Arantxa Rus hopes to qualify for the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday for the first time in her career. The Dutch number 93 of the world meets the American Madison Keys, the global number eleven, in the second round in Melbourne. Follow the party in this live blog.

Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl. My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed about the match between Arantxa Rus and Madison Keys in the second round of the Australian Open.

  • Australian Open
  • Second round
  • Stand in sets:
  • Rus-Keys (0-0)

Australian Open · a few seconds ago

15-30. Can Rus strike the Keys service?

Australian Open · 3 minutes ago

With an ace, Rus takes a 6-5 lead. The number 93 in the world has not lost any service in the first set.

Australian Open · 6 minutes ago

5-5. Rus is allowed to score two points on the service of Keys, but in the end he is still short.

Australian Open · 10 minutes ago

Rus takes a 5-4 lead. Still waiting for the first break.

Australian Open · 13 minutes ago

It is the same at the Rod Laver Arena. Keys makes no point in its service and makes it 4-4.

Australian Open · 17 minutes ago

For the fourth time in this match, Russian takes the lead. The Dutch leads 4-3.

Australian Open · 19 minutes ago

Both players are incredibly well matched. Keys pulls the score back on its own service and makes it 3-3. We are still waiting for the first break.

Australian Open · 24 minutes ago

For the time being, Rus can compete with Keys, the number eleven in the world. With her second lovegame in a row, the Dutch team takes the lead again (3-2).

Australian Open · 26 minutes ago

And Keys does not give up a point during her own game. It is again equal in the Rod Laver Arena: 2-2.

Australian Open · 29 minutes ago

Rus keeps her own service with a love game: 2-1. The Dutch makes a solid impression in the opening phase of the game.

Australian Open · 30 minutes ago

A chance to break Keys leaves Rus unused. The number eleven of the world eliminates a breakpoint and makes it 1-1.

Australian Open · 35 minutes ago

Rus qualified for the second round of the Australian Open for the first time since 2011 and for the first time since 2012 for the second round of a Grand Slam tournament. In the following years she ended up outside the top 100 of the world ranking, but currently occupies the 93rd place.

Australian Open · 36 minutes ago

Rus survives two break points and takes the first game of the game: 1-0.

Australian Open · 37 minutes ago

Arantxa Rus starts her second round match against the American Madison Keys in Melbourne. In the first round, Rus was too strong for the Polish Magda Linette.

Australian Open · one hour ago

Federer hassle-free to third round
Roger Federer reached the third round at the Australian Open without any problems. The Swiss settles simply in three sets with the Serbian Filip Krajinovic. It becomes 6-1, 6-4 and 6-1. In his next match, Federer meets Australian John Millman, who beat Hubert Hurkacz earlier today (6-4, 7-5 and 6-3).

Australian Open · 2 hours ago

Federer set! 2-0 (6-4)

Roger Federer also has little trouble with Filip Krajinovic in the second set (6-4). The Swiss is one set away from the third round at the Australian Open.

Australian Open · 2 hours ago

Federer set! 1-0 (6-1)

Roger Federer rolls over Filip Krajinovic in the first set. The Swiss gives his Serbian opponent only one game: 6-1.

Australian Open · 3 hours ago

Roger Federer enters the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne and is about to start his third-round match against Filip Krajinovic.

Australian Open · 3 hours ago

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Australian Open · 3 hours ago

Serena Williams simply pass by Zidansek
Serena Williams reaches the third round at the Australian Open without much effort. The American settles in two sets with Tamara Zidansek from the Czech Republic. It becomes 6-2 and 6-3. In her next match, Williams, placed eighth in Melbourne, meets the Chinese Qiang Wang.

Australian Open · 4 hours ago

Dimitrov fails the Australian Open in the second round
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