/Highlights: Australian Open day six

Highlights: Australian Open day six


Tennis – Australian Open – Third Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 19, 2019. Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina celebrates winning match point during the match against China’s Zhang Shuai. REUTERS/Edgar Su

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Highlights of Saturday’s sixth day of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year (all times GMT):

0315 SVITOLINA BEATS ZHANG IN THREE-SET THRILLER

Sixth seed Elina Svitolina rallied from 3-0 down in the final set to beat China’s Zhang Shuai 4-6 6-4 7-5 in just under three hours on Rod Laver Arena.

The 24-year-old Ukrainian will meet Belgian Elise Mertens or American Madison Keys in the last 16.

0210 OSAKA SCORES COMEBACK WIN

Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka roared back from a set down to beat Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei 5-7 6-4 6-1 on Margaret Court Arena.

The reigning U.S. Open champion has reached the fourth round at Melbourne Park for a second consecutive year.

Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru

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