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Coco Gauff safely advances to the third round – Getty Images/Shi Tang

Coco Gauff advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after beating Caroline Dolehide 7-6 (2), 6-2. The American was forced into a tiebreaker in the first set, but she proved too strong and pulled away in the second.

“It was really difficult,” Gauff said. “If you give him something short, he will punish you for it, so if I could go back and do something, I would change that.”

Gauff will next play her compatriot, Alycia Parks, who reached the third round of a Grand Slam singles tournament for the first time with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over 32nd-ranked Leylah Fernandez.

In the men’s draw, fourth seed Jannik Sinner beat Jesper de Jong 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 at the Margaret Court Arena, while Alex de Minaur, the tenth seed from Australia, defeated Matteo Arnaldi by 6-3, 6-0. , 6-3.

And unseeded Czech Tomas Machac stunned 17th seed Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(5) to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

What is the order of play on Wednesday?

(All times GMT)

Rod Laver Stadium
Starting at 1:00 a.m.: (6) Ons Jabeur (Tun) against Mirra Andreeva (Rus), (10) Alex De Miñaur (Aus) against Matteo Arnaldi (Ita)
Starting at 8:00 a.m.: Brenda Fruhvirtova (Czech) vs. (2) Aryna Sabalenka (Blr), (1) Novak Djokovic (Ser) vs. Alexei Popyrin (Australia)

Margaret Court Stadium
Starting at 1:00 a.m.: Jannik Sinner (Ita) vs. Jesper De Jong (Ned), Caroline Dolehide (USA) vs. (4) Cori Gauff (USA)
Starting at 8:00 a.m.: Jordan Thompson (Australia) vs. (7) Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre), (8) Maria Sakkari (Gre) vs. Elina Avanesyan (Rus)

John Cain Arena
From 12:00 p.m.: Caroline Wozniacki (Den) vs. Maria Timofeeva (Rus), Laura Siegemund (Germany) vs. Storm Hunter (Aus), Christopher O’Connell (Aus) vs. (16) Ben Shelton (USA), Christopher Eubanks (USA) .) against (5) Andrey Rublev (Russia)

Kia Arena
From 12:00 p.m.: (32) Leylah Annie Fernandez (Can) v Alycia Parks (USA), (12) Taylor Harry Fritz (USA) v Hugo Gaston (Fra), (17) Frances Tiafoe (USA) v Tomas Machac (Czech), Marta Kostyuk (United Kingdom) against (25) Elise Mertens (Bel)

1573 Sand
From 12:00 p.m.: Daniel Elahi Galán (Col) v (26) Sebastian Baez (Arg), Alina Korneeva (Rus) v (10) Beatriz Haddad Maia (Bra), (16) Caroline García (Fra) v Magdalena Frech (Pol), Daria Saville ( Aus) and Ajla Tomljanovic (Aus) against Oksana Kalashnikova (Geo) and Maia Lumsden (Gbr)

Court 3
From 12:00 p.m.: Tamara Korpatsch (Germany) against (9) Barbora Krejcikova (Czech), Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) against (15) Karen Khachanov (Rus), Gael Monfils (Fra) against (30) Tomas Martin Etcheverry (Arg), Francisco Cabral (Por ) and Henry Patten (Great Britain) against Tristan Schoolkate (Australia) and Adam Walton (Australia)

Court 5
From 12:00 p.m.: Linda Noskova (Czech) and Xiyu Wang (Chn) against Talia Gibson (Aus) and Priscilla Hon (Aus), (1) Ivan Dodig (Cro) and Austin Krajicek (USA) against Miomir Kecmanovic (Ser) and Denys Molchanov (UK), Varvara Gracheva (Fra) and Sabrina Santamaría (USA) against Kimberly Birrell (Aus) and Olivia Gadecki (Aus), (14) Wesley Koolhof (Ned) and Nikola Metkic (Cro) against Sadio Doumbia ( Fra) and Fabien Reboul (Fra)

Court 6
From 12:00 p.m.: Pavel Kotov (Rus) against Flavio Cobolli (Ita), Paula Badosa Gibert (Spa) against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus), (29) Sebastian Korda (USA) against Quentin Halys (Fra), Alex Bolt (Aus) and Luke Saville (Aus) against Harri Heliovaara (Finnish) and John Peers (Australian)

Court 7
From 12:00 p.m.: Amanda Anisimova (USA) against Nadia Podoroska (Arg), (25) Lorenzo Musetti (Ita) against Luca Van Assche (Fra), (28) Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr) against Rebeka Masarova (Spa), (4) Gabriela Dabrowski (Can ) and Erin Routliffe (NZ) against Linda Fruhvirtova (Czech) and Ashlyn Krueger (USA)

Court 8
From 12:00 p.m.: James McCabe (Aus) and Dane Sweeny (Aus) against (7) Hugo Nys (Mon) and Jan Zielinski (Pol), (20) Adrian Mannarino (Fra) against Jaume Munar (Spa), Marcelo Melo (Bra) and Matwe Middelkoop (Ned) vs. (3) Rajeev Ram (USA) and Joe Salisbury (Gbr.), (12) Marie Bouzkova (Czech) and Sara Sorribes Tormo (Spa) vs. Cristina Bucsa (Spa) and Alexandra Panova (Russia)

