Serena Williams Claims Third-Round Match


Published on February 12 2021 6:03 am
Last Updated on February 12 2021 6:03 am

Serena Williams won her third-round match at the Australian Open Thursday, beating Anastasia Potapova. Other third round winners included Number 3 Naomi Osaka and fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina.

On the men’s side, Number 2 Rafael Nadal won his second-round match and eighth-seeded Diego Schwartzman was upset in the third round, falling to 114th-ranked qualifier Aslan Karatsev.

Fans will no longer be allowed in the stands at the Australian Open after the Victoria state government announced a five-day lockdown due to a Covid-19 outbreak at a hotel. The tournament was allowing up to 30,000 fans a day, 50 percent of normal.