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Tsitsipas, Khachanov, Azarenka Rivakina advanced to the semi-finals in Australia

The Greek and the Russian achieved smooth victories and will play against each other for the right to advance to the final. Azarenka ran over Pegula, Rybakina beat Ostapenko

After many of the many seeded players were eliminated, the “surprise tournament” at the Australian Championship continues to progress and reach its decisive stages, and today (Tuesday) the quarter-final matches began. Jelena Rivakina and Victoria Azarenka continued to impress and set up a date in the semi-finals. Karen Khachanov won by himself and it will be announced later who he will play against. The top 4 picture for the men and women will be completed on Wednesday. Semi-final picture: menKaren Khachanov – Stefanos TsitsipasAndrei Rublev – Novak Djokovic – Ben Shelton/Tommy PolanssilnaRivakina – Victoria Azarenka Karolina Pliskova – Magda Lint – Aryna Savalanka/Donna Vakich

Karen Khachanov (Russia, 18) – Sebastian Korda (USA, 29) 6:7 ​​(5), 3: 6, 0:3 (Korda retired) An impressive victory for Khachanov, which ended Korda’s excellent run on the way to a record achievement in Australia: qualifying for the semi-finals. The 18th-ranked in the tournament went up to a quick 1:4 in the first set, before the American regained his composure and came back. In the tiebreaker The tight end was Khachanov’s upper hand and in the second set he continued the momentum to win 3: 6. At this point Korda, the son of the legendary former tennis player Peter Korda who won in Australia in 1998, started to feel pain and trailing 3:0 in the third set, he retired. Stephanus Tsitsipas(Greece, 3) – Yeezy Lahčka (Czech Republic) 3:6, 6:7 (2), 4:6 Lahčka’s magical journey (71st in the world) stopped against the hot Greek, who advanced to the third semi-final in a row in Melbourne and fourth in his career. The Czech played an energetic game and knew how to take advantage of some of the Greek’s weaknesses, but Tsitsipas knew how to press precisely in the present moments. One break in the first set, the breakthrough in the tiebreaker in the second, a break in the last game of the match and victory.

Yelana Rybakina (Kazakhstan, 22) – Yelena Ostapenko (Latvia, 17) 2:6, 4:6 Who will stop Rybakina? The Wimbledon champion from last year continues to break personal records in the Grand Slam where she has never been able to stand out before and after knocking out Daniel Collins and IgaShabiontek before that, tonight he beat another opponent who is ranked above her. The Kazakh undisputedly dominated the first set when even a delay due to rain and the closing of the roof did not stop her momentum. Ostapenko improved her performance in the second set, but lost four points at a critical stage, broke herself later and was eliminated. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus, 24) – Jessica Pegula (USA, 3) 4:6, 1:610 After completing a second straight win in Australia, Azarenka is now just one win away from qualifying for the title fight. The Belarusian met an opponent who is in excellent form and lost only 18 games before the quarterfinals, but trampled her mercilessly. Azarenka broke the American 5 times and if the first set moreIt was close, in the second she closed a story in only 34 minutes. Pegula goes home very disappointed.

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