Krejcikova is the first to advance to the 4th round of the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Barbora Krejcikova grew to become the primary participant to succeed in the fourth spherical of the Australian Open this yr after a 6-2, 6-3 win over Angelina Kalinina early in Friday’s recreation on the Rod Laver Arena.

The Czech No. 20 received the primary 5 video games of the match and dominated her Ukrainian opponent. Kreychikova has not misplaced a single set in three matches.

“I was happy that I was able to put them all under my control, there were a few close games,” the 2021 French Open champion stated of her early lead. “From that point on, I tried to stay aggressive.”

Later, on the fifth day, third-place Stefanos Tsitsipas will obtain further motivation to maneuver ahead and never. 1 Iga Sviatek and two main Americans are additionally in enterprise.

Tsitsipas is the very best ranked participant remaining within the males’s bracket after the elimination of prime seed and defending champion Rafael Nadal and No. 1. 2 Kasper Ruud.

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Tsitsipas, 24, a three-time Australian Open semi-finalist and runner-up on the 2021 French Open behind Novak Djokovic, will face Tallon Grikspur for the primary time in his subsequent match at Rod Laver.

Swiatek will face certified Spaniard Cristina Buxa, whereas Americans Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff are forward of Marta Kostiuk and Bernarda Pera respectively.

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