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Australia Open Women' seed day three : Big names go through

No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska breezed through her tricky second round clash against Eugenie Bouchard, winning in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

“I’m just very happy with my game today, of course Genie for the second round is not an easy match,” Radwanska said.
SWISS Belinda Bencic remains on track to become the first teenager in a decade to win a women’s grand slam title after an impressive second round showing.

Bencic’s hopes of matching her mentor Martina Hingis’s record as a grand slam winner at 16 are long gone but the 18-year-old can still make her mark at Melbourne Park. There hasn’t been a teenage champion in the women’s game since a 19-year-old Maria Sharapova won the US Open back in 2006 and, as the only seed yet to hit her 20s, Bencic is the best chance. Bencic booked her first third-round appearance at the Australian Open by sweeping aside Hungarian Timea Babos 6-3 6-3. Bencic started the year in impressive form, reaching the semi-finals against Monica Puig in Sydney before being forced to withdraw mid-match with illness.
AFTER more than two decades in top-level tennis and 21 grand slam titles, world No.1 Serena Williams could be forgiven for having seen and done it all.
But that wasn’t the case in Wednesday’s clinical 6-1 6-2 defeat of Su-Wei Hsieh that secured her passage to the third round of the Australian Open, with Williams 

MARIA Sharapova has added yet another weapon to her already impressive arsenal, though its introduction to her swag wasn’t exactly conventional.
The world No.5 was forced to employ a number of uncharacteristic dropshots in Wednesday’s 6-1 6-2 second round rout of Aliaksandra Sasnovich, though was the first to admit their presence in her game was merely born out of necessity when training.
Kuznetsova bundled out by world No.92

UKRAINIAN Kateryna Bondarenko has shocked 23rd seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in their second round Australian Open clash.
World No.92 Bondarenko broke through for her first win over the Russian with a 6-1 7-5 victory.
It looked like Bondarenko would wrap it up comfortably, leading 4-1 in the second, but Kuznetsova, a two-time grand slam champion, clawed her way back to 5-5.
Bondarenko, who took time off the tour to have a daughter in 2013, broke her opponent and then served out the match.
RUSSIAN-born Daria Gavrilova advanced through to the third round of the women’s singles after defeating No.6 seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.
A loss for Kvitova makes her the third top-10 seeded women’s player to bow out of the tournament.
The adopted Aussie took out the first set 6-4, but had to fight for the win in second set.

Holding match point up five games to three, Kvitova fought back to come within one game, before an unforced error from the Czech pushed the 21-year-old out to a straight set 6-4 6-4 win.
The victory sees Gavrilova advance into the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career. Winning in just over 89-minutes, the victory ranks as one of Gavrilova’s best, perhaps behind only a defeat of then-world number two Maria Sharapova in Miami last year.
  • Williams (1) def Hsieh 6-1, 6-2
  • Sharapova (5) def Sasnovich 6-2, 6-1
  • Suarez Navarro (10) def Sakkari 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-2
  • Bencic (12) def Babos 6-3, 6-3
  • Vinci (13) def Falconi 6-2, 6-3
  • Kuznetsova (23) def by Bondarenko 6-1, 7-5
  • Radwanska (4) def Bouchard 6-4, 6-2
  • Kvitova (6) def by Gavrilova 6-4, 6-4
  • Mladenovic (28) def Gibbs 6-1, 7-6 (9/7)

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