Sydney International PHOTOS: Kerber conquers Venus, Radwanska beats Konta


Rain-affected Tuesday at the Sydney International was marked by a first-round rematch of last year’s singles final between Agnieszka Radwanska and Johanna Konta, in which the Pole eliminated the defending champion 6-3 7-5, and Angelique Kerber‘s 5-7 6-3 6-1 second-round triumph over fellow Grand Slam champion and former world No.1 Venus Williams. Our photographer Jimmie48 covered these two blockbusters, as well as Daria Gavrilova‘s first-round victory over compatriot Olivia Rogowska 6-4 1-6 7-5, Barbora Strycova‘s second-round win over Ekaterina Makarova 6-4 6-1, Sam Stosur‘s triumph over Carina Witthoeft 4-6 7-5 6-3 in round one, and Dominika Cibulkova‘s elimination of Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-4 in round two.

Moreover, we have photos of Petra Kvitova‘s play time with children and Julia Goerges‘ interaction with fans, as the German, who is on a 14-match winning streak with three straight titles, had to withdraw from the tournament just hours after defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the WTA Auckland Classic final on Sunday.


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