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Australian Open 2020 Day Three Highlights: Djokovic, Serena, Federer, Osaka advance

Australian Open 2020 Highlights: While Novak Djokovic will meet Yoshihito Nishioka, Roger Federer will take on John Millman in their third-round matches.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: January 22, 2020 8:21:05 pm
Australian Open 2020 Day Three Highlights: Novak Djokovic went past Tatsuma Ito in the second round.

Australian Open 2020 Highlights: After another day of uninterrupted racketing action which saw almost close to none upsets, Australian Open have continued in good momentum. Novak DJokovic, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka all progressed into the next rounds with resounding wins over their opponents.

The results are as follows —

MEN’S SINGLES:

Novak Djokovic beat Tatsuma Ito 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.

Roger Federer beat Filip Krajinovic 6-1, 6-4, 6-1.

Tennys Sandgren beat Matteo Berrettini 7-6(7), 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 7-5.

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Philipp Kohlschreiber (walkover).

Roberto Bautista Agut beat Michael Mmoh 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.

Fabio Fognini beat Jordan Thompson 7-6(4), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6(4).

WOMEN’S SINGLES:

Ashleigh Barty beat Polona Hercog 6-1, 6-4.

Naomi Osaka beat Saisai Zheng 6-2, 6-4.

Serena Williams beat Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-3.

Caroline Wozniacki beat Dayana Yastremska 7-5, 7-5.

Petra Kvitova beat Paula Badosa 7-5, 7-5.

Alison Riske beat Lin Zhu 6-3, 6-1.

Cori Gauff beat Sorana Cirstea 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

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Australian Open 2020 Day Three Highlights:

Highlights

    20:10 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    Wrapping up
    17:48 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    Federer swooshes into third round

    Roger Federer hit winners at will in an imperious display as he cantered into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 6-1 thumping of Serb Filip Krajinovic.

    15:26 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    Serena into the 3rd round

    Serena Williams moved a step closer in her bid for a record 24th major title with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Tamara Zidansek to reach the third round at the Australian Open.

    14:03 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    Raonic wins 2nd round

    Milos Raonic has set up a third-round featured match with Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas after beating Cristian Garin 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 at Melbourne Arena

    12:06 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    Djokovic into third round

    Novak Djokovic despatched Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito 6-1 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round. Ito had beaten Indian tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran the previous day.

    12:04 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    Gauff sets up showdown against Osaka

    Coco Gauff got past Cirstea 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in a little more than two hours, she now has set up yet another Grand Slam showdown against Naomi Osaka.

    10:15 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    Barty into third round

    Ash Barty eased into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 win over Polona Hercog on a blustery Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday.

    10:15 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    Wozniacki wins second round

    Caroline Wozniacki refused to be rushed into retirement on Wednesday as the former world number one fought back from 5-1 down in the first set to beat Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska 7-5 7-5 in the second round of the Australian Open.

    10:13 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    Kvitova advances to third round

    Petra Kvitova held her composure when she faced three set points before winning 13 of the next 15 points to beat Paula Badosa 7-5, 7-5.

    08:32 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    Tsitsipas' opponent withdraws

    Stefanos Tsitsipas has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after his German opponent Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew.

    08:32 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    Osaka's second round dramatic yet successful

    Naomi Osaka struggled on serve and produced one of the most animated tantrums of the tournament so far before fending off China's Zheng Saisai to reach the third round of the Australian Open. After being broken early in the second set, Japan's Osaka threw her racket, slammed a ball into the court and gave her racket a kick for good measure before steadying the ship and earning a 6-2 6-4 win at Margaret Court Arena.

    08:28 (IST)22 Jan 2020
    AUS Open 2020 LIVE

    Hello and welcome to the third day of the Australian Open 2020. Six-time champion Roger Federer plays his second-round match against Filip Krajinovic at the Australian Open on Day 3. Meanwhile, Serena Williams takes another step to what she hopes will be her record 24th Grand Slam singles title when she plays Tamara Zidansek. No. 1-ranked Ash Barty will play Polona Hercog as she continues her quest for a second major.  Stay tuned for live updates of Day 3 here