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Australian Open 2022, Day 3, Tennis Highlights: Sania Mirza Makes Retirement Decision; Barty, Nadal, Osaka, Zverev Advance

Australian Open 2022, Day 3, Tennis Highlights: Catch all the updates from the third day of the first Grand Slam of the year, Aus Open 2022.

News18.com | January 19, 2022, 18:20 IST
Australian Open Day 3, Live Score and Updates

Australian Open 2022, Day 3, Tennis Highlights: Sania Mirza announced that 2022 is her final season on the pro tour. Naomi Osaka got a 6-0, 6-4 win over Madison Brengle to make the third round. Rafael Nadal stayed on his 21st Grand Slam title quest with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over Yannick Hanfmann. Ashleigh Barty has no trouble in dispatching Lucia Bronzetti to make the third round of her home Slam. Read More

Jan 19, 2022 18:20 IST

Australian Open Day 3 Ends Without Any Major Shock

So, that’s it for the day from Melbourne. There weren’t any shock per se on day 3 of the Grand Slam. All the big names progressed without much fuss. So, bye bye, see you again tomorrow.

 

 

Australian Open Day 3 Ends Without Any Major Shock
Kwon Soon-woo of South Korea serves to Denis Shapovalov of Canada during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)
Jan 19, 2022 17:58 IST

Alexander Bublik Goes Down to Gael Monfils

Frenchman Gael Monfils is through to the third round of the australian Open after beating Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-0, 6-4

Jan 19, 2022 17:24 IST

Alexander Zverev Marches Into Third Round

Jan 19, 2022 16:58 IST

Cristian Garin Survives Another 5-set Thriller

Chile’s 16th seed Cristian Garin survived yet another five set thriller to enter the Australian Open third round. He got the better of Spain’s Pedro Martinez 6-7, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in a match that lasted for over 4 hours 30 minutes.

Jan 19, 2022 15:54 IST

Hubert Hurkacz Upset, Khachanov Cruises Through

Adrian Mannarino caused the biggest upset (after the Novak Djokovic saga of course) of the men’s draw at the Australian Open as he beat 10th seed Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

Karen Khachanov, on the other hand, had no trouble whatsoever as he crushed Benjamin Bonzi 6-4, 6-0, 7-5.

Jan 19, 2022 14:59 IST

Naomi Osaka Storms into Third Round

Naomi Osaka got broken in the second set but raised her level after that and stormed into the third round with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Madison Brengle.

Osaka displayed a solid return game and hit hard from the baseline to get the win.

Naomi Osaka Storms into Third Round

Jan 19, 2022 14:47 IST

Andy Murray on Naomi Osaka

Former world No.1 Andy Murray is impressed with Naomi Osaka’s hitting from the baseline.

Jan 19, 2022 14:18 IST

Sania Mirza Announces Her Retirement

India’s top female tennis player Sania Mirza has announced that 2022 will be her last season on the professional tour.

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Jan 19, 2022 13:49 IST

Shapovalov, Korda Battle Through

Both Canadian Denis Shapovalov and American youngster Sebastian Korda battled into the third round with five set wins against their opponents.

14th seed Shapovalov beat South Korean Kwon Soo-woo 7-6(6), 6-7(3), 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-2, hitting a remarkable 29 aces over the course of the match.

Korda overcame Frenchman Corentin Moutet 3-6, 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5, 7-6(6).

Jan 19, 2022 13:46 IST

Bencic Stunned, Wang Qiang Advances

Belinda Bencic was stunned by American youngster Amanda Anisimova as the 22nd seed fell 2-6, 5-7 in the second round of the Australian Open.

Chinese Wang Qiang made the third round with a 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-3 win over Alison Van Uytvanck.

Jan 19, 2022 12:34 IST

Berrettini into Third Round

7th seed Italian Matteo Berrettini entered the third round of the Australian Open after a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Stefan Kozlov.

Jan 19, 2022 12:04 IST

Ostapenko Beats Riske

Former French Open winner and 26th seed Jelena Ostapenko registered a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win over Alison Riske.

Jan 19, 2022 12:00 IST

Spanish Triumph

Carlos Alcaraz registered a solid 6-2, 6-1, 7-5 win over Dusan Lajovic to advance to the third round.

19th seed Pablo Carreno Busta took five sets but beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-3, 6-7(6), 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4.

Jan 19, 2022 11:57 IST

Nadal Marches On

Rafael Nadal continued on his quest for a 21st Grand Slam title with a second round 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over Yannick Hanfmann.

Jan 19, 2022 10:03 IST

Opelka, Kecmanivoc Make Third Round

USA’s Reilly Opelka and Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic made it to the third round with straight sets wins over their opponents.

Opelka beat Dominik Koepfer 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(4) and Kecmanovic registered a 7-6(7), 7-5, 7-6(8) win over Tommy Paul.

Jan 19, 2022 10:00 IST

Pegula, Keys Advance

Jessica Pegula defeated Bernarda Pera 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the third round.

Former US Open runner-up Madison Keys registered a 6-2, 7-5 win over Jacqueline Cristian in the second round.

Jan 19, 2022 08:33 IST

Lorenzo Sonego Moves On

Italian 25th seed Lorenzo Sonego came from a set down to beat Germany’s Oscar Otte 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the third round.

Jan 19, 2022 08:31 IST

Camila Sets Up Barty Clash, Sorribes Tormo Loses

Camila Giorgi will meet Ash Barty in the third round after she beat Tereza Martincova 6-2, 7-6(2) in the second round.

32nd seed Sara Sorribes Tormo was knocked out after a 6-7(5), 3-6 loss to Marta Kostyuk.

Jan 19, 2022 08:29 IST

Victoria Azarenka, Elina Svitolina Win

15th seed Elina Svitolina fought her way into the third round as she led Harmony Tan 6-3, 5-7, 5-1 when her opponent retired.

Victoria Azarenka was at her dominant best as she beat Jil Teichmann 6-1, 6-2 to advance in the tournament.

Jan 19, 2022 08:23 IST

Ashleigh Barty Through to Third Round

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty had no trouble in dispatching Lucia Bronzetti to make the third round of her home Slam. She beat Bronzetti 6-1, 6-1 to ease through.

Jan 19, 2022 14:18 IST

Sania Mirza Announces Her Retirement

Jan 19, 2022 11:57 IST

Nadal Marches On

Jan 19, 2022 08:23 IST

Ashleigh Barty Through to Third Round

Osaka and Barty have a potential match-up in the fourth round if both of them win their third round encounters.

In the men’s singles draw, there was one upset when Adrian Mannarino knocked out the 10th seed Hubert Hurkacz but barring that, Denis Shapovalov, Sebastian Korda, Matteo Berrettini, Carlos Alcaraz, Pablo Carreno Busta, Reilly Opelka, Miomir Kecmanovic and Lorenzo Sonego, all made the third round.

In the women’s draw, Belinda Bencic losing to Amanda Anisimova in straight sets is the biggest upset of the day. Apart from Bencic, 32nd seed Sara Sorribes Tormo was also upset at the hands of Marta Kostyuk. However, Wang Qiang, Jelena Ostapenko, Jessica Pegula, Madison Keys, Camila Giorgi, Victoria Azarenka and Elina Svitolina, all made it through.

India’s Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza were knocked out of men’s doubles and women’s doubles, respectively, in the first round. Mirza and her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok lost in straight sets to Slovenian team of Tamara Zidansek and Kaja Juvan while Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin lost in three sets to wild card pair of Chirstopher Rungkat and Treat Huey.

Men’s third seed Alexander Zverev is looking to follow his Olympic gold in Tokyo last year with a first Grand Slam title.

He safely came through a tricky late-night first-round clash against fellow German Daniel Altmaier despite not being at his best.

“It’s the first round of hopefully a very long Grand Slam, you are not always going to play your best tennis,” said the 24-year-old.

He will play Australia’s John Millman, who will garner plenty of partisan vocal support in another late-night encounter on Rod Laver Arena.

French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova was ruthless in her dismissal of German veteran Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-0 in the first round, and a repeat of that form should see her past China’s world number 100 Wang Xiyu.

Spanish eighth seed Paula Badosa, who beat Krejcikova in a three-set thriller to win the Sydney warm-up tournament, opens proceedings at 11:00am (0000 GMT) against Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan.

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