Lucic-Baroni sends Radwanska crashing out in Melbourne

Unseeded Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni caused a major upset when she defeated third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

The 34-year-old Lucic-Baroni steamrolled her opponent on the Margaret Court Arena, winning 6-3, 6-2 in just 64 minutes.

The match started with two breaks of serve in the opening two games and the very next game world number 79 Lucic-Baroni broke again to lead 2-1 and then held her own serve to lead 3-1.

Things went with serve until the ninth game where in a huge battle Radwanska saved four set points but could not deny Lucic-Baroni who won the fifth to claim the opening set 6-3.

Radwanska started the next set well by claiming her opponents serve in the opening game then holding her own to lead 2-0. 

But unfortunately for the Pole that's the last game, she would win as Lucic-Baroni held serve and broke Radwanska's serve in the fourth, sixth and eight games to run out a comfortable 6-2 winner. 

Lucic-Baroni next face Maria Sakkari of Greece.

After her victory, the Croat said she was super thrilled with the result.

"I know I have a big enough game to beat anyone," said the veteran.

"It's cliche, but it's just a matter of getting on court and doing it. I am super thrilled. When the song 'don't worry be happy' came on, I said 'that's right'…"

Other women's singles results:

Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) 6-1, 7-6(5)
Nicole Gibbs (U.S.) beat Irina Falconi (U.S.) 6-4, 6-1
Jennifer Brady (U.S.) beat Heather Watson (Britain) 2-6, 7-6(3), 10-8
Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) beat Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6-0, 7-5
Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat Mandy Minella (Luxembourg) 6-3, 6-3
Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 6-4, 7-6(8)

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