Victoria Azarenka easily into 4th round
Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka made it all look routine Saturday in defeating unseeded Yvonne Meusburger 6-1, 6-0 in a third-round match at the Australian Open.
Azarenka broke Meusburger’s serve twice in the first four games and was rarely troubled in exactly one hour to advance to a fourth-round match on Monday against American Sloane Stephens.
Next up on Rod Laver Arena was top-seeded Rafael Nadal against Gael Monfils, with the Spanish left-hander looking to maintain his dominance over Monfils he’s won nine of 11 previous matches.
Earlier, the tennis love pair of Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov both advanced along with Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer.