It’s attending to the sharp finish of the Australian Open and one other day of quarter-final motion is upon us.
On Tuesday, Elena Rybakina defeated Jelena Ostapenko to guide a semi-final date with Victoria Azarenka.
Azarenka upset Jessica Pegula to maintain her dream of successful a 3rd Australian Open title alive.
On the lads’s facet, Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Jiri Lehecka in straight units and Karen Khachanov was three video games away from victory when Sebastian Korda grew to become the primary participant within the event to retire from harm.
At present, Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul face off in an all-American quarterfinal earlier than Novak Djokovic takes on Andrey Rublev.
Karolina Pliskova performs Magda Linette, whereas Aryna Sabalenka faces Donna Vekic within the different girls’s quarterfinal.
Observe under for stay updates from Day 10 of the Australian Open (all occasions AEDT).
12.45pm – Linette into semis
Poland’s Magda Linette is into the semi-finals after defeating Karolina Pliskova 6-2 7-5.
Pliskova fought again within the second set however handed Linette the victory with a collection of double faults.
Tennis commentator Jose Morgado tweeted: “My God, these double faults from Pliskova. Scary stuff.
“That was a horrendous recreation from Pliskova to very seemingly present the match. What a poor day she’s having.”
1.15pm – Coach places participant’s girlfriend in a headlock
Who’d need to be in a tennis participant’s field?
Sebastian Korda was knocked out of the Australian Open when he grew to become the primary participant to retire when trailing Karen Khachanov 7-6 6-3 3-0 of their quarter-final.
Korda had loved his greatest ever consequence at a grand slam in Melbourne however a wrist harm compelled him to retire damage in opposition to Khachanov in a bitter finish to his event.
The quarter-final was a annoying match for his new coach Radek Stepanek.
The Czech former tennis star has been critically animated in Korda’s field on the Australian Open, sporting the identical yellow Nike shirt as his cost and cheering each level on.
However it all bought a bit a lot for Stepanek in Korda’s match in opposition to Khachanov when he put Korda’s girlfriend in a headlock throughout a tense second.
Korda’s girlfriend, Ivana Nedved, the daughter of Czech soccer legend Pavel Nedved, was a fixture at his matches at Melbourne Park.
However she didn’t look overly snug when Stepanek put her in a choke maintain.
After his 5 set win over Hubert Hurkacz within the fourth spherical, Jim Courier requested Korda what had sparked his improved type.
“I’ve a complete new staff,” Korda stated.
“I’ve bought Radek Stephanek over there. I’ve bought an incredible new couple of coaches, Radek Stepanek, Martin Stepanek. And I’ve bought my lovely girlfriend right here.”
Courier adopted up, asking: “What’s her identify? Individuals need to know.”
Korda stated, gesturing to his field: “Ivana. She’s the beautiful one over there.”
Courier quipped: “It’s positively not Radek, we all know that.”
Korda’s father Petr received the Australian Open in 1998 whereas representing the Czech Republic.
Korda and Nedved seem to have been courting since 2021, and the tennis star took the prospect to introduce his higher half to the group in Melbourne.
10.30am – Tomic’s elegant message to Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have been at one another’s throats for years after being pals early of their careers, however their relationship is likely to be starting to heat.
With Kyrgios pulling out of the Australian Open and present process knee surgical procedure, his outdated foe posted a supportive message on Instagram after the process.
“Regardless of our variations we go manner again,” Tomic stated.
“Wishing (Nick) a fast restoration.
“Hope to see him again on the circuit quickly.”
It comes after Kyrgios exploded on social media late final yr after Tomic was snubbed by Tennis Australia and didn’t obtain a wildcard for this yr’s event, regardless of having beforehand reached the fourth spherical thrice.
When one Twitter person urged Tomic deserved a wildcard, Kyrgios responded: “Hahahahaha NO HE DOESN’T.”
Kyrgios beforehand took a swipe at Tomic in an October Instagram stay, saying he wouldn’t pursue an exhibition match in opposition to him.
“TBH, don’t assume I wanna make him related anymore,” he stated.
“I’m not gonna hassle with somebody ranked 800 on this planet.”