Australian Open Women's Capsules

Williams, 35, was recently engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian but opted to not parade her ring during her official pre-tournament press conference on Saturday.

Djokovic joined Roy Emerson as the most successful men's champion at the Australian Open past year and can take sole possession of the record with a seventh crown, having won in 2008, 2011-13 and 2015-16.

She did not drop a set on her way to the crown and Murray said: "She is playing the best tennis of her life".

"Everywhere I am going, I go to the restaurant and airport or whatever, it's a little bit bigger than it was before". I won't allow it to sink in because I'm so focused. By her own admission, previous year was not stellar by her standards, and Williams surely will want to reclaim her title in Australia and perhaps even the number one ranking.

Serena Williams lost her No. 1 ranking to Angelique Kerber when she fell in the semifinals of the US Open to Karolina Pliskova.

She arrives at the scene of her big 2010 breakthrough riding high with eight match-wins, a second career title, and one of the biggest scalps in women's tennis. Now whether that will result in many more titles or great performances, I don't know: We'll see. I feel at times we both kind of were making unforced errors, but we were also pressuring each other to make mistakes.

"So I guess I don't quite see it with such an outside perspective".

Asked if she can recall her successful gameplan from the Rogers Cup clash with Williams, Bencic replied: "Yeah, for sure I remember".

2017 Australian Open Order of Play: Day 2 schedule headlined by Djokovic, Nadal and Serena

Defending champion Novak Djokovic will launch his bid for a record seventh Australian Open title with a mouth-watering first round match against Fernando Verdasco.

The Belgian used to work with former world No1s Kim Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka and just a few weeks into this new partnership, he brought the best out of Konta on Sydney.

"You get grilled fish, rice salads, there is chips, but I haven't had chips yet and I probably won't for a little while".

The draw gives her the opportunity to get through her bad days and as her record over the past six months shows - she's also beaten Konta in that period - she will stand a good chance against the best players should she reach the latter stages.

The hard-hitting United States superstar returned to battle in Auckland last week, losing in the second round. I love it here, love the conditions. Hopefully, I can improve on that. If they can't, the ageing maestro Federer, or the prizefighter past his prime in Nadal, might find the energy to deliver one more gem, and knock either Andy or Novak out in the earlier rounds. "A lot of people have got a lot to say about her playing here at home".

Kerber looks like she plays a lot of extended rallies full of running forehands and backhands, but the reality is she plays far more shorter points than longer ones.

It is all a far cry from events past year, when Murray was torn between his title attempt and what was happening back home. Wawrinka is fresh off his U.S Open win against Djokovic and hard courts like these are most favourable to him. It's never easy for me. That has made me a better competitor.

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