Result: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Blaz Kavcic to reach last 16 in style

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga leaps for joy after winning his third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 19, 2013
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French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga hits top form as he overcomes Blaz Kavcic in just 79 minutes to reach round four of the Australian Open.

French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga needed just 79 minutes to complete a straight-sets victory over Blaz Kavcic in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

The 27-year-old, who is seeded seventh, prevailed 6-2 6-1 6-4 in front of a well-entertained crowd on Margaret Court Arena.

Tsonga recorded seven aces, 45 winners and came to the net 27 times.

He will now face compatriot Richard Gasquet for a place in the quarter-finals.

Frenchman Richard Gasquet celebrates after defeating Ivan Dodig in the third round at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 19, 2013
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