America’s Sophia Kenin and world number-1 female player Ashley Barty of Australia were successful in the semi-finals. For the first time, Kenin reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam. On Tuesday, they beat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4. Kenin defeated 15-year-old American player Coco Gough in the previous match. They will face Barty in the semi-finals. Barty defeated Petra Kvitova in the quarterfinal.
With this victory, 23-year-old Barty reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the first time. Barty defeated Czech Republic’s Kvitova 7-6 (8/6), 6-2. With this victory, he avenged the last quarterfinal loss to Quitova. Barty won the French Open last year.
Barty said – it’s completely unbelievable
Barty said after the victory, “It’s completely unbelievable.” I knew to give my best today against Petra. The first set was the deciding one. “Barty would like to become the first woman to win the Australian Open since 1978. Chris O’Neill became the champion last time.
On Wednesday, Hallep and Muguruza will play their respective quarterfinal matches.
In the women’s singles on Wednesday, Romania’s Simona Halep will face Estonia’s Annette Kontavet in the third quarterfinal. At the same time, Spain’s Garbin Muguruza, who won the Grand Slam twice in the fourth quarterfinal, will take on Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Earlier last year’s champion Naomi Osaka of Japan and Serena Williams of the US, who won 23 Grand Slams, have already been eliminated.