After barely missing on a match point against eventual champion Li Na here at the Australian Open in 2014 and saving match points in two different encounters at Wimbledon last year, the Czech saved nine of them against Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer in a 3 6 7 6 (9 7) 6 1 victory that overshadowed the punishing heat.Safarova’s escape act in the first round tied the most known match points saved at a grand slam in the Open Era: Chanda Rubin pulled off the feat in 1995 at the French Open, Vincent Spadea did it in 2004 at Roland Garros and Nick Kyrgios added to the list in 2014 at Wimbledon.”Actually when I was saving the match points, I thought about the match against Li,” Safarova, who erred on a backhand down the line against Li with the Chinese baseliner stranded in the third round affair, told reporters. “I was like, ‘I lost that one so I could get it back here.’ Like, fate.”Temperatures reached the mid 30s Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) Tuesday but the baking conditions won’t last, as Wednesday’s high is expected to fall to about 22 degrees, an indication of Melbourne’s unpredictable weather.9 match points saved.Safarova comes back from the brink to d.Instead her reward is a clash with one of the best players of all time, Serena Williams, in a rematch of the 2015 French Open finale on Thursday,Williams looked sharp, minus a late hiccup, to fend off Belinda Bencic 6 4 6 3 in what was the most hyped first round contest in the women’s draw. Bencic toppled the recently engaged American the last time they met in 2015 and only slipped outside the top 15 in the rankings thanks to injuries.Rafael Nadal, who sat out the latter stages of 2016 with a wrist complaint, followed Williams on Rod Laver Arena and dispatched Florian Mayer the German with the unorthodox game 6 3 6 4 6 4.
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9th Annual Killer Nashville Conference Returns to Music City: August 21 24. In the wake of the launch of our Hemingway issue, and just two weeks before Killer Nashville returns, Tom takes a moment to reflect on both Papa and this annual conference. Imbibing at Tootsie’s or one of Nashville’s other legendary honky tonks after the daylong convention sessions come to a close..