At the Australian Open, the first major tennis tournament of the season, men’s fourth seed Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round, while women’s singles seed Onci Jabeur, second seed, was eliminated.
The tournament, which took place in Melbourne, continued with the second round matches played in the evening session on the fourth day.
Serbian Djokovic, who was chasing his tenth Australian Open title and 22nd at Grand Slam tournaments, defeated world number 190 Enzo Kwakod who came from qualifying 3-1 with sets ending 6-1, 6-7, 6-2, 6.0. Bulgarian Djokovic Grigor Dimitrov in the third round.
Dane Holger Rohn (9th seed) won 3-0 over American Maxim Cressi, 39th in the rankings, in sets that ended 7-5, 6-4, 6-4.
French tennis player Benjamin Ponzi signed one of the surprises of the day by defeating Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreno Busta (14) 3-2 in sets 4-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-1, 7-6. Throw.
In the men’s match: Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (27), Serbian Laslo Djiri 3-0 (6-3, 6-2, 6-0), Australian Alex De Minaur (22), Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 3-1 (7-6), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1), while Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut (24) beat American Brandon Holt 3-2 (4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2). . ) to the third round.
Vondrousova eliminated Jabeur
Czech Marketa Vondrousova, ranked 78th in the world in women’s singles, beat Tunisia’s Anas Jabeur (2), who played two Grand Slam finals last year, 2-1 (6-1, 5-7, 6-1) and made it. Mark in the third round.
The 2019 French Open finalist, Vondrousova, faced 17-year-old compatriot Linda Frohvertova in the third round.
For women: Swiss Belinda Bencic (12), American Claire Liu 2-0 (7-6, 6-3), Chinese Shuai Zhang (23), Croatian Petra Martic 2-0 (6-3, 6-3), Czech. Karolina Pliskova (30), Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva 2-0 (6-0, 7-5), Croatian Donna Vekic of Russia Lyudmila Samsonova (18) 2-0 (6-3, 6-0) to advance to the third round.
Fifth day programme
The third round of the Australian Open will start tomorrow.
In the prominent men’s singles competitions, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) will face the Dutch Talon Grikspur, the Russian Daniil Medvedev (7) and the USA Sebastian Korda (29).
In the women’s singles, Poland’s Iga Swiatek (1) will compete with Spain’s Christina Buxa, USA’s Jessica Pegula (3) and Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk.
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