Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
21 Jan 2015
8:57 am

Anderson progresses in Melbourne

Wesley Botton

Kevin Anderson wasted no time in his second-round clash on Wednesday, coasting to a straight sets victory at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Kevin Anderson. Image courtesy of Facebook

Anderson, the only SA player remaining in the men’s or women’s main singles draw, defeated Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis 6-2 6-2 7-6.

He will face Frenchman Richard Gasquet, the former world No 7, in the third round of the men’s singles competition.

Meanwhile, Raven Klaasen and Indian partner Leander Paes cruised into the second round of the men’s doubles division.

Klaasen and Paes beat American duo Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 6-4 7-6 in their opening clash of the Grand Slam tournament.