Czech teenager Linda Fruhvirtova marched into the fourth spherical of the Australian Open on Saturday with a battling 7-5 2-6 6-3 victory over compatriot Marketa Vondrousova.
At 17 years and 273 days, Fruhvirtova is the youngest girl remaining within the draw. Taking part in in solely her second Grand Slam important draw, Fruhvirtova confirmed extraordinary composure to rally from 3-1 down within the decider and beat her extra fancied opponent.
Vondrousova has struggled to duplicate the shape that helped her attain the 2019 Roland Garros last however the 23-year-old had appeared set for a deep run in Melbourne after beating second seed second seed Ons Jabeur within the final spherical.
World quantity 82 Fruhvirtova – who received her first WTA title in Chennai in September – had different plans, nevertheless, and held her nerve within the third set to arrange a gathering with Croatian Donna Vekic.