Result: Agnieszka Radwanska sweeps Heather Watson aside

Agnieszka Radwanska defeats Heather Watson 6-3 6-1 to book her place in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Agnieszka Radwanska has ended Heather Watson's run at the Australian Open with a straight-sets triumph in Melbourne.

The first opportunity to break came Watson's way, but Radwanska rallied from 15-40 down to eventually hold her serve.

Britain's Heather Watson hits a forehand return during her match against Agnieszka Radwanska at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 18, 2013© AP Photos

The Pole made the breakthrough to go 3-2 up on serve, before a double break saw her serving for the first set at 5-2.

Watson then struck back, claiming one of the breaks back as Radwanska looked edgy in finishing.

Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska playing a shot during her third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 18, 2013© AP Photos

However, the world number four wrapped up the set by breaking Watson for a third time in the very next game.

Radwanska picked up from where she left off in the first set, although she had to fend off a couple of break points in her opening service game.

From then on in, it was one-way traffic as Radwanska closed in on victory with some dominating play from the baseline.

Heather Watson of Britain congratulates Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska after defeating her in the third round at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 18, 2013© AP Photos

Watson spared herself the indignity of losing a set to love by holding serve, and had three break points in the very next game.

However, she could not stop Radwanska serving her way to a 6-3 6-1 victory.

The Pole will now play the winner of Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic.

Spain's David Ferrer stretches for a return shot during his second round match with Tim Smyczek at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 16, 2013
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