Melbourne: Women’s tournament – Zhu takes on Sakkari – Switek withdraws only one game – Sports


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Lin Zhu defeated world quantity 6 on the Australian Open.

The finest gamers

  • Maria Sakkari (GRE/WTA 6) and Lin Zhu (CHN/WTA 87) 6:7 ​​(3:7), 6:1, 4:6
  • Madison Keys (USA/WTA 13) and Victoria Azarenka (BLR/WTA 24) 6: 1, 2: 6, 1: 6
  • Jessica Pegula (USA/WTA 3) noticed off Marta Kostyuk (UKR/WTA 61) 6:0, 6:2.
  • Iga Sviatek (POL/WTA 1) Christina Buksa (ESP/WTA 100) 6:0, 6:1
  • Daniel Collins (USA/WTA 11) and Elena Rybakina (KAZ/WTA 25) 2:6, 7:5, 2:6
  • Coco Gauff (USA/WTA 7) Bernarda Pera (USA/WTA 41) 6:3, 6:2

It was only 1:41 native time on the Margaret Court Arena: Lin Zhu, defeated Jill Teichmann within the 2nd spherical, knocking out her subsequent-highest-ranked opponent, Maria Sakkari (WTA 6). The Chinese world quantity 87 recovered within the 2nd set with a rating of 1:6. The deciding spherical become a thriller wherein Zhu additionally dominated because of fewer errors (11 vs. 20).

Now comes Zhu Victoria Azarenka, he prevailed in opposition to Madison Keys and thus in opposition to a greater-ranked opponent. The American keys fully collapsed after successful the opening set (6:1), successful only 3 video games.

This makes it a significant present Jessica Pegula very not often, as an alternative, the American shines with its consistency. Pegula additionally performed a humorous game in opposition to Marta Kostyuk, and after 65 minutes the 28-yr-outdated superior to the second week of the tournament. So far, Pegula hasn’t damaged a sweat, however that would change in Round 16 as…

… be careful in your subsequent opponent Barbora Krejcikova. The shock winner of the 2021 French Open has been in spectacular type in Melbourne thus far. Angelina Kalinina additionally felt it. Krejcikova made an early mark within the game and rapidly took a 5-0 lead. Although Kalinina later got here into the game a bit higher, Krejcikova by no means risked handing over the reins. After 1:26 hours, the Czech turned the first winner of the fifth tournament day – 6:2, 6:3 – clear verdict.

Bencic/Teichmann continues in doubles


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Belinda Bencic and Jill Teichmann have had a profitable begin to the doubles tournament in Melbourne. The Swiss duo prevailed within the first spherical in opposition to Madison Brengle (USA) and Rebecca Marino (CAN) 6-2, 6-2. The subsequent opponents are Gabriela Dabrovsky (CAN) and Juliana Olmos (MEX).

Swiatek is nearly good

After only 55 minutes, the workday was over Iga Svitek accomplished and coming into the sixteen truth spherical. The world quantity one certified for a superb match in opposition to the Spanish qualifier from Poland, Kristina Buchsa. When the rating was 6:0, 5:0, he gave his opponent one other game.

Sivatek now scores Elena Rybakina. On paper, Kazakh is only twenty fifth on the planet. This is as a result of disqualification of Russian and Belarusian gamers at Wimbledon final season. Rybakina would have been within the prime 10 together with her factors from Wimbledon. Kazakh “Tomengi Asty” proved that it’s right here in an effective way. In the third spherical, Rybakina misplaced a set in opposition to Danielle Collins attributable to a brief interval of weak point. The Kazakh caught himself instantly and didn’t give an opportunity to final yr’s USA finalist within the decisive set.

Ranked quantity 7 in all-American fights Coco Gauf Sovereign in 2 units in opposition to Bernarda Pera. It wasn’t till the end that the 18-yr-outdated’s nerves started to shake: First, at 6-3, 5-2, he missed two match factors and needed to return a break level after a double fault. finally defeated the left-handed Pera.

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