Serena Williams (WTA 16) has Saturday retrofitted for the eighth finals of the Australian Open. The 37-year-old American was hit in the third round little inconvenience of the young Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska: barely eighteen years old but already the number 57 in the world ranking by the women: 6-2 and 6-1 after an hour and 7 minutes. For the men, it was Novak Djokovic too strong for the young Canadian Denis Shapalov.
Now it is looking forward to her quarter-final, which is bound for a clash. Therein takes Serena after all against the winner of the match between her sister Venus Williams (WTA 36) and the Romanian Simona Halep, the number one of the world.
Serena Williams won the Australian Open seven times (in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017). Last year lacked them Down Under because of her pregnancy. Williams is aiming for a 24th [in singles. Thus, she would be at the same height of the recordhoudster Margaret Court.
Djokovic remains number one
In the mannentoernooi has Novak Djokovic is Saturday qualified for the eighth finals. The Serbian number one in the world had for the first time in this tournament, four sets need. The nineteen-year-old Canadian Denis Shapalov (ATP 27) won set three, but went final through the knees: 6-3, 6-4, 4-6 and 6-0. Thanks to this victory remains Djoko certainly in the lead in the ATP ranking.
In the eighth-finals awaits the Russian Daniil Medvedev (ATP 19), who earlier on Saturday our fellow countryman David Goffin (ATP 22) in three sets out of the tournament kegelde. The 31-year-old Djokovic won the Australian Open six times (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016). Last year he lost in the eighth finals of the South Korean Hyeon Chung.