Wildcard Maddison Inglis’ Australian Open run came to an end on Saturday, beaten in three sets to Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi.

Kanepi’s experience won through as she won 10 of the final 11 games to triumph 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in 91 minutes.

Despite the loss, Inglis will enjoy a big rankings boost after her performances, and she will be $221,000 richer for her efforts.

Kanepi will play Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka, who beat 31st-seeded Markéta Vondroušová of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Elise Mertens in action at Melbourne Park on Day 6\. Photo: KARL WINTER

Elsewhere, Simona Halep coasted to a comfortable 6-2, 6-1 victory over Montenegro’s Danka Kovinić.

Belgian Elise Mertens made easy work of China’s Shuai Zhang, winning 6-2, 6-2.

American Danielle Collins and France’s Alizé Cornet battled for their spots in the fourth round.

Collins lost the first set against Denmark’s Clara Tauson, before bouncing back to win 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Cornet battled past Slovenian 29th seed Tamara Zidanšek 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Alice Cornet beat Tamara Zidansek to reach the fourth round. Photo: KARL WINTER