Casey through to last 32

Casey Dellacqua has won through to the last 32 of the Sony Open in Miami after overcoming Slovak Jana Cepelova in three tight sets.

Dellacqua posted a 6-4 1-6 6-4 over lucky loser Cepelova to advance to a third round meeting with 29th seed Venus Williams.

The draw gods were kind to Dellacqua on Friday; she was slated to meet world No.5  Simona Halep only for the Romanian to withdraw from the tournament with a toe injury.

Instead, the Australian wildcard found herself up against a 20-year-old ranked 76th, and sealed victory in one our and 46 minutes.