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The Australian Open third day started with second-round matches. Today’s clashes featured famous players like Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, and Bianca Andreescu.

Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Australian Open on Day 3 (Image Source: ATP Twitter)

SERENA SEES OFF STOJANOVIC

Serena William won a straight-set match against Nina Stojanovic with 6-3 6-0 in Rod Laver Arena.

Serena has reached the third round of the Australian Open for the 19th time on Wednesday.

Serena has served her masterstroke during the first set against the Serbian, 15 years her junior who was playing in her fourth Grand Slam.

“She pushed me really hard and played well throughout the match,” the 39-year-old said. “I wasn’t thinking so much in the second set.”

 

ANDREESCU’S COMEBACK

It was Bianca Andreescu’s comeback on-court after a 15-month break. After watching her game today we can definitely say that she has made a spectacular comeback with an amazing performance.

Bianca has defeated Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei with a 6-3, 6-2 scoreline at Rod Laver Arena.

 

OSAKA MARCHES INTO THIRD ROUND

The Japanese origin American, Naomi Osaka, currently world number three entered into round three with consistent performance and confidence.

Osaka’s strong serve and overpowering performance helped to score 6-2, 6-3 against Caroline Garcia, a French player, while Garcia has not scored any breakpoint during the whole game.

 

HALEP SURVIVES HUGE SCARE TO ADVANCE

Romanian second seed Simona Halep won her 5th  consecutive games after coming back in from the brink to defeat local hope Ajla Tomljanovic 4-6 6-4 7-5 in an error-strewn match. With this Simona has made her spot in the third round.

 

DJOKOVIC PASSES TIAFOE TEST

Novak Djokovic’s match was incredible with wavered under the pressure of Frances Tiafoe but the Serbian fought back to claim a 6-3 6-7(3) 7-6(2) 6-3 win and reach the third round.

Initially, Frances had created pressure for Novak but from the beginning of 3rd set when the American grew frustrated by the service shot and a double fault on match point favoured Djokovic as he advanced to a third-round.

 

THIEM’S HEADING THROUGH IN MELBOURNE

The 27-year-old U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem has maintained his winning match with 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 against Dominik Koepfer and secured his place in the third round.

 

WAWRINKA FALLS TO FEARLESS FUCSOVICS

Hungarian tennis  Marton Fucsovics won a thriller five-set match against Stan Wawrinka. The 2014 champion Wawrinka blew three match points in the fifth-set tiebreaker of his four-hour marathon match with Marton Fucsovics, who won 7-5, 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 7-6(9).

 

BOPANNA’S EXIT FROM DOUBLES

For India, in men’s doubles, Rohan Bopanna and Ben McLachlan crashed out from the opening round, faced straight-set loss with  4-6, 6-7(0) from the Korean wild card pair of Ji Sung Nam and Min-Kyu.

 

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