Mom-level players hit the Triple Crown

  Guangzhou Daily (All media reporter Sun Jiahui) After reversing and eliminating Zhu Lin, No. 24 seed and two-time tournament champion Azarenka was completely "activated". She swept No. 3 seed Pegula in two sets yesterday. Fighting the No. 22 seed Lebakina is expected to hit the Australian Open Triple Crown.

  On January 24th, Beijing time, the 2023 Australian Open entered its ninth match day. In the quarter-finals of the two women's singles, former world No. 1 and two-time champion Azarenka faced No. 3 seed Pe Gula, the 33-year-old Belarusian mother-level player, won 6-4, 6-1 against the poor American player Pegula, breaking into the top four of the Australian Open women's singles for the third time after 2012 and 2013 , Moving towards the personal Australian Open triple crown.

  And Pegula stopped in the top 8 of the Australian Open women's singles for three consecutive years, and lost in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam women's singles five times in his career.

  Another focus match was between Wimbledon and the French Open champion. As a result, the 2022 Wimbledon champion and No. 22 seed Lebakina defeated the former French Open champion and No. 17 seed 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets. Ostapenko entered the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the first time in her career. She is also the first Kazakh player to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open singles. Lebakina's real-time ranking rose to 12th, which has already tied personal history top ranking.

Lebakina will face two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka in the semifinals.

  In the first quarter-finals of men's singles on the day, No. 18 seed Khachanov defeated No. 29 seed Korda of the United States 3-0 and broke into the top four first.

Khachanov will compete with No. 3 seed Tsitsipas for a final seat. The latter defeated 21-year-old Lehchka 3-0 to advance to the top four.

  "Guangzhou Daily" January 25, 2023 A8 edition