AO Gallery: Welcome To Week 2
The last wave of third round matches took place on Saturday and the second week line-up of the Australian Open was set. Meanwhile, one of those 16 players hung out by the pool.
Published January 19, 2013 12:00
One of Saturday's early matches saw Victoria Azarenka battle past Jamie Hampton, 64 46 62.
Maria Kirilenko also toughed it out, edging Yanina Wickmayer in a very tight two-setter.
No one came closer to defeat than Elena Vesnina, who edged Roberta Vinci, 46 76(4) 64.
The No.16-seeded Vinci had match point at 64 54 but missed a backhand pass into the net.
Carla Suarez Navarro's run Down Under came to an end at the hands of Svetlana Kuznetsova.
And Laura Robson's run came to a close as well, a 75 63 victim to Sloane Stephens.
Vera Dushevina and Olga Govortsova had a tall task in their doubles match on Saturday.
The Williams sisters took the Russian-Belarusian pair out in straight sets, 61 62.
Later on, Kimiko Date-Krumm tried to keep her historic run going against Bojana Jovanovski.
But Jovanovski hung on at the end for a photo finish against the Japanese icon, 62 76(3).
On a day off between matches, Angelique Kerber hung out by the pool at a photo shoot.
Angelique Kerber and 15 other WTA stars will play the round of 16 on Sunday and Monday.
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