Court 12
From 12:00 p.m.: (15) Ingrid Martins (Bra) and Monica Niculescu (Rom) against Sara Errani (Ita) and Jasmine Paolini (Ita), Elisabetta Cocciaretto (Ita) and Martina Trevisan (Ita) against Destanee Aiava (Aus) and Maddison Inglis (Aus) , Anhelina Kalinina (UK) and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) against Emma Navarro (USA) and Diana Shnaider (Russia), Ben McLachlan (Jpn) and Yoshihito Nishioka (Jpn) against Nikola Cacic (Ser) and Denys Molchanov (United Kingdom)

Court 13
From 12:00 p.m.: Kamilla Rakhimova (Rus) vs. Diane Parry (Fra), Fabian Marozsan (Hun) vs. (22) Francisco Cerundolo (Arg), (11) Lyudmyla Kichenok (Ukr) and Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) vs. Emina Bektas (USA) and Kayla Day (USA), Lucia Bronzetti (Ita) and Heather Watson (Gbr) against Yafan Wang (Chn) and Yue Yuan (Chn)

Court 14
From 12:00 p.m.: Jiri Lehecka (Czech) and Petr Nouza (Czech) against (12) Nathaniel Lammons (USA) and Jack Withrow (USA), (11) Lloyd Glasspool (UK) and Jean-Julien Rojer (Ned) against Tallon Griekspoor (Ned) and Bart Stevens (Ned), (5) Santiago González (Mex) and Neal Skupski (Gbr) against MacKenzie McDonald (USA) and Botic Van de Zandschulp (Ned), Sorana Cirstea (Rom) and Donna Vekic (Cro) against (9) Demi Schuurs (Ned) and Luisa Stefani (Bra)

Court 17
From 12:00 p.m.: (4) Marcel Granollers (Spa) and Horacio Zeballos (Arg) against Evan King (USA) and Reese Stalder (USA), Anastasia Zakharova (Rus) against Kaja Juvan (Slo), Marcos Giron (USA). USA) and Soon Woo Kwon (Kor ) against (8) Kevin Krawietz (Germany) and Tim Puetz (Germany), Erika Andreeva (Russia) and Viktoriya Tomova (Bul) against Anna Blinkova (Russia) and Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Blr)

When do the Australian Open finals take place?

The women’s final is on Saturday, January 27. The men’s final is the next day: January 28.

How to watch the Australian Open on TV in the UK

In the UK, Eurosport has the rights to broadcast the action live from Melbourne and will broadcast 260 hours of tennis. To watch on Discovery+, an Entertainment and Sports pass costs £6.99/month or £59.99/year.

This year, Nick Kyrgios will be part of Eurosport’s English commentary team and will be one of the highlights of a direct camera feed from the commentary booth. Kyrgios will be joined in Australia by presenters John McEnroe, Barbara Schett and Laura Robson, and from a London studio by new presenter Rachel Stringer.

How to watch the Australian Open on TV in the US

ESPN has the broadcast rights to show the tournament.

Who are the defending champions?

Last year, Novak Djokovic claimed the men’s singles title for a record 10th time after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Aryna Sabalenka captured her first Grand Slam singles title in the women’s draw when she defeated Elena Rybakina in three sets.

Latest odds

To win the men’s title

  • Novak Djokovic 11/10

  • Carlos Alcaraz 7/2

  • Sinner Jannik 11/2

  • Daniil Medvedev 9/1

  • Alexander Zverev 25/1

To win the women’s title

  • Iga Swiatek 2/1

  • Aryna Sabalenka 4/15

  • Elena Rybakina 9/2

  • Coco Gauff 5/1

  • Jessica Pegula 18/1

Which British players are involved?

In the men’s draw, Andy Murray and Dan Evans lost in the first round. Cameron Norrie and Jack Draper have advanced to the second round.

Among the women, Emma Raducanu and Katie Boulter advanced to the second round. Jodie Burrage has been knocked out.

When did the Australian Open start?

The tournament began on Sunday, January 14. It was the first Sunday start in the tournament’s history.

“We have listened to feedback from players and fans and are excited to offer a solution to minimize late finishes while continuing to offer a fair and equitable schedule on stadium courts,” said the Australian Open tournament director. , Craig Tiley.

“The additional day will accomplish this, benefiting programming for both fans and players. The first round will now be played over three days instead of two, which will also give fans an extra day of incredible tennis, entertainment, food and family fun.”

What is the prize money for the Australian Open?

This year’s Australian Open total prize money marks a record 13 per cent increase on 2023, with the field sharing £46.3 million and the winners taking home £1.68 million.

“We have increased the prize money in each round of the Australian Open, with significant increases in qualifying and in the early rounds of singles and doubles,” Tiley said. “We want to ensure that Australia remains the launch pad for the world tennis season and that players and their teams have everything they need to help them perform at their best and continue to enjoy the happy Slam.”

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