In a shocking upset, 8th-ranked Maria Sakkari was knocked out of the 2024 Australian Open after losing to Russia’s Elina Avanesyan, ranked 74th, in straight sets (4-6, 4-6).

Meanwhile, Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the 3rd round of the 2024 Australian Open, after beating Australia’s Thompson in 4 sets.

Local favorite Jordan Thompson put up a tough fight against Tsitsipαs which lasted 3.35 hours but finally lost to the ATP 7th-ranked Greek in 4 sets (3-1 (4-6, 7-6, 6-2, 7-6).

Men’s no.1 Novak Djokovic beat Australia’s Popyrin in 4 sets (6-3, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3) on his way to conquer his 25th Grand Slam, while in another upset 35th-ranked C. Eubanks from the US stunned in-form Andrei Rublev defeating the Russian in straight sets (4-6, 4-6, 4-6).