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American Pegula advances to 4th round at Australian Open Tsitsipas, Sinner to meet in Australian Open’s 4th round Krejcikova first to advance to Australian Open’s 4th round

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MELBOURNE, Australia. Jessica Pegula advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Marta Kostiuk.

Third-placed Pegula, the quarter-finalist of the past two years at Melbourne Park, needed 65 minutes to win as the American set up a round of 16 match against Barbora Krejcikova, the 2021 French Open champion.

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“I thought I just didn’t give away a lot of free points,” Pegula said. “When I had to, I played aggressively, but also smartly. Glad to go to the next round.”

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Last year’s finalist Danielle Collins of the United States lost 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 to Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina. Later on Friday, Coco Gauff played Bernarda Pera.

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Kreychikova was the first player to advance to the fourth round after a 6-2, 6-3 win over Angelina Kalinina to start Friday’s game at Rod Laver Arena.

The Czech No. 20 won the first five games of the match and dominated her Ukrainian opponent. Kreychikova has not lost a single set in three matches.

In the men’s game, Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Yannick Sinner in the fourth round.

Third-placed Tsitsipas saved a set point in the second set but beat Tallon Greekspur 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-3 to reach the bottom 16 at Melbourne Park for the third time in four years.

Sinner recovered from two sets for the first time in his career, beating Marton Fuksovich 4–6, 4–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–0 in 3 hours and 33 minutes, winning the last 12 games.

“Of course, the first two sets were very hard for me,” said the 21-year-old Italian, seeded 15th. “I went on the court with one tactic, then I had to change a bit, moving a little more to his backhand. We did a lot of work physically in the off-season, so today I was good physically in the last few sets.”

Tsitsipas, the top-ranked player remaining in the men’s bracket after the elimination of top seeded and defending champion Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Kasper Ruud, was hit hard in the second set by 63rd seeded Grikspur.

The Dutchman put an end to Tsitsipas’ serve at 6-5 in the second set, but failed to convert it and Tsitsipas took the lead.

Tsitsipas and Sinner have played five times, with the Greek leading 4-1. The 24-year-old is a three-time Australian Open semi-finalist and finished second at the 2021 French Open behind Novak Djokovic. Sinner reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne last year.

MELBOURNE, Australia. Stefanos Tsitsipas will play Yannick Sinner in the fourth round of the Australian Open after he scored opposite victories on Friday.

Third-placed Tsitsipas saved a set point in the second set but beat Tallon Greekspur 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-3 to reach the bottom 16 at Melbourne Park for the third time in four years.

Sinner recovered from two sets for the first time in his career, beating Marton Fuksovich 4–6, 4–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–0 3 hours and 33 minutes after losing 2–0. in the fourth set to win the last 12 games in a row.

“Of course, the first two sets were very hard for me,” said the 21-year-old Italian, seeded 15th. “I went on the court with one tactic, then I had to change a bit, moving a little more to his backhand. We did a lot of work physically in the off-season, so today I was good physically in the last few sets.”

Tsitsipas, the top-ranked player remaining in the men’s bracket after the elimination of top seeded and defending champion Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Kasper Ruud, was hit hard in the second set by 63rd seeded Grikspur.

The Dutchman put an end to Tsitsipas’ serve at 6-5 in the second set, but failed to convert it and Tsitsipas took the lead.

Tsitsipas and Sinner have played five times, with the Greek leading 4-1. The 24-year-old is a three-time Australian Open semi-finalist and finished second at the 2021 French Open behind Novak Djokovic. Sinner reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne last year.

Barbora Krejcikova became the first player to advance to the fourth round since her 6-2, 6-3 win over Angelina Kalinina at the start of Friday’s game at the Rod Laver Arena.

The Czech No. 20 won the first five games of the match and dominated her Ukrainian opponent. Kreychikova has not lost a single set in three matches.

“I was happy that I was able to put them all under my control, there were a few close games,” the 2021 French Open champion said of her early lead. “From there, I tried to stay aggressive.”

MELBOURNE, Australia. Barbora Krejcikova became the first player to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open this year after beating Angelina Kalinina 6-2, 6-3 in the first leg at the Rod Laver Arena on Friday.

The Czech No. 20 won the first five games of the match and dominated her Ukrainian opponent. Kreychikova has not lost a single set in three matches.

“I was happy that I was able to put them all under my control, there were a few close games,” the 2021 French Open champion said of her early lead. “From there, I tried to stay aggressive.”

Later on Day 5, Third Place Stefanos Tsitsipas will be given extra motivation to move forward, with No. 1 Iga Swiatek and the two leading Americans also in action.

Tsitsipas is the highest ranked player remaining in the men’s bracket after the elimination of defending champion Rafael Nadal and number two Kasper Ruud.

Tsitsipas, 24, a three-time Australian Open semi-finalist and runner-up at the 2021 French Open behind Novak Djokovic, will face Tallon Grikspur for the first time in his next match at Rod Laver.

Swiatek will face qualified Spaniard Cristina Buxa, while Americans Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff are ahead of Marta Kostiuk and Bernarda Pera respectively.



Source: sports.nbcsports.com

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