The GIST: Messing up our circadian rhythms to watch tennis all night has been totally worth it, thanks to some stellar action in the Australian Open.
Staying put: First, the really important news: through two rounds, Serena Williams hasn’t lost a set. Classic. And No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, who’s playing in front of a home crowd, and most recent Grand Slam winner, No. 3 Naomi Osaka, are all still making a run for the title.
- No major shockers on the men’s side (outside of wild card entry Thanasi Kokkinakis [pronounced TA-NA-SI KO-KI-NAK-IS] playing in ), and our top three Canadian men — Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime — are going strong.
Going home: Unfortunately, our Canadian women haven’t had the same luck. After her first return to the court following a 15-month injury absence, we were pretty sad to see No. 8 Bianca Andreescu lose her second-round match, and Rebecca Marino and Leylah Annie Fernandez didn’t fare any better either.
Up next: And some more bad news: Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime have to face each other in tomorrow’s (but tonight, our time) third-round matchup. Shapo is the higher seed, but Felix hasn’t dropped a set yet.