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- 17-yr-outdated Linda Frukhvirtova reached the 1/8 finals on the Australian Open in Melbourne.
- World No. 4 Caroline Garcia turned Germany’s Laura Siegemund.
- Belinda Bencic subsequent: The final remaining Swiss participant will now face Aryna Sabalenka.
Linda Frukhvirtova – it is a identify that can be remembered in the tennis circuit. The lone 17-yr-outdated Czech went straight into the spherical of 16 in his first look in Melbourne. The world quantity 82 prevailed in the combat with our compatriot Marketa Vondrousova (WTA 86) 7: 5, 2: 6, 6: 3. The two gamers placed on some nice rallies on the 1573 Arena and outdo one another with balls and compliments. Frukhvirtova, who will turn 18 on May 1, celebrated after 137 minutes.
The teen, who gained the WTA title in Chennai final September, is anticipated to have a shiny future. The similar goes for her youthful sister Brenda, who at age 15 is ranked 136th in the WTA rankings. Linda Fruhvirtova’s fairy story in Melbourne mustn’t finish in the spherical of 16. With Croatia’s Donna Vekic (WTA 64), she is not going to meet a stronger participant.
Garcia turns it round
Caroline Garcia (WTA 4) superior to the following spherical regardless of a serious false begin. Against Germany’s Laura Siegemund (WTA 158), the French gained just one recreation in the first set, however then fought again impressively. After 2:11 hours, he gained 1:6, 6:3, 6:3 with the 4th break. This implies that the spherical of 16 in Melbourne can be held for the primary time since 2010 with out the Germans in each particular person occasions.
Radio SRF 3, morning messenger, 23.12.2010, 8:30; rec/lai
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