the japanese players Ben McLachlan Y Ena Shibahara, number 49 in the ATP and number 6 in the WTA, respectively, won by 6-3 and 7(10)-6(8) in one hour and thirty-six minutes to the Australian player Storm Sanders and to the British Neal Skupski, WTA numbers 27 and 20 in the Australian Open round of 32. With this result, the couple will be in the second round of the Australian Open.
The losing couple managed to break their opponents once, while the winners managed to do it twice. Also, McLachlan and Shibahara had a 64% first serve and committed 5 double faults, managing to win 75% of the points on serve, while the data of their opponents are 65% effective, 4 double faults and 65% of points obtained on serve.
In the round of 16, the winners will face the Mexicans santiago gonzalez Y Nadiia Kichenok tomorrow Sunday from 1:00 Spanish time.
in the tournament of Melbourne (Australian Open Mixed Doubles) face 32 couples. It also takes place from January 17 to 30 on an outdoor hard court.