Two largely unknown players have continued their dream run at the 2016 Australian Open on Thursday as China’s Shuai Zhang & Laura Siegemund from Germany advanced to the event’s third round for the first time in their careers.
Zhang backed up her upset win over Simona Halep in the first round with another strong performance, sweeping by Alize Cornet with a dominant straight-set performance. Laura Siegemund had an even bigger mountain to climb, overcoming a lost first-set against Jelena Jankovic in the second round to clinch her career-best Grand Slam result.
All this and more can be found in the photo gallery below:
OUR PHOTOS FROM THE PREVIOUS DAYS AT THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN:
- Wednesday, January 20th: Sharapova & Serena move on, Kvitova out
- 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