The 23-year-old Osaka trailed 5-3 in the final set. He removed two match points and then came back well. Third-seeded Japanese will face Hai Su-wei of Taiwan in the quarterfinals. Czech Marquette won her match against Vondrosova in straight sets: 6-4 6-2.
“I had to go for it at the crucial points,” Osaka said of retaining the match points. “I knew I would probably make unnecessary mistakes, but I could not give her short shots because she would end it.”
Osaka has no objection to this. He defeated his other opponents in straight sets. Winner of three Grand Slam titles in Australia for the first time since winning the US Open. He won the Australian Open in 2019, but was knocked out by American teen Koko Kauf in the third round last year. Muguruza lost to American Sophia Kenin in the final last year and she has already been eliminated in the second round this year.
Williams It takes 2 hours and 9 minutes to win the match against Sabalenka. The 39-year-old American, 23-time Grand Slam winner, Romania’s Simona Halep will face world number 2 Poland 3-6 6-1 6-4 in the quarterfinals.
Williams believes it is good for 24 Grand Slam titles to finally match up with Margaret Court in Melbourne. Williams last won a Grand Slam in Australia four years ago. He has since lost less than four final appearances.
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