World number two and title favourite Daniil Medvedev won over the Australian Open crowd on Saturday as the Russian "villain" eased into the last 16 along with Stefanos Tsitsipas, reports AFP. After the drama of Friday, when defending champion Naomi Osaka exited Melbourne in the third round, the leading women's seeds were also mostly untroubled on day six. Second seed Aryna Sabalenka overcame some of her
serving yips and Simona Halep was an emphatic winner, the former number one now playing self-described "dinosaur" Alize Cornet on Monday for a place in the quarter-finals. The 25-year-old Medvedev kept his cool in sweltering conditions on Margaret Court Arena to roll through 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in 1hr 55min and faces
despite losing a set and sent down 21 aces.