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American Lauren Davis is onto the third round after Magdalena Rybarikova retired.
Serena Williams takes it in straight sets over Su-Wei Hsieh. Next up on Laver is Roger Federer against Alexandr Dolgopolov.
Currently, the first upset of the day has been completed. Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko has upset Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 23rd seed. The Russian won the title last week in Sydney and look destined to make some noise at Melbourne Park. Maria Sharapova has gone through easily with her victory over Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets.
This was the blockbuster match many were waiting for when the draw came out, and each woman held up their end of the deal to get here. This is Radwanska's quarter via the seeding but could soon be Bouchard's should she pull off the upset, if some would like to call it that. Should she get upset though, Radwanska would add herself to the list of top women to have gone down already. Simona Halep was downed very late to end day two after Zhang Shuai knocked her out in straight sets. Venus Williams was steam rolled by Brit Johanna Konta in straights as well. Other major upsets include Qiang Wang defeating Sloane Stephens, and Yulia Putintseva defeating Caroline Wozniacki.
Radwanska's Game Analysis: If you think not many women on the tour are like Bouchard. None are like Radwanska. The Pole plays with style and guile. Brad Gilbert of ESPN calls her the "Ninja". That might be the perfect nickname for Radwanska. She's quick and deceptive like a ninja. Her style provides varieties on all her shots, forehand, backhand, drop shots, lobs, the whole nine yards. She's displayed some of the most amazing points in WTA history with remarkable gets.
Bouchard's Game Analysis: For Bouchard, she brings an aggressive play style that not too many on women on the tour play with. She hugs the baseline a lot and likes to take the ball really early. Despite not having any outstanding shots, her footwork and playing style, mean she can deflect pace right back and hit her groundstrokes nice and deep, keeping her opponents off balance.
Both women are coming off straight set victories in their opener. Radwanska defeated Christina McHale. While Bouchard defeated Aleksandra Krunic. Neither woman was an easy out for their opponent as both were made to work at some point or another in their match.
However at the Apia International Sydney, Radwanska withdrew citing a leg injury, which was part of the early week injury scare as most of the top ten did withdrew or retired from matches. Petra Kvitova and Angelieque Kerber dealt with gastrointestinal illness. The Czech was forced to retire from Shenzhen and then withdrew from her next warm-up tournament while the German retired in Sydney. Serena Williams dealt with a knee problem while Simona Halep dealt with a left leg problem (Achilles). The list grew as Maria Sharapova felt a problem with her forearm, and Garbiñe Muguruza had one with her left foot.
After a disappointing US Open and Emirates US Open Series, Radwanska knew she needed a hot run to make the WTA Finals. That she did. Titles in Tokyo and Tianjin plus a semifinals showing in Beijing vaulted her into Singapore. She'd continue her blazing run of form by picking up the biggest title of her life, the WTA Finals, after defeating Petra Kvitova. So as of right now, the Pole has won four titles in Asia. Can she add her biggest title at the Grand Slam of Asia/Australia?
Meanwhile for Agnieszka Radwanska, she captured the fourth seed after her title in Shenzhen against American Alison Riske. The title vaulted her to the fourth seed in the Australian Open followed by Maria Sharapova's withdrawal from the Brisbane International because she failed to defend her title. The title in China continued a hot run on the continent of Asia.
After a 2015 to forget, Bouchard has kicked off 2016 in fine fashion. The Canadian has already doubled her quarterfinal total compared to last year; one last year (the Australian Open) to two this year (Shenzhen Open and Hobart International). With her finals run in Hobart, she's already had more semifinal and final appearance than last year. Things are looking up for the Canadian. Her last final before Hobart was in Wuhan. In Hobart, she dropped the final to Alizè Cornet.
Hello everyone! My name is Noel Alberto! I will be here to give you live coverage of Eugenie Bouchard vs Agnieszka Radwanska. This match is set to be a second round Australian Open blockbuster as the former top ten Canadian takes on the Pole who is seeded fourth. Follow along for live coverage, updates, and commentary as well as a preview to the match. The match begins at 3:00 AM EST, or 7:00 PM local time in Melbourne and is first up on the night session on Rod Laver Arena.