Berdych, Plíšková and Hradecká reach third round in Melbourne

Czech players Tomáš Berdych, Karolína Plíšková and Lucie Hradecká have reached the third round of the Australian Open. World number seven Berdych became the first player to reach round three of the Grand Slam competition after a 7-6 6-2 6-2 defeat of Juergen Melzer of Austria on Wednesday. Plíšková, who recently made the world top 20 for the first time, beat France’s Oceane Dodin 7-5 5-7 6-4, while Hradecká overcame Polona Hercog of Slovenia 4-6 6-3 6-2. Czechs Klára Koukalová and Kateřina Siniaková exited the competition.

Author: Ian Willoughby