Australian Open LIVE Results: Barbora Krejcikova seals Quarterfinals spot against twice champion Viktoria Azarenka in R4

Azarenka vs Krejcikova LIVE: Barbora Krejcikova seals Quarterfinals spot- Fourth seed & French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova saw off the challenge from…

Australian Open LIVE Results: Barbora Krejcikova seals Quarterfinals spot against twice champion Viktoria Azarenka in R4
Australian Open LIVE Results: Barbora Krejcikova seals Quarterfinals spot against twice champion Viktoria Azarenka in R4

Azarenka vs Krejcikova LIVE: Barbora Krejcikova seals Quarterfinals spot- Fourth seed & French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova saw off the challenge from an injury-hampered Victoria Azarenka to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time on Sunday, defeating the former world number one 6-2 6-2.

Azarenka, who won back-to-back titles at Melbourne Park in 2012 and 2013, received treatment to the left side of her neck and shoulder early in the second set and needed regular assistance from the trainer during changeovers.

Australian Open LIVE Results: Barbora Krejcikova seals Quarterfinals spot against twice champion Viktoria Azarenka in R4

French Open winner Krejcikova, who had lost their only previous meeting in 2020, did not let her 32-year-old opponent’s struggles affect her focus and sealed the victory on Rod Laver Arena when Azarenka found the net with a return.
“It was really amazing because she’s a champion here,” Krejcikova, who hit 23 winners and broke her opponent five times, said on court. “I have a lot of respect for her. I really admire her.

“I’m extremely happy I won today, doing everything to get this win. I was really preparing for this, actually for a dream like this to play on such a court and play a champion.

“I felt she was a favourite to the match. I was just enjoying the match and trying to play my best tennis.

“Wow, I’m in the quarter-finals.”

The Czech had never previously gone past the second round at the Australian Open. She will next meet Madison Keys after the former U.S. Open finalist defeated eighth-seeded Spaniard Paulo Badosa 6-3 6-1 earlier.

Australian Open LIVE Results: Barbora Krejcikova seals Quarterfinals spot against twice champion Viktoria Azarenka in R4

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Azarenka’s two Grand Slam victories came in the Australian Open and she has reached atleast the fourth round in Melbourne for eight consecutive years between 2009 and 2016. However, between 2017 and 2021 she could feature only in two editions as she missed the tournament due to various reasons. Now back in the fourth round at Melbourne after five long years, she will look to continue her impressive run.

Krejcikova entered the fourth round after being thoroughly tested by Jelena Ostapenko in the third round. She lost the first set 2-6, but she countered the challenge to win the next two sets 6-4, 6-4 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time in her career.

Where to watch Australian Open LIVE streaming?

The match will be streamed live on Sony Sports Network– SONY SIX or SONY LIV app in India.

Region Broadcaster
Africa beIN Sports, Supersport
South Africa Supersport
Australia Nine & Stan Sport
China CCTV, iQIYI, GreatSports Media
Japan WOWOW
Malaysia beIN Sports
Europe Eurosport, SSR SRG, Servus TV
France Eurosport
Germany Eurosport
Spain Eurosport
Switzerland Eurosport, SSR SRG
Russia Eurosport
Serbia Eurosport
India & Subcontinent Sony 6
Latin America & Caribbean ESPN International
Middle East beIN Sports
Qatar beIN Sports
Saudi Arabia beIN Sports
UAE beIN Sports
Canada TSN/RDS
North America & US Virgin Islands ESPN
USA ESPN
United Kingdom Eurosport
Singapore beIN Sports

 

Australian Open LIVE Results: Barbora Krejcikova seals Quarterfinals spot against twice champion Viktoria Azarenka in R4

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