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Highlights from day four at the Australian Open

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Johanna Konta lost to Garbine Muguruza in one of the latest matches ever at a Grand Slam as Thursday’s play at the Australian Open stretched into Friday.

Konta and Muguruza took to the court for their second-round match at 12.30am, with the Spaniard clinching a 6-4, 6-7(3), 7-5 victory at 3.12am.

Novak Djokovic also finished his victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after midnight, while Serena Williams and Simona Halep were among the other winners.

Andy Murray may have left Melbourne but he has not been forgotten.

The WTA print a pack of notes every day with useful information for journalists, and they used Thursday’s edition to pay tribute to the Scot.

A heavyweight clash between Maria Sharapova and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki was the headline act as the third round got under way on Friday, with the Russian running out victorious.

Defending champion Roger Federer was also in action, and he saw off American Taylor Fritz in comfortable fashion, winning in straight sets.

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A clash of two of the brightest young stars in women’s tennis also took place on Margaret Court Arena between 20-year-old Aryna Sabalenka and 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova, with the latter winning in straight sets.

Rafael Nadal takes on young Australian hope Alex de Minaur in the night session.

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