Melbourne, Australia – January 22, 2024
China’s Zheng Qinwen secured her place in the Australian Open quarterfinals with an emphatic victory over OceaneDodin of France. Zheng’s flawless performance in the Round of 16, winning 6-0 and 6-3, showcased her dominance on the court. At just 21 years old, Zheng’s historic advancement marks a significant milestone in her burgeoning career.
The quarterfinal clash for Zheng will see her facing off against Anna Kalinskaya of Russia, who secured her spot by eliminating Jasmine Paolini. Zheng, the only seeded player (No. 12) in her competition half, stands poised for a challenging encounter. With formidable opponents like Linda Noskova and Dayana Yastremska also in the mix, Zheng’s journey promises to be a thrilling test of skill and determination.
As the Australian Open progresses, the women’s singles quarterfinals present compelling matchups. Notable contests include the reigning champion ArynaSabalenka facing off against BarboraKrejcikova, the 2021 French Open titleholder. Meanwhile, Coco Gauff, the U.S. Open winner from the previous year, will take on Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine. The stage is set for intense battles as these tennis titans vie for a coveted spot in the semifinals and a chance to etch their names in the tournament’s history.