Melbourne: Third seed Garbine Muguruza crashed out of the Australian Open on Saturday against Barbora Strycova, becoming the latest top-10 player to fall and putting her dream of a maiden Grand Slam title on hold.
The Spanish star was outplayed 6-3, 6-2 in 76 minutes, with her error-strewn game allowing the Czech veteran to reach the fourth round for the first time in nine attempts.
It was a remarkable upset by Strycova, who had only gone beyond the third round once in 38 previous Grand Slam appearances — at Wimbledon in 2014, where she made the quarter-finals.
Wawrinka vs Raonic
Stan Wawrinka brought up his 400th tour-level win at the Australian Open on Saturday to set up a clash with Milos Raonic.
Wawrinka wielded his signature one-handed backhand to devastating effect against Lukas Rosol as he rolled the Czech 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3).
>> David Ferrer (ESP x8) bt Steve Johnson (USA x31) 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
>> Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x21) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE x9) 6-3, 6-2
>> Victoria Azarenka (BLR x14) bt Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6-1, 6-1
>> Milos Raonic bt Viktor Troicki 6-2, 6-3, 6-4