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Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka & Elina Svitolina Sails Through

Naomi Osaka came back from within two games of an Australian Open third-round exit to beat Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei 5-7 6-4 6-1.

The Sixth seeded player Elina Svitolina also diced with danger in a 4-6 6-4 7-5 win over Chinese world number 40 Zhang Shuai.

Japanese fourth seed Osaka lost the first set and was a break down in the second.

But she broke back twice at the end of the second and won seven games in a row to take the advantage in the decider.

The 21-year-old will face 13th seed Anastasija Sevastova next after the Latvian’s 6-3 6-3 victory over Wang Qiang of China.

Svitolina, who delivered a drink to shattered opponent Zhang at the end of their draining three-hour encounter, takes on 17th seed Madison Keys next after the American beat Belgian 12th seed Elise Mertens 6-3 6-2.

Spain’s two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza beat Swiss Timea Bacsinszky 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 and will face Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova next.

Pliskova overcame Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-4 3-6 6-2.

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