AO: Pegula, Sakkari, Gauff, and Azarenka Advance

AO Pegula, Sakkari, Goff, and Azarenka Advance

American tennis player Jessica Pegula advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after she defeated Jaqueline Cristian in straight sets and very convincingly, 6:0, 6:1. In the next round, she will face Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Coco Gauff also advanced after beating Katerina Siniakova, also in straight sets 6:1 and 6:4. She will face the US Open champion from 2023, British player Emma Raducanu who recently recovered from injury.

In a duel between ex-Australian Open champions Victoria Azarenka and Sofia Kenin, Azarenka was better at 6:4 and 7:6.

Maria Sakkari also started the tournament victorious after she beat Chinese player Yue Yuan by 6:1 and 6:4.