Tennis (ATP/WTA Tours)
One of the four Grand Slam tournaments Australian
Open kicked off on Monday January 13 in Melbourne.
The 128 men and 128 women are competing on the
hard surface including Yerevan's Sargis Sargsyan.
Ranked No. 31 in ATP standings, Sargsyan has
advanced to the fourth round, having beaten Agustin
Calleri (4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0) in the first round,
and Gaston Gaudio (2-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2).
And, earlier today (January 17), Sargsyan moved
on another round, defeating Mark Philippoussis
(5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-4).
David Nalbandian (ranked 82) of Argentina also
reached the third round with wins over Jerome
Golmard (3-6, 6-3, 6-1, retired) and Jaymon Crabb
(6-1, 7-6, 6-3).
Meanwhile another player of Armenian descent,
Marie-Gayaneh Mikaelyan representing Switzerland,
suffered a first-round loss to Emmanuelle Gagliardi
(1-6, 0-2 walkover).
This season, Armenia also has a representative
in the WTA. Ludmila Nikoyan currently holds 1043rd