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Daria Gavrilova - Irina Falconi
Australian Open women - 15 January 2018

Australian Open – Follow the Tennis match between Daria Gavrilova and Irina Falconi live with Eurosport. The match starts at 16:00 on 15 January 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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11:19 

Anyway, we're done in here, but do join me next door for King-Tsonga.

11:15

Gavrilova 6-1 6-1 Falconi

Two more big forehands into the backhand corner, and Falconi has no response. But 1 and 1 doesn't quite tell the story of this match; Gavriolva took her time getting going, and the games were not straightforwardly won. Still, she sails through and will play Elise Mertens next. That will be much more of a test.

11:13 

Gavrilova 6-1 5-1 Falconi

The home favourite dashes off another game and Falconi will now serve to stay in the match.

11:12

Gavrilova 6-1 4-1 Falconi

Falconi is game but just doesn't have the quality to compete over a sustained period. Gavrilova restores her double-break advantage, and is very nearly home.

11:05

Gavrilova 6-1 3-1 Falconi

Gavriolva breaks again, but whaddaya know?! Her run of nine on the spin comes to an end when she tamely slices into the net. The comeback is on!

10:52 

Gavrilova 6-1 2-0 Falconi

Falconi plays a good game, getting to deuce, but three successive big forehands into the backhand corner are too much for her, and that's now eight in a row for Gavrilova.

10:46

Gavrilova 6-1 1-0 Falconi

One-way traffic on Laver now; Gavrilova wins her seventh game in a row to break. Falconi can't compete with her consistency.

10:44

Gavrilova 6-1 Falconi

Unbelievable reactions at the net, stop-volleying a backhand drive when the point looked lost, gives her 30-15, and she quickly brings up two set-points. And she only needs one, a high backhand volley eliciting a tame response, sliced wide. That wasn't really a 6-1 set, except for the fact that it was.

10:40

Gavrilova 5-1 Falconi

Gavrilova now has a double break, and will shortly serve for the set.

10:35 

Gavrilova 4-1 Falconi

Gavrilova consolidates nicely and now looks comfortably in control of the set.

10:24

Gavrilova 3-1 Falconi

A wild forehand from Falconi drops wide, and Gavrilova has break point, to the excitement of the home crowd. Falconi saves it though but at the end of a nine-minute game, she is a break down.

10:20 

Gavrilova 2-1 Falconi

Gavrilova is serving well now, and a forehand error from Falconi gives her the game to 30.

10:17

Gavrilova 1-1 Falconi

Gavrilova is into things now, breaking back immediately.

10:13

Gavrilova 0-1 Falconi

Well what about that? Gavrilova goes wide with an inside-out forehand, and the qualifier has a break in the first game!

10:13 
10:11 

Gavrilova and Falconi are knocking up.