Australian Open: Iga Swiatek eases into fourth round, ASB Classic winner Coco Gauff dispatches Bernarda Pera

Top seed Iga Swiatek has continued to carve her way through the Australian Open draw on Friday, dismantling Cristina Bucsa 6-0 6-1 in bright sunshine on the Margaret Court Arena to reach the fourth round.

The 21-year-old world No.1, who is looking to add a first Melbourne Park crown to the French and U.S. Open titles she won last year, was all business as she whipped through the first set in 23 minutes.

Coco Gauff.
Coco Gauff. Photo credit: Getty Images

World number 100 Bucsa had simply no answer to Swiatek's all-court game and the Spaniard only managed to avoid the dreaded 'double bagel' 6-0 6-0 scoreline by holding her last service game.

Swiatek should face a tougher test in Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in the last 16 after the big-serving Kazakh earlier upset last year's losing finalist Danielle Collins. 

Meanwhile, ASB Classic winner Coco Gauff cruised past compatriot Bernarda Pera 6-3, 6-2 in their third-round match-up.

The American will now face Latvian Jeļena Ostapenko in the fourth round.