Melbourne (Australia), Feb 3 . .- The Australian and world first categorized Ashleigh Barty and the American and present champion of the Australian ‘main’ Sofia Kenin (2) surpassed the spherical of 16 with trouble after overcoming in three units the Czech Marie Bouzkova (16) and the American Jessica Pegula, respectively.
“It was a really strong match. I misplaced the execution slightly in the second set however I’m completely satisfied to have recovered it once more in the closing stretch of the match, ”mentioned Barty in the interview that occurred on Margaret Courtroom Area after the conclusion of the match.
The ultimate outcome was 6-0, 4-6 and 6-3, and the first world categorized will face the American Shelby Roger in the quarterfinals after she beat the Croatian Petra Martic (7) by 7-6 (1) and 6-3.
The tennis participant from Ipswich (Australia) solely confronted the participant from South Carolina (USA) as soon as and it was exactly at the Melbourne Park services throughout the second spherical of the 2019 Australian Open.
For his half, Kenin, the present finalist at Roland Garros, additionally needed to sentence his crash in the closing set after beating Pegula 5-7, 7-5 and 6-2.
The 2020 Australian Open champion demonstrated why she will likely be considered one of the prime candidates to clinch the first Grand Slam of the season as soon as once more after coming again 5-7 and 1-Four towards her compatriot.
Kenin might reissue the closing performed final 12 months in the Australian nice in the occasion that the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza (6) beats the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (11) this afternoon.