Ostapenko and Kičenoka beat the victories of the Swiss Victoria Golubic and Gila Teihman in two sets with 6-3, 6-1. Ostapenko and Kichenok, who are number 11, will play the next game against Croatian Peter Martich and US tennis player Shelby Rogers.
Alona’s next opponent in the singles match in the quarterfinals on Friday will be Barbora Krejčīkova, the fourth racket player in the world.
It has already been reported that in the first round, Alona defeated Anna Karolina Šmīdlov (WTA 87) and Elisoni Riski (WTA 46) in the United States. Ostapenko has been numbered 26 in the first singles of the Grand Slam of the season.
The second round of the tournament ended on Thursday with the sixth number of Estonian Anete Kontaveita, who lost 2-6, 4-6 to Danish player Klara Tausone. The third racket, Garbinje Mugurusa from Spain, also failed, giving up 3-6, 3-6 to French tennis player Alice Corné.
Latvia’s second racket Anastasia Sevastova did not go beyond the first round, yielding to Polish Magda Linete. The tournament in Melbourne will run until January 30.
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