Ukrainian defeated the former world number one from Belarus and sensationally reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open
Ukrainian tennis player Dayana Yastremska has created another huge sensation at the first season of the Grand Slam tournament series - the Australian Open-2024. Our compatriot reached the quarterfinals of the competition, forcing Victoria Azarenka from Belarus, a two-time winner of the Melbourne major, to put away her racket.
The 23-year-old from Odesa, who reached the main draw through qualification, needed 127 minutes and two games to win 7:6, 6:4. During this time, Yastremska served five times, converted five out of 11 break points, and won 38 active games.
The Ukrainian has six double faults and 37 unforced errors. At the same time, Dayana won 12 of her 13 games at the net. This allowed her to defeat the former world number one and win her seventh consecutive match at the Australian Open 2024. For the first time in her career, the Odesa-based player reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament.
Yastremska will compete for a ticket to the next round with Linda Nosková from the Czech Republic, who was eliminated by Ukraine's top seed Elina Svitolina. This meeting will be the first for girls in adult tennis.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostiuk defeated a Russian player and reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the first time in her career. After the game, our compatriot made a tough statement about the war.