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Australian Open: Day 6

Updated: 23 January 2016 12:42 IST - Published: 23 January 2016 11:44 IST
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Top-ranked doubles pair Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have taken yet another straight sets victory, just as convincing as their last, to progress to round 3 of the Australian Open.
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Winner Makarova has had better success - she finished in the semi-finals of the Australian Open last year, losing to compatriot Maria Sharapova.
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Pliskova is yet to move beyond the third round of a Grand Slam, and that trend continued this year.
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Another top-10 women's player to crumble was 9th seed Karolina Pliskova, who lost out to Ekaterina Makarova 3-6, 2-6.
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Strycova's highest Grand Slam finish came at Wimbledon in 2014; this is the highest stage she has reached at the Australian Open.
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Strycova beat Muguruza 6-3, 6-2 in a match that lasted an hour and 10 minutes and saw Muguruza commit a mammoth 32 unforced errors in the two sets she played.
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Elsewhere, upsets continued in the women's singles, with third seed Garbine Muguruza crashing out tamely to Czech Barbora Strycova.
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Former World No. 1 Azarenka retained her top ranking as a result of that win.
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The following year, as reigning champion in Melbourne, she beat Li Na for her second Grand Slam title.
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Azarenka first won the Australian Open in 2012, beating Maria Sharapova to the title.
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The Belarusian ace now proceeds to Round 4 of the Open, a title she has won two times in the past.
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Among the women, a powerful Victoria Azarenka beat her Japanese rival Naomi Osaka, dominating her in a 6-1, 6-1 win.
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His victory over the Czech Davis Cupper has helped him chalk up the 400th tour-level win of his career.
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Wawrinka beat Rosol 6-2, 6-3, 7-6.
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Congratulations Stan Wawrinka! The 4th seeded Swiss has beaten Czech Lukas Rosol in straight sets to progress to the 4th round at the Australian Open.