Qinwen Zheng reaches Australian Open final, defeating Dayana Yastremska

Qinwen Zheng reaches Australian Open final, defeating Dayana Yastremska

Qinweng Zheng will reach the final of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career and she will do so at the Australian Open, after beating Dayana Yastremska 6-4 6-4. The 21-year-old player was very solid and from time to time she demonstrated the great physical shape that she has and the great right hand that worries her rivals so much. Thus, the Chinese will seek the title against Aryna Sabalenka in the final next Saturday.

The semi-final match of this Open the Australia started with a Zheng struggling and he had played the first game and the rest putting pressure on his rival. The Chinese endured how Yastremska He brilliantly subtracted his second serves, while he was unable to score first serves. Zheng tried to advance her serve, but the Ukrainian had started with such a high intensity that on the fourth opportunity she broke. Although after this episode, Yastremska was flooded with doubts, she seemed more tense and committed a large number of double faults that the Chinese took advantage of to equalize the score again.

At this point in the match, it seemed that the Chinese woman was letting herself be carried away by her mistakes, but after saving a complicated game very convinced of her serve, everything took a turn for the worse. The Chinese began to fuel and go from less to more, letting her rival be the one to make the mistakes and not take the initiative. And the show arrived with Zheng defending herself like a beast, running from side to side and ending with a passing that lifted the entire stands.

The Chinese woman’s forehand ran like never before and acting as master of ceremonies, she once again took a break that Yastremska could not avoid as she rushed. At this point, the Ukrainian had to be treated for some abdominal discomfort, which seems to have hindered her a bit. Even so, Yastremska did not lower her spirits or stop fighting, she subtracted very effectively and took advantage of Zheng’s errors with her serve to stand up to him and get a break point in her favor. Nothing was enough to stop Zheng who defended herself like a wild boar and closed the set with a great serve and a feeling of unquestionable dominance.

Zheng, like a bullet

The second round continued the good moment of the Chinese, who found herself again and again with a deadly forehand and showing off incredible physical fitness. In fact, she did not stop squeezing the Ukrainian, causing her to make mistakes and falling at her feet. A confident Zheng once again hit the table by achieving the break thanks to that sliced ​​forehand that helped her cut the rhythm of her rival. For her part, the Ukrainian held on to the match, did not want to give up and equalized the contest thanks to several very aggressive returns that Zheng could not control.

From that moment on, it seemed like she had to go behind the Chinese, overcoming delicate situation after delicate situation. Meanwhile, Zheng let her forehand fly again and again and, with very good percentages with his serve, Yastremska began to have a very difficult time with the rest. And the Chinese woman used that strategic cut to completely remove her rival from the point and, after several intense rallies, the Ukrainian once again gave up her serve. She could do nothing more against a Zheng who was very solid with her service and with sky-high confidence. She now plays Sabalenka.

2024-01-25 12:44:46
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