Collins advance to Australian Open semifinals


Melbourne, Australia (AP) — Updates on Wednesday’s Australian Open (always local):

1:15 pm

Danielle Collins dominated the match with an important service break in the final match of the opening set, in the middle of defeating Alizé Cornet in the 7-5, 6-1 quarterfinals.

The 28-year-old American rivals his record-breaking performance at Melbourne Park. In 2019, we advanced to the semi-finals.

The defeat ended a powerful run by Cornet, who made her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in her 63rd main draw appearance. The French player was angry and won the fourth round against two major winners, Simona Halep. According to the WTA, Cornet needs to return to the top 50 of her ranking due to her performance here.

Collins will play the next quarter-final winner at Rod Laver Arena between former French Open champions Iga Sifion and Kaia Kanepi.

Collins is the second American in the semifinals. Madison Keys plays another top-ranked Ashberty.

Collins had surgery last year to treat endometriosis. This condition left her with severe pain during her last year’s tournament.

“It feels incredible, especially after some health challenges I’ve experienced,” Collins said in a post-match interview with her.

“It wasn’t very rewarding to be back at this level, be able to compete as before, and be able to move as before.”

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12:45 pm

Danielle Collins dominated the match with an important service break in the final match of the opening set, in the middle of defeating Alizé Cornet in the 7-5, 6-1 quarterfinals.

The 28-year-old American rivals his record-breaking performance at Melbourne Park. In 2019, we advanced to the semi-finals.

The defeat ended a powerful run by Cornet, who made her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in her 63rd main draw appearance. The French player was angry and won the fourth round against two major winners, Simona Halep. According to the WTA, Cornet needs to return to the top 50 of her ranking due to her performance here.

Collins will play the next quarter-final winner at Rod Laver Arena between former French Open champions Iga Sifion and Kaia Kanepi.

Collins is the second American in the semifinals. Madison Keys plays another top-ranked Ashberty.

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10:45 am

Danielle Collins and Alizé Cornet will begin playing at Rod Laver Arena on the second day of the women’s quarterfinals at Melbourne Park.

The 32-year-old Cornet will make his debut in the Australian Open quarterfinals. She offended Simona Halep, two major winners in the fourth round.

28-year-old Collins is trying to match her best performance here when she made it to the semi-finals in 2019.

The winner will face either Iga Swiatek or Kai Kanepi, who will play the quarterfinal match later in the day.

Second-seeded Daniil Medvedev is one of the most difficult challenges to his bid to win the Grand Slam singles title for the second year in a row when playing 21-year-old Felix Auger Aliassime in a night game. I’m expecting.

Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Jannik Sinner in the other men’s quarterfinals.

The winners will face each other in one men’s semifinal on Friday, while Rafael Nadal and Matteo Berrettini have already booked their spot in the other semifinal on Friday.

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