The tournament started as per its schedule as the air quality was judged to be good, but only after four hours the torrential rain caused the game to be stopped on the outside court.
Due to rain, there is an atmosphere of chaos Roger Federal and Serena Williams won in the first round
Serena Williams and Roger Federal started off with a win at the Australian Open on Monday, after which the rain created an atmosphere of chaos and so did the fire on the forest. Could not match.
The haze caused cough and breathing difficulties to many players during qualifying last week, which led to the possibility of delay in the tournament. The tournament started as per its schedule as the air quality was judged to be good, but only after four hours the torrential rain caused the game to be stopped on the outside court.
Number three in the world, Federal remained out of court at the time of closing the roof at Rod Lavern Arena. He returned to beat America’s Steve Johnson 6-3 6-2 6-2. Federal never missed the first round after making his 20-year debut here. The game continued after closing the roof at the Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Arena.
Rain has also been predicted on Tuesday, which is likely to affect the matches. Due to rain on the first day, 48 matches out of 64 were postponed till Tuesday. In the meantime, Serena Williams made a strong start to her 24th Grand Slam title, while last year’s champion Naomi Osaka also made it to the second round by winning in straight sets.
Djokovic: Wins 900th Singles Match
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic entered the next round by defeating World No. 35 Germany’s Jane Lenard Struff 7-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 in a four-set contest. Prior to Djokovic, Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,237), Ivan Lendl (1,068), Rafael Nadal (981) and Guillermo Vilas (949) have achieved this feat.