Melbourne Marvels: Sabalenka & Gauff Blitz Through to Australian Open Round of 16

Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open in Melbourne today after defeating Ukrainian Lesya Tsurenko convincingly 6:0, 6:0

by Sededin Dedovic
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Melbourne Marvels: Sabalenka & Gauff Blitz Through to Australian Open Round of 16
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The Australian Open has started in a big way and we have seen several convincing victories, with Aryna Sabalenka being the latest to show incredible dominance. The defending champion ousted Lesya Tsurenko in a ruthless 6-0, 6-0 scoreline, taking just 52 minutes to reach the fourth round.

Sabalenka proved that she is still the main favorite to win this tournament in Australia, and she has lost only six games since the beginning of the tournament. "I'm very happy with how I've played so far," said the 25-year-old Belarusian.

"I hope to continue like this or even play better. " Her next obstacle? American Amanda Anisimova, who emerged victorious from a tough fight against Spanish Paula Badosa. Of course, Sabalenka is also a big favorite in this match, and we'll see if she can repeat the dominance from the last match.

Coco Gauff joined the dominant colleagues

Another American star, Coco Gauff, also made waves with a 6-0, 6-2 win over compatriot Alicia Parks. Her accuracy was astounding, committing only eight unforced errors compared to Parks' 34.

The audience was able to enjoy her accurate points as we truly saw a beautiful game by Gauff. In the next round, Poland's Magdalena French awaits, who overcame the energetic effort of Russia's Anastasia Zakharova in a three-set thriller.

But the story of the day belongs to 16-year-old rising Russian star, Mira Andreeva. Down and almost out against France's Dian Parry, Andreeva managed to come back from 5-3 down in the deciding set, saving a match point before winning the tiebreak 10-5.

Her reward? A meeting with the winner of the match between Barbora Krejcikov and Storm Hunter. A fully deserved move on, even though she was very young, she showed incredible mental strength, and we should expect great things from her in the future.

Elsewhere, Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk bounced back from a first-set loss to beat Russia's Elina Avenasyan, setting up a meeting with the winner of the clash between Maria Timofeyev and Beatrice Hadad Maja. The Australian Open started very well and we are sure that it will not disappoint because the most interesting is yet to come.

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