A fan’s eye view of Day 6 at the Australian Open.
It was huge attendance day at the Australian Open today. Combined day and night crowd was 80,735. Biggest day ever.
On Super Saturday so far, for the ladies, Azarenka dropped a set during her win against Hampton, Serena and Kirilenko won in straight sets, Hobart Champion Vesnina defeated Vinci in 3 as did Kuznetsova over Suarez Navarro.
For the men, Gasquet defeated Dodig in four, Tsonga and Murray had straight sets wins over Kavcic and Berankis, Chardy defeated Del Potro in five and Seppi defeated Cilic, also in five.
Today’s results mean that four French players (Gasquet, Tsonga, Chardy and Simon) will play in Round 4. Impressive.
In the big Rod Laver Arena night match, Tomic played well but Federer was too good, winning a quality match in straight sets.
Monfils v Simon
During their strangely mesmorising, dramatic and quirky Hisense Arena night match, Simon and Monfils played a million long rallies, including one that was 71 shots, the longest of the tournament. Read more in my match review: The Million Rallies of Monfils v Simon.
Read on for details of other matches and scores.
Also have a look at:
- Women’s Top 4: Form Guide for the Top 4 Women After Round 3
- Men’s Top 4: Form Guide for the Top 4 Men After Round 3.
- No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka d Jamie Hampton 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
- No. 3 seed Sererena Williams d Ayumi Morita 6-1, 6-3
View more pics from the 2013 Australian Open draw event.
- No. 2 seed Roger Federer d Bernard Tomic 6-4, 7-6, 6-1
- No. 3 seed Andy Murray d Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
- No. 6 seed Juan Martin Del Potro was defeated by quality tennis from Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-3
Hopefully there will be nothing to report today, but if there is you’ll see it here.
Australian Open Day 6 Schedule and Results
Rod Laver Arena Day Session
- Victoria Azarenka d Jamie Hampton 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
- Serena Williams d Ayumi Morita 6-1, 6-3
- Andy Murray d Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
Rod Laver Arena Night Session
- Roger Federer d Bernard Tomic
Hisense Arena Day Session
- Maria Kirilenko d Yanina Wickmeyer 7-6, 6-3
- Jeremy Chardy d Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-3
- Caroline Wozniacki d Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 6-3
Hisense Arena Night Session
- Gilles Simon d Gael Monfils. 5 hours. 5 sets. Read more.
Margaret Court Arena
- Elena Vesnina d Roberta Vinci 4-6, 7-6, 6-4
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga d Blaz Kavcic 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
Notable Matches On Other Courts
- Svetlana Kuznetsova d Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
- Andreas Seppi d Marin Cilic 6-7, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
- Sloane Stephens d Laura Robson 7-5, 6-3
- Richard Gasquet d Ivan Dodig 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0
- Milos Raonic d Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6, 6-3, 6-4
Wozniacki, Kirilenko and Robson, all the Adidas by Stella McCartney ladies, are in action today. See them on the Mirror Court last week.
Updates from 2013 Australian Open so far
Other Tennis News
Tipsy gets behind his camera while in front of the media.
Video of Tipsy’s press conference
Swiss diplomacy, ready for the Aussie challenger.
How to avoid trophies getting dusty and more. Q&A with Federer.
Will Monfils realise his potential?
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
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