Serena Williams and Karolina Pliskova became the latest participants in 1/4 finals of the Open championship of Australia.
Williams Jr. in the dramatic trehsetovom match I beat the first racket of the world Simona Halep and the Romanian took revenge for the defeat of sister Venus. Serena for the 12th time came in the quarterfinals of the Australian Helmet and closer to the return in the top 10.
The first set, the American took just 21 minutes Serena made 3 breaks, organized 10 winnersof and allowed Halep to win only 5 points on his serve. In the second set Williams took a break, but immediately gave the advantage. With the score 4:5 Serena made a struggle on her serve and unforced error helped Halep to get back into the game.
During the decisive set went to the fact that Halep defeated Serena did, which clearly slowed and began to send the balls outside the court. And yet Williams has found the strength to turn the game around in the sixth game of the American has won back three break points, then took the feed Halep and coolly finished the game in their favor.
Simona Halep (Romania, 1) – Serena Williams (USA, 16) – 1:6, 6:4, 4:6
For a place in the semi-finals of the Australian Open Serena Williams will face the 7th seeded Karolina Pliskova, who unexpectedly easily defeated Garbine the Wind.
Pliskova to match with Muguruza was very convincing – Czech made 5 breaks, I hit 5 aces, won 29 of the 36 points on his serve, and has organized 23 vinners with only 3 unforced errors.
Karolina Pliskova (Czechia, 7) — Garbine Muguruza (Spain, 18) – 6:3, 6:1
Earlier, in the 1/4 finals in the top half of the tournament made it the first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina, and her next opponent will be the defending champion of the US Open Naomi Osaka.