Another batch of Russians stopped fight in a single level; the tournament continues Maria Sharapova and Andrei Rublev
– Russian Elena Vesnina suffered a setback in the second round of the Open championship of Australia on tennis, the tournament series “Grand slam” Australian Open.
The struggle for an exit in the third round of the competition she had with a representative of Japan’s Naomi Osaka. The meeting ended with the score 7:6 (6:4), 6:2 in favor of the Japanese tennis player.
This is not the first Russian loss in adult singles Australian Open in 2018 in the reporting game day. So, earlier on Thursday morning, Ekaterina Alexandrova has lost the American Madison keys, managing to win only one game – 0:6, 1:6. In the men’s category Yevgeny Donskoy lost to Italian Fabio Fognini– 6:2, 3:6, 4:6, 1:6. Karen Khachanov defeated by the Argentinean Juan-Martin del Potro– 4:6, 6:7 (4:7), 7:6 (7:0), 4:6. Daniil Medvedev knocked out of the tournament Choon Hyung (South Korea) – 7:6 (7:4), 6:1, 6:1.
Thus, in the third round in the men’s and women’s single digits left one Russian tennis player. In the men’s category, the fight continues Andrei Rublev, his nearest rival – the Bulgarian Gregor Dimitrov. In the women’s category continues the tournament Maria Sharapova will play German Angelique Kerber.
The Australian Open traditionally opens the program of the tournament series “Grand slam” in a calendar year.
The current winner of the tournament in men’s category is the Swiss Roger Federer, in female – American Serena Williams.
The prize Fund Australian Open in 2018 is $54 thousand 43млн