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Yastremska, Noskova Reach Aus Open Quarterfinals
- Updated: January 22, 2024
Yastremska Triumphs in a Battle Against Azarenka
Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska secures her first Grand Slam quarterfinal spot at the Australian Open.
Yastremska defeats two-time champion Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (6), 6-4.
Azarenka served for the first set twice but failed to capitalize on set points at 6-5.
Yastremska’s relentless spirit and crowd support contribute to her victory.
The Ukrainian reflects on the challenging match, expressing gratitude for the overwhelming support.
Noskova Advances as Svitolina Retires Due to Back Injury
Linda Noskova claims her first Grand Slam quarterfinal berth after Elina Svitolina retires.
Noskova breaks Svitolina’s serve in a challenging opening game that lasts 11 minutes.
Svitolina faces a back injury and retires from the match at 3-0 down in the first set.
Noskova expresses sympathy for Svitolina and hopes for her swift recovery.
Noskova’s unexpected victory follows her triumph against top-ranked Iga Swiatek in the third round.
Yastremska’s Journey: A Rollercoaster of Emotions
Yastremska describes the emotional rollercoaster during her match against Azarenka.
The Ukrainian overcomes moments of doubt and imagines losing multiple times during the game.
Yastremska credits her fighting spirit for the turnaround and hails the incredible fan support.
Reflecting on her victory, she acknowledges the intensity of the match and the importance of mental resilience.
No Handshake: Ukrainian Tradition Prevails
In adherence to convention, there is no handshake between Yastremska and Azarenka.
Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarusian players typically avoid handshakes due to geopolitical tensions.
Despite the lack of a traditional handshake, Yastremska shows sportsmanship by raising her racket towards Azarenka.
Svitolina’s Unfortunate Exit: Back Spasm Derails Campaign
Svitolina discloses the sudden onset of a back spasm, leading to her retirement from the match.
The Ukrainian’s serve speed drops, and compromised movement signals the severity of the injury.
Svitolina expresses sadness over the unexpected nature of the injury, describing it as a shooting pain.
The back spasm, occurring at the end of the first game, catches Svitolina by surprise.
Noskova’s Bittersweet Win: Sympathy for the Injured Opponent
Noskova acknowledges the unconventional nature of her victory, emphasizing sympathy for Svitolina.
The Czech player wishes Svitolina a speedy recovery from the back injury.
Noskova reflects on the match, expressing regret that the win did not unfold as planned.
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