Melbourne: Women’s Round-up – Swiatek sovereign – Collins celebrates too early but still wins – Sport


The world rankings-1. Swiatek has no trouble with Osorio at the Australian Open either. Meanwhile, the weather is causing trouble.


Lived up to her role as favourite

Every Swiatek.

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The top 10 players

  • Iga Swiatek (POL/WTA 1) Sr. Camila Osorio (COL/WTA 84) 6:2, 6:3
  • Jessica Pegula (USA/WTA 3) s. Alexandra Sasnowitsch (BLR/WTA 38) 6:2, 7:6 (7:5)
  • Maria Sakkari (GRE/WTA 6) v. Diana Shnaider (RUS/WTA 106) 3:6, 7:5, 6:3
  • Coco Gauff (USA/WTA 7) s. Emma Raducanu (GBR/WTA 77) 6:3, 7:6 (7:4)

After 85 minutes was the second day of work Every Swiatek finished again in Melbourne. The world number one from Poland lived up to their role as favorites against Camila Osorio and defeated the Colombian world number 84 in straight sets. When the score was 5:1 in the second round, she missed her first chance to win the match on her own serve, but closed the sack at the next opportunity.

Significantly more effort expressed Maria Sakkari. The Greek got off to a bad start against Russian qualifier Diana Shnaider and quickly found herself 3-0 down. The world number 6 had to write off the first set, and in the second round she also had trouble against the underdog (7:5). Sakkari was only able to use her experience against the 18-year-old in the deciding set.

with Jessica Pegula drew another top player in the sixteenth finals. In a duel marked by mistakes on both sides, the American prevailed 6: 2, 7: 6 (7: 5) against Alexandra Sasnowitsch from Belarus and will now face either Marta Kostyuk (UKR/WTA 61) or Olivia Gadecki (AUS/WTA 199).

Also Coco Gauffs Chase for the 1st Major title continues after she eliminated an opponent who already achieved it. The 18-year-old prevailed against Bianca Andreescu, who was 2 years her senior. In a game that was marked by mistakes at times, the American completed the entry into round 3 with a wonderful praise with the 3rd match point.

Collins’ premature celebration has no consequences

The strangest scene of the 3rd day of the tournament caused Danielle Collins (WTA 11). The world number 11 fought a gripping duel with the Czech Karolina Muchova (WTA 133).

Collins was so focused in the deciding set that she believed she had won the game after winning the point to make it 7:3. Completely relieved, the American threw the racket aside and stretched her arms to the sky. Only to be pointed out by the referee shortly afterwards that a minimum of 10 win points is required in the match tiebreak.

The blackout only briefly upset Collins. Muchova, who has often been injured in the past, managed to make it 5: 7, but Collins finally prevailed 6: 7 (1: 7), 6: 2, 7: 6 (10: 6) and was allowed to score again – rightly so this time – cheering for the win.

Rain trouble in Melbourne

The weather is still not playing along with the “Happy Slam” as one would wish. After the games could not be continued the day before because of the great heat and in the evening because of rain, it rained cats and dogs on Wednesday.

2019 finalist is out

With the Czech Peter Kvitov (WTA 15) is the first top 20 player in the tournament to fail. The 2019 Australian Open finalist lost in the second round to the Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina (WTA 39) 5: 7, 4: 6. The 25-year-old Kalinina is moving into the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.



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