Canadian Vasek Pospisil overcame a back complaint and a local crowd largely in opponent Matt Ebden’s corner to make the third round in Melbourne for the first time.
Drawing energy from her positive off-court team, Ana Ivanovic was impressive on it on Wednesday, advancing to the third round for the loss of just three games.
Eugenie Bouchard squandered six match points before advancing to the third round of the Australian Open for the first time by downing French veteran Virginie Razzano.
Six years after her stirring run to the last 16, Casey Dellacqua is rediscovering some of her best form at Melbourne Park, as Kirsten Flipkens discovered on Wednesday.
Daniela Hantuchova’s experience shone through when it mattered most in a three-hour marathon with Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.