Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams vs Eugenie Bouchard

Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams vs Eugenie Bouchard

Morning all and welcome to coverage on day four of the Australian Open where we have a bumper night session in store.

First up on Rod Laver Arena is an eye-catching second-round contest between women’s favourite Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard, before world No 1 Novak Djokovic takes on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a repeat of the 2008 Aussie Open final.

What chance does Bouchard have against Serena? She’s started the year off with her first title since 2014 by partnering Sofia Kenin to success in the doubles in Auckland. When it comes to the slams, the 24-year-old hasn’t made it past the second round since Melbourne back in 2017.

Earlier today there were victories for US Open champion Naomi Osaka against Tamara Zidansek, Elina Svitolina against Viktoria Kuzmova and Madison Keys over Anastasia Potapova.

And for all the talk of the unpredictability of the women’s game, the story of the tournament so far has been the top players dominating.

Of the top seeds, only Karolina Pliskova and Anastasija Sevastova dropped a set overnight – the latter doing well to fight off the challenge of exciting Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu.

Charlie Eccleshare will be here from 7.45am to bring you build up and latest score from Williams vs Bouchard.

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