AUS Open: Early Exits

January 18, 2022 AUS Open: Early Exits

By: Carlos Alvarez

#18 Coco Gauff & #11 Sofia Kenin Suffer 1st-Round Losses at Australian Open

Day 2 at the Australian Open came to a close this morning in Melbourne, and most of the top players cruised into the second round. Two marquee names in the women’s draw suffered early exits, including #18 Coco Gauff and #11 Sofia Kenin. Remember: Novak Djokovic is out, which means #2 Daniil Medvedev holds the keys to the men’s draw. He’s in action overnight. Plenty more to come in the days ahead. We’re just getting started down under.


Women’s Singles Highlights

#1 A. Barty def. L. Tsurenko (6-0, 6-1)

#3 G. Muguruza def. C. Burel (6-3, 6-4)

M. Keys def. #11 S. Kenin (7-6, 7-5)

#13 N. Osaka def. M. O-Serrano (6-3, 6-3)

Q. Wang def. #18 C. Gauff (6-4, 6-2)


Men’s Singles Highlights

#3 A. Zverev def. D. Altmaier (7-6, 6-1, 7-6)

#5 A. Rublev def. G. Mager (6-3, 6-2, 6-2)

#6 R. Nadal def. M. Giron (6-1, 6-4, 6-2)


In Action Overnight: #2 D. Medvedev, #4 S. Tsitsipas, #2 A. Sabalenka


Additional Storylines

WTA: Muguruza, Swiatek Ease Through Openers at Australian Open

Yahoo! Sports: Naomi Osaka & Rafael Nadal Speed Into 2nd Round


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