Australian Open, Day 3: As it happened

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki cruised into the third round while fifth seed Kevin Anderson faltered against Francis Tiafoe.

Updated : Jan 16, 2019 19:18 IST

Maria Sharapova takes on Rebecca Peterson of Sweden in her second round match.
Maria Sharapova takes on Rebecca Peterson of Sweden in her second round match.

Maria Sharapova takes on Rebecca Peterson of Sweden in her second round match.

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  • Maria Sharapova breezes through to the next round with a 6-2, 6-1 win against the unseeded Rebecca Peterson.
  • Alex de Minaur comes out victorious at the end of a thrilling five-setter against Henri Laaksonen. The 19-year-old from Sydney squeezes his way into the third round with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (7-9), 4-6, 6-3.


  • Rafael Nadal keeps his record intact and slides into the thord round with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory against Matthew Ebden.


  • Roberto Bautista Agut resists a comeback from home favourite John Millman to win 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4
  • Karen Khachanov doesn't face too many problems against Yoshihito Nishioka and he wins 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
  • Hungary's 20th seeded Grigor Dimitrov defeated Pablo Ceuvas in four sets 6-3, 6 (5)-7, 6-3, 7-5. He will next face unseeded Thomas Fabbiano from Italy in the next round.
  • Angelique Kerber beats Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2, 6-3 to move to the third round. She will face Australia's Kim Birrell in the next match.


  • Petra Kvitova blasts past Irinia-Camelia Begu in the second round, with a straight-set 6-1, 6-3 win
  • The 15th seed Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan lost 1-6, 6-4, 5-7 in the first round to the unseeded Spanish pair of Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
  • Taylor Fritz knocks Monfils out with a 6-3, 6-7(8), 7-6(6), 7-6(5) win in #AusOpen second round


  • Caroline Wozniacki enters third round of Australian Open, beats Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-3
  • Kimberly Birrell shocks Donna Vekic 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 to reach her first ever round three of a Grand Slam
  • Roger Federer beats qualifier Daniel Evans 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3 to enter the third round
  • Frances Tiafoe shocks fifth seed Kevin Anderson 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in his second-round match


  • Leander Paes-M. Reyes-Varela crash out after their first round loss in men's doubles
  • Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens powered into the Australian Open third round. The American fifth seed swatted aside former doubles partner Timea Babos 6-3, 6-1.


  • Ninth seed Kiki Bertens crashed out after squandering a one set lead in her second-round match against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.


Results: Second round




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