Spanish Garbine Muguruza (14th WTA) will face Round 16 of the Australian Open alongside Japanese Naomi Osaka (3G), following the third round of the tournament this Friday, as well as American Serena Williams.
Serena had some difficulties in the match against Russian Anastasia Potapova, who was only 19 years old and was ranked 101 in the world rankings, but won with a run of 7-6 (7/5) and 6-2. .
In the next round, the 39-year-old American (former No. 1 in the world, currently 11th), will face Belarusian Arya Sabalenka (7th), seeking the 24th Grand Slam Trophy.
On this Friday, Garbine Muguruza defeated Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 6–1. Naomi Osaka defeated Tunisian Ones Jabor 6-3 and 6-2.
This Friday’s Australian Open matches were played with a public appearance. After midnight, the city of Melbourne will enter a new imprisonment to try to prevent a Kovid-19 outbreak and, with this measure, the tournament will be played from Saturday and at least until Wednesday without fans in the stands.
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– Women’s tournament – Third round:
Su-wei Hesih (TPE) x Sara Irani (ITA) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
Marketa Wondrosov (TCH / N.19) x Sorana Kristia (ROM) 6-2, 6-4
Garbine Muguruza (ESP / N.14) x Zarina Dayas (CAZ) 6-1, 6-1
Naomi Osaka (JAP / N.3) x Ones Jabre (TUN / N.27) 6-3, 6-2
Arya Sabalenka (BLR / N.7) x N. Lee (USA) 6-3, 6-1
Serena Williams (EUA / N.10) x Anastasia Potapova (RUS) 7-6 (7/5), 6-2
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