Today at the Open championship of Australia was the collapse of the favorites.
For the second racket of the world, Angelique Kerber’s match against Danielle rose Collins was one of the worst in his career. German six times lost his serve, made 17 unforced errors, made just 6 winnershow and won only 11 of the 37 points on his serve. Kerber was unable to defend the points of last year’s semifinal, which will cost her a drop in ranking at least on the fifth string.
Rival Danielle rose Collins in the semi-finals will be another sensation of the tournament – 44-I racket of the world Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, yielding a 6:7, 0:2, for the first time in his career he defeated Sloane Stephens. In the match of the fourth circle, Pavlyuchenkova demonstrated transcendent level of attacking tennis, making 46 winnershow.
17-year-old Amanda Anisimova, after a brilliant victory over Lesya Tsurenko and Arina Sobolenko were defeated by the famous Petra Kvitova. Czech made five breaks, and on his serve and did not allow a single break point.
For a place in the semi-finals Kvitova on Tuesday argue with the last hope of Australian Ashleigh Barty, who managed to win a comeback victory over Maria Sharapova. Of players in committed 96 unforced errors, which was the record of the tournament in a female grid.
The results of the matches of the fourth circle:
Peter Kvitova (Czechia, 8) – Amanda Anisimova (USA) – 6:2, 6:1
Ashleigh Barty (Australia, 15) – Maria Sharapova (Russia, 30) – 4:6, 6:1, 6:4
Danielle rose Collins (USA) – Angelique Kerber (Germany, 2) – 6:0, 6:2
Sloane Stephens (USA, 5) – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) – 7:6, 3:6, 3:6