In the men’s round, two players who were in the top ten in the round of 16 were knocked out.
World No. 1 Iga Swiatek was knocked out of the Australian Open women’s tournament in the round of 16. The three-time Polish grand slam champion lost to last year’s Wimbledon winner Jelena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in two matches. American Cory Gauff, considered the secret favorite in the tournament, was also eliminated, as she was also defeated in two sets by former Roland Garros champion, Jelena Ostapenko.
In the men’s category, two players who were among the top 10 were also bid farewell: Canadian sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime lost to Czech Jiri Lischka in four matches, and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, seeded tenth, was beaten by the Czech Republic’s Jiri Liska. American Sebastian Korda, seeded 29th, in the final group in short. Korda’s father, Peter Korda, won a Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne in 1998.
Round of 16:
Lehecka (Czech Republic) – Auger-Aliassime (Canadian, 6) 4:6, 6:3, 7:6 (7-2), 7:6 (7-3)
Korda (USA, 29) – Hurkacz (Poland, 10) 3:6, 6:3, 6:2, 1:6, 7:6 (10-7)
Khachanov (Russia, ranked 18th) – Nishioka (Japan, ranked 31st) 6:0, 6:0, 7:6 (7-4)
Rybakina (Kazakhstan, 22) – Swiatk (Poland, 1) 6:4, 6:4
Pegula (USA, third) – Krejkova (Czech Republic, 20th) 7:5, 6:2
Ostapenko (Latvia, 17) – Gough (American, 7) 7:5, 6:3
epa10421565 Iga Swiatek of Poland reacts during her fourth round match against Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan during the 2023 Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia January 22, 2023. EPA / JOEL CARRETT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT
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