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Simona Halep and Anett Konataveit have been the primary to maneuver to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open this Monday. The Romanian, third favourite, beat the Belgian Elise Mertens (16th) by a double 6-4 in 1h: 37, whereas the Estonian beat the 18-year-old Polish lady Iga Swiatek with extra issues 6-7 (4) , 7-5 and 7-5 in 2h: 42.

Halep steps on the quarterfinals in Melbourne for the fourth time (his greatest end result was the ultimate he misplaced in 2018 towards the newly retired Caroline Wozniacki) and will face Kontaveit, who reaches them for the primary time. In reality, he had by no means handed eighth in Grand Slams (one thing historic for his nation as a result of nobody there had completed it) and took benefit Swiatek's extra momentum, which added 42 profitable strokes however accrued 51 unforced errors. Halep maintained with Mertens a rivalry whose earlier chapter had ended with Elise's victory in the Doha last, though in Roland Garros 2018 the winner was Simona, who solely made three errors this time on the Rod Laver Area. The document between Halep and Kontaveit favors the primary 2-0, though they haven’t crossed since Rome 2017.

Outcomes of the ladies's group of the Australian Open.