At the Australian Open today
Several American women, including Venus Williams, have made it through the bottom half to today's third round matches. Williams will likely eliminate one of them as she takes on No. 25 Lisa Raymond, who has never defeated Williams or made it past this round in Melbourne before.
No. 9 Chanda Rubin plays Russian Elena Likhotseva. Rubin, whose play at times runs hot and cold, owns a 3-1 record against Likhotseva.
Making her 15th appearance at the Aussie, Amy Frazier hasn't been past the second round since 1995. She has a 3-1 record against another veteran Silvia Farina Elia, who has never been past the fourth round Down Under.
Cynthia Faulkner is the tennis editor for ESPN.com.
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