Australian Open

Anderson reaches Oz third round

2015-01-21 10:25
Kevin Anderson (AFP)
Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Anderson, the 14th seed, defeated Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania in straight sets on Wednesday.

The South African No 1 had no trouble, winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) to set up a third round encounter with 24th seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Gasquet beat local hope James Duckworth of Australia 6-2, 6-3, 7-5.

Results from day three of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Wednesday:

Men's singles

Second round

Tomas Berdych (CZE x7) bt Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 7-6 (7/0), 6-2, 6-2

Viktor Troicki (SRB) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG x26) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Marcos Baghdatis (CYR) bt David Goffin (BEL x20) 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0

Kevin Anderson (RSA x14) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)

Andy Murray (GBR x6) bt Marinko Matosevic (AUS) 6-1, 6-3, 6-2

Joao Sousa (POR) bt Martin Klizan (SVK x32) 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4, 1-0 retired

Richard Gasquet (FRA x24) bt James Duckworth (AUS) 6-2, 6-3, 7-5

Roger Federer (SUI x2) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x10) bt Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6-3, 6-7 (10/12), 6-3, 6-3

Andreas Seppi (ITA) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA x29) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Women's singles

Second round

Carina Witthoeft (GER) bt Christina McHale (USA) 6-3, 6-0

Peng Shuai (CHN x21) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 6-1, 6-1

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x10) bt Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-2, 6-4

Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Monica Puig (PUR) 6-2, 7-6 (8/6)

Julia Goerges (GER) bt Klara Koukalova (CZE) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) bt Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 7-5, 6-4

Lucie Hradecka (CZE) bt Polona Hercog (SLO) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x22) bt Oceane Dodin (FRA) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

Maria Sharapova (RUS x2) bt Alexandra Panova (RUS) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) bt Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Sara Errani (ITA x14) bt Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 7-6 (7/3), 6-3

Caroline Garcia (FRA) bt Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 6-3, 6-4

Zarina Diyas (KAZ x31) bt Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 3-6, 6-2, 8-6

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