Novak Djokovic convincingly beat the Roger Federer in the final of the women’s tournament will play Sofia Kenin and garbine Muguruza. “The Soviet sports” about the results Thursday at the Australian Open.
RUSSIAN IN THE FINALS!
It is clear that the whole tennis world on this day was waiting for the main match and the next rendezvous Novak Djokovic with Roger Federer. But in Australia was an important moment on the court of rod Laver arena came out Ashleigh Barty.
In the finals of the Australian Open won a silver medal in singles not was – drum roll! since 1980, when Wendy the you’ll gave the Czech Haan Mandlikova. And the Champions – from 1978 (when title was taken by Kris O Neil). Just think about how much time has passed since then! For a great tennis nation, whose representative still holds the title of most successful female athletes in history (the record of Margaret Court won 24 of “Slam” for a long time, trying to at least repeat Serena Williams, right, you probably can’t), it’s just a nightmare! Men at that time shone – remember though of Lleyton Hewitt (who 1980 not even born!) or Patrick Rafter. But the girls were in trouble. Even Sam Stosurwon the US Open in 2011, the home has never shone. All others for almost 40 years and not come close to the championship trophy of Australia.
And then there’s Barty. Which becomes the first racket of the world (and the second Australian woman in history, who led the ranking after Yvonne Goolagong-Caughley 1976). And remains at the top not two weeks as Yvonne, and for almost the entire second half of the season. Plus takes the “Grand slam” by winning in Paris. And here, in the native courts of Melbourne has been steadily moving into the top four. Of course, all of Australia came to a standstill in anticipation of the historic event – its the player’s play in the final!
Only Sofia Kenin was his vision of the situation.
– I was born in Moscow, but I was not yet a year old, as parents moved to the States. And did it just to have had the opportunity to pursue the American dream. You could say they gave it to me. And I am for this immensely grateful, said Sonya.
Russian players in the finals “Grand slams” was not too long ago (although not as long as Australian). More championship of Australia-2015 when the final match Maria Sharapova lost to Serena again. So – now will. It is a pity, she speaks for US…
Barty led the game. Inspired by the support of the fans. Had setbody in each of the parties. Was very close to victory! But… lost. Was nachinalas at key moments. He lost all his advantage. And lost– 6:7 (6:8), 5:7. At least a year will have to wait for the Australians to see his girlfriend in the final. But Kenin will play it on Saturday.
And maybe even win.
Although favorite certainly will not. Despite the higher rating among the two finalists. Sofia now – 15-I racket of the world. The garbine Muguruza – 32-I. But the chances of the Spanish flu, many seem to be much higher.
First, because she has more experience. Garbine twice won the “Hats” (“Roland Garros”and Wimbledon -2016-2017). Was the leader of the rating. Yes, the last two seasons were not very successful, in particular due to injuries. So it at the Australian Open was not included in the number of seeds, and hence are in a very complex mesh. That’s just coped with it brilliantly. Obuxova opening two rounds, scored and played awesome! Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, the Dutchwoman Kiki of Bartens, Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Garbina all went in two sets. Though first two girls are in the top 10, and her daughter before it was beaten the second racket of the world (Karolina Pliskova) and champion in Melbourne in 2016 Angelique Kerber. To stop the Wind failed and Simona Halep. Although Simon also took a different form. And in the course of their semi-final repeatedly came forward, making a break and feeding at the party.
– I didn’t think lose. I thought: “Fight! Opportunities will appear,” I will tell you later Muguruza. And just clung to each ball, knowing – with Halep in another way will not work.
Summary– 7:6 (10:8), 7:5. The same account, as in the other semi-final. In this case, in favor of Garbini.
Today was a terrible situation. Like, nice come on the court. A pleasant farewell to the bleachers. And between them – a match that I want to forget. I knew that the probability of winning only 3 percent. It’s more than zero, so I still came out and tried to fight. But it is very difficult to realize the fact that chances are you do almost no.
Federer did not play the hypocrite after meeting with Djokovic. Not only Roger – everyone knew who in this match the clear favorite. On the one hand, the semi-finals is already a considerable success. On the other, all sitting how difficult it was given to the Swiss. This is despite the fact that for the first five games he didn’t have any opponent from the top 40 ranking! Federer beat American Steve Johnson (75-I racket of the world), Serb Filip Kreinovich (41), Aussie John Millman (47), Hungarian Marton of Tucovica (67) and American Tennis Sandgren (100). At the same time twice held five parties (Millman and Sandgreen), and in a quarterfinal left with seven match points! Plus got the groin injury is not serious, but quite unpleasant, which of course affected his actions and added a lot of discomfort.
In General, Federer not so much played, much pain. It was obvious that he is far from their best shape. Yeah, not his fault that other players of the elite in his part of the grid has posibilele before meeting with Roger (Denis Shapovalov, Matteo Berrettini, Fabio Fognini). But it was probably simple luck. Really good tennis player he found only in the semi-finals. And Djokovic.
Of course, much struggle there is out.
No, Roger famously started the match. He quickly made the break and led 4:1 and got 0:40 on the opponent’s serve. But Novak triple break point played. Then played and feed. Left behind the first set on a tie-break. And in the second and third batches is already visibly dominated the court. And reached their eighth final of the Australian Open.
The previous seven incidentally, he won.
50th time played each other, Novak and Roger. And for the 27th time won by the Serb.