Australian Open: Rafael Nadal survives scare, Serena Williams breezes through

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Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his third round match against Germany's Alexander Zverev in Australian Open. (REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his third round match against Germany's Alexander Zverev in Australian Open. (REUTERS)

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Spain's Rafael Nadal was stretched to five sets by Germany's Alexander Zverev during their third round match at the Australian Open. (AP)

Spain's Rafael Nadal was stretched to five sets by Germany's Alexander Zverev during their third round match at the Australian Open. (AP)

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Nadal finally prevailed over Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-2. (REUTERS)

Nadal finally prevailed over Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-2. (REUTERS)

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Gael Monfils (left) is congratulated by Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber. Monfils won the Rd 3 match 6-3, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4. (AP)

Gael Monfils (left) is congratulated by Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber. Monfils won the Rd 3 match 6-3, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4. (AP)

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Milos Raonic takes a selfie for a fan after defeating France's Gilles Simon 6-2, 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-3. (AP)

Milos Raonic takes a selfie for a fan after defeating France's Gilles Simon 6-2, 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-3. (AP)

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Austria's eight seeded player Dominic Thiem beat France's Benoit Paire 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. (AP)

Austria's eight seeded player Dominic Thiem beat France's Benoit Paire 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. (AP)

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United States' Serena Williams (right) is congratulated by compatriot Nicole Gibbs. Serena Williams won 6-1, 6-3. (AP)

United States' Serena Williams (right) is congratulated by compatriot Nicole Gibbs. Serena Williams won 6-1, 6-3. (AP)

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Ninth seed Johanna Konta eased past 17th seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1. (REUTERS)

Ninth seed Johanna Konta eased past 17th seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1. (REUTERS)

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Fifth seed Karolina Pliskova celebrates winning her third round match against Jelena Ostapenko 4-6, 6-0, 10-8. (REUTERS)

Fifth seed Karolina Pliskova celebrates winning her third round match against Jelena Ostapenko 4-6, 6-0, 10-8. (REUTERS)

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Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova defeated France's Caroline Garcia 6-2, 7-5 (AFP)

Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova defeated France's Caroline Garcia 6-2, 7-5 (AFP)

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Russia's Ekaterina Makarova celebrates after defeating Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 6-3. (AP)

Russia's Ekaterina Makarova celebrates after defeating Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 6-3. (AP)

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