Australian Open: Nadal, Kyrgios set for 2nd-round matches

She's ranked 521. This is her first WTA main draw event.

"This is the future, ladies and gentlemen".

"You get really hyped, a lot, when you win one, two matches", Bencic said. "This is an incredible story. And then for myself a bit".

MEN, 2ND RD: Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 4-6 6-2 6-4 0-6 8-6, Andreas Seppi (Ita) bt Yoshihito Nishioka (Jpn) 6-1 6-3 6-4, Pablo Carreno-Busta (Esp) bt Gilles Simon (Fra) 6-2 3-0 ret, Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Joao Sousa (Por) 6-1 7-5 6-2, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) bt Denis Shapovalov (Can) 3-6 6-3 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 7-5.

The nice sensation gave Kateryna Bondarenko, who eliminated from the tournament 15th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Kostyuk, who started playing tennis to get the attention of her tennis coach mother Talina, said she felt she was on the threshold of something big last April.

She continued in the same vein against Rogowska, taking the opening set in only 39 minutes. "I wasn't feeling well on the court - fourth set was a disgrace", said Dimitrov, who took Rafael Nadal to five sets in a marathon semifinal in Melbourne a year ago. "She's going to be a unsafe player when she grows up".

Next opponent Martha Kostiuk in Melbourne will be the highlight of her compatriot Elina Svitolina.

Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk, aged just 15 years and 162 days, looked totally untroubled against Australia's Olivia Rogowska - ranked 353 places above the youngster - in a straight-sets win on Margaret Court Arena.

Kostyuk is also the youngest player to reach the third round at any Slam since Mirjana Lucic-Baroni did so at the 1997 US Open.

With her run in Melbourne, Kostyuk has now become the youngest player to reach the third round since Martina Hingis made the quarter-finals at the age of 15 in 1996.

Svitolina said she knew little about the youngster, and was preparing for a no-holds barred fight. And long hours of practice, she added, was the key. "When he is saying a word to me, you can't imagine how I feel", Kostyuk told Tennis View Magazine. "I knew what I had to do, just couldn't really execute it.so really disappointed".

"Ivan [Ljubicic] is always helping me when he sees me", she said about sharing Federer's coach.

"I will just enjoy it", she said.

"I was so mad", Kostyuk said, smiling.

It is unlikely that there will be a better comeback this tournament than the one that Caroline Wozniacki, the No 2 seed, produced in her second-round match against Jana Fett, the world No 119 of Croatia. The 27-year-old won the second-round clash 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic crashed out of the competition after losing 6-1, 6-3 to Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum.


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