Chinese tennis player Zheng Qinwen defeated Anna Kalinskaya in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Jan. 24 in Melbourne, eliminating the Russian competitor from the tournament.
In the first set, the ostensibly “neutral” Russian athlete won 6-7. In the second set, Zheng was able to even out the score, taking the match to its third set.
In the final set, Zheng secured a victory over Kalinskaya, advancing to the semifinals with a 6-1 score.
In the semifinals, she will play against Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska, who previously defeated Linda Noskova. Representing the Czech Republic, Noskova won over Iga Świątek earlier in the tournament. The Women’s Tennis Association ranks Świątek as the world’s top tennis player in women’s singles.
Yastremska is also the second female tennis player in the history of Australian Open to get from qualifiers to the semifinals—after Christine Matison in 1978.
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