After going through some ups and downs in the first two rounds of Wimbledon, Australia’s Ashleigh Barty rose to prominence this Saturday and did well in her win over Katerina Siniakova, 64th in the ATP rankings from the Czech Republic. The current world No. 1 won 2 sets with splits of 0 – 6/3 and 7/5 to secure her place in the 16th round of the Grand Slam on grass courts in London.
Barty now also faces Czech Barbora Krejcikova, who is 17th in the rankings, and defending champions of Roland Garros, who are undefeated on the professional circuit for 15 games. In addition to her recent victories at the French Grand Slam, Krejcikova also won the WTA in Strasbourg, France, before playing in Paris, and has not competed in any preparatory tournaments on grass. The confrontation between them is unprecedented.
For being undefeated for so long and being able to face the No. 1 in the world, Krejcikova beat Latvian Anastasija Sevastova to finish 56th in the rankings this Saturday by 2 sets to 1 – 7/6 (7/1), 3 beat with a partial of /6 and 7/5.
At 25, Barty makes her fifth appearance at Wimbledon and repeats the 2019 result, reaching the round of 16 for the second time. Also two seasons earlier, the Australian won his first and only Grand Slam title to date at the Clay Roland Garros.
Men – For the first time in his professional career, Russian Daniil Medvedev managed to turn a game after losing the first two sets. It happened this Saturday, for the third round of Wimbledon, when current number 2 in the world defeated Croatian Marin Cilic by fractional points of 6/7 (3/7), 3/6, 6/3, 6/3 and 6/ defeated with After 2, 3 hours 35 minutes.
Another unprecedented achievement for Medvedev is reaching the 16th round of the English Grand Slam. By then, the 25-year-old Russian had played in the tournament three times, not making it past the third round. In addition, he took only the second victory of his career in defined games in the fifth set. The last one was against Serbian Filip Krajinovic at this year’s Australian Open.
Medvedev will have an unprecedented clash in the United States in the round of 16 against Hubert Herkaz, champion of the Masters 1000 in Miami and 18th in the ATP rankings. This Saturday, the 24-year-old Polish defeated Alexander Bublik by 3 sets to 0 – partial 6/3, 6/4 and 6/2 – and is already running his best campaign at a Grand Slam.