Seed No.20 Amelie Mauresmo was dismissed my No.13 seed Victoria Azarenka 6-4 6-2, leaving Serena Williams as the only former champion in the draw.
"It's a little bit frustrating to come out with only six games today, but I did not play well enough the key points, whether it was in the first set or second set," said Mauresmo, who reached the semifinals of Brisbane two weeks back. "She played a very good match. Really intense and consistent, and not giving away many points at all."
Recent Brisbane champion Azarenka will play Serena Williams in the fourth round. They have had one meeting so far, at the 2008 Australian Open, and Williams won 6-3 6-4.
More day six results:
Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Alona Bondarenko 7-6(7) 6-4 despite hitting 68 errors, Dominika Cibulkova defeated Virginie Razzano 7-5 7-5, Zheng Jie went past Kateryna Bondarenko 6-2 6-2, Elena Dementieva bettered Samantha Stosur 7-6(6) 6-4. Other day six results we have already been mentioned. (photo: Getty Images)