Elsewhere, men's seeded players Dominic Thiem and Grigor Dimitrov swept their opponents, while local favorite Lucas Pouille had to come back from 2-1 down to edge compatriot Julien Benneteau in full sets. Mertens will have to be more consistent with her serve in order to have a shot. A little luck has already unfolded with the loss of No6 seed Dominika Cibulkova, who Williams might have met in the fourth round.
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza continued to pick her way through a nightmare draw with a terrific 6-7 (4/7) 6-4 6-2 victory over Anett Kontaveit.
Venus is yet to win a game in three appearances at the clay court grand slam tournament in Paris but senses that can change when he lines up alongside American Ryan Harrison.
True to form, Williams jetted off to Paris for the French Open on Wednesday, this time looking refreshed and radiant in head-to-toe athleisure. At No. 86, Boserup is just one place off her career-high ranking, and even in Kvitova's pomp, consistency was never her strong point - so anything is possible.
Kerber was defeated in the first round by unseeded Kiki Bertens 12 months ago and has yet to get past the quarter-finals. "After what she went through, it's incredible", Boserup said. "I thought I'd seen some draws in the last 10". "It's a great tournament for me, I have the best memories I can have". It's a surface that I enjoy playing on. "I don't know how well I'm going to do, because I don't know what to do".
"I didn't tell a lot of people to be quite honest and I'd been saving it". "Here we are. You know, what an experience".
It also completes a dismal clay court swing for the German, in which she won just two matches and had to retire hurt in herthird round match against Eugenie Bouchard in Madrid, and marks the first time in the Open era that a women's top seed has failed to win a match at the French Open. It was touch and go whether it would finish the same night at all.
Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate
The announcement comes just days after Netanyahu personally greeted US President Donald Trump on his first visit to Israel. "King Salman of Saudi Arabia could not have been kinder, and I will tell you, he's a very wise, wise man", he said.
North Korea says ballistic missile test successful
As a result, North Korea is stepping up its development of advanced weapons that would allow the country to defend itself. Prior to Tuesday, the USA military had conducted 17 tests of its missile-defense system and nine were successful.
James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win
Aside from a Game 3 upset after losing Thomas to a hip injury, the Celtics lost by margins of 13, 44, 13, and 33 points. Turns out Irving was just getting warmed up en route to scorching."Very unstoppable", is the way Lue described Irving.
NDP take lead on Island
About 50 people were at the legislature to present an online petition signed by 25,000 people since the election. Liberal candidate Jim Benninger, with more than 2,000 absentee ballots being tallied to get to the final count.
We can only hope for greatness starting Thursday
Maybe even death and taxes aren't certain anymore; science, medicine, global warming, politics throwing everything up in the air. Finally, while a traditional NBA League Pass package is no longer available for purchase, there is NBA League Pass Audio.
Ethiopia's Tedros wins top job at WHO
There were calls from some for the abolition of the World Health Organization and the creation of a more effective body. In the last weeks of his campaign to become WHO's next director-general, Larry Gostin, an adviser to his rival, Dr.