MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Novak Djokovic called it the best he has ever played against old foe Roger Federer. Serena Williams was just being her dominant self.The defending champions both made their way back to the Australian Open final, with Djokovic beating Federer 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 and Williams defeating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 yesterday.”I’ve had matches where I’ve played similar tennis,” said Djokovic, the top-ranked player in the world. “But I think against Roger, these first two sets have been probably the best two sets I’ve played against him overall throughout my career.”Hours earlier at Rod Laver Arena, Williams advanced to within one win of another Grand Slam milestone. If the six-time Australian Open champion wins tomorrow’s final against seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber, she will equal Steffi Graf’s 22 major singles titles, a record in the Open era and the second-most in history behind Margaret Court’s 24.”I was able to do everything that I needed to do,” Williams said of yesterday’s match. “I was really hitting just all the right shots, making little to no errors, which is kind of hard to play like that.”Djokovic, a five-time champion at the Australian Open, advanced to his sixth final at Melbourne Park.For Federer, the signs were ominous from the beginning. Djokovic held his first service game at love and broke the 17-time Grand Slam champion in the second. After seven minutes, Federer was trailing 3-0.In the first semi-final match, Kerber ended Sydney-born British player Johanna Konta’s surprising run with a 7-5, 6-2 win to reach her first Grand Slam final. Konta was the first British woman since 1983 to reach the semi-finals at a major tournament.
WILMINGTON, MA — Debates for the State Representative Race in the 19th District are taking place on August 21 and August 22. WCTV, along with debate partners the Wilmington Apple and Lowell Sun, want to hear YOUR questions for the candidates.There are a two types of questions wanted:Written: Submit a 1-2 line question. Be sure to include your name and home town, as well as whether you want the question asked during the Republican debate, Democratic debate or either one.Video: Want to increase your chances of seeing your question asked during the debate? Record a VIDEO on your phone and send it in. Please keep your questions to under 20 seconds. And again, be sure to give your name and home town. (For best results, record your questions in a quiet space and turn your phone sideways.)How can you get your questions to us?Social Media: Send a Direct Message on either Facebook or Twitter to WCTV’s account. Or just post a comment under one of WCTV’s election stories on Facebook; or tag WCTV on Twitter. They’ll see it!Email: Send emailed questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write DEBATE QUESTION in the subject line.At WCTV: Drop them written questions at WCTV’s station (10 Waltham St.) or arrange to have your video recorded at the studio. Simply contact WCTV about a time you can stop by and staff will take care of the rest.Who’s deciding whether my question is asked?WCTV’s Executive Director Shaun Neville is organizing all questions that come in. He, along with Tom Zuppa from the Lowell Sun, Robert Hayes from the Wilmington Apple and Katie Lannan from State House News Service will select the ones they feel fit best into the debate format.Are candidates getting these questions in advance?While candidates are free to browse WCTV’s Facebook page for comments, they are NOT seeing these questions ahead of time.WCTV’s hope is that this format allows the VOTERS to ask many of the questions for the debates. Please participate!(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wilmington Community Television.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Republican Debate Set For August 21, Democratic Debate Set For August 22In “Government”News & Notes From WCTV: Learn About A Bill At The State House That Will Help WCTV & Other Local Access TV StationsIn “Community”Wilmington Selectmen & School Committee Debates Set For April 4In “Government”