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Defending champion Swiatek powers past Azarenka in Adelaide three-setter

Defending champion Swiatek powers past Azarenka in Adelaide three-setter

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Fifth seed and defending champion Iga Swiatek booked her place in the Adelaide International semifinals with a three-set win over Victoria Azarenka. Next up: top seed Ashleigh Barty. No.5 seed Iga Swiatek took another step towards the first title defence of her career at the Adelaide International, overcoming Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 in 1 hour and 57 minutes to reach the semifinals. Swiatek's only previous encounter with Azarenka came in the 2020 US Open third round when she was 19 years old and ranked No.53. Despite an impressive performance, Azarenka was able to advance 6-4, 6-2 en route to her fifth Grand Slam final. Since then, the Pole has established herself firmly at the top of the game, and the bulk of their Adelaide rematch was a pulsating contest of top quality in...
Sania Mirza bows out of Adelaide International tennis

Sania Mirza bows out of Adelaide International tennis

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Sania Mirza and Nadiia Kichenok lost to Australia’s Ashleigh Barty and Storm Sanders in the WTA 500 event’s women’s doubles semi-finals. Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Ukrainian women’s doubles partner Nadiia Kichenok were knocked out in the semi-finals at the Adelaide International 2022 WTA 500 tournament in Australia on Friday. The Indo-Ukrainian pair went down to Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, who is the current world No.1 women’s singles player, and Storm Sanders 6-1, 2-6, 10-8 in the final four clash which lasted one hour and five minutes. Sania Mirza-Nadiia Kichenok had a challenging start to the match as the home team clinched the first set without much difficulty. However, Sania Mirza and Nadiia Kichenok bounced back in the second set after breaking the opponents ea...
Barty storms past Kenin into Adelaide semifinals

Barty storms past Kenin into Adelaide semifinals

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World No.1 Ashleigh Barty thrilled her homeland fans with a powerful victory over former Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin at the Adelaide International 1 on Friday. Barty fired a career-best 17 aces in the match. World No.1 Ashleigh Barty put on a master class on home soil at the Adelaide International 1 on Friday, as the Aussie slammed a career-best 17 aces and knocked out 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin of the United States 6-3, 6-4. Fast facts: Barty came into the match leading her head-to-head with Kenin by 4-2. However, Kenin had notched a hugely important victory over the No.1 in their most recent meeting, when she upset homeland hope Barty in the 2020 Australian Open semifinals en route to her first Grand Slam title. But Barty, who won the inaugural Adelaide t...
Halep, Osaka, Kasatkina book quarterfinal spots at Melbourne 250s

Halep, Osaka, Kasatkina book quarterfinal spots at Melbourne 250s

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Second-round action at Melbourne Summer Set 1 saw both No.2 seed Simona Halep and No.1 seed Naomi Osaka breeze into the quarterfinals in around an hour. Meanwhile at Melbourne Summer Set 2, No.3 seed Daria Kasatkina picked up her first win over Madison Keys in eight career meetings. Simona Halep defeated a familiar face at Melbourne Summer Set 1 on Thursday, as the former World No.1 took out her fellow Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse, 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals. The No.2 seed was joined later by No.1 seed Naomi Osaka, who dispatched Maryna Zanevska 6-1, 6-1. "Very happy that I could win this match in this way," Halep said on court, after the clash. "The beginning was a little bit different, so I didn’t feel the ball great, but slowly I started to feel the game, and I ...