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No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka moves into 3rd round at Australian Open

2023 Australian Open - Day 2

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17: Aryna Sabalenka plays a forehand in their round one singles match against Tereza Martincova of the Czech Republic during day two of the 2023 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

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MELBOURNE, Australia - Aryna Sabalenka improved her winning streak to six as she beat American Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-1 to reach the third round of the Australian Open.

The No. 5-seeded Sabalenka, who began the year by winning the title in Adelaide, trailed the American 3-1 early in the match but won five straight games to take the opening set and then eased through the second.

“I expected a great level from her today, that’s why I stayed focused from the beginning to the end,” Sabalenka said.

Sabalenka will play either Elise Mertens, the No. 26-seeded player, or Lauren Davis in the third round.