Caroline Wozniacki hailed her greatest comeback on Wednesday after saving two match points at 1-5 in the final set to keep her Grand Slam dream alive against little-known Jana Fett.
Australian Open 2018, Day 1 highlights: CoCo Vandeweghe goes loco over bananas, retro Rafael Nadal turns up
CoCo Vandeweghe and Denis Shapovalov had trouble with bananas on an entertaining Day 1 of the Australian Open. Take a look at some interesting stories from Melbourne.
Vandeweghe told reporters it had been touch and go whether she would even make it to Melbourne Park for her match.
Australian Open 2018: Venus Williams ousted by Belinda Bencic; seeded CoCo Vandeweghe, Kevin Anderson also out
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams was knocked out of the Australian Open in straights sets by 20-year-old Belinda Bencic, 3-6, 5-7.
Federer is aiming for a second Hopman Cup title, having also won the tournament back in 2001, before he had won an ATP singles title, when he partnered with Martina Hingis
Sock, who had squandered an early service break in the first set, went to ground early in the tiebreak, reaching immediately for his right hip.
Hopman Cup: Roger Federer ends 2017 with wins in singles and mixed doubles to help Switzerland beat Japan
Federer started his 2017 campaign in Perth and given the success which followed, the 36-year-old was keen to replicate his preparation for Melbourne by returning to the Hopman Cup.
Vandeweghe gave her team the early lead in the tie with win over Pavlyuchenkova, before Jack Sock secured victory for the Americans by beating Karen Khachanov
Vandeweghe and Rogers defeated Sabalenka and Sasnovich 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to give the United States a 3-2 final victory and an 18th Fed Cup crown.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 87th in the world, prevailed 4-5, 6-1, 8-6 in two hours six minutes to chalk up her second win over Sloane Stephens.
Fed Cup: After CoCo Vandeweghe's win, Aryna Sabalenka defeats Sloane Stephens to level final for Belarus
Sloane Stephens' miserable run continued as she lost a tough three-setter to Belarus teenager Aryna Sabalenka to leave the Fed Cup final level at 1-1.
Fed Cup final: CoCo Vandeweghe to open play against Aliaksandra Sasnovich; Sloane Stephens faces Aryna Sabalenka
CoCo Vandeweghe will play in the opening match of the Fed Cup final on Saturday when USA takes on Belarus, with the Americans looking to break a 17-year title drought.
The United States aim to end their longest Fed Cup title drought when they meet a Belarus team missing former world number one Victoria Azarenka in this weekend's final.
“I grew up playing team sports. Tennis was the last sport I ever played. I‘m very used to a team atmosphere first,” CoCo Vandeweghe said ahead of the Fed Cup final.
With the title, Goerges is set to end the season with a career-high ranking of World No 14.
Ashleigh Barty may have fallen to America's CoCo Vandeweghe in China this week, but the 21-year-old Australian has proven she's got what it takes to be a top player.
"Everything that Serena has shown over her career just makes you believe that if she has that in her sights then she will go after it and achieve it." Steffi Graf said.
After Goerges beat Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 6-3 in the first semi-final, American Vandeweghe took to court to outplay Australian Ashleigh Barty with the same scoreline.
WTA Elite Trophy: Julia Goerges sends Kristina Mladenovic packing; Sloane Stephens exits after retiring injured
Goerges joins American CoCo Vandeweghe, Australia's Ashleigh Barty, and Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in the race to the final in Zhuhai, southern China.
WTA Elite Trophy: Ashleigh Barty overwhelms Angelique Kerber to reach semis, Coco Vandeweghe cruises
Barty, the youngest player at the season-ending tournament in China, needed just one hour and 11 minutes to down her German opponent 6-3, 6-4 at Zhuhai's Hengqin International Tennis Center.