Wawrinka out of Australian Open while Federer marches on

Stan Wawrinka overcomes slow start & knee fears to move into round two

It was in Melbourne a year ago where he lit the fuse on his late-life tennis renaissance, beating Tomas Berdych, Kei Nishikori, Mischa Zverev and Stan Wawrinka before downing great rival Rafael Nadal in a five-set final classic.

Struggling Swiss former victor Stan Wawrinka's Australian Open campaign is over after a convincing second round defeat by American Tennys Sandgren on Thursday, while compatriot Roger Federer advanced smoothly to the third round. She will next face Japan's Naomi Osaka, who defeated 16th seed Elena Vesnina 7-6 (4) 6-2.

Federer, in the hunt for a sixth Melbourne title and 20th Grand Slam singles title, won 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) against German Jan-Lennard Struff.

Of more concern was the degree of pain Wawrinka seemed to be feeling in his knee, with the 32-year-old wincing and flexing the joint, which bears a large scar. His wins in the first two rounds here make Sandgren 2-0 at majors.

Sandgren will play either Fernando Verdasco or Maximilian Marterer in the third round. That left only Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber - who will meet in the next round - and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko as Grand Slam winners in the women's draw.

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The 28-year-old has started only two games in the Red Devils' past 16 matches, and has been left out of the matchday squads on many occasions this season.

Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open champion, had a 6-4, 6-1 win over Donna Vekic before the crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to celebrate her 30th birthday.

Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei claimed the biggest upset so far, knocking out third seed Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (7-1), 6-4.

Ankle injury can't stop Halep's roll A ankle injury to her right ankle did not stop Simona Halep from easing through to the third round, the world No 1 defeating Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes.

An inspired Sandgren broke a struggling Wawrinka twice, in the sixth and eighth games of the first set, to go 6-2 up.

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