Women doing well in Australian Open!

Women doing well in Australian Open!

- January 23, 2016

What a great second round! Women’s tennis continues to wow with great spirit and sporting performances on the Melbourne Park courts.

Great game, Australia! And Daria Gavrilova! Ranked 36th this Russian-born Aussie naturalised just last year has ousted No 6 seed and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-4. Kvitova is a surprise second round exit, on the heels of the first round shock exists of former No 1 Venus Williams and US Open champion Samantha Stosur. Daria’s up against France’s Kristina Mladenovic in the third round on Friday.

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, former world No 1 and currently seeded 20th, is into the third round with a straight-sets win over Anastasija Sevastova.

World No 5, Russian Maria Sharapova, seeded 5th, easily made it through, beating Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-1.Victoria Azarenka, 14th seed and 2012 and 2013 Australian Open winner, filled the air with excitement as continued her top performance in this competition. Azarekna beat Danka Kovinic of Montenegro with an outstanding second round performance of 6-1, 6-2. Naomi Osaka, ranked 127th, in a great game took out Elina Svitolina, seeded 18th. Osaka next plays Azarenka in round three of the tournament.

Victoria Azarenka, 14th seed and 2012 and 2013 Australian Open winner, filled the air with excitement as continued her top performance in this competition. Azarekna beat Danka Kovinic of Montenegro with an outstanding second round performance of 6-1, 6-2. Naomi Osaka, ranked 127th, in a great game took out Elina Svitolina, seeded 18th. Osaka next plays Azarenka in round three of the tournament.

The formidable Spaniard, Garbine Muguruza continued her impressive start beating Kirsten Flipkens from Belgium 6-4, 6-2. Laura Siegemund of Germany beat Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in another three set match and is through to the next round. And American M Keys and 15th seed beat Shvedova in a gruelling three set match. Britain’s No 1 Johanna Konta beat Saisai Zheng of China in straight sets. Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska beat Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-4 6-2 and is into the third round.No 1 seed Serena Williams, with her basketfull of Australian Open wins, cruised in on Wednesday, beating Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei. Next she faces Daria Kasatkina of Russia. Depending on the outcome of that match, Serena could once again meet up with Maria Sharapova for the quarter-finals. It would be their 21st match against each other.

No 1 seed Serena Williams, with her basketfull of Australian Open wins, cruised in on Wednesday, beating Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei. Next she faces Daria Kasatkina of Russia. Depending on the outcome of that match, Serena could once again meet up with Maria Sharapova for the quarter-finals. It would be their 21st match against each other.

In doubles tennis, Martina Hingis of Switzerland and partner Sania Mirza from India are off to a winning start once again. Together they’ve won 11 women’s doubles titles, including Grand Slam victories at Wimbledon and the US Open.

Top favourites to win the women’s singles tournament are Williams and then Azarenka. But an Aussie win with the incredible Gavrilova would be a sweet victory too.For any bets you would like to place on the game, Australian Open partners William Hill are the tournament's official gambling sponsors.

For any bets you would like to place on the game, Australian Open partners William Hill are the tournament's official gambling sponsors.

Brodey Sheppard

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