With a beaming smile, Daria Gavrilova skipped across the court having once again booked herself a ticket into the fourth round of the Australian Open.
The crowd favourite enjoyed a breakout 2016 to reach the last 16 at Melbourne Park, and has repeated the feat 12 months on as a seeded player thanks to a 6-3 5-7 6-4 triumph over Timea Bacsinszky on Saturday night.
“It feels awesome,” exclaimed the delighted Aussie. “What can I say? I’m just exhausted and very happy. I'm pretty tired right now. It was a very tough match. To be honest, I expected it. Yeah, I feel relieved.”