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Australian Open: Linette to face Garcia in the 4th round

Magda Linette defeated Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday and will now face Caroline Garcia in the fourth round.

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Australian Open •Third round • completed
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Pole Magda Linette moved into the last 16 of the Australian Open by defeating Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, the No 19 seed, 6-3, 6-4 at Melbourne Park on Saturday.

Linette, ranked No 45, will face Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, the No 4 seed, next.

This is Linette’s first fourth round in a major tournament in career.

Ahead of her victory, the Pole won against Egyptian Mayar Sherif (7-5, 6-1) and edged out Estonian Anett Kontaveit, the No 16 seed (3-6, 6-3, 6-4).

Alexandrova, ranked No 18, beat Belgian Ysaline Bonaventure (6-2, 6-1) and American wildcard Taylor Townsend (1-6, 6-2, 6-3) in the previous rounds.

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

  • Caroline Garcia beat Laura Siegemund: 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Aryna Sabalenka (5) beat Elise Mertens (26): 6-2, 6-3
  • Linda Fruhvirtova beat Marketa Vondrousova: 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
  • Shuai Zhang (23) beat Katie Volynets (Q): 6-3, 6-2
  • Belinda Bencic (12) beat Camila Giorgi: 6-2, 7-5
  • Donna Vekic beat Nuria Parrizas Diaz: 6-2, 6-2
  • Karolina Pliskova (30) beat Varvara Gracheva: 6-4, 6-2
  • Lin Zhu beat Maria Sakkari (6): 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-4
  • Victoria Azarenka (24) beat Madison Keys (10): 1-6, 6-2, 6-1
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Cristina Bucsa (Q): 6-0, 6-1
  • Jelena Ostapenko (17) beat Kateryna Baindl: 6-3, 6-0
  • Coco Gauff (7) beat Bernarda Pera: 6-3, 6-2
  • Jessica Pegula (3) beat Marta Kostyuk: 6-0, 6-2
  • Elena Rybakina (22) beat Danielle Collins (13): 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
  • Barbora Krejcikova (20) beat Anhelina Kalinina: 6-2, 6-3
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