Garbine Muguruza of Spain reacts during her match against Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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On a searing hot day at Melbourne Park when the temperature hit 40 Celsius, No. 9 Wawrinka, No. 7 David Goffin and No. 13 Sam Querrey were the three seeded players to fall in the men's draw.Six-time champion Novak Djokovic survived the round, but complained of the "brutal" heat in a comeback four-set win over an ailing Gael Monfils that extended his record to 15-0 in the pair's career head-to-heads.Wawrinka was appeared lethargic and generally didn't threaten 26-year-old Sandgren, who had never beaten a top 10 player. His wins in the first two rounds here make Sandgren 2-0 at majors.Wawrinka won here in 2014, at the French Open the following year and the U.S. Open in 2016 . Sharapova and Kerber will meet in the third round, meaning only one of the remaining Australian Open winners can reach the second week.The heat peaked during Djokovic's 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 win over Monfils.Among the leading men advancing were 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, No. 19 Tomas Berdych, No. 21 Albert Ramos and No. 5 Dominic Thiem, who rallied to beat 190th-ranked American qualifier Denis Kudla 6-7 (6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 .
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