Ashley Barty surprisingly snatches Australian Open semifinals | Tennis

Ashley Barty surprisingly snatches Australian Open semifinals |  Tennis

The Aussie started going strong and took less than half an hour to win the first set. In the second group, she immediately placed another break for Muchova’s service. Then the Czech had to be treated for an injury, but she took advantage of the boycott because she broke Bartie’s back. She kept playing better, as Barty started making more mistakes. The Australian had to quit her service again and lost the second set.

The end of hope

In the deciding set, Muchova continued to play hard, while Barty was unable to escape under the pressure of her opponent. It was a temporary end to hope that Australia would once again bring success in singles for the first time since 1978 (Chris O’Neill in Women).

The 24-year-old Muchova had only won one match in the main Australian Open tournament until the start of that edition. In 2019, she reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Machuva faces 22nd seed Jennifer Brady in the semifinals, who defeated fellow countryman Jessica Bigula, the 61st in the world, in three sets: 4-6, 6-2 and 6-1.

In the other semi-final match, third-placed Japanese Naomi Osaka will compete with 39-year-old American Serena Williams. The latter is hoping to finally face Melbourne’s Margaret Stadium, which is winning 24 Grand Slam titles. Four years ago, the American veteran won a major championship in Australia for the last time. Since then she has lost at least four finals.

Machova will compete in the semi-finals against America’s 22nd seed Jennifer Brady, who defeated fellow countryman Jessica Bigula – number 61 in the world – in three sets: 4-6, 6-2 and 6-1.

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In the other semi-final match, third-placed Japanese Naomi Osaka will play 39-year-old American Serena Williams. The latter is hoping to finally face Melbourne’s Margaret Stadium, which is winning 24 Grand Slam titles. Four years ago, the American veteran won a major championship in Australia for the last time. Since then she has lost at least four finals.

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