 10 in mixed doubles, partnered by Steven Dees. -8.

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The United Cup brings together eighteen nations in six pools split between Sydney and Perth. The top two in each group and the two best runners-up will meet in the quarter-finals.