July 19, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

MELBOURNE, Australia – As happened on Wednesday, the first rounds of the doubles events had fourth-on matches postponed, with everything a little (but not a ton) backed up because of some rain showers earlier in the day.

But Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski andn Cana-Kiwi Erin Routliffe did get their mixed doubles campaigns going, after they got their first-round women’s doubles match done and dusted on Thursday (a day late).

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Australian Open
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Category: Grand Slam
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Jan. 14 – 28, 2024
Prize money: $86.5 million AUD
Draws: S128 / D64

Friday, Jan. 19, 2024
Final results

Women’s doubles, second round

Upsets

Emma Navarro (USA) / Diana Shnaider (RUS) def [10] Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Giuliana Olmos (MEX) 63 46 61

Seeds advancing

[2] Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) / Elise Mertens (BEL) def. [WC] Daria Saville / Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 61 61
[6] Desirae Krawczyk (USA) / Ena Shibahara (JPN) def. Ana Bogdan (ROU) / Rebeka Masarova (ESP) 63 61
[9]
Demi Schuurs (NED) / Luisa Stefani (BRA) def. Caroline Dolehide / Peyton Stearns (USA) 76 (6) 46 75
[11] Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) / Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) def. [WC] Kimberley Birrell / Olivia Gadecki (AUS) 36 76 (8) 63

Other results

Ekaterina Alexandrova / Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) def. [WC] Taylah Preston / Arina Rodionova (AUS) 62 63
Wu Fang-Hsieh (TPE) / Zhu Lin (CHN) def Linda Noskova (CZE) / Wang Xiyu (CHN) 64 62

Men’s doubles, second round

Free passes

[6] Maximo Gonzalez / Andres Molteni (ARG) def Nuno Borges (POR) / Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) WALKOVER

Upsets

Nikola Cacic (SRB) / Denys Molchanov (UKR) def [1] Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Austin Krajicek (USA) 64 67 (8) 76 [10-7]
Simone Bolelli / Andrea Vavassori (ITA)
def [13] Nicolas Mahut / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 76 (5) 57 63

Seeds advancing

[2] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Matthew Ebden (AUS) def [WC] John Millman / Edward Winter (AUS) 62 64
[3] Rajeev Ram (USA) / Joe Salisbury (GBR) def. Daniel Altmaier (GER) / Miguel Angel Reyes Varela (MEX) 62 64
[5] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Neil Skupski (GBR) def Francisco Cabral (POR) / Henry Patten (GBR) 63 64
[14] Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Nikola Mektic (CRO)
def Harri Heliovaara (FIN) / John Peers (AUS) 61 64

Mixed doubles, first round

Canadian content

[6] Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) / Nathaniel Lammons (USA) def. [WC] Priscilla Hon / Adam Walton (AUS) 63 62
Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) / Michael Venus (NZL) def. Erin Routliffe (NZL) / Jackson Withrow (USA) 26 76 (5) [10-8]

Seeds advancing

[5] Laura Siegemund (GER) / Sander Gille (BEL) def. [WC] Arina Rodionova / Max Purcell (AUS) 62 64
[7] Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) / Kevin Krawietz (GER) def. [WC] Maya Joint / Dane Sweeny (FRA) 62 64

Other results

Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) / Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) def Taylor Townsend (USA) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) 76 (5) 57 [11-9]
Peyton Stearns / Rajeev Ram (USA) [ALT] Heather Watson / Joe Salisbury (GBR) def [WC] Luisa Stefani / Rafael Matos (BRA) 63 64
Demi Schuurs (NED) / Hugo Nys (MON)
def Miyu Kato (JPN) / Tim Puetz (GER) 67 (4) 62 [11-9]

Men’s doubles, first round

Upsets

Ariel Behar (URU) / Adam Pavlasek (CZE) def [9] Jamie Murray (GBR) / Michael Venus (NZL) 62 64

Seeds advancing

[16] Rinky Hijikata / Jason Kubler (AUS) def Laslo Djere (SRB) / Christopher O’Connell (AUS) 62 64

Other results (including Aussies)

Max Purcell / Jordan Thompson (AUS) def. Alexander Erler / Lucas Miedler (AUS) 62 76 (8)
Andreas Mies (GER) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) def Thanasi Kokkinakis / Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 67 (7) 64 64
[ALT] N Sriram Balaji (IND) Victor Vlad Cornea (ROU) def Matteo Arnaldi / Andrea Pellegrino (ITA) 63 64

Women’s doubles, first round

Guo Hanyu / Jiang Xinyu (CHN) def Bibiane Schoofs (NED) / Kimberly Zimmerman (BEL) 67 (5) 64 61
Timea Babos / Anna Bondar (HUN) def Angelica Moratlli (ITA) / Samantha Murray Sharan (GBR) 46 61 75
Shuko Aoyama (JPN) / Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) def Lidziya Marozava (BLR) / Katarzyna Piter (POL) 61 61

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