Melbourne – Australian world number one Ashleigh Barty is through to the third round of the Australian Open for professional tennis thanks to her second win in under an hour.
The home hopeful dispatched Italian qualifier Lucia Bronzetti 6-1, 6-1. The 25-year-old won the match in just 52 minutes. Barty will now meet Camila Giorgi, another Italian.
The top seed outclassed Ukrainian Lessia Zurenko 6-0, 6-1 in 54 minutes in her opening match on Monday. Barty carries hopes in Melbourne of becoming the first Australian tennis player to win the Australian Open since Chris O’Neil in 1978.