Caroline Wozniacki takes some parting digs at Maria Sharapova

Sharapova storms into third round with dismissal of Peterson

Sharapova storms into third round with dismissal of Peterson

Barty has played eight singles matches in 12 days, as well as her first-round doubles win in Melbourne. "I think I had extra focus today".

"I thought I started off pretty well, I started off very aggressively, I served really well, " Wozniacki said.

Tournament second seed Angelique Kerber cruised into the fourth round of the competition as the German overcame Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell 6-1, 6-0.

In the men's draw, 17-times Grand Slam victor Rafa Nadal needed six match points to overcome Australian number one Alex de Minaur 6-1 6-2 6-4 in a little over two hours.

The 37-year-old Swiss will next face Greek 14th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7) 6-4.

"I haven't played many matches in the past year, especially against top players, these are the types of matches I train for so it's really rewarding to win that final point".

Wozniacki led 3-2 in the third set after holding at love.

The 31-year-old is playing her 15th Open and hopes to draw on that experience against the young Australian, who'll be backed by raucous home fans.

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"He has confidence after the comeback. In a match like that against a player that moves well, I'm not necessarily expecting to hit winners left and right, even if that would be nice - free points feel good - but that's not what you have to expect".

With nine wins already this season, including a straight-sets mugging of world No.1 Simona Halep in Sydney, Barty described her preparation for the blockbuster against one of tennis's modern-day giants as "perfect".

The American, who stunned fifth seed Kevin Anderson in the previous round, takes on Grigor Dimitrov next.

She took the opener 6-4 at the Rod Laver Arena but Wozniacki responded by winning the second by the same score.

Dane Wozniacki, who is battling rheumatoid arthritis, steamrolled past Sweden's Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-3 as she bids to become the first woman to defend the title since Victoria Azarenka in 2013.

She is up Against Sharapova who has displayed impeccable form in the tournament so far.

"Like in bed at 10.00.sleep by 10.30", said Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova produced just two double faults in the opening set, but rattled off three in her opening service game as Wozniacki won two games on the bounce to provide the ideal response to dropping the opener. They play their third-round match later Friday at Rod Laver Arena, with defending men's champion Roger Federer's match against American Taylor Fritz in between.

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