Kerber and Kuznetsova reach the eighth-finals Australian Open
Angelique Kerber has Friday’s convincing placed for the eighth-finals of the Australian Open. The German number one of the world calculated in the third round in two sets with Kristyna Pliskova from the Czech republic, 6-0, 6-4.
Kerber had in the first two rounds of a three sets to finish, but in the third round went the the titelverdedigster a lot easier.
Kerber was excellent from the starting blocks and pulled out the first eight games. Then stribbelde Pliskova still for a while, but she got her opponent never moved.
In the fourth round affects Kerber the American Coco Vandeweghe, who earlier in the day won the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard (6-4, 3-6 and 7-5).
“I start getting better at my rhythm,” said Kerber after her victory. “I now look forward to my next competition. In this way, it can be a nice tournament.”
Svetlana Kuznetsova joined the last sixteen players by Jelena Janković off. The 31-year-old Russian triumphed in three sets: 6-4, 5-7 and 9-7.
Kuznetsova served in the second set before the match, but saw Janković come back in the match. Also, the third set went long gelijkop, until the eighth-seeded Kuznetsova, the servicegame of her opponent picked up and the party in her favor decided.
Kuznetsova will play against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a place in the last eight.
Sorana Cirstea also reached the eighth-finals. The 26-year-old Romanian was two sets too strong for the American Alison Riske: 6-2 and 7-6 (2).