Angelique Kerber thrashes Maria Sharapova to reach fourth round

A 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 loss to No. 97-ranked Tennys Sandgren in the second round was his earliest exit in a decade at Melbourne Park.

For Sharapova, who is looking to rediscover her best on her way back from a 15-month drugs ban, it is back to the drawing board. We know that. We just hope they realise and they do appreciate us maybe more all the time and not just in waves.

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza was among the five seeded women to lose on Day 4. The forecast is for hotter weather on Friday.

Despite his straight-sets win, Federer was only able to convert three of his 11 break-point chances, and only one of six in the third set.

Defending champion Roger Federer just picked up where he left off, beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena since clinching a career-reviving title in Melbourne a year ago. He's playing great. He's fit.

"I didn't expect to play this kind of match, I prefer to watch on TV", joked the 29-year-old, a twice quarter-finalist in Melbourne, during his post-match interview on court.

The fifth-seeded Austrian player improved his five-set record at Grand Slams to 3-3 with the win.

"That was really ugly", she said of the weather. "The big win is that I could handle it".

She was knocked out by 88-ranked Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 but refused to make excuses.

The 2016 champion routed Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in the third-round match on Saturday evening to extend her winning streak to 12 matches.

It equaled the longest women's singles match at the Australian Open in terms of games played: Chanda Rubin's win over Arantxa Shanchez Vicario in 1996 was also 48 games.

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He maintained his flawless record against Mannarino, beating the Frenchman for the seventh consecutive time.

Top-seeded Simona Halep cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Eugenie Bouchard to advance to the third round of the Australian Open.

"I was really happy with how aggressive I was". Halep next plays Lauren Davis.

The Austrian has now reached the round of 16 at his last six grand slam tournaments.

"The moment that happens, there's not the same increases any more so players have to rally, get back together again, put in the effort". Pera next plays No. 20 Barbora Strycova.

She said players' determination to fight on regardless was part of the problem, given they might not know their limits and continue to push themselves into unsafe territory.

"It was obvious we both suffered on the court today", Djokovic said.

"But of course, I mean, these conditions are really, really tough, and there are some girls that don't handle it well".

Chastened, Zverev knuckled down to deny his opponent a look at his serve in the final stanza and sealed the match with an ace to set up a next generation clash with South Korean talent Chung Hyeon.

On the men's side, six-time champion Novak Djokovic downed Spanish 21st seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets to power into the fourth round.


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