The Tennis Podcast: Where are all the shocks at the Australian Open?

What's behind all the rifts within Australian tennis?

After another day which saw the top seeds and big names advance at the Australian Open, Tennis Podcast presenters Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport, Amazon Prime) and David Law (BBC 5 Live, BT Sport) discuss why there have been so few upsets throughout the first week of the tournament.

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki was beaten on Friday, and two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson was an early casualty, but all the other title contenders remain in the draw. Does that make for a better tournament?

On Saturday, there were a couple of shocks brewing as both Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina found themselves in trouble. How did they manage to pull through?

Later in the day, Serena Williams and Simona Halep both won to set up their blockbuster last 16 match. It was far and away Halep’s best performance of the tournament so far. How is she coping without a coach?

In the men’s draw, Novak Djokovic beat Denis Shapovalov easily. But what caused his third set wobble? And are we right to be a bit disappointed in Shapovalov’s performance?

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