Berdych and Šafářová reach third round at Australian Open

The Czech tennis number one Tomáš Berdych has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne, after beating France’s Kenny De Schepper on Wednesday. It took the 28-year-old less than an hour to dispatch the Frenchman 6-4 6-1 6-3. Meanwhile, in an all-Czech duel, Lucie Šafářová beat Lucie Hradecká 6-7 6-3 6-0 to book her place in round three. Also exiting the first Grand Slam of the season is Karolína Plíšková, who was beaten by 3-6 6-3 6-7 by Daniela Hantuchová of Slovakia.

Author: Jan Richter