Australian Open: Leander Paes out; Ashleigh Barty beats Petra; Sofia Kenin cruises

January 28, 2020

Lawn TennisAustralia Open

  • The 46-year-old Leander Paes and Lativia’s  Jelena Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, lost to the British-American pair of Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2-6 5-7 in a second round match that lasted one hour and seven minutes.
  • Ashleigh Barty will play 14th-seeded American Sofia Kenin in the Australian Open semi-finals after the world number one defeated Petra Kvitova in straight sets on Tuesday. The top seed and last remaining Australian in the tournament survived a tough opening set to beat the Czech seventh seed 7-6 (8/6), 6-2 and reach the semi-finals for the first time.
  • Coco Gauff’s conqueror Sofia Kenin reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time Tuesday as the American ended the historic run of Tunisian Ons Jabeur at the Australian Open. The 14th seed defeated the unseeded Jabeur 6-4, 6-4 and faces top seed Ashleigh Barty or Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova in the last four in Melbourne.

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