ASH Barty will need to become the first player to defeat Angelique Kerber in 2018 if she is to win the Sydney International.
Now it's happened, and it's not so easy, actually, to really get used to it-to wake up every morning and tell myself, "Okay, you really are now the no. 1 player in the world". But I'm feeling good - I'm healthy. "I think even though it may not be ideal at the moment, it's still good enough to win matches".
Making the final in Sydney ensures Barty will carry the heaviest expectation at next week's Australian Open, which she enters as Australia's highest-ranked female.
It is an impressive start to the new year for Kerber, having won her four matches at last week's mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth before her three victories in Sydney. Kerber on form deserves favouritism but Barty should be backed by a strong home crowd and that will give her confidence. Regardless whether you're No.1, No.10, or 100 in the world, it's the best feeling for an Australian to be playing at the Australian Open.
In a momentum-boosting buildup to the Australian Open, which starts Monday, Kerber had wins over Lucie Safarova, No. 2-seeded Venus Williams, former Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova and Camila Giorgi before beating Barty to claim her 11th career title.
It was the first time an Australian woman featured in the Sydney International final since 2005 when Alicia Molik took the title over Sam Stosur.
Hamas initially said a typical smuggling tunnel was destroyed, but had no immediate response to the Israeli announcement. He said Israeli jets struck part of the tunnel and a new set of sophisticated "tools" destroyed the rest.
The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors Monday to help tackle a winter blood shortage . Eligible donors with types O, A negative and B negative blood are urged to make a Power Red donation, where available.
Police on Sunday arrested a man they say was found with several guns and ammunition in his Hyatt Regency hotel room downtown. Acevedo said on Twitter earlier Sunday that the situation was "contained" and there were no specific threats to Houston .
We're already watching next Tuesday ... another weather system and drop in temps could bring more snow chances to the Mid-South. "But as of right now, there could be snow out in Pittsburgh, and some could be lingering into Sunday ", Evanego said.
Wolf's son Eliot Wolf was probably the most likely candidate for the job, but it ultimately went to Gutekunst. He was promoted to director of of college scouting in 2012 and director of player personnel in March of 2016.
The outpatient departments in private hospitals were closed in support of the strike called by the Indian Medical Association. The IMA wants amendments in the bill, which will be tabled in Lok Sabha on Parliament.
Trump said the stop-and-go nature to his strategy with North Korea is intentional and part of a broader goal. "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un ", Trump told The Wall Street Journal .
The autonomous revolution is almost upon us, and today General Motors is entering the fray properly with this, the Cruise AV . Most of GM's hydrogen-powered vehicles will most likely be ambulances or delivery trucks.
Newton took a hard hit in the fourth quarter in which he claimed his helmet came down over his eyes and hurt his right eye. Yet, a few yards from the sideline, he stopped and collapsed to the ground, going on all fours and staring at the ground.
On its website, SpaceX says it has more than 70 upcoming missions on its launch manifest, which could take several years. The company has said it plans to launch about 30 missions in 2018 after completing a record 18 past year .
President Donald Trump who vowed to destroy North Korea if threatened, even as U.S. diplomats pushed for a diplomatic solution. He said the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics would be a good opportunity to showcase the status of the Korean nation.
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Flores rejects offer to manage Stoke
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Razer's New Laptop Uses Their Upcoming Phone To Power It
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MI couple wanted in death of 4-year-old arrested in Georgia
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Fire at Home of Roy Moore Accuser Being Investigated for Arson
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Jon Gruden leaves broadcast booth to again coach Raiders
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Details, images, and pricing of the Nokia 6 (2018) revealed
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