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Australian Open: Azarenka advances to third round

Victoria Azarenka won against Nadia Podoroska 6-1, 6-0 on Wednesday. She’ll face American Madison Keys, the No 10 seed, in the next round

Victoria Azarenka Victoria Azarenka plays a shot during round 1 match between Sofia Kenin of USA and Victoria Azarenka Day 1 at the Australian Open Tennis 2023 at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia on 16 January 2023 (Imago/Panoramic)
Australian Open •Second round • completed
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Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, the No 24 seed, defeated Argentinian Nadia Podoroska 6-1, 6-0 to move into the third round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Azarenka, ranked No 24, will face American Madison Keys, the No 10 seed, next.

Ahead of her victory, the 33-year-old Belarusian won against American Sofia Kenin (6-4, 7-6 (3)).

Podoroska, ranked No 191, beat French lucky loser Leolia Jeanjean (6-0, 6-3) in the previous round.

Melbourne (Grand Slam), other second-round results (Melbourne Park, hard, USD 24.297.942, most recent results first):

  • Marketa Vondrousova vs. Ons Jabeur
  • Claire Liu vs. Belinda Bencic
  • Nuria Parrizas Diaz vs. Anastasia Potapova
  • Varvara Gracheva vs. Lucrezia Stefanini
  • Kimberly Birrell vs. Linda Fruhvirtova
  • Donna Vekic vs. Liudmila Samsonova
  • Shuai Zhang vs. Petra Martic
  • Yulia Putintseva vs. Karolina Pliskova
  • Leylah Fernandez vs. Caroline Garcia
  • Irina-Camelia Begu vs. Laura Siegemund
  • Anna Karolina Schmiedlova vs. Camila Giorgi
  • Anett Kontaveit vs. Magda Linette
  • Lauren Davis vs. Elise Mertens
  • Aryna Sabalenka vs. Shelby Rogers
  • Taylor Townsend vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  • Katie Volynets vs. Veronika Kudermetova
  • Karolina Muchova vs. Danielle Collins: wednesday
  • Bernarda Pera beat Qinwen Zheng (29): 6-4, 6-4
  • Marta Kostyuk beat Olivia Gadecki (WC): 6-2, 6-1
  • Elena Rybakina (22) beat Kaja Juvan: 6-2, 6-1
  • Coco Gauff (7) beat Emma Raducanu: 6-3, 7-6 (4)
  • Kateryna Baindl beat Catherine McNally: 6-1, 7-6 (4)
  • Madison Keys beat Xinyu Wang: 6-3, 6-2
  • Barbora Krejcikova (20) beat Clara Burel (Q): 6-4, 6-1
  • Cristina Bucsa (Q) beat Bianca Andreescu: 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4
  • Lin Zhu beat Jil Teichmann (32): 6-2, 6-2
  • Jelena Ostapenko (17) beat Anna Bondar: 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-0
  • Anhelina Kalinina beat Petra Kvitova (15): 7-5, 6-4
  • Jessica Pegula (3) beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich: 6-2, 7-6 (5)
  • Maria Sakkari (6) beat Diana Shnaider (Q): 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Camila Osorio: 6-2, 6-3
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