Amanda Anisimova News
Third seed Sabalenka beat American Anisimova for the first time in five attempts and now awaits the result of Swiatek's last-eight match with Bianca Andreescu to see who she faces in the semis.
Defeat to Anisimova deprived the 24-year-old of a shot at world number one Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round.
For the second Grand Slam in a row the former World No 1 succumbed to someone who played like they had nothing to lose.
Australian Open 2022: Naomi Osaka inspires Amanda Anisimova to talk about mental health 'hard years'
Anisimova admitted that she went through some "hard years" and said Osaka highlighting her own personal problems was a breath of fresh air.
Anisimova saved two match points in the third set at Margaret Court Arena ahead of the tiebreaker and ended the match with an ace.
The unseeded world number 78 overcame a mid-match slump and treatment to her left leg to win 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 against Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich for her second-ever WTA Tour crown.
Osaka, the reigning Australian Open champion, hit the court this week for the first time since her tearful early exit at the US Open, after which she took a long break to deal with personal matters.
There are 14 Americans in the top 100 of the ATP rankings, the most since 1996; the 13 men who got to the second round last week were the most since the 15 in 1994.
Sakkari is the first Greek woman to get this far here. Her ailing opponent needed a medical timeout before quitting the match after 91 minutes on court.
Kerber, the 2018 Wimbledon champion, is into her first WTA final since 2019 having come out on top 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) in the evening semi-final.
French Open 2021 women's singles preview: Aryna Sabalenka banking on momentum, Iga Swiatek chasing Paris title defence
Ahead of the French Open, Firstpost.com takes a look at the women's singles draw and (bravely/foolishly) attempts to determine the potential outcome of all four quarters.
A leg injury meant Osaka missed last season's clay-court swing, and her last individual tournament on the surface was at Roland Garros in 2019.
Dubai Tennis Championships: Kim Clijsters loses in straight sets against Garbine Muguruza on return to WTA Tour
Kim Clijsters' first WTA Tour match since 2012 ended with a 6-2, 7-6 (6) loss to Garbine Muguruza at the Dubai Championships.
Sofia Kenin crowned Australian Open champion after turning tables from one set down against Garbine Muguruza
Sofia Kenin of the United States beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain by a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win the Australian Open for her first Grand Slam title
Australian Open 2020: Sofia Kenin completes turnaround against Garbine Muguruza for first career Major
Sofia Kenin came down from love-40 while serving at 2-all in the third set against Garbine Muguruza. She then went on to win the next five points to take the crucial game. The American didn't drop another game on her way to maiden Grand Slam title.
Australian Open 2020: With stunning upsets and epic tennis, drama-filled Friday gives fans action worth every penny
The Australian Open produced a crazy