Day 3 started off with a few dark horses triumphing and founding themselves advancing past former Grand Slam champions.
These are the Top 5 photos from Wednesday's Australian Open action:
Despite Bianca Andreescu not competing since October 2019, the Taipei native had to perform well to pull off the upset. The 35-year-old rolled past the 2019 US Open champion, 6-3, 6-2, to move into the Australian Open's third round.
This is the first time in nearly a year the world No. 71 has put together two consecutive match wins. She will face Venus Williams or Sara Errani on Friday.
Diego Schwartzman Dominates
Locked in from start to finish, the No. 8 seed posted a seamless 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 score over Alexandre Muller. The Argentine will battle against qualifier world No. 114 Aslan Karatsev for a spot in the Slam's fourth round. Schwartzman has yet to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, but with the level he displayed against the Russian, he could make some noise in 2021.
From a hard 14-day quarantine and a finalist finish in the WTA 500 Grampians Trophy, the 20-year-old is headed into the third round Down Under. Li saved two set points to defeat veteran Alize Cornet 6-2, 7-6(6). The American is now 6-0 this season and will take on No. 7 seed Aryna Sabalenka next.
His recent loss to Dan Evans in the final of his Melbourne warm-up event is fully in the past as the 20-year-old soared past James Duckworth 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. Auger-Aliassime is through to his first-ever third round showing at Australian Open.
He will face Denis Shapovalov or Bernard Tomic next.
Vintage-Rena was on full display on Rod Laver Arena as she posted a dominant 6-3, 6-0 win against Nina Stojanovic. The 23-time major champion was cracking 200 kmh serves and powering her way through the court, making zero unforced errors in a flawless second set. She will take on Anastasia Potapova, who she dismissed in their last meeting at the 2020 Australian Open.