Result: Caroline Wozniacki punishes Donna Vekic

Result: Wozniacki punishes Vekic
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London-based teenager Donna Vekic ends her debut run in the Australian Open with a spirited defeat to Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets.

A combination of Caroline Wozniacki and the sweltering Melbourne conditions proved too much for Donna Vekic at the Australian Open today, as she lost the second-round match 6-1 6-4.

The 16-year-old traded breaks with the 10th seed as their contest got off to an unusual start.

Wozniacki was quicker to find her form and raced into a 3-1 lead before winning three successive games to close out a dominant first set.

Vekic responded in the second, producing moments of quality to underline why the London-based starlet is regarded as a leading prospect in the women's game.

Temperatures approaching 40 degrees in the shade had a visible impact on the youngster as the second set progressed, with Wozniacki grinding out a break to move into pole position for the match.

The 10th seed was made to serve out the match by her stubborn opponent but she duly obliged to clinch a competitive encounter in straight sets.

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