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HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Day six at the Australian Open


HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Day six at the Australian Open
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Highlights of the sixth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (times AEDT; GMT+11): 1949 WAWRINKA ADVANCES AFTER ISNER RETIRES

Swiss Stan Wawrinka won the opening set 6-4 and raced ahead 4-1 in the second before his American opponent John Isner withdrew from the third-round contest due to injury. READ MORE

Nadal clicks into top gear Halep happy to advance as more seeds fall

Errors and off the pace, Pliskova dumped out Bencic bandwagon shudders to a halt

Kerber reaches fourth round in Melbourne Monfils perplexed by PlayStation injury story

Federer survives huge scare to reach last 16 Federer finds 'super breaker' to his liking

Djokovic puts on serving masterclass Serena's record bid foiled by Chinese Wang

Court unsure if Serena can topple her record Crushed Serena says Slam record bid will go on

Wang wished late coach McNamara was courtside Teenager Gauff ends Osaka's title defence

Osaka still searching for "champion mentality" Raonic knocks out Tsitsipas in straight sets

Wozniacki heads into retirement after defeat Wozniacki bows out with dreams fulfilled

Barty on a roll, moves into fourth round Kyrgios braced for 'aggressive' Khachanov

Australian Open order of play on Saturday 1759 RUBLEV OUTLASTS GOFFIN

Russian Andrey Rublev, the winner of two titles this year, continued his unbeaten start to 2020 by beating David Goffin 2-6 7-6(3) 6-4 7-6(4) while Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem also advanced after overcoming Taylor Fritz 6-2 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4. 1718 NADAL BEATS CARRENO BUSTA IN ALL-SPANISH AFFAIR

World number one Rafa Nadal continued his quest for a 20th Grand Slam title by gliding past 27th seed Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-2 6-4, extending his winning streak against Spanish opposition to 18 matches stretching back to 2016. Earlier, 10th seed Gael Monfils overcame Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis 7-6(2) 6-4 6-3 to reach the last 16 at Melbourne for the first time since 2017.

1521 HALEP SAFELY THROUGH Fourth seed Simona Halep, the 2018 runner-up, produced a solid performance to overcome Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva 6-1 6-4 in their first meeting and move into the second week.

1440 SWIATEK ADVANCES WITH UPSET WIN OVER VEKIC Unseeded Polish teenager Iga Swiatek knocked out 19th seed Donna Vekic 7-5 6-3 to reach the fourth round and match her best performance at a Grand Slam having reached the last 16 at Roland Garros last year.

1427 KONTAVEIT SWATS ASIDE BENCIC Estonia's Anett Kontaveit thrashed Swiss sixth seed Belinda Bencic 6-0 6-1, as the seeds continue to tumble. Kontaveit, who won the first nine games before Bencic got on the board, took just 49 minutes to advance.

"I felt so good today. It felt like everything I did went well so I'm happy with that performance. I served quite well and I was aggressive and I was doing the things I wanted to do really well," Kontaveit said in a courtside interview. 1341 PAVLYUCHENKOVA PIPS PLISKOVA

Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova stunned Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6(4) 7-6(3) in an encounter between two former Australian Open junior champions. The 30th seed takes on Angelique Kerber in the next round. 1323 KERBER SEES OFF GIORGI TO REACH FOURTH ROUND

German Angelique Kerber, seeded 17th, defeated Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3 to improve her head-to-head record against the Italian to 5-0. Giorgi struck an impressive 49 winners to Kerber's 15 but the 28-year-old was undone by 65 unforced errors.

1100 PLISKOVA ON COURT LOOKING TO AVOID UPSET Second seed Karolina Pliskova gets play underway on Rod Laver Arena hoping she does not follow Serena Williams and last year's champion Naomi Osaka out of the tournament after they were both upset in their third round matches on Friday.

The Czech faces 30th-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first match on the main showcourt while three-times Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber opens play on Margaret Court Arena against Italy's Camila Giorgi. There should be no disruptions to play with no chance of rain and only a moderate high of 26 Celsius (78.8 Fahrenheit) expected.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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