In the Open championship of Australia on tennis in the female single category were defined two semifinal participants.
The first semi-final from the bottom half of the tournament broke the sensational Danielle rose Collins – American before coming to Melbourne have never won in the main draw of a Grand slam, but the Australian Open knocked out four players from the top 50 (including the second racket of the world, Angelique Kerber), which provided her debut in the top 25.
In the match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Collins no chance lost the first set and the second party at the account 5:4 are unable to take the game on his serve. It seemed that the initiative returned to the side of the Russians, but she failed to close the match in their favor. The late break has helped Collins to take the second set and in the decisive game American made 13 winnershow (with one unforced error!) and literally swept Pavlyuchenkova off the court.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) – Danielle rose Collins (USA) – 6:2, 5:7, 1:6
After Danielle rose Collins in the semifinals of the Australian Open broke and Petra Kvitova, beat in two sets the last hope of local fans Ashleigh Barty. Kvitova upset Barty for the second time in two weeks – in the final of the tournament in Sydney she was the stronger in three sets.
In the first set Kvitova made two breaks, and on his serve played a single break-point. In the second game the two-time Wimbledon champion neutralized two more chance Barty on the break, and then when the score was 4:4 took the feed Australians and the first match ball went to the semifinals, where the last time it got in Melbourne in 2012.
A victory over Ashleigh Barty did Petra Kvitova leader in the online edition of the WTA rankings, but before the end of the tournament, the Czech can still get around Naomi Osaka, Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova.
Peter Kvitova (Czechia, 8) – Ashleigh Barty (Australia, 15) – 6:1, 6:4