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Giorgi into third round of Australian Open without dropping a set

Camila Giorgi will face the winner of the match between American Claire Liu and Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 12 seed, in the next round

Camila Giorgi from Italia serves the ball during the quarterfinals of the WTA National Bank Open match
Australian Open •Second round • completed
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Italian Camila Giorgi moved into the third round of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Slovak qualifier Anna Karolina Schmiedlova on Thursday.

Giorgi won 6-4, 6-3 at Melbourne Park to reach the round of 32 without dropping a set. Prior to her win today, the Italian had defeated Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0, 6-1.

Giorgi, ranked No 70 in the world, will face the winner of the match between American Claire Liu and Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 12 seed, next.

Schmiedlova, ranked No 105, won against Italian Martina Trevisan, the No 21 seed (6-3, 6-2) in the previous round.

Australian Open (Grand Slam), other second-round results (Melbourne Park, hard, USD 24,29,942, most recent results first):

  • Marketa Vondrousova vs. Ons Jabeur
  • Claire Liu vs. Belinda Bencic
  • Nuria Parrizas Diaz vs. Anastasia Potapova
  • Leylah Fernandez vs. Caroline Garcia
  • Shuai Zhang vs. Petra Martic
  • Varvara Gracheva vs. Lucrezia Stefanini
  • Kimberly Birrell vs. Linda Fruhvirtova: thursday
  • Yulia Putintseva vs. Karolina Pliskova: thursday
  • Donna Vekic beat Liudmila Samsonova (18): 6-3, 6-0
  • Irina-Camelia Begu vs. Laura Siegemund: thursday
  • Magda Linette beat Anett Kontaveit (16): 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Elise Mertens (26) beat Lauren Davis: 6-4, 6-3
  • Aryna Sabalenka (5) beat Shelby Rogers: 6-3, 6-1
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova (19) beat Taylor Townsend (WC): 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
  • Katie Volynets (Q) beat Veronika Kudermetova (9): 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
  • Victoria Azarenka (24) beat Nadia Podoroska: 6-1, 6-0
  • Danielle Collins (13) beat Karolina Muchova: 6-7 (1), 6-2, 7-6 (6)
  • 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 (10) 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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