Upsets continue at the first Grand Slam Australian Open tennis tournament of the year. World number one Iga Swiatek’s campaign has come to an end in men’s singles following the exits of top two players Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud. Now in women’s singles, fourth seeded Carolina Garcia has also faced a reversal. Magda Linett defeated Garcia in straight sets 7-6, 6-4. Garcia was one of the favorites to win the Grand Slam this year.
However, she did not advance beyond the fourth round. Earlier, France’s Garcia defeated Laura Sigmund 1-06, 6-3, 6-3 in two hours and 10 minutes to enter the last-16 of the Australian Open for the first time since 2018. Women’s singles is likely to have a new champion this time as top players have been pulled out of the tournament. Lynette is in great touch and has beaten the 16th, 19th and 4th seeds so far.
In women’s singles, 30th seed Karolina Pliskova beat Shuai Zheng 6-0, 6-4, Donna Wieke defeated Fruvirtova 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, while fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka ended her campaign. 7-5, extended to 6. -2 win over Belinda Bencic. ,