The second round of the 2016 Australian Open started on Wednesday in Melbourne, continuing the string of high-profile upsets, with Petra Kvitova failing to make the tournament’s third round, losing to Australia’s Daria Gavrilova.
Maria Sharapova & Serena Williams had a lot less trouble on their way into the later stages of the new year’s first Grand Slam, as both won their second-round matches in straight sets.
All this and more can be found in the photo gallery below:
OUR PHOTOS FROM THE PREVIOUS DAYS AT THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN:
- Tuesday, January 19th: First round wraps up, Simona Halep and Venus Williams crash out
- Monday, January 18th: Main draw play kicks off, Day 1
- Saturday, January 16th: Final stage of qualifying + Kids Day + Williams and Sharapova press conferences
- Friday, January 15th: Draw ceremony, player practices and qualifying action
- Thursday, January 14th: Women’s qualifying action kicks off
- Wednesday, January 13th: Stars practice in scorching temperatures
- Tuesday, January 12th: Melbourne warming up for the big event, player practices