Australian Open Results: Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff & Emma Raducanu begin campaign with dominant straight set victories; Maria Kostyuk defeats Anisimova – Watch Highlights

Australian Open Results: Third seed Jessica Pegula, No.7 seed Coco Gauff and former US Open champion Emma Raducanu have all opened their…

Australian Open Results: Third seed Jessica Pegula, No.7 seed Coco Gauff and former US Open champion Emma Raducanu have all opened their 2023 Australian Open campaign with straight-set wins. Pegula sailed past Jacqueline Cristian 6-0, 6-1. While Gauff and Raducanu clinched victories against Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova and Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch respectively. Follow Australian Open 2023 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

Australian Open Results: Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff & Emma Raducanu begin campaign with dominant straight set victories; Maria Kostyuk defeats Anisimova – Watch Highlights

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Jessica Pegula began her bid for a first Grand Slam singles title. She defeated Jaqueline Cristian 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday.

The third-seeded Pegula, needed just 59 minutes to beat the 161st-ranked Romanian player. “Today is just one of those days everything was working,” the American said. Pegula will play either Czech qualifier Brenda Fruhvirtova or Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round.

Gauff has gone one step further at Melbourne Park Along with No.3 seed Jessica Pegula’s 6-0, 6-1 opening win over Jaqueline Cristian, it was a confident start for the top-seeded Americans.

Australian Open 2023 Highlights: Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff & Emma Raducanu begin campaign with dominant straight set victories; Maria Kostyuk defeats Anisimova - Watch Highlights
Australian Open 2023 Highlights: Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff & Emma Raducanu begin campaign with dominant straight set victories; Maria Kostyuk defeats Anisimova – Watch Highlights

The lead was short-lived. Gauff broke back immediately and once again to earn a chance to serve out the win. In the longest game of the match, Siniakova gamely saved six match points before the American closed out the win with a backhand volley winner.

“Really pleased with myself,” Gauff said. “Katerina is a fighter I knew she was going to fight until the last point and she proved that today. I’m glad I stayed mentally right there.” Gauff finished the match with 24 winners to 18 unforced errors and won over 70% of her service points on the day. Kostyuk knocks out Anisimova

Playing in her fourth Australian Open, Gauff opened up play on Rod Laver Arena and powered through the first set in just 22 minutes. Siniakova struck back in the second set and looked primed to take the match to a third set after winning the longest rally of the match – 22 strokes – and breaking Gauff to lead 4-2.

Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk tapped into her successful history at Melbourne Park to oust No.28 seed Amanda Anisimova, 6-3, 6-4. Ranked No.61, the 20-year-old tallied the first upset of the tournament in 78 minutes, breaking Anisimova on each of the four break points she faced. Kostyuk proved the better aggressor in the match, hitting 29 winners to 16 unforced errors to Anisimova’s 21 winners and 18 unforced errors.

Kostyuk will face Australian wildcard Olivia Gadecki in the second round. The 20-year-old Gadecki earned a win in Grand Slam debut, defeating Polina Kudermetova 7-5, 6-1.

Australian Open Results: Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff & Emma Raducanu begin campaign with dominant straight set victories; Maria Kostyuk defeats Anisimova – Watch Highlights

 

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