C. Dellacqua d. K. Flipkens 6-3 6-0
Daniela Hantuchova’s experience shone through when it mattered most in a three-hour marathon with Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday.
Li Na has faced plenty of up and comers in her career, but perhaps hasn't played many with the talent level of Belinda Bencic, who pushed her very hard in the second set of her 6-0, 7-6 (5) second round win.
Melbourne's scorching summer has been a talking point at Australian Open 2014, but as Alix Ramsay writes, dealing with the heat is just another variable that separates the best from the rest.
N. Djokovic d. L. Mayer 6-0 6-4 6-4.
The scoreboard read 7-6(2) 5-7 6-0 6-3 in favour of David Ferrer over Adrian Mannarino, but it failed to record the sapping nature of the afternoon against the younger Frenchman.
Novak Djokovic kept his time on court to less than two hours as he brushed aside Leonardo Mayer 6-0 6-4 6-4 at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday.
R. Hutchins & C. Fleming d. M. Matosevic & M. Przysiezny 6-4 6-5 6-0.
Serena Williams doesn't try to be intimidating. She just is. And in her 6-1, 6-2 second round demolition of Vesna Dolonc she was ruthless.
S. Williams d. V. Dolonc 6-1 6-2.
The French flamboyance and flair of Richard Gasquet overcame a spirited challenge from the workmanlike Nikolay Davydenko in an entertaining second round match which finished 7-6(3) 6-4 6-4.
N. Li d. b. Bencic 6-0 7-6(5).
T. Berdych d. K. De Schepper 6-4 6-1 6-3.
Women's 15th seed Sabine Lisicki is out of Australian Open 2014 after Romanian Monica Niculescu battled her way back from a set down to oust the German.
N. Li d. B. Bencic 6-0 7-6(5).
An impressive display of serving has helped Tomas Berdych cruise through to the third round of Australian Open 2014, defeating France's Kenny De Schepper 6-4 6-1 6-3.
The gap between his best and his worst remains frustratingly large, but Tomas Berdych has all the tools for a breakthrough run in Melbourne.