On a Wednesday with a lot of rain and few matches, the American Madison Keys took the opportunity to play under the closed roof of the Margaret Court Arena and stamped her passport towards the third round of the Australian Open, beating Chinese Xinyu Wang in straight sets, with partials of 6/3 and 6/2, in 1h17 of game.
Head of seed number 10, the American may have a very tough stop ahead with the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, the only champion in Melbourne still alive in the group. However, for the duel to happen the former world number 1 will have to go through the Argentine lucky-loser Nadia Podoroska.
The Czech Barbora Krejcikova has also already secured herself in the third phase, but she had to wait for the rain to stop before entering the 1573 Arena to face the French Clara Burel, who came from the quali and was no match for the 20th pre-classified, falling in sets. direct and with the final score of 6/4 and 6/1, after 1h29 of confrontation.
Krejcikova’s next opponent will be Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina, who will try to surprise yet another Czech favorite after eliminating left-handed Petra Kvitova on Wednesday, triumphing over seed 15 with partials of 7/5 6/4. The winner of this duel has everything to meet the American Jessica Pegula in the round of 16.