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Highlights: Australian Open day three

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Highlights of day three of the Australian Open tennis championships at Melbourne Park on Wednesday. All matches are second round. Times local (GMT +11):


Seventh seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus ground down classy Russian Daria Kasatkina 7-6(5) 6-3 in the early match at Margaret Court Arena.


Serena continues Slam record bid, Djokovic gears up for Tiafoe test

Australian Open order of play on Wednesday

All business Barty doles out Melbourne 'double bagel'

Nadal back in form at Australian Open

Tears for fears: Emotional Kenin grinds into second round

Badosa crashes out of Australian Open after COVID-19 ordeal

Tsitsipas left surprised with easy victory over Simon

Azarenka says quarantine took a toll after early exit

Russia's ATP Cup heroes ease into second round

Sherif blazes a trail for Egypt with first-round win


Bianca Andreescu's comeback after a 15-month absence from tennis ended abruptly in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday with the Canadian eighth seed crumbling to a 6-3 6-2 defeat to Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei in the opening match at Rod Laver Arena.


Play began on a warm, sunny morning at Melbourne Park with the temperature hovering around 24 degrees Celsius.

Authorities reported two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the state of Victoria late on Tuesday.

Highlights: Australian Open day three

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