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Federer, Djokovic progess as Muguruza is out

Garbine Mugurza

Garbine Mugurza

World number two Roger Federer continued his charge towards a 20th grand slam title with a 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) win over German Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round of the Australian Open earlier today while several seeded players crashed out.

Serbian Novak Djokovic also progressed to the third round with a 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-3 win over France's Gael Monfils in the blazing heat at Melbourne Park.

Former champion Stan Wawrinka's knee injury came back to haunt him as he hobbled out of the tournament with a limp defeat to American Tennys Sandgren, whose compatriot Sam Querrey and seventh-seed David Goffin were also knocked out.

Women's world number one Simona Halep swept past Canadian Eugenie Bouchard to book a third round spot and will be joined by several top contenders including Russian Maria Sharapova, home favourite Ashleigh Barty and German Angelique Kerber.

Britain's ninth-seeded Johanna Konta and Spanish third seed Garbine Muguruza suffered shock defeats to American Bernarda Pera and Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei respectively.

Sharapova and Kerber will face off in an eye-watering third round fixture on Saturday while men's fourth-seed Alexander Zverev will take on Next Gen ATP Finals champion Chung Hyeon.

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