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Australian number one Sam Stosur is seen as a slight 4/7 favourite to beat in-form Tsvetlana Pironkova in second round whilst Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum looks to send more shockwaves in her clash against Mona Barthel.
Grand slams always provide a chance for new players to make a name for themselves and Wednesday could see two new players announce themselves to the world with victories over more established opposition.
In the main match of the day, Australian number one and 19th seed Sam Stosur finds herself facing off against Bulgaria’s Tsvetlana Pironkova who has been on a hot streak since the start of 2014.
Stosur is an experienced competitor and managed to work her way past Karolina Zakopalova in the first round with a 6-3 6-4 victory on Monday afternoon.
Having previously won the US Open in 2011, the Brisbane native certainly has all the right tools to win her home major but the Australian has struggled in Melbourne having never advanced beyond the fourth round of the tournament.
She could face another difficult this year as she takes on Bulgaria’s Tsvetlana Pironkova who is unbeaten so far in 2014.
Despite her being ranked 57th in the world, Pironkova picked up her first ever senior title after winning the Sydney international last week before beating Silvia Solva Espinosa 6-3 6-2 in the first round on Monday matching her best performance at the Australian Open.
Whilst Pironkova has already shown that she has the tools to upset the big guns, Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum is making waves in Melbourne and looks to create more fuss by defeating Mona Barthel on Wednesday morning.
The Thai player, ranked 81st in the world, caused perhaps the upset of the tournament on Monday where she defeated former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-2 1-6 6-4 in just her second appearance at the Rod Laver Arena.
Having been one of the few tournaments where she has advanced beyond the first round more than once, it seems that Kumkhum could certainly continue her good run of form in 2014.
Her opponent, Mona Barthel, is currently ranked 39th in the world and can certainly pose a threat to the Thai youngster having previously won on Australian soil when she won the 2012 Hobart International.
This year, Barthel has already advanced beyond her performance last year as she won in the first round beating Shuai Zhang 7-6 6-3 and another victory would see Barthel match her best performance in Melbourne which she achieved in 2012.
With players like Pironkova and Kumkhum in top form in 2014, it means that more experienced players such as Sam Stosur and Mona Barthel will need to be at their best to avoid becoming the major casualty of day three of the Australian Open.