Thu. May 26th, 2022

Welcome to the Wide World of Sports’ coverage of day five of the Australian Open from Melbourne Park.

Friday night’s session will feature two major third-round matches in the women’s draw, where defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka will face Amanda Anisimova at Margaret Court Arena and top-ranked Ash Barty at Rod Laver Arena against Camila Giorgi.

The winners of these matches meet in a competition in the fourth round that could have the feel of a final.

Osaka feels at home in Melbourne Park, where she has won two of her four major titles and 18 of her last 19 matches.

Wimbledon champion Barty aims to be the first Australian woman to win the championship here since 1978.

The 20-year-old, No. 60-ranked Anisimova looks forward to the challenge: “I’m also a pretty aggressive player, so I just want to see how our game will match. She’s a former No. 1, of course, Grand Slam champion. , so I think it’s going to be exciting. ”

On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal will continue his bid for a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title with a match in the third round against No. 28, Karen Khachanov, and Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini taking on No. 31, Carlos Alcaraz.

Nr. 2 Aryna Sabalenka beat Wang Xinyu 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Alize Cornet beat No. 3 GarbiƱe Muguruza 6-3, 6-3

Clara Tauson beat No. 6 Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-4

Nr. 7 Iga Swiatek beat Rebecca Peterson 6-2, 6-2

Nr. 10 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Sam Stosur 6-2, 6-2

Zhang Shuai beat No. 12 Elena Rybakina 6-4, 1-0, ret.

Nr. 14 Simona Halep beat Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2, 6-0

Danka Kovinic beat No. 17 Emma Raducanu 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Nr. 19 Elise Mertens beat Irina-Camelia Begu 6-3, 6-2

Well. 25 Daria Kasatkina beat Magda Linette 6-2, 6-3; Well. 27 Danielle Collins beat Ana Konjuh 6-4, 6-3

Nr. 29 Tamara Zidansek beat Heather Watson 7-6 (4), 6-4

None. 31 Marketa Vondrousova beat Liudmila Samsonova 6-2, 7-5

Nr. 2 Daniil Medvedev beat Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

None. 5 Andrey Rublev beat Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-2, 6-0

Nr. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4)

Nr. 11 Jannik Sinner beat Steve Johnson 6-2, 6-4, 6-3

Chris O’Connell beat No. 13 Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4

None. 15 Roberto Bautista Agut beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 6-0, 6-3

No. 20 Taylor Fritz beat Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (5)

Nr. 24 Daniel Evans beat Arthur Rinderknech, walkover

Nr. 27 Marin Cilic beat Norbert Gombos 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (6)

Nr. 32 Alex de Minaur beat Kamil Majchrzak 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

Taro Daniel beat Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

9 and 19 – Sabalenka had nine double faults in her first two service games in her victory in the second round over Wang. She finished the match with 19.

“A little bit (of) a dinosaur” – Alize Cornet, number 61, appears in her 60th major and two days before her 32nd birthday, following her outraged victory in the second round over Muguruza.

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