Last year’s WTA finalists were trapped without a word in the second round of the Australian Open.
Top 10 players
- Carbine Mukurusa (ESP / WTA 3) u. Alizé Cornet (FRA / WTA 61) 3: 6, 3: 6
- Anett Kontaveit (EST / WTA 7) Approximately Clara Dawson (DEN / WTA 39) 2: 6, 4: 6
- Iga Swiatek (POL / WTA 9) s. Rebecca Peterson (SWE / WTA 82) 6: 2, 6: 2
2020 level Corbin Muguruza Still in the final in Melbourne, the Spaniard is already in the second round two years later. The winner of the WTA Final – the final of the first 8 matches – had a pitch-black day against Alice Garnett and did not return to her usual position. In the end, the two-time Grand Slam champion had 33 forced errors. Muguruza did not even get a break point in the entire match. For his part, Garnett used 3 of his 12 chances to surprise 6: 3, 6: 3 with a break to zero after 87 minutes.
With House with Annette Mukurusa, the second finalist in the WTA final last November, was caught at the same time. The Estonian, who warmed up at the end of the 2021 tennis year, had no more or less chance against 19-year-old Clara Dowson, 2: 6, 4: 6. In practically all figures Dane clearly turned her into the best assorted adversary. In the end, Dowson had 22 points more than Conte. The 39th-ranked player in the world did not let himself be bothered by the lack of two breaks in the 2nd set. Dowson immediately overcame the relapse and frustrated the buyer.
However your preferred character is reasonable Iga Switech. 2020 French Open winner Rebecca Peterson has been ruled out of the second round. Swedek landed on a dream start and beat his opponent 3 times in the first round. And in the 2nd set Peterson found no recipe against the pole. He made several mistakes while trying to attack Sweden. In the end, 6 winners faced 24 errors.
Pavlyuchenkova ended Stosur’s solo career
An emotional moment emerged at the new Kia Arena, where local Sam Stosur (WTA 487) received the ultimate cheer from Aussie fans. The 37-year-old, who ended his career as a solo player at the Australian Open, could not resist his favorite Anastasija Pavliutchenkova (WTA 11), but cheered enthusiastically after 2: 6, 2: 6. Stosur has been to Melbourne a total of 20 (!) Main Draws, reaching the 16th round in 2006 and 2010. The Australian wants to continue playing in the doubles until the end of this year.