In the third round of the WTA rank, Halepa defeated Veronika Kudermetov from Russia (36th WTA) in the third round with 6-1, 6-3, who was awarded the 32nd number.
“It’s always hard to play against an opponent you’ve never met before, but I think good service helped me win this game,” Halepa said. “I’ve improved my service.”
Kudermetova was prevented from fighting for victory by 38 unforced errors, while Halepa had only 12.
It is significant that Halepa has not left the top ten for seven years in a row, which is the best performance among active players. She owns the eighth longest series in WTA history.
Last year, Halepa stopped in the semi-finals in Australia.
In the eighth final, Halepa will meet with Market Vondrushov from the Czech Republic (WTA 20), who has been awarded the 19th number. She beat Romanian Soran Christie (WTA 68) 6-2, 6-4 on Friday.
Also in the eighth final, the Japanese Naomi Osaka, who takes the third place in the WTA rank, also plays. Osaka convincingly defeated Onsu Žabera from Tunisia (WTA 30th) with 6-3, 6-2, who was awarded the 27th number.
In the eighth final, Osaka will meet with the Spanish Garvinji Mugurusa (WTA 14th), who has been awarded the 14th number. In the third round of the back on Friday, 6-1, 6-1 defeated Zarin Dija from Kazakhstan (WTA 83).
Belarusian Arina Sabalenko (WTA 7th) also celebrated the victory in the third round. She defeated Anna Li from the USA (WTA 69) with the result 6-3, 6-1.
In the next round, Sabalenka will meet with the tenth number from the USA Seren Williams, who defeated Anastasia Potapov from Russia 7-6 (7: 5), 6-2 (WTA 101).
It has already been reported that both Latvian tennis players Alona Ostapenko and Anastasia Sevastova suffered losses in Australia in the first round.
The first Grand Slam tournament of the season will take place until February 21 in special “bubble” conditions.
Source: Diena.lv by www.diena.lv.
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