Ashleigh Barty crashes out after straight-sets loss to 14th seed Sofia Kenin of USA. Next up, Simona Halep will be up against a resurgent Garbine Muguruza in the Day Session of the first day of Australian Open semi-finals on Thursday. Under the lights at the Rod Laver Arena, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will take on each other again as both men chase history. The other men’s singles semi-final between Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem will take place on Friday. The women’s singles final takes place on Saturday while the men’s singles summit clash will be played on Sunday.
Ashleigh Barty was just two victories away from becoming the Australian Open’s first home-grown winner in 42 years but Sofia Kenin, who is known as an aggressive player, had completely different plans. Barty had looked off color from the very start of the match with unforced errors flowing out of her racquet. In the end, the pressure got to her and Kenin pounced on the chance to beat her 7-6(3), 7-5 in an hour and 45 minutes. Kevin has made it to her first Grand Slam final while the home hopes are shattered.
Latest Update: Australian Open 2020 | LIVE Stream | Halep VS Muguruza
Updated on Jan 30, 2020, | 12:54 pm (IST)
And More! Simona Halep was serving for the second set but Garbine Muguruza breaks her back. Halep saved three break points but Muguruza got fourth time lucky. There are some excruciating rallies happening at the Rod Laver Arena. In the extreme heat of Melbourne, these two women are turning it up even further. This is the drama of the highest order.
Score: Halep 6-7(6), 5-5* Muguruza