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Australian Open seeded players fared

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)

How seeded players fared Friday at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park (number in parentheses denotes seeding):

MenThird Round

Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Radek Stepanek (31), Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-3, 7-5.

David Ferrer (4), Spain, def. Marcos Baghdatis (28), Cyprus, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

Tomas Berdych (5), Czech Republic, def. Jurgen Melzer (26), Australia, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Janko Tipsarevic (8), Serbia, def. Julien Benneteau (32), France, 3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Nicolas Almagro (10), Spain, def. Jerzy Janowicz (24), Poland, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-1.

Stanislas Wawrinka (15), Switzerland, def. Sam Querrey (20), United States, 7-6 (6), 7-5, 6-4.

Kei Nishikori (16), Japan, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-3.

Sam Querrey (20), United States, lost to Stanislas Wawrinka (15), Switzerland, 7-6 (6), 7-5, 6-4.

Kevin Anderson, South Africa, def. Fernando Verdasco (22), Spain, 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Jerzy Janowicz (24), Poland, lost to Nicolas Almagro (10), Spain, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-1.

Jurgen Melzer (26), Austria, lost to Tomas Berdych (5), Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Marcos Baghdatis (28), Cyprus, lost to David Ferrer (4), Spain, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

Radek Stepanek (31), Czech Republic, lost to Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, 6-4, 6-3, 7-5.

Julien Benneteau (32), France, lost to Janko Tipsarevic (8), Serbia, 3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

WomenThird Round

Maria Sharapova (2), Russia, def. Venus Williams (25), United States, 6-1, 6-3.

Agnieszka Radwanska (4), Poland, def. Heather Watson, Britain, 6-3, 6-1.

Angelique Kerber (5), Germany, def. Madison Keys, United States, 6-2, 7-5.

Li Na (6), China, def. Sorana Cirstea (27), Romania, 6-4, 6-1.

Marion Bartoli (11), France, lost to Ekaterina Makarova (19), Russia, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4.

Ana Ivanovic (13), Serbia, def. Jelena Jankovic (22), Serbia, 7-5, 6-3.

Julia Goerges (18), Germany, def. Zheng Jie, China, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5.

Ekaterina Makarova (19), Russia, def. Marion Bartoli (11), France, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4.

Jelena Jankovic (22), Serbia, lost to Ana Ivanovic (13), Serbia, 7-5, 6-3.

Venus Williams (25), United States, lost to Maria Sharapova (2), Russia, 6-1, 6-3.

Sorana Cirstea (27), Romania, lost to Li Na (6), China, 6-4, 6-1.

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