Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round; Halep in long-haul win

Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round; Halep in long-haul win

However, the 20-year-old German capitulated against Korean star Hyeon Chung in a five-set match which ended with the Rod Laver Arena crowd booing Zverev off the court.

"It was great for me to actually get into those long exchanges and rallies, to get some rhythm on the court after the Gael Monfils match, which was really up and down".

"I think there are a lot of things that I need to get better at and improve on", she said.

"I thought it's over at that moment", said Halep of the match points. "I gave her the confidence by making a lot of errors on the return games".

World number one Simona Halep is lucky to be still in contention after surviving three match points in a titanic struggle against 76th-ranked American Lauren Davis.

Kerber - who is yet to drop a set in the tournament - went flying out the blocks, countering aggressively and running out to a 4-1 lead after two breaks in the opening set. I am so happy it is 2018 and not 2017 any more.

There was concern in the Serb's camp when the former world No. 1 sought a medical timeout early in the second set for treatment to his lower back.

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"I was able to maybe stay a little more on the offensive than he was", said the Swiss.

Halep will play the victor of Saturday's later match between local hope Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka.

Sixth seed Karolina Pliskova also had a tough test, beating fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 7-6 (8/6), 7-5.

Keys advanced 6-3, 6-4 over Ana Bogdan and will next play No. 8 Caroline Garcia.

Kerber will now play in the fourth round with either Agnieszka Radwanska or Hsieh Su-wei. "I'm very pleased for that". "Don't know if (winning) is going to happen this year, but so far, so good".

"It was a straight-set win but nearly two-and a-half-hours".

Thiem showed no ill-effects of his five set win over American qualifier Denis Kudla in the second round in fierce heat on Thursday. Chung beat fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev 5-7, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 six days after a win over No. 32 Mischa Zverev.

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