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WTA roundup: Sofia Kenin comes from behind in Adelaide

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2022-01-07 03:56:54 GMT+00:00 – No. 6 seed Sofia Kenin rallied from a set all the way down to oust Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 within the second spherical of the Adelaide Worldwide on Thursday.

The 23-year-old American went 5-for-9 in changing break-point alternatives and saved 10 of 16 break factors whereas absorbing Tomljanovic’s 10 aces. The victory units her as much as face one other Australian home-crowd favourite, world No. 1 Ash Barty, within the quarterfinals.

No. 5 seed Iga Swiatek of Poland swept Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez 6-1, 6-2. Swiatek by no means confronted a break level and received 27 of 32 first-service factors (84.4 p.c) whereas capitalizing on Fernandez’s 5 double faults.

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Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus eradicated Australia’s Priscilla Hon 6-3, 7-5, whereas Japan’s Misaki Doi superior with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over Anastasia Gasanova of Russia.

Melbourne Summer season Set 1

No. 1 seed Naomi Osaka of Japan wanted simply 58 minutes to defeat German Maryna Zanevska 6-1, 6-1, within the second spherical in Melbourne.

It was a neater time for the four-time main champ after going three units and greater than two hours in opposition to her first-round opponent, Alize Cornet of France. Osaka received 18 of 20 first-service factors (90 p.c) and by no means needed to defend a break level.

The second and third seeds additionally superior to the quarters. Romanian Simona Halep breezed previous countrywoman Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-2, 6-1, whereas Veronika Kudermetova of Russia wanted three units to defeat American Madison Brengle 6-0, 3-6, 7-5.

Different winners have been Swiss No. 6 seed Viktorija Golubic, Ana Konjuh of Croatia, Qinwen Zheng of China, Anastasia Potapova of Russia and Andrea Petkovic of Germany.

Melbourne Summer season Set 2

Two seeded gamers fell within the second spherical in Melbourne, as Kamilla Rakhimova of Russia took down Spanish No. 4 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-6 (3), 6-4, and American Amanda Anisimova upset Romanian No. 5 seed Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-1, in simply 67 minutes.

No. 3 seed Daria Kasatkina was additionally vulnerable to bowing out early, however she used a powerful third set to defeat upset-minded Madison Keys of the U.S. 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-3.

Different winners included No. 6 seed Clara Tauson of Denmark, No. 7 seed Ann Li of the U.S., Nuria Parrizas Diaz of Spain, Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus and Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania.

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