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Australian Open: Mirjana Lucic turns back the clock to knock out Radwanska

Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni defeated third seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday. The 34-year-old Croatian defeated her Polish rival 6-3, 6-2 in just 63 minutes, effecting the biggest upset in the women's side of the draw so far.

Radwanska is the second top female player to be eliminated from the tournament after Romanian Simona Halep, who fell in the first round against Shelby Rogers of the US.


Australian Open: Serena Williams battles past Lucie Safarova into third round

World No.2 Serena Williams gritted out a 6-3, 6-4 second round win in a high-quality encounter against Lucie Safarova in the Australian Open on Thursday.

The second seeded American, eyeing her seventh title here, smashed 15 aces and 35 winners in the 86-minute clash against the Czech Republican. The match featured a combined 59 winners and 23 aces to just 39 errors.


Australian Open: Ferrer beats Escobedo to set up Bautista Agut clash

Spain's David Ferrer defeated American Ernesto Escobedo to advance to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

Ferrer took two hours and 46 minutes to achieve a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 victory in the second round.


Australian Open: Raonic powers past Muller into third round

Third-seeded Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic on Thursday advanced to the third round of Australian Open defeating Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Raonic will now take on Gilles Simon, who beat Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-4, 6-1, 6-1.

"I played well and was efficient. I got the breaks and faced some scares. I played well in those situations and stepped up at the end of that third set. He stepped up, as well. I'm happy I was able to finish it out there," Raonic was quoted saying after the match.


Australian Open: Leander Paes crashes out of Men's Doubles

India's doubles specialist Leander Paes and his partner Brazilian Andre Sa were knocked out of the men's doubles of the Australian Open tennis tournament, losing 6-4, 6-7 (3), 4-6 to Belarus' Max Mirnyi and Philippines' Treat Huey in the first round on Thursday.

The Indo-Brazilian pair were defeated by the 10th seeds after an intense 2 hour 13 minute battle on Court 15.


Australian Open: Denis Istomin stuns 6-time champ Novak Djokovic

World no.117, Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan played the match of his life on Thursday when he defeated 6-time Champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open.

The Uzbeki wild card recipient ended Djokovic's 15-match winning streak at Melbourne Park with a 7-6(8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 victory in a match that lasted almost five hours. 


Australian Open: Muguruza advances to third round, Suarez Navarro beaten

Spanish superstar Garbiñe Muguruza was given a thorough work out today by American Samantha Crawford in the second round of the Australian Open. Muguruza, the seventh seed, beat world No. 162, Crawford, 7-5, 6-4 in an hour and 35 minutes.

The Spaniard will now face Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in the third round. Sevastova beat Slovakian Kristina Kucova 6-3, 6-4.


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