If you resisted the urge to get your beauty sleep and catch the blockbusters on the court late Wednesday night, here’s what you may have missed at Melbourne Park.
Young gun Coco Gauff set up an all-American showdown with her American Bernarda Pera in the third round by defeating Britain’s Emma Raducanu. Seventh-seeded Gauff has not lost a set in the tournament so far.
Australian wildcard Jason Kubler lost to Karen Khachanov, but not before the Australian won the 70-shot rally by accidentally clipping the net with a shot falling into the Russian’s field.
Marta Kostyuk ousted Olivia Gadecki in straight sets and third place men’s Stefanos Tsitsipas ended the Rinky Hijikata party in just 92 minutes.
Last year’s runner-up Danielle Collins celebrated her fight with Karolina Muchova too early before she managed to really seal the deal in three sets.
Victoria Azarenka dispatched former champion Sofia Kenin in less than an hour and set up a blockbuster third round against 10th-seeded Madison Keys.
Poland’s tenth-placed Hubert Hurkacz survived a five-set tackle against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego and Britain’s Cameron Norrie defeated France’s Constant Lestienne.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/australian-open-2023-live-updates-novak-djokovic-aryna-sabalenka-alex-de-minaur-andy-murray-in-action-as-second-round-continues-20230118-p5cdkt.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_sport Novak Djokovic, Aryna Sabalenka, Alex De Minaur and Andy Murray in action as round two continues