Americans Doing Damage Down Under


The seeds were dropping like flies in the hot sun and credit four American players for some of this disruption. Players love the majors because they are the four biggest opportunities they have to turn their careers around. Do well at a major and it is not just a significant payday, it can also be a huge boost in their ranking.

Highest Seed to Fall: Berrettini

 [80] Tommy Paul (USA) almost squandered his opportunity. The American had a two sets to love lead over [18] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) but lost his focus in the third and fourth set; however, he managed to pull it together in the fifth set tie breaker to get the 6-4, 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-7(3), 7-6(3) victory.

[100] Tennys Sandgren (USA) almost did the same as his fellow countryman, Paul. He got up two sets to love and almost blew it but managed to right the ship in the fifth set to defeat [8] Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 7-6(7), 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 7-5.

[5] Melichar/Xu lost 3-6, 4-6 to the unseeded American duo, Brady/Dolehide.

[11] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) lost 6-7(6), 6-7(6) to [54] Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP).

[13] Petra Martic (CRO) lost 6-4, 3-6, 5-7 to [39] Julia Goerges (GER).

[21] Benoit Paire (FRA) lost 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-3, 1-6, 6-7(3) to [39] Marin Cilic (CRO).

Caroline Wozniacki

[23] Dayana Yastremska (UKR) lost 5-7, 5-7 to [36] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN).

[30] Daniel Evans (GBS) lost 4-6, 3-6, 4-6 to [71] Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN).

[31] Hubert Hurkacz (POL) lost 4-6, 5-7, 3-6 to [47] John Millman (AUS).

Teenagers Leading The Way

Polish eighteen-year-old Swiatek and American fifteen-year-old Gauf are playing tennis at a level way above their age. Swiatek got it done easily in straight sets, but Gauf had a to work a bit harder to secure her second-round victory. How far can they go in the draw? Gauf will have a much stiffer test in the third round as she will face the third seed and defending champion, Naomi Osaka (JPN).

Taylor Townsend

[56] Iga Swiatek (POL) defeated [88] Timea Babos (HUN) 6-3, 6-2.

[67] Cori Gauff (USA) defeated [74] Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

[75] Heather Watson (GBR) defeated [64] Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

[79] Taylor Townsend (USA) defeated [66] Jessica Pegula (USA) 6-4, 7-6(5).

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