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World no. 2 Kerber becomes Grand Slam centurion

Angelique Kerber wins 100th Grand Slam match by beating Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia in round 2 in Australian Open

16.01.2019
World no. 2 Kerber becomes Grand Slam centurion Angelique Kerber of Germany in action against Polona Hercog (not seen) of Slovenia during Australian Open 2019 Women's Singles match in Melbourne, Australia on January 14, 2019. Kerber won the match with 2-0. ( Recep Şakar - Anadolu Agency )

By Busra Nur Bilgic

ANKARA

German tennis star Angelique Kerber on Wednesday advanced to the third round of the Australian Open by beating Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia.

The three-time Grand Slam champion easily trounced Maia, winning 6-2 and 6-3.

Kerber, 30, the world number two women’s seed, became the eighth active player to reach 100 wins in the grand slam.

In the other game of the day, world number two in the men’s category, Rafael Nadal, defeated Aussie Matthew Ebden by 6-3, 6-2, and 6-2 to proceed to the third round.

Seventeen-time Grand-Slam winner Nadal will face Australia’s Alex de Minaur, 19, in the third round.

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