In the Open championship of Australia on tennis there was another sensation – the fight in the tournament ceased last year’s champion and the first racket of the world, Angelique Kerber.
In two sets of German tennis player naturally has defeated Coco Vandeweghe, who last year sheathed racket after the first match. For Vandeweghe, this victory became a major in his career – the great American filed, acted aggressively from the baseline and at the first opportunity went to
grid. This time defensive tennis Kerber to no avail – the German couldn’t do anything to counter the powerful game of the opponent.
This defeat may cost the Cerberus status of the first racket of the world – to regain the lead in the WTA rankings a Serena Williams that tomorrow is waiting for the match against Czech Barbora Strycova.
For his first semi-final at the majors Coco Vandeweghe will face seventh-seeded Garbine Muguruza. The Spanish first reached the quarterfinal stage at the Australian Open in four matches the champion of Roland Garros in 2016 has not lost a single set.
The second quarterfinal pair in the top of the tournament amounted to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Venus Williams. The offender Elina Svitolina relaxed defeated the experienced Svetlana Kuznetsova and Williams-senior calmly passed the German Mona Barthel.
The results of the matches of the fourth round:
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia, 24) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia, 8) – 6:3, 6:3
Mona Barthel (Germany) – Venus Williams (USA, 13) – 3:6, 5:7
Sorana Cirstea (Romania) – Garbine Muguruza (Spain, 7) – 2:6, 3:6
Angelique Kerber (Germany, 1) – Coco Vandeweghe (USA) – 2:6, 3:6
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