BEATEN, BUT PROUD: American teenager Coco Gauff exited in tears after her quest to become the Open era’s youngest Grand Slam winner came screeching to a halt
Date: Jan 27, 2020
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, MELBOURNE
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic yesterday came through a sterntest at Melbourne Park to advance to the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at the Australian Open, while defending champion Novak Djokovic cruised into the quarter-finals of the men’s singles.
Top seeds Hsieh and Strycova battled to a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Daria Jurak and Nina Stojanovic in 1 hour, 22 minutes at Margaret Court Arena to keep their bid for a second Grand Slam title on track.
The Wimbledon champions broke earlier to take a 2-1 lead in the first set, but the Croatian-Serbian duo broke Strycova’s serve to level at 3-3, with the top seeds having to dig deep to break back and serve out the set.
The two sides traded breaks again in the second set, before the top seeds gained the edge, with Hsieh serving for the match at 5-4. [FULL STORY]