2022 Australian Open Day 2 women's wrapup: Barty, Osaka, Krejcikova roll; Anisimova knocks out Bencic
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The second round of the 2022 Australian Open began with action from Melbourne Park featuring the top half of the women's draw.

Top seed Ashleigh Barty, fourth seed Barbora Krejcikova and 13th seed Naomi Osaka were among the seeds to advance. 22nd seed Belinda Bencic and 32nd seed Sara Sorribes Tormo were upset.

Barty continues to look every bit the heavy favorite as she steamrolled Italian qualifier Lucia Bronzetti 6-1, 6-1.

She has not been broken in her past five matches, having held 48 consecutive times and dropped just three points on her first serve against the Italian.

"Just continually trying to make (my serve) a weapon", she said following the emphatic win. "I'm not the biggest girl out there, but I know i've got a solid technique and I know if I can get my rhythm right and use it effectively, it can be a weapon."

Osaka remains on course for a fourth-round showdown with the world number one, easing past Madison Brengle 6-0, 6-4 behind 35 winners.

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"I returned pretty well. That's not my usual stat, but i've really been working on it during the offseason, so i'm really glad it came in handy today.

"I feel like if I compare myself to the past then i'll never be satisfied. I'm just trying to take it one day at a time."

Krejcikova dominated Xiyu Wang 6-2, 6-3, forcing the Chinese into 30 unforced errors.

Other results

Elsewhere, fifth seed Maria Sakkari cruised past Qinwen Wang 6-1, 6-4 while eighth seed Paula Badosa crushed qualifier Martina Trevisan 6-0, 6-3.

15th seed Elina Svitolina won when Harmony Tan retired with the scoreline at 3-6, 7-5, 6-1, setting up a blockbuster third-round match with 24th seed Victoria Azarenka, who blasted Jil Teichmann 6-1, 6-2.

21st seed Jessica Pegula won an all-American clash against Bernarda Pera 6-4, 6-4 and 28th seed Veronika Kudermetova defeated Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-2, 7-5.

30th seed Camila Giorgi knocked off Tereza Martincova 6-2, 7-6 (2) while Nuria Parrizas Diaz received a walk over from Maryna Zanevska.

Madison Keys continued her red-hot start to the season, easing past Jaqueline Cristian 6-2, 7-5. Next up for the American is Qiang Wang, who rallied from a set down to knock off Alison Van Uytvanck 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

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Bencic was eliminated by Amanda Anisimova 6-2, 7-5 while Sorribes Tormo was sent packing by Marta Kostyuk 7-6 (5), 6-3.

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