After a long and hard-fought match, Iga Swiatek lost to Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open 2023 semifinals. Coco Gauff was also eliminated by Jelena Ostapenko in the third round. This year’s Australian Open saw some big names fall to lower-ranked opponents. It will be interesting to see who makes it to the final this year and who will be crowned the winner. As always, stay tuned for more updates!
Iga Swiatek defeats Elena Rybakina 6-4, 7-6(1)
Iga Swiatek was in trouble against Elena Rybakina from the beginning of their match. She was running a lot and didn’t seem to be holding back at all. Rybakina took control early on, winning eight of the first nine games. However, Swiatek fought back in the following games and managed to take the lead 4-3. But Rybakina quickly regained her momentum, winning six straight games to take the final set 6-4, 7-6(1). Coco Gauff also lost in straight sets to Jelena Ostapenko.
Coco Gauff loses to Jelena Ostapenko 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Jelena Ostapenko outlasts Coco Gauff in four sets on day two at the Australian Open. The world No.1 is coming off a semifinal run in Paris, while the unseeded Gauff has not been as successful this year. Ostapenko started the match strong and led 4-0 in total games. However, the Australian fought back and took the first set 6-4. In the second set, Ostapenko again led 3-0 but was broken serve for the third time of the set to give Gauff another chance to take it back to five games. Ostapenko regained her composure and took the fourth set 6-3 to move on to face world No.2 Simona Halep in the next round.
Australian Open results: Iga Swiatek loses to Elena Rybakina, Coco Gauff out to Jelena Ostapenko
The Australian Open continued today with some nail-biting matches. Croatia’s Iga Swiatek was up against Russia’s Elena Rybakina in the first match of the day. It was a close one, but Rybakina came out on top, 6-4, 6-3. In the second match of the day, Coco Gauff faced off against world number one Jelena Ostapenko. After three tough sets, it ended in a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 loss for Gauff.
Kyle Edmund beats Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 7-5
Australian Open 2019 started with a bang as top seed Kyle Edmund dispatched Stefanos Tsitsipas in just over an hour. Edmund’s dominance was clear from the start, as he raced through the first set 6-4. Tsitsipas tried to respond in the second but Edmund held his ground, clinching the set 7-5.
Next up was Elena Rybakina against Coco Gauff. The Russian gave everything she had but it wasn’t enough; she lost 6-4, 7-5. Third up was Jelena Ostapenko against unseeded American teenager Irina Falconi. Ostapenko looked comfortable throughout and won 6-0, 6-2.
The final match of the day was between defending champion Roger Federer and Serbian Novak Djokovic. Djokovic quickly took control of the first set, winning 6-1. Federer hit back strongly in the second set, but Djokovic prevailed 7-6(3), 6-7(2), 3-6 victory to reach his fourth Australian Open Final in five years.
Roger Federer defeats Joao Sousa 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-1
Roger Federer defeated Joao Sousa 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-1 in the Australian Open final on Sunday. The Swiss maestro, who has now won a record 18 Grand Slam titles, was in imperious form as he secured his nineteenth Australian Open title. Sousa, a former number one and two-time runner up, had looked like he might snatch the title in the last couple of sets but Federer showed no signs of fatigue as he powered through to the win. Elena Rybakina, the unseeded Russian player who upset Timea Babos in the quarterfinals, lost to world number one Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets. Coco Gauff was also unsuccessful as she lost to Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets.
Roger Federer defeated Joao Sousa 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-1 in the Australian Open final to win a record-tying eighth title at Melbourne Park. The Swiss maestro was dominant throughout the match, displaying his trademark ruthless efficiency as he cruised to victory. Roger’s impressive winning streak continued as he now has an unassailable lead in the ATP rankings with 114 points.
Joao Sousa was unable to keep up with Roger’s aggressive play, struggling against the Swiss’s powerful rallies. The Portuguese player did manage to hold his own for much of the first set but eventually fell victim to Federer’s superior firepower. In the second set, Joao looked more confident as he took control of proceedings but ultimately fell short in a brutal five-set match.
Elena Rybakina also succumbed to defeat in the Australian Open semi-finals, losing to Jelena Ostapenko in three tough sets. Iga Swiatek made an impressive run to reach her first ever Grand Slam final but could not hold off the determined Russian player. Coco Gauff also exited early from her Australian Open campaign, losing out in straight sets to world number one Serena Williams.