The unseeded, world number 78, player took out the American in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5. Stephens was also forced to withdraw from the Brisbane International because of a right knee injury.
Notably, the seven-time Grand Slam champion lost to her sister Serena Williams in 2017 Australian Open and emerged as the runner-up.
"Why do I have to play under a different set of rules?"
Sock, who capped a memorable 2017 by reaching the semi-finals on his debut at the ATP Finals in London, was beaten 6-1, 7-6, 5-7, 6-3 by Japan's Yuichi Sugita. "I tried to do that today". She ended last season without a title. I don't have to make myself uncomfortable because [the tournament is] ill prepared.
Stephens has not won a match since her stunning triumph in NY and a 2-6 7-6 (7/4) 6-2 defeat by Zhang Shuai made it eight losses in a row. "I'm just happy to be on court".
The defeat leaves the Williams family out of the second round of the for the first time since 1997, since Serena Williams, Venus' sister is not participating in the tournament.
"Obviously, it wasn't my day.it wasn't some of the American women's day but I guess that it happens and that's tennis".
2013: The American suffered a defeat at the hands of Russian star Maria Sharapova in the third-round. sharapova had defeated Williams in straight sets in just 79 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.
Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway A passenger plane skidded off a runway and was left stuck precariously on the side of a cliff in northeast Turkey last night. The airport was temporarily shut before reopening early Sunday, while an operation to remove the plane continued.
"I think it was a huge opportunity and I used it, so I was very relieved after the match point".
The 2018 Australian Open proved to be an American nightmare on Day 1 as the Top 3 USA seeds exited Melbourne, some in ugly fashion.
Well, the first two matches on centre court involved the two oldest women in the draw, Venus and Italy's Francesca Schiavone, who are both 37 - plus 212 days in the former's case, six fewer for the latter.
In 2013, Bencic won the junior French Open and Wimbledon titles, and was named the ITF World Junior Champion. As for the banana, she added: "I was just trying to wait for what I asked for to come and the chair umpire deemed that it wasn't a good enough reason to wait for anything".
German 12th seed Julia Goerges continued a winning streak going back to last October, defeating Sofia Kenin of the US, 6-4, 6-4.
Ryan Harrison beat Dudi Sela in a sometimes heated five-setter in front of a partisan crowd and qualifier Mackenzie McDonald also bucked the trend for the Americans.
The Spaniard made a fine start in his bid to win only his second ever Australian open wrapping up a dominant win in just over an hour and a half.
Second seed Caroline Wozniacki got away to a winning start, beating Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu, 6-2, 6-3.
The 26-year-old entered this year's competition with a career-high ranking, but her Australian Open dream soon turned into a nightmare during an ill-tempered and contentious 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 loss to Hungary's Timea Babos.
It's a lovely break from our own reality, after all! The man with the gun is blurry but it definitely looks like him. The series will go into production in 2018. "We lived in the gaps between the stories".
I mean, we all remember how brutal some people were to Kim K when she was pregnant, just for putting on a bit of weight. Kylie Jenner hasn't confirmed her pregnancy nor has been pictured out in public in months.
Coming into the night, he was averaging just 9.6 points per game this season and had hit only 18 3-pointers for the entire year. Cook said he looked around at his teammates' eyes in the huddle prior to the overtime period and knew the game was in hand.
He said if Trump can't support it, "it's hard to see how we could get him to agree to anything that could pass in Congress". Government funding expires midnight Friday without a deal in place, and some government functions will begin to go dark.
The Egyptian navy opened fire on a Palestinian fisherman at sea and killed him, the Gaza Ministry said on Saturday. To press that point home, there will be a closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing, as a necessary security measure.
Incidentally, Tent Boult bagged the man of the match award for delivering an impressive performance of 5-17. Raees was the top run-scorer for Pakistan with 16 as only four batsmen could reach double-digit scores.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says that " hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts". The National Weather Service reported that the massive tremor sparked tsunami fears in the Pacific.
Vargas-Rosas "was acting somewhat irrationally, but yet calm enough that no one wanted to agitate him", Schmaling said. According to Schmaling, the driver of the bus didn't realize deputies were attempting to pull the vehicle over.
It's Facebook's attempt to erase practically all news from the feed to give users a sense of community, not outrage and clickbait. The social media platform said among its biggest focus areas for 2018 is to ensure that time spent on Facebook is well spent.
It's symbolic", said Brigitte Macron , whose husband campaigned as a centrist candidate in the French presidential election. The two signed several major trade deals during the visit , that included fields such as food, nuclear power and aerospace.
Iranian oil tanker sinks one week after collision
The National Iranian Tanker Co. describes itself as operating the largest tanker fleet in the Middle East. The 21 Chinese crew members of the Crystal , which did not burst into flames, were all rescued.
'I feel betrayed' by Bannon, Trump says
The former Trump campaign chief and White House adviser is gearing up for his interview with House investigators next. Rebekah Mercer released a statement saying, "I support President Trump and the platform upon which he was elected".
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4 am to 7 pm Friday
There could be some icy or slippery areas to start the morning, but most shouldn't run into major issues due to the timing. Runoff from 2 to 3 inches of rainfall and melting snow will cause the river to rise to near 24.5 feet by Saturday morning.
White House backtracks on Trump's United Kingdom snub
The US president tweeted he was not a "big fan" of the new embassy - which is moving from Mayfair to south London. The idea had gradually evolved into a working visit in which Trump would open the London embassy.
USA inflation accelerates in December
The BLS also stated that the 0.4 % increase in the shelter index accounted for merely 80 % of the 1-month all items increase. Overall prices climbed 2.1% in December compared with a year earlier, easing a bit from November's 2.2% annual gain.
Another director has quit 'X-Men' spin-off 'Gambit'
The film has a script by Josh Zetumer and is being produced by Tatum, Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner. Rise of the Planet of the Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt was attached to direct Gambit in 2015, but left a few months later.