Australian Open Results: World No.1 Iga Swiatek eases past qualifier Cristina Bucsa in third round of Australian Open 2023, Coco Cauff, Elena Rybakina advance to Round of 16

Australian Open Results: Coco Cauff defeats Bernarda Pera in straight sets: Top seed Iga Swiatek continued to carve her way through the…

Australian Open Results: World No.1 Iga Swiatek eases past qualifier Cristina Bucsa in third round of Australian Open 2023, Coco Cauff defeats Bernarda Pera in straight sets
Australian Open Results: World No.1 Iga Swiatek eases past qualifier Cristina Bucsa in third round of Australian Open 2023, Coco Cauff defeats Bernarda Pera in straight sets

Australian Open Results: Coco Cauff defeats Bernarda Pera in straight sets: Top seed Iga Swiatek continued to carve her way through the Australian Open draw on Friday, dismantling Cristina Bucsa 6-0 6-1 in bright sunshine on the Margaret Court Arena to reach the fourth round. American Coco Gauff too made her way into the fourth round after a straight set win over her compatriot Bernarda Pera. Follow Australian Open 2023 live updates with InsidesSport.IN

Australian Open Results: World No.1 Iga Swiatek eases past qualifier Cristina Bucsa in third round of Australian Open 2023, Coco Cauff, Elena Rybakina advance to Round of 16

The 21-year-old world number one Switek, who is looking to add a first Melbourne Park crown to the French and U.S. Open titles she won last year, was all business as she whipped through the first set in 23 minutes.

World number 100 Bucsa had simply no answer to Swiatek’s all-court game and the Spaniard only managed to avoid the dreaded ‘double bagel’ 6-0 6-0 scoreline by holding her last service game.

Swiatek should face a tougher test in Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in the last 16 after the big-serving Kazakh earlier upset last year’s losing finalist Danielle Collins.

Earlier, No.7 seed Coco Gauff downed Bernarda Pera in an all-American third round 6-3, 6-2 to reach the last 16 for the second time in her career. Gauff also reached the fourth round in 2020, where she lost to eventual champion Sofia Kenin.

 Earlier, No.22 seed Rybakina collected a 2-hour and 5-minute win over Collins on Kia Arena to book her spot in the fourth round. Rybakina had also defeated Collins in their opening match of this season at the Adelaide International 1, and she backed up that victory to move into the Round of 16 at the Australian Open for the first time in her career.

Rybakina cruised through the opening set, but Collins held firm and garnered her first break point of the day at 6-5 in the second set — which doubled as set point. The American converted that chance to level the match.

However, Rybakina quickly turned things around in the third set, polishing off some key rallies with deft volleys to race to a 4-0 lead. Rybakina closed out the win by storming to a love hold in the final game.

Australian Open Results: World No.1 Iga Swiatek eases past qualifier Cristina Bucsa in third round of Australian Open 2023, Coco Cauff, Elena Rybakina advance to Round of 16

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