Pegula Azarenka Open Australia

Azarenka knocks out Pegula at the Australian Open

Belarus has played ten matches. Azarenka has surprised the tournament’s third seed 6-4 and 6-1 to reach the top four of the 2023 Australian Open.

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The second duel of the women’s quarterfinals Open Australia 2023 they met Pegula only Azarenka in what I expected to be quite a game. The American entered the season undefeated, having yet to lose a set and having been very solid at the Australian Open. After the losses of Swiatek and Jabeur, he was the big favorite for the championship. Will face Azarenca, who had made two comebacks in his last two games to reach the quarterfinals. The previous four meetings of the head-to-head, each with two wins.

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Azarenka came out very inspired and got off to a 3-0 start with aggressive tennis and winning shots. Pegula continued to suffer and in the fourth game he had to save six break points to closely follow the Belarusian on the scoreboard. His problem is that Vika seemed to be very comfortable and never gave the impression that he could lower the level. Alarms went off for the American when they saw their rival get two set points in the eighth game. Jessica saved both and made 3-5.

Then the pressure came on Azarenka, who, after receiving two more service points, failed to hit any of them, and Pegula took advantage of her rival’s gifts to make it 4-5. The American now had a serve to set the tables, but Azarenka reacted brilliantly 6-4 ended the first quarter, where he was dominant throughout.

In the second set, Azarenka started again with one additional march and quickly went up 2-0. Pegula reacted with a counter break that made the situation 1-2. On the other hand, from that moment on, Azarenka was again superior and it is because Pegula lacked conviction in her attacks. His ball does not run and the opponent was very comfortable with his deep shots. Another double break made it 5-1, and now he only had to serve to end the match. In the situation 40-15, there were two match points and the first after the ball went out surprised the tournament’s third seed to reach the semifinals of his first Grand Slam tournament it’s from the season.

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