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Better Day In Melbourne For Croats

Up and coming Croatian tennis star, 16-year-old Donna Vekic, has made it through to the 2nd round of the Australian Open after trouncing her higher seeded opponent Andrea Hlavackova from the Czech Republic 6:1, 6:2.

Hlavackova (66th), ranked 45 places higher than Vekic (111th) on the WTA list, had no answers as Vekic brushed her aside in 1 hour and 12 minutes. Vekic now faces Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki in the next round.

There was also good news in the men’s draw, Marin Cilic beat Australian-Croatian Marinko Matosevic 6:4, 7:5, 6:2, while Ivan Dodig beat China’s Di Wu 7:5, 4:6, 6:3, 6:3 to advance to the next round.

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