Australian Open 2014 Results: Day 3 Scores, Highlights and Recap

Michael WadeAnalyst IIIJanuary 15, 2014

Novak Djokovic continued his impressive start to the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic continued his impressive start to the Australian Open.Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams both won easily on Day 3 of the 2014 Australian Open on another day of fierce heat.

Defending men's champion Djokovic withheld temperatures of over 100 degrees on Wednesday to win in straight sets over Leonardo Mayer.

Meanwhile, Williams cruised to victory as the women's top seed over Vesna Dolonc in 63 minutes.

Below are all of the scores along with a recap the highs and lows from the third day of action at the Australian Open.

2014 Australian Open Day 3 Men's Singles Scores
Matchup (Seed)Score
Novak Djokovic (2) def. Leonardo Mayer6-0, 6-4, 6-4
Tomas Berdych (7) def. Kenny de Schepper6-4, 6-1, 6-3
David Ferrer (3) def. Adrian Mannarino7-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-3
Sam Querrey def. Ernests Gulbis (23)6-2, 6-3, 6-4
Stanislas Wawrinka (8) def. Alejandro Falla6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4
Richard Gasquet (9) def. Nikolay Davydenko7-6, 6-4, 6-4
Tommy Robredo (17) def. Julian Benneteau6-3, 6-7, 6-1, 7-6
Jerzy Janowicz (20) def. Pablo Andujar4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-3
Fabio Fognini (15) def. Jarkko Nieminen7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Jeremy Chardy (29) def. Alexandr Dolgopolov7-5, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6
Kevin Anderson (19) def. Dominic Thiem6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Florian Mayer def. Mikhail Youzhny (14)6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Denis Istomin def. Dmitry Tursunov (30)7-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Damir Dzumhur def. Ivan Dodig (32)4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 4-1, ret.
Edouard Roger-Vasselin def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Vasek Pospisil def. Matthew Ebden3-6 7-6 7-6 6-1
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2014 Australian Open Day 3 Women's Singles Scores
Matchup (Seed)Score
Li Na (4) def. Belinda Bencic6-0, 7-6
Serena Williams (1) def. Vesna Dolonc6-1, 6-2
Samantha Stosur (17) def. Tsvetana Pironkova6-2, 6-0
Casey Dellacqua def. Kirsten Flipkens (18)6-3, 6-0
Monica Niculescu def. Sabine Lisicki (15)2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Flavia Pennetta (28) def. Monica Puig6-3, 6-4
Angelique Kerber (9) def. Alla Kudryavtseva6-4, 6-2
Eugenie Bouchard (30) def. Virginie Razzano6-2, 7-6
Ana Ivanovic (14) def. Annika Beck6-1, 6-2
Ekaterina Makarova (22) def. Irina Falconi6-2, 7-5
Alison Riske def. Yanina Wickmayer6-1, 6-1
Mona Barthel def. Luksika Kumkhum4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Lauren Davis def. Julia Goerges7-5, 2-6, 6-4
Jie Zheng def. Madison Keys7-6, 1-6, 7-5
Daniela Hantuchova (31) def. Karolina Pliskova3-6, 6-3, 10-12
Lucie Safarova (26) def. Lucie Hradecka6-7, 6-3, 6-0
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Stars stroll

Djokovic, seeded second in the men's singles draw, advanced, 6-0, 6-4, 6-4, after employing a serve-and-volley game designed to get him out of the heat as soon as possible.

He completed a dominant first set in just 22 minutes despite taking a tumble and soon thereafter extended his excellent record in Melbourne:

Mayer was thoroughly outclassed by Djokovic and made 39 unforced errors as the Serb won his 23rd straight match at the Australian Open. It was Djokovic's 26th consecutive victory overall, dating back to the 2013 U.S. Open.

Serena Williams made light work of Vesna Dolonc to keep her Australian Open campaign on course.
Serena Williams made light work of Vesna Dolonc to keep her Australian Open campaign on course.Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Much like Djokovic, Williams was keen to complete her second-round match quickly and dispatched 24-year-old Dolonc, 6-1, 6-2.

Having won this tournament on five previous occasions, Williams has not had a title victory at Melbourne since 2010, buts she is playing with the desire and focus of a woman on a mission.

The match was decided at the service line, where Williams hit in 66 percent of her first serves and won 85 percent of those points against Dolonc, who made eight double faults.

In the men's singles, third-seeded David Ferrer progressed to the third round after beating Adrian Mannarino of France in four sets while eighth seed Stanislas Wawrinka won over Alejandro Falla, also in four sets.

Ninth seed Richard Gasquet made it through after a well-contested straight-sets win over Nikolay Davydenko.

In the women's draw Li Na, seeded fourth, was victorious over Belinda Benci, while Sabine Lisicki—twice a runner-up at Wimbledon, most recently in 2013—crashed out against Monica Niculescu.

 

Weather watch

Heat was again a major factor with Croatian Ivan Dodig opting to retire in his men's singles game against Damir Dzumhur because of the conditions.

Dodig, who withdrew two hours and 22 minutes into his match, claimed that he feared for his life, according to Simon Briggs of The Telegraph:

"Today, 30 minutes after the match I could not walk," Dodig said. "There was 10 people around me. I was thinking I could maybe even die here."

BBC Sport reported that Williams claimed the heat had affected her sleep. Temperatures are expected to rise again ahead of play on Thursday and Friday.