Ashley Party surprises after semi-final Australian Open | Tennis

The Australian team started strong and it took less than half an hour to win the first set. In the second set he immediately gave Muchowa another break for service. The Czech then had to treat the injury, but he benefited from the interruption as he broke up the party again. He played better and at the same time the party started making more mistakes. The Australian had to drop his service again, losing the second set.

The end of hope

In the deciding set, Muchoa continued to play strong, while the party could not escape under the pressure of his opponent. For the first time since 1978 it marked the temporary end of the hopes of bringing Australia back to victory in the singles (Chris O’Neill in women).

The 24-year-old Muchova had won only one match in the main draw of the Australian Open until the start of this edition. He advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2019. Muchoa will face 22nd seed Jennifer Brady of the United States in the semifinals, beating her teammate Jessica Begula, ranked 61st in the world, in three sets: 4-6 6-2 6-1.

In the other semifinal, third-placed Naomi Osaka of Japan will compete against 39-year-old American Serena Williams. He hopes to fit in with the last Australian Margaret Court in Melbourne, which is good for 24 Grand Slam titles. Four years ago, the American player last won a Grand Slam in Australia. He has since lost less than four final appearances.

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Muchova will compete in the semifinals against 22nd seed Jennifer Brady of the United States, who defeated her teammate Jessica Bekula – 61st in the world – in three sets: 4-6 6-2 6-1.

In the other semifinal, third-placed Naomi Osaka of Japan will play against 39-year-old American Serena Williams. He hopes to fit in with the last Australian Margaret Court in Melbourne, which is good for 24 Grand Slam titles. Four years ago, the American player last won a Grand Slam in Australia. He has since lost less than four final appearances.

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