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Jennifer Brady, an American qualify, reached her first round-of-16 at a major Saturday at the Australian Open. Afterward, she was asked what it means to her: "Yeah, usually I'm just there the first couple of days, and, you know, it's pretty hectic. [Now], it's actually pretty nice. The cafe is not so crowded."

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No.11 seed Goffin is back in the R16 for 2nd straight year, d. Karlovic 6-3 6-2 6-4 in 1hr27min. He awaits winner of Thiem-Paire. #AusOpen

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Don't call it a comeback. No.6 seed Cilbulkova fights back from down 0-4 in set to clinch the 2nd & send 3R match vs. Makarova to a decider.

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No.16 seed Strycova awaits winner of Serena-Gibbs in R16 following 6-2 7-5 win over Garcia. This marks 6th straight win over the Frenchwoman

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Trivia note of the day in the wait for Serena to take the court vs Nicole Gibbs: Venus and Serena played each other for the first time as pros 19 years ago today here at the Australian Open in a second- round match, with Venus winning in straight sets, 7-6 (4) 6-1. They're on opposite sides of the draw here, so if they're going to have a 28th career meeting, it would have to come in the final next Saturday night. It's not a crazy scenario. Venus, now 36, has been playing very well. World No. 1 and defending champ Angelique Kerber is on her side of the draw. Could be interesting if Venus's chronic fatigue problems don't flare up.