Australian Open glance: Sharapova vs Wozniacki in 3rd round

Australian Open glance: Sharapova vs Wozniacki in 3rd round

He'll next play either six-time Australian titlist Roger Federer or American Taylor Fritz, who were playing on Rod Laver Arena around the same time.

He will next play Stefanos Tsitsipas, who had a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4 win over Nikoloz Basilashvili to become the first Greek man to reach the fourth round at multiple majors.

Peterson made a bright start, holding to begin the match, but Sharapova's powerful ball striking - especially on the forehand - soon began to overwhelm her.

Wozniacki lashed out at tennis tournaments for offering Sharapova wild cards after she return from her doping ban.

Russian tennis superstar, Maria Sharapova will play the world number 3, Caroline Wozniacki, in the third round of the 2019 WTA Australian Open.

It was Wozniacki who drew first blood in the fourth game as she broke the Russian following a couple of loose shots, but after consolidating the break in her next service game, things began to unravel.

The five-time Grand Slam victor confidently won the first set 6-4 before losing the second one with a mirror score of 4-6. I like Nick. I like the way he plays and all that.

The last time Williams and Cornet met at a major was also in the second round at the Australian Open in 2013, when Williams won in straight sets.

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It was Sharapova who performed best in the decisive moments of the match, the outgoing champion said.

Belarus had two winners: Aliaksandra Sasnovich ousted 20th seed Anett Kontaveit from Estonia 6-3 6-3, and 11th seed Aryna Sabalenka defeated Briton Katie Boulter 6-3 6-4. I can't really blame myself.

"Like in bed at 10.00.sleep by 10.30", said Maria Sharapova. And I can think of maybe one or two other matches. "I knew I was going to get a tough match".

"The coach is being very serious", Federer said, laughing, "I love that".

Next, Sharapova will be crossing swords with Ashleigh Barty of Australia to make it to the quarter-round of the tournament.

Wozniacki was not in a mood to further stir ancient resentments after a defeat in which she was consistently overpowered, although there was a reference to her rival's famous aloofness.

Sharapova has struggled since returning from a drugs ban in 2017 and is seeded 30th at the tournament, while Wozniacki is third seed after claiming her maiden major at Melbourne Park past year.

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