The night began to 01.15 PM with the appearance of the world champion Elina Switolina (24) from the Ukraine. The number 6 in the tournament is on the way to the top.

Against the Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmowa (20) had the favourite just to start some trouble, then flourished it to – 6:4, 6:1. In between, the cameras were swung conspicuously more often in the Box of Elina. There sass, Gael Monfils (32), the dark-skinned French professional tennis player who was eliminated on Wednesday as the number 30 against Taylor Fritz (USA).

“I hope to see him more often!”

In the case of Eurosport, the Reporter first spoke in riddles. Then, he grabbed finally: “Between Elina and Gael it has sparked, apparently. This is of course of interest to all the magazines.” Before the victory, the big question interview, after only 68 minutes, then: the polite man on the microphone Elina on Monfils? He did it – and the gifted player from the Ukraine, smiled briefly, then became embarrassed and said haltingly: “I hope to see him more often!” Earlier Switolina was with a Cricket player, but recently, she said: “My heart is free again!”

Two masters of their trade

To 02.52 PM Stan Wawrinka (33) and Milos Raonic (28) then entered the place. Since no love was in the game. No, it was a real charge in Orgy. “Two masters of their trade” could be heard on Eurosport and enjoyed the neutral comment. Without shouting, and to many analyses. “It’s the wrong time to Whine, Milos. 90 minutes, he remained quiet. “I don’t know, who I get my money. With 33 years of Wawrinka is ready for great deeds. He has won 2014 here is the tournament.” But Stan will be eliminated … here is the link to the detailed match report.

rain stops Timea before victory

Then the big rain and a nearly 30-minute break came on the places that have a roof. On a side space of the Swiss Timea Cox against the Russian qualifier Natalia Wichljanzewa had to wait at the able of 6:2, 6:5 and serve for the time being, before moving into the third round. Hardly she is back on the square, brings you the victory in the Dry (more here).

Asarenka-killer is out

Since Germany had lost to 04.20 PM another player: Laura Siegemund (30) was against Su-Wei Hsieh from Taipei’t stand a chance – 3:6, 4:6. In the first round, Siegemund had caused tears in the previous number 1, Vika Asarenka (29). Which has fallen due to a dispute with the Sorgrecht for son Leo in a mental hole, and now their Comeback has been stopped as the number 98 brutal. “Why is life so mean to me?” the white Russian was sobbing into the microphones.

1,78 Meter dwarf struck the giant

in order To 05.02 watch a big game, and maybe even a career Grand Slam went to four hours. What for a picture at the end. Winner Kei Nishikori (number 8 in the tournament) looked to be on 33 centimetres of Croats Ivo Karlovic and up sizes. Awesome and admirable. The 2.11 Meter big Ivo was sad.

Karlovic (soon to be 40) had a match ball

He had a month before his 40. Birthday (!) despite over 50 aces lost. The Croat led in the Tiebreak of the fifth set with 7:6, had a match ball, before the Japanese made three points in a row. The result of Karlovic for the history books: 3:6, 6:7, 7:5. 7:5, 6:7.

From the 14. to 27. January will be held in Melbourne the Australian Open. The Form In which the Stars of the first Grand Slam of the year.

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