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Australian Open 2022: Danielle Collins beats Claura, Simona Halep wins in straight sets

In Australian Open tennis tournament, 27th-seeded Danielle Collins of the U.S. beat 19-year-old Denmark’s  Claura Tauson 4-6, 6-4, 7-5  on Rod Laver Arena.

The No 27’s powerful brand of tennis saw her overcome the Danish teenager in two hours and 35 minutes.

Collins will next meet No. 19 Elise Mertens, who advanced 6-2, 6-2 over Zhang Shuai.

The 2019 Australian Open semi-finalist will play in the fourth round for only the second time in her career.

In women’s singles, Simona Halep is also through to the 4th round with a comfortable 6-2 6-1 win over Danka Kovinic in one hour and four minutes.

Halep will play Alize Cornet in the next round after the Frenchwoman beat No 29 seed Tamara Zidansek 4-6 6-4 6-2 on her 32nd birthday. Cornet will be making her first round of 16 appearances in Melbourne since 2009.

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