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Federer, Djokovic and Serena advance on the fast track in Australia

Federer, Djokovic and Serena advance on the fast track in Australia

The myths Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams resolved their matches in the second round of the Australian Open on the fast track, on a day marked by strong winds.

“With these weather conditions, you have to accept fighting against your opponent, but also against the wind. I accepted it and I played very well from the beginning, I was winning 5-0 after 15 minutes ”, stressed Djokovic, highlighting the effectiveness of his serve in the first two rounds of the tournament.

Second favorite and defending champion, the Serbian beat Japanese Tatsuma Ito with authority, 6-1, 6-4 and 6-2.

At the end of the day, Federer did not tremble either, with a resounding 6-1, 6-4 and 6-1 against Serbian Filip Krajinovic.

So did Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, seeded No. 14, who advanced thanks to a solid 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich.

Also Argentine Guido Pella, seeded number 22, advanced to the stage by beating Frenchman Grégoire Barrère 6-1, 6-4, 3-6 and 6-3.

Meanwhile, Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas, seeded number 6, advanced to the third round without needing to play, in the absence of German Philipp Kohlschreiber.

According to the tournament organization, Kohlschreiber was unable to attend the match due to a muscle injury.

Tsitsipas barely gave up three points in his first match in this edition of the tournament, and in the third round he will have to face Canadian Milos Raonic, who beat Chilean Christian Garín; 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2.

For her part, in the women’s draw, Japan’s Naomi Osaka, seeded number 3, advanced to the third round and remains in the race to revalidate the crown achieved in last year’s edition.

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Osaka had to overcome obvious nervousness in the first set but recovered in time to defeat China’s Saisai Zheng 6-2, 6-3.

In the first set, Osaka even threw a racket away after suffering a service break, and then she remained seated in her chair with her head and face covered with a towel.

“I just wanted to fight,” said the 22-year-old Japanese tennis player. “At the time I just thought I didn’t want to play a third set,” he added.

In the third phase, Osaka will face the surprising American Coco Gauff, 15, who beat the Romanian Sorana Cirstea 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Later Serena Williams, the world’s ninth player, continued on her way to her 24th Grand Slam title after defeating Slovenian Tamara Zidansek (70th WTA) 6-2, 6-3.

Expeditious in the first set, which she won in 32 minutes, the 38-year-old American had to work hard in the second set, in which she saved three break balls.

Already a seven-time winner in Melbourne, Serena will play in the third round with China’s Qiang Wang (29th).

Also, still in the first round, the Spanish Sara Sorribes beat the Russian Veronika Kudermetova; 2-6, 6-1 and 6-1, as well as her compatriot Carla Suárez, who surprised the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, 7-6 (8/6) and 7-6 (8/6).

Another Spanish, Paula Badosa, who fell to a heavyweight, the Czech Petra Pliskova, seventh favorite, did not go beyond the second, 7-5 and 7-5. AFP

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– Results of the third day at the Australian Tennis Open:

– Men’s Individual – Second round:

Tennys Sandgren (USA) defeated Matteo Berrettini (ITA / N.8) 7-6 (9/7), 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 7-5

Sam Querrey (USA) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 7-6 (7/2), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Guido Pella (ARG / N.22) bt Grégoire Barrère (FRA) 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Fabio Fognini (ITA / N.12) to Jordan Thompson (AUS) 7-6 (7/4), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (10/4)

Márton Fucsovics (HUN) bt Jannik Sinner (ITA) 6-4, 6-4, 6-3

Tommy Paul (USA) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL / N.18) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (10/3)

John Millman (AUS) bt Hubert Hurkacz (POL / N.31) 6-4, 7-5, 6-3

Roger Federer (SUI / N.3) to Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 6-1, 6-4, 6-1

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE / N.6) to Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) did not show up

Milos Raonic (CAN / N.32) to Christian Garín (CHI) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Marin Cilic (CRO) to Benoît Paire (FRA / N.21) 6-2, 6-7 (6/8), 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10/3)

Roberto Bautista (ESP / N.9) to Michael Mmoh (USA) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1

Diego Schwartzman (ARG / N.14) to Alejandro Davidovich (ESP) 6-1, 6-4, 6-2

Dusan Lajovic (SRB / N.24) past Marc Polmans (AUS) 6-2, 6-4, 6-3

Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) defeated Daniel Evans (GBR / N.30) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Novak Djokovic (SRB / N.2) bt Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 6-1, 6-4, 6-2

– Women’s Individual – First round:

Sara Sorribes (ESP) defeated Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1

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Anett Kontaveit (EST / N.28) bt Astra Sharma (AUS) 6-0, 6-2

Iga Swiatek (POL) bt Tímea Babos (HUN) 6-3, 6-2

Carla Suárez (ESP) to Aryna Sabalenka (BLR / N.11) 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (8/6)

Elise Mertens (BEL / N.16) defeated Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-2, 6-0

Heather Watson (GBR) bt Kristýna Plíšková (CZE) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS / N.30) beat Nina Stojanovic (SRB) 6-1, 7-5

Taylor Townsend (USA) bt Jessica Pegula (USA) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

– Second round:

Ashleigh Barty (AUS / N.1) defeated Polona Hercog (SLO) 6-1, 6-4

Elena Rybakina (KAZ / N.29) bt Greet Minnen (BEL) 6-3, 6-4

Alison Riske (USA / N.18) bt Lin Zhu (CHN) 6-3, 6-1

Julia Görges (GER) to Petra Martic (CRO / N.13) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Madison Keys (USA / N.10) bt Arantxa Rus (NED) 7-6 (7/3), 6-2

Maria Sakkari (GRE / N.22) to Nao Hibino (JPN) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4

Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS / N.25) defeated Barbora Krejcíková (CZE) 6-1, 6-3

Petra Kvitova (CZE / N.7) to Paula Badosa (ESP) 7-5, 7-5

Naomi Osaka (JPN / N.3) bt Saisai Zheng (CHN) 6-2, 6-4

Cori Gauff (USA) bt Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Shuai Zhang (CHN) bt Caty McNally (USA) 6-2, 6-4

Sofia Kenin (USA / N.14) to Ann Li (USA) 6-1, 6-3

Ons Jabeur (TUN) to Caroline Garcia (FRA) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) bt Dayana Yastremska (UKR / N.23) 7-5, 7-5

Qiang Wang (CHN / N.27) beat Fiona Ferro (FRA) 6-1, 6-2

Serena Williams (USA / N.8) defeated Tamara Zidanšek (SLO) 6-2, 6-3

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