Melbourne VIC, Australia, 16 January 2014 |

Day 3 at the 2014 Australian Open was another gem for Aussie players with both Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua advancing to the third round.

Casey Dellacqua progressed via a dominant win over Belgian 18th seed Kirsten Flipkens.

Dellacqua took just over an hour to win the match 6-3 6-0.

Samantha Stosur cruised through her match on Rod Laver Arena, downing Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova 6-2 6-0 in barely an hour.

Benjamin Mitchell and Jordan Thompson were the first successful Aussie’s to progress to the second round of the doubles. They defeated Carlos Berlocq of Argentina and Alejandro Gonzalez of Columbia 5-7 6-3 6-4.

The fairytale pairing of Lleyton Hewitt and Pat Rafter could not quite get the job done in their match American Eric Butorac and South African Raven Klaasen going down 6-4 7-5 in a highly entertaining encounter at a packed Hisense Arena.

Matthew Ebden will now concentrate on doubles himself after he fell to Vasek Pospisil 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (11-9) 6-1 on Rod Laver Arena.

Earlier, Jessica Moore and Azra Hadzic lost  their first round match with Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 6-3 6-1.

Sally Peers and Viktorija Rajicic also went down to Estonian Kaia Kanepi and Czech Renata Voracova 6-3 6-1.

Sam Groth and JP Smith found the Spanish pairing of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez a little too good on the day, losing their match 6-4 6-4.

Marinko Matosevic, who paired up with Michal Przysiezny from Poland was another Australian casualty when they lost their match to the British combination of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins 6-4 4-6 6-0.

> See all the Day 3 results here