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Wawrinka, Kerber safely through, but 11th seed Bacsinszky goes out

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Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland takes part in a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 14, 2016

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ByPaul Hassall
21/01/2016 at 09:54 | Updated 21/01/2016 at 11:46

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka came safely through to the third round with a victory over Czech veteran Radek Stepanek.

[EARLY ROUND-UP: Overnight: Murray's crushing victory, Muguruza and Azarenka through, Verdasco crashes out]

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4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-3 6-4 - Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka came safely through to the third round with a victory over Czech veteran Radek Stepanek. Stepanek, a former world number eight who is still playing on tour at the age of 37, was overwhelmed in the opening two sets, picking up just five games.

But he fought harder in the third set, breaking back to get on terms at 3-3... only for Wawrinka to break back immediately and then serve out the match.

Stan Wawrinka v Radek Štepánek: As it happened

The 2014 Australian Open champion was not at his best in his victory, and wobbled again as he was forced to save two break points while serving out in the final game.

But he is once again into the third round and will be confident of stepping up his form over the next 10 days.


Ferrer breaks Aussie hearts by sending Hewitt home

8-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) 6-2 6-4 6-4 - Eighth seed David Ferrer of Spain beat former world number one Lleyton Hewitt 6-2 6-4 6-4 to advance to round three, where he will take on American 31st seed Steve Johnson.

[FULL REPORT: Lleyton Hewitt beaten by Ferrer in final match of career]


Kerber eases into third round

7-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Alexandra Dulgheru (Romania) 6-2 6-4 - German seventh seed Angelique Kerber progressed to the third round after beating Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru 6-2 6-4. She will face 25-year-old American Madison Brengle.


Makaraova shining again in Australia

21-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Tatjana Maria (Germany) 6-4 6-2 - Last year's Australian Open semi-finalist and 21st seed Ekaterina Makarova of Russia made easy work of Tatjana Maria, beating the German 6-4 6-2 to qualify for the third round.


Bacsinszky, Chardy go out

Men's 30th seed Jeremy Chardy lost 6-4 7-6(5) 7-6(5) to Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia, while women's 11th seed Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland lost 6-2 6-3 to Annika Beck of Germany.


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FULL RESULTS

Men's singles

John Millman (Australia) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 4-6 6-4 6-2 4-6 7-5

8-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) 6-2 6-4 6-4

Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat 25-Jack Sock (U.S.) 7-6(6) 7-6(5) 6-3

4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-3 6-4

Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) beat 30-Jeremy Chardy (France) 6-4 7-6(5) 7-6(5)

18-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat Guido Pella (Argentina) 7-6(2) 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 6-7(8) 6-4

31-Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) 6-3 6-2 6-2

21-Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Tim Smyczek (U.S.) 6-4 7-6(5) 7-6(4)

Dudi Sela (Israel) beat Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 4-6 6-3 6-3 7-6(4)

Stephane Robert (France) beat Rajeev Ram (U.S.) 6-1 6-7(6) 4-6 7-5 7-5

13-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Tommy Robredo (Spain) 7-6(6) 7-6(5) 7-5

2-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Samuel Groth (Australia) 6-0 6-4 6-1

32-Joao Sousa (Portugal) beat Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) 6-3 7-5 3-6 6-1

10-John Isner (U.S.) beat Marcel Granollers (Spain) 6-3 7-6(6) 7-6(2)

23-Gael Monfils (France) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 7-5 6-4 6-1

Women's singles

Annika Beck (Germany) beat 11-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) 6-2 6-3

21-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Tatjana Maria (Germany) 6-4 6-2

7-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Alexandra Dulgheru (Romania) 6-2 6-4

Zhang Shuai (China) beat Alize Cornet (France) 6-3 6-3

15-Madison Keys (U.S.) beat Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-3

Laura Siegemund (Germany) beat 19-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4

Madison Brengle (U.S.) beat Johanna Larsson (Sweden) 7-5 4-6 6-1

Denisa Allertova (Czech Republic) beat 30-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 6-3 2-6 6-4

14-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) 6-1 6-2

3-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-4 6-2

Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) beat Vania King (U.S.) 7-6(5) 6-4

Naomi Osaka (Japan) beat 18-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 6-4 6-4

Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat Lara Arruabarrena Vecino (Spain) 7-6(7) 6-4

Johanna Konta (Britain) beat Zheng Saisai (China) 6-2 6-3

20-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) 6-3 6-3

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