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Muguruza stunned by Melbourne heat, Hsieh

19 January 2018, 01:53 | Susie Olson

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Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) of Taiwan and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia, the 14th seeds, won their first round encounter against Laura Robson of Great Britain and Coco Vandeweghe of the United States 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Considered one of the contenders for the title after Serena Williams opted against defending her Australian title, Muguruza had a troubled preparation.

"I maybe could have done things better, but at the end, she deserves to win". A backhand victor down the line brought her to set point and when Muguruza missed a return, Hsieh had the first set in hand.

Muguruza did not seem to have any answers against the unconventional play of her opponent and her poor play lead to an early break in the second set.

Chan played most of previous year with Martina Hingis, culminating in a U.S. Open title in September, the first Grand Slam victory of Chan's lengthy career.

Ninth-seeded Johanna Konta, the 2016 Australian Open semifinalist, fended off three match points before losing to US lucky loser Bernarda Pera 6-4, 7-5.

"It feels awesome. I was ready to leave on Monday and then they told me I'm in, so I was obviously excited", Pera said.

Pera, ranked No. 123, lost in the final round of qualifying and didn't get into the main draw until Monday, when Margarita Gasparyan withdrew with an injury. "I played one of my best games".

"It's never easy to play against Top 20 girls".

Bernarda Pera of the US celebrates her victory during her women's singles second round match against Britain's Johanna Konta on day four of the Australian Open tennis tournament.

Hsieh, who appeared to pinch back tears of joy after the two-hour triumph, will face another touch artist, Agnieszka Radwanska, for a place in the round of 16.

Lauren Davis beat Andrea Petkovic 4-6, 6-0, 6-0 and has a potential third-round match against top-ranked Simona Halep, who had a later match against Eugenie Bouchard.

Karolina Pliskova, meanwhile, made light work of Beatrice Haddad Maia, winning 6-1 6-1 in just 44 minutes.

The two-time Grand Slam champion crashed out of Melbourne a couple hours after 123rd-ranked lucky loser Bernarda Pera toppled Konta, 6-4, 7-5.

Thiem lost both of his five-set matches in majors at Wimbledon and the US Open past year but came through today against the 190th-ranked American.

TOURNAMENT SUMMARY: Unseeded Maria Sharapova, in her return to Melbourne after missing last year's event during a doping ban, will play fellow former champion Angelique Kerber in a third-round blockbuster, with French Open titleholder Jelena Ostapenko the only grand slam champions left in the women's draw. No. 21 Albert Ramos beat another American, wild-card entry Tim Smyczek 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (2).

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