Stat of the Day: Rafael Nadal reaches second week of Australian Open for 15th time
It’s also his 51st time reaching the second week of any major.
She’s also won 20 of her last 24 since last August.
She’s now 50-18 at tour-level since the start of 2021—she was 18-22 in her entire career before 2021.
The former No. 1’s first-round win over Nikoloz Basilashvili on Tuesday was his 49th career win at the Happy Slam.
Only one of the Big 3—Rafael Nadal—started their career that strong in opening matches at majors.
She was 0-5 against them 10 months ago.
The Indian Wells champion outlasted Barbora Krejcikova, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4), in the final of the WTA 500 event.