Tennis – Australian Open, Day 7: Melbourne’s Rybakina shuts out Svitek

The high favourite is out: Iga Sviatek has a shocking upset within the spherical of 16 on the Australian Open. The world primary was pressured to surrender hope of a fourth Grand Slam victory after shedding 4-6, 4-6 to Wimbledon winner Yelena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in Melbourne on Sunday (native time).

“I’ve to work on my mindset,” Switek stated after the disappointing loss, “I felt the strain and I did not need to lose as an alternative of successful.”

“I’ve loads of respect for Iga. Today I served very properly and performed very properly in necessary moments,” stated Rybakina. She will now face Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko, the Paris 2017 winner who beat US hopeful Coco Gauff 7-5, 6-3.

Switek received the French Open for the second time final yr after which received the New York. For Rybakina, reaching the quarterfinals is one of the best results of her profession in Australia. Born in Russia, he defeated Ons Jabour of Tunisia within the remaining at Wimbledon to change into the nation’s first Grand Slam champion, serving since 2018.

Ten years after her final main victory, former world primary Victoria Asarenka can dream of a 3rd Australian Open title. The 33-yr-previous Belarusian certified for the quarterfinals with a rating of 4:6, 6:1, 6:4 towards Chinese Zhu Lin within the evening shift. Asarenko nonetheless wants three wins to win in Melbourne, the place he transformed his first match level at 2:17 native time.

In 2012 and 2013, he received the primary Grand Slam of the yr, and in 2020, he once more got here very near a significant title as a finalist on the US Open. Asarenka will now play world quantity three Jessica Pegula in a bid to return to the semi-finals. In 2022, after defeating Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic) 7: 5, 6: 2 after three quarter-finals, the American hopes for the subsequent step.

After Svitek’s shock exit, Pegula grew to become probably the most positioned participant within the final eight. In the highest half of the match, he’s the one particular person and not using a Grand Slam win.

Australian Open: Korda appears like Pope Peter

Sebastian Korda is emulating his father Peter on the Australian Open. The 22-yr-previous is within the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam in Melbourne, the most important success of his profession. Kordas received towards Hubert Hurkach from Poland with a rating of three:6, 6:3, 6:2, 1:6, 7:6 (10:7).

“I scream a little bit bit within the bathe,” Korda stated, initially trying down on her accomplishment. Her father received the Australian Open in 1998, and now she is going to play towards Karen Khachanov to achieve the semifinals. Russian received towards Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka 6:0, 6:0, 7:6 (7:4).

Hurkac, then again, didn’t change into the primary Pole to achieve the ultimate eight in Melbourne. The extremely rated Félix Auger-Aliassime additionally failed. He misplaced to Canadian Jiri Lehecka 6:4, 3:6, 6:7 (2:7), 6:7 (3:7), and that is the primary quarterfinal look for the Czech on the “Grand Slam” match. And Auger-Aliassime has to attend for his first main victory.

Australian Open: Tsitsipas and Sinner are on a rollercoaster experience

Lehetska’s opponent is Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Italian, ranked fourth on this planet, defeated Yannick Sinner 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3 after 4 hours and continues to play for the primary Grand Slam title of his profession.

Tsitsipas (24) has beforehand reached the semifinals thrice in Melbourne, however this yr he reached the spherical of 16 with out shedding a set. At first it regarded like one other sovereign recreation towards Sinner (21), however then the South Tyrolean improved and compelled a decisive fifth set, the place Tsitsipas made a decisive break and made it 4:2.

Australian Open, Day 6: Round of 16 matches at a look

participant 1 participant 2 outcome/time
Iga Swiatek (POL/1) Elena Rybakina (KAZ/22) 4:6, 4:6
Elena Ostapenko (LAT/17) Coco Gauff (USA/7) 7:5, 6:3
Jessica Pegula (USA/3) Barbora Krejcikova (CZE/20) 7:5, 6:2
Victoria Azarenka (BLR/24) Lin Zhu (CHN) 4:6, 6:1, 6:4
participant 1 participant 2 outcome/time
Hubert Hurkach (POL/11) Sebastian Korda (USA) 6:3, 3:6, 2:6, 6:1, 6:7
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN/31) Karen Khachanov (RUS/18) 0:6, 0:6, 6:7
Jiri Lehecka (CZE) Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN/6) 4:6, 6:3, 7:6, 7:6
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE/3) Yannick Sinner (ITA/15) 6:4, 6:4, 3:6, 4:6, 6:3


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