It's the first time that Venus has not qualified for the second round of the Australian open since 1997, and the two time runner crashed out at the hands of the 20-year old Bencic who had previously teamed up with compatriot Rodger Federer to win the mixed doubles in Perth.
Isner was sent packing in four sets by unfancied local Matthew Ebden on Margaret Court Arena while Sock slipped to a 6-1 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-3 defeat by 41st-ranked Japanese Yuichi Sugita on Show Court Two. Stephens was also forced to withdraw from the Brisbane International because of a right knee injury.
It was her eighth successive defeat since her maiden grand slam triumph.
"I didn't play so bad, I wasn't missing every shot".
The US Open semi-final spots were all taken by American players in NY but after 10th seed Vandeweghe, coached by Australian Pat Cash, lost to fellow big-hitter Timea Babos 6-7 (4) 2-6 in one hour and 46 minutes, only one remains - Madison Keys. "I did the best that I could".
Sugita is ranked outside the world's top 40 but did earn his maiden ATP Tour title win a year ago, shortly before his 29th birthday.
"Why should I feel uncomfortable because the court is ill-prepared?"
U.S. Open champion Stephens, the 13th seed, was bundled out in three sets by China's Zhang Shuai.
She said: "I really admire that before the match in the locker room he's so relaxed, being amusing with his team, or even with everyone". The Dane is the second seed and will be encouraged with a number of seeded players eliminated in the first round today.
"In women's tennis, anything can happen when there is no Serena Williams", said Babos. She returned on a roll, winning the next six points to clinch the first set, and then dominated the second. "I used to watch Serena and Venus on TV when I was little girl, never dreaming I would play them one day and now I am, it's awesome".
Stephens, who suffered a torrid denouement to the tennis calendar past year, remains without a win since her surprise triumph at Flushing Meadows and despite an encouraging start, she fell to a 2-6 7-6 (4) 6-2. Don't worry. We will get back to having fun soon. "Just didn't work out". That he's trying to give advice and help also someone like me.
Other players orchestrating upsets on Day 1 in Melbourne were Estonia's Kaia Kanepi rolling over No. 24 Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2, the Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk likewise easing past No. 25 Peng Shuai 6-2, 6-2, and Romania's Irina Camelia-Begu outlasting No. 31 Ekaterina Makarova 3-6, 6-4, 8-6.
Australian Open 2018 When is it on?
French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko needed a second-set comeback to progress past veteran world No 93 Francesca Schiavone and earn a second-round encounter with Ying-Ying Duan.
Texas Hit By Worst Flu Season in Decades
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The casino company said its shuttle boat that caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast never had any previous problems. The shuttle had been transporting people between to the Tropical Breeze Casino boat when it had engine problems.
How can I watch the Saints and Vikings? As for the Lions, they have once again reverted to the mediocrity they are famous for. That came a month after the Vikings decided not to pick up an $18 million option on Peterson's contract for 2017.
Singh said that the issues raised by the judges are of grave concern and must be resolved immediately by SC bar association. Significantly, the controversial case seeking a probe into the death of Maharashtra trial court judge B.H.
Jack Smith, AP Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding at the center of media attention during trainng at Lillehammer, Norway. News cameras captured Kerrigan wailing in pain after the attack. "Not right now", she told The Boston Globe .
England were thrashed 4-0 in the five-Test Ashes series by Australia but have had better results in the 50-over format. Smiles are now back on English faces as they travel to Brisbane on Monday for Friday's second ODI at the Gabba.
Grace said that it was the moment when they were watching television, where " it really hit me that I was violated ". Following the uncomfortable foreplay situation, Grace says she went to wash up and collected herself.
Ex-West Bromwich Albion striker Cyrille Regis has died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 59, it has been announced. West Brom are due to unveil a 10-foot statue of Regis, Cunningham and Batson at the Hawthorns this season.
Many Democrats and some Republicans have said they won't vote for the money bill unless it includes a solution for the Dreamers. The President and all those attending the meeting know what I said and how I feel, ' Graham said in a statement Saturday.
At this rate, Kane will also be targeting the most Premier League goals in one season which now stands at 31 for a 38 game season. Boss, Sam Allardyce included new £27 million striker, Cenk Tosun , following his move from Turkish outfit, Besiktas .
Ford will invest $11bn in electric vehicles by 2022
This will be a huge increase from the $4.5 billion the automaker announced it would invest by 2020 in December 2015. Ford is to bring a high-performance electric utility vehicle to market by 2020. "For us, it's not just compliance".
Honda Accord named vehicle of the Year
The brand sold only 10,523 Navigators a year ago , far behind competitors in the segment such as the Cadillac Escalade. Today the highly coveted North American Car, Utility and Truck of the year awards were announced .
Police Provide Update in Greyhound Bus Incident
Sheriff Schmaling says Vargas-Rosas continued to make threats to kill law enforcement during his transport to jail. The situation led police to chase the bus, and then stop it with spike strips on the IL side of the state line.
Freezing rain possible for Timmins and area
Temperatures will drop below 0 C by late afternoon and keep going lower, down to -15 C overnight - with wind chill on top of that. Morning flurries will change to rain showers later this morning, according to the most recent forecast from Environment Canada.
38 minutes of fear: How a Hawaii missile alert test went wrong
He said that North Korea is a constant concern, given the threat of nuclear missiles. "The warning was a mistake", Miyagi said. Minnesota Musician Kat Perkins, who was on vacation as well, said she was on her way to snorkel when she received the alert.
Google removes gaming apps with pop-up porn malware
Then there were some ads that tried to trick the user into giving up their phone number by telling them that they had won a prize. Check Point researchers have found the new and nasty malicious code, dubbed AdultSwine, hiding in around 60 game apps.
Independent Trajectory For India-Israel Ties
Over time, he continued, he is expecting a change in India's voting on issues relating to Israel at worldwide forums. Modi will be reciprocating the reception he received from Netanyahu during his visit to Israel in July.