Highlights: Day six at the Australian Open
26 January, 2020, 1:39 am
1440 SWIATEK ADVANCES WITH UPSET WIN OVER VEKIC
Unseeded Polish teenager Iga Swiatek knocked out 19th seed Donna Vekic 7-5 6-3 to reach the fourth round and match her best performance at a Grand Slam having reached the last 16 at Roland Garros last year.
Pavlyuchenkova beats Pliskova as seeds tumble
Kerber reaches fourth round in Melbourne
Federer survives huge scare to reach last 16
Federer finds ‘super breaker’ to his liking
Djokovic puts on serving masterclass
Serena’s record bid foiled by Chinese Wang
Court unsure if Serena can topple her record
Crushed Serena says Slam record bid will go on
Wang wished late coach McNamara was courtside
Teenager Gauff ends Osaka’s title defence
Osaka still searching for “champion mentality”
Raonic knocks out Tsitsipas in straight sets
Wozniacki heads into retirement after defeat
Wozniacki bows out with dreams fulfilled
Barty on a roll, moves into fourth round
Kyrgios braced for ‘aggressive’ Khachanov
Australian Open order of play on Saturday
1427 KONTAVEIT SWATS ASIDE BENCIC
Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit thrashed Swiss sixth seed Belinda Bencic 6-0 6-1, as the seeds continue to tumble. Kontaveit, who won the first nine games before Bencic got on the board, took just 49 minutes to advance.
“I felt so good today. It felt like everything I did went well so I’m happy with that performance. I served quite well and I was aggressive and I was doing the things I wanted to do really well,” Kontaveit said in a courtside interview.
1341 PAVLYUCHENKOVA PIPS PLISKOVA
Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova stunned Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6(4) 7-6(3) in an encounter between two former Australian Open junior champions. The 30th seed takes on Angelique Kerber in the next round.
1323 KERBER SEES OFF GIORGI TO REACH FOURTH ROUND
German Angelique Kerber, seeded 17th, defeated Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3 to improve her head-to-head record against the Italian to 5-0.
Giorgi struck an impressive 49 winners to Kerber’s 15 but the 28-year-old was undone by 65 unforced errors.
1100 PLISKOVA ON COURT LOOKING TO AVOID UPSET
Second seed Karolina Pliskova gets play underway on Rod Laver Arena hoping she does not follow Serena Williams and last year’s champion Naomi Osaka out of the tournament after they were both upset in their third round matches on Friday.
The Czech faces 30th-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first match on the main showcourt while three-times Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber opens play on Margaret Court Arena against Italy’s Camila Giorgi.
There should be no disruptions to play with no chance of rain and only a moderate high of 26 Celsius (78.8 Fahrenheit) expected.