Australian Open 2023: Magda Linette sends No 4 seed Caroline Garcia packing to enter first quarterfinal


Magda Linette got here from two breaks down within the first set en path to beating No. 4 Caroline Garcia 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Monday (January 23) to achieve her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. She is going to face Karolina Pliskova, who defeated Zhang Shuai 6-0, 6-4 in one other fourth-round match of the Australian Open 2023 on Monday.

Linette was misplaced for phrases within the on-court interview after the match. “I don’t really believe it,” she stated. “I can’t believe it, really. I don’t know what happened. I’m speechless really. I don’t know what to say.”

Fifth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka defeated Belinda Bencic 7-5, 6-2 on Monday to achieve the Australian Open 2023 quarterfinals for the primary time. Bencic double-faulted to drop the primary set, which put Sabalenka in management from that time. “I’m super happy with the win today,” Sabalenka stated. “She (Bencic) is an unbelievable player. She played so good. I’m really happy with the level today.”

Sabalenka faces Donna Vekic, who defeated Linda Fruhvirtova 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Two different quarterfinal matchups have been already set, with Elena Rybakina going through Jelena Ostapenko, and Jessica Pegula taking part in Victoria Azarkena.

Prime-seeded Iga Swiatek and No. 2 Ons Jabeur have been eradicated, leaving No. 3 Pegula as the best ranked ladies via to the ultimate eight. Sabalenka stated she had labored onerous on controlling her feelings throughout matches.

“It takes me a little while to understand that negative emotions are not going to help me on court,” she stated. “You just have to stay strong and believe no matter what.”

Sablenka additionally stated her health has improved. “We did a lot of work in the preseason and I’m super happy that everything is working right now,” she stated.

Novak Djokovic confronted Alex de Minaur on Monday for a spot within the males’s quarterfinals. Djokovic is aiming for this tenth title on the Australian Open and his twenty second Grand Slam title. The Grand Slam mark would tie him with Rafael Nadal for essentially the most by any man.

(with PTI inputs)


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