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2016 Australian Open: What to watch on Day 6

  • Madison Keys vs Ana Ivanovic is the must-watch match of the day on Day 6 of the 2016 Australian Open
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Modified 23 Jan 2016, 09:26 IST

The third round action continues on Day 6 of the 2016 Australian Open as players in the bottom half of both the men’s and the women’s draw seek a place in the second week of the Slam. The explosive battle of Ana Ivanovic and Madison Keys headlines Saturday’s schedule. There are many other enthralling matches in store.Here’s our pick of the must-watch matches on Day 6: 

#1 (15) Madison Keys vs (20) Ana Ivanovic

 

This is the match of the day. Both Ana Ivanovic and Madison Keys have fantastic records at the Australian Open with the former being the 2008 runner-up and the latter reaching the semi-finals last year.

They have met only once – on the claycourts of Madrid in 2014 which the 28-year-old Serb won in straight sets. But it is to be noted that Ivanovic was in the midst of her banner year then and Keys, then 19, was still developing her game. Nearly two years later, this battle will be an exhilarating one and each will be trying to get the early advantage with her devastating forehand.

While Keys is short of match practice having suffered from a freak injury in the lead-up to the season’s first Slam, Ivanovic has struggled and slumped to two losses in 2016. If she can maintain her composure till the end, the spirited Keys might just grab the win in the end.

 

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Published 22 Jan 2016, 23:08 IST
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