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Australian Open: Seppi stuns Kyrgios 10-8 in the fifth

Italian tennis player Andreas Seppi defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios on Wednesday in an epic five-set match in the Australian Open and advanced to the third round.

Two years on from his five-set defeat at the hands of Kyrgios, Seppi turned the tables on the 14th seed, saving a match point after battling back from two sets down to prevail 1-6, 6-7(1), 6-4, 6-2, 10-8.


Australian Open: Federer, Wawrinka and Nishikori advance to the third round

Four time champion Roger Federer, the no.4 seed Stan Wawrinka and Asia's leading tennis player Kei Nishikori all registered straight set wins on Wednesday to advance at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Swiss superstar Roger Federer booked his place in the third round of the Australian Open, overcoming a stiff challenge from rookie American Noah Rubin at Melbourne Park. The former world number one, defeated his opponent 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (3) and will now come up against Czech Tomas Berdych in the third round.


Australian Open: Karlovic fires record 75 aces in 5 hour win

Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic served 75 aces to set an Australian Open record during his first round match against Horacio Zeballos, winning 6-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 22-20. Karlovic needed five hours and 14 minutes to conquer his opponent on Tuesday.

When asked how his arm felt after functioning like an artillery gun, he said: "Arm is good. But my knee, my back not so good. All in all, the elbow is okay. Everyday it's like this."


Australian Open: Kerber, Bouchard battle their way into the third round

World No.1 Angelique Kerber celebrated her 29th birthday on Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-2 victory against her compatriot Carina Witthoeft, securing her place in the third round of the Australian Open.

The German star battled relentlessly during the two hours and 10 minutes of the match to beat the world no. 89.


Australian Open: Venus Williams wins second round match to setup Duan Yingying clash

China's Duan Yingying defeated Vavara Lepchenko of Uzbekistan in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. Duan defeated Vavarais 6-1, 3-6, 10-8 to set up a clash with American veteran Venus Williams in the third round on Friday, reports Xinhua.

Ahead of the meeting, both players admitted that they know nothing about each other.


Australian Open: Bopanna, Sania power into second round

Indian tennis players Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza advanced to the second round of Australian Open on Wednesday.

Bopanna and his partner Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil and Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the men's double category. Sania and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova outplayed UK's Jocelyn Rae and Anna Smith 6-3, 6-1 in the women's doubles.


Australian Open: Djokovic and Nadal power into the Second Round

Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic began his quest for a record seventh Australian Open title with a hard earned win against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco while Rafael Nadal began with a convincing victory over German Florian Mayer at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

World No.2 Djokovic won 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-2 in two hours and 20 minutes to advance to the second round, with the second set alone taking over an hour. Djokovic raced to a 5-0 lead in the match and quickly closed out the opening set.


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