Australian Open

Cilic breezes into Aussie Open third round

2018-01-17 08:04
Marin Cilic (Getty)

Melbourne - Croatia's sixth seed Marin Cilic advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Portugal's Joao Sousa on Wednesday.

Cilic, last year's Wimbledon finalist, downed the 70th-ranked Sousa 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 and will next play either American Ryan Harrison or Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay.

Results from the Australian Open on Wednesday:

Men's singles

Second round

Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP x10) bt Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-2, 3-0 ret

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) bt Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 7-5, 6-1, 6-3

Andreas Seppi (ITA) bt Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 6-1, 6-3, 6-4

Gilles Muller (LUX x23) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN) 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 3-6, 6-2

Kyle Edmund (GBR) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4

Marin Cilic (CRO x6) bt Joao Sousa (POR) 6-1, 7-5, 6-2

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x15) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5

Women's singles

Second round

Denisa Allertova (CZE) bt Zhang Shuai (CHN) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Marta Kostyuk (UKR) bt Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 6-3, 7-5

Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x15) 6-2, 6-3

Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) bt Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Luksika Kumkhum (THA) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI) 6-1, 6-3

Petra Martic (CRO) bt Irina Begu (ROM) 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x19) bt Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x2) bt Jana Fett (CRO) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

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