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Australian Open: Ostapenko grinds past determined Duan to enter third round

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko was pushed all the way by China's Duan Yingying before grinding out a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win in the second round of the Australian Open.

Published: 17th January 2018 04:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2018 12:48 PM   |  A+A-

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MELBOURNE: French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko was pushed all the way by China's Duan Yingying before grinding out a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win in the second round of the Australian Open.

The big-hitting Latvian let out a scream of joy on match point after a battling victory Wednesday in an hour and 44 minutes.

Ostapenko dropped her serve twice before winning a see-saw opening set 6-3. But the Chinese world number 100 bounced back to take the second by the same scoreline.

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