MELBOURNE — Highlights of the 6th day on the Australian Open, the primary Grand Slam event of the 12 months, on Saturday (occasions AEDT; GMT+11):

2024 MUGURUZA HITS TOP GEAR AGAINST SVITOLINA

Former global primary Garbine Muguruza, whose Australian Open arrangements had been affected because of a viral sickness, confirmed no lingering results of the problem as she mowed down 5th seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-1 6-2.

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Nadal clicks into most sensible tools

Halep glad to advance as extra seeds fall

Mistakes and stale the tempo, Pliskova dumped out

Bencic bandwagon shudders to a halt

Kerber reaches fourth around in Melbourne

Monfils at a loss for words via PlayStation damage tale

Federer survives large scare to achieve closing 16

Federer unearths ‘tremendous breaker’ to his liking

Djokovic places on serving masterclass

Serena’s report bid foiled via Chinese language Wang

Courtroom not sure if Serena can topple her report

Beaten Serena says Slam report bid will cross on

Wang needed overdue trainer McNamara used to be courtside

Youngster Gauff ends Osaka’s name protection

Osaka nonetheless in search of “champion mentality”

Raonic knocks out Tsitsipas in immediately units

Wozniacki heads into retirement after defeat

Wozniacki bows out with desires fulfilled

Barty on a roll, strikes into fourth around

Kyrgios braced for ‘competitive’ Khachanov

Australian Open order of play on Saturday

1949 WAWRINKA ADVANCES AFTER ISNER RETIRES

Swiss Stan Wawrinka gained the hole set 6-Four and raced forward 4-1 in the second one earlier than his American opponent John Isner withdrew from the third-round contest because of damage.

1759 RUBLEV OUTLASTS GOFFIN

Russian Andrey Rublev, the winner of 2 titles this 12 months, endured his unbeaten begin to 2020 via beating David Goffin 2-6 7-6(3) 6-Four 7-6(4) whilst Austrian 5th seed Dominic Thiem additionally complicated after overcoming Taylor Fritz 6-2 6-Four 6-7(5) 6-4.

1718 NADAL BEATS CARRENO BUSTA IN ALL-SPANISH AFFAIR

International primary Rafa Nadal endured his quest for a 20th Grand Slam name via gliding previous 27th seed Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-2 6-4, extending his profitable streak in opposition to Spanish opposition to 18 fits stretching again to 2016.

Previous, 10th seed Gael Monfils overcame Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis 7-6(2) 6-Four 6-Three to achieve the closing 16 at Melbourne for the primary time since 2017.

1521 HALEP SAFELY THROUGH

Fourth seed Simona Halep, the 2018 runner-up, produced a cast efficiency to triumph over Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva 6-1 6-Four of their first assembly and transfer into the second one week.

1440 SWIATEK ADVANCES WITH UPSET WIN OVER VEKIC

Unseeded Polish youngster Iga Swiatek knocked out 19th seed Donna Vekic 7-Five 6-Three to achieve the fourth around and fit her easiest efficiency at a Grand Slam having reached the closing 16 at Roland Garros closing 12 months.

1427 KONTAVEIT SWATS ASIDE BENCIC

Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit thrashed Swiss 6th seed Belinda Bencic 6-Zero 6-1, because the seeds proceed to tumble. Kontaveit, who gained the primary 9 video games earlier than Bencic were given at the board, took simply 49 mins to advance.

“I felt so excellent lately. It felt like the whole lot I did went smartly so I’m proud of that efficiency. I served reasonably smartly and I used to be competitive and I used to be doing the issues I sought after to do truly smartly,” Kontaveit stated in a courtside interview.

1341 PAVLYUCHENKOVA PIPS PLISKOVA

Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova surprised Czech 2nd seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6(4) 7-6(3) in an come across between two former Australian Open junior champions. The 30th seed takes on Angelique Kerber within the subsequent around.

1323 KERBER SEES OFF GIORGI TO REACH FOURTH ROUND

German Angelique Kerber, seeded 17th, defeated Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-7(4) 6-Three to give a boost to her head-to-head report in opposition to the Italian to 5-0.

Giorgi struck an outstanding 49 winners to Kerber’s 15 however the 28-year-old used to be undone via 65 unforced mistakes.

1100 PLISKOVA ON COURT LOOKING TO AVOID UPSET

2nd seed Karolina Pliskova will get play underway on Rod Laver Enviornment hoping she does now not practice Serena Williams and closing 12 months’s champion Naomi Osaka out of the event when they had been each disillusioned of their 0.33 around fits on Friday.

The Czech faces 30th-seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova within the first fit at the primary showcourt whilst three-times Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber opens play on Margaret Courtroom Enviornment in opposition to Italy’s Camila Giorgi.

There must be no disruptions to play without a likelihood of rain and just a average top of 26 Celsius (78.eight Fahrenheit) anticipated. (Compiled via Greg Stutchbury and Shrivathsa Sridhar; Modifying via Peter Rutherford and Sam Holmes)



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