Danielle Collins defeats Karolina Muchova at the Australian Open to progress into position R32

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In a nail-biting three-set showdown on Wednesday during their second-round match at the Australian Open, defending champion Danielle Collins prevailed over Karolina Muchova. In the evening session, the American, who was seeded 13rd this time, played last on the Margaret Court Arena and took almost three hours to win 6-7(1), 6-2, 7-6(10-6) for herself.

The entire court erupted in groundstrokes as both players launched their shots without hesitation. Collins occasionally found it difficult to keep up with Muchova’s shot-making, and in the first set tie-break, the Czech was able to utterly overwhelm her.

Collins was able to defeat her opponent’s strategy starting in the second set nonetheless.

Emma Raducanu loses to Coco Gauff at the Australian Open.

Collins gained a break in the fifth game of the third set before losing it in the following game.

Due to a few mini-breaks, the 29-year-old quickly took the lead in the tie-break. At 7-4 in the tie-break, Collins had a fleeting moment of mirth as she celebrated her victory, believing she had won both the tie-break and the match.

The world no. 14 eventually got to enjoy her victory, despite having to wait a few points longer. The seventh-seeded American won 6-3, 7-6(4) in an hour and 42 minutes in the hotly anticipated matchup between Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu.

A total of 83 unforced errors were made by both players during the game because of their high error rates. Compared to the seventh seed’s 13, the British player finished with 17 victories. On Gauff’s serve, Raducanu had 10 break-point opportunities, but only two of them were successful.

Over the course of the game, she dropped serve four times. Last but not least, Australian Open eighth seed Daria Kasatkina suffered a round one defeat. Varvara Gracheva, a fellow countrywoman of Kasatkina, finished the 6-1, 6-1 demolition in just 54 minutes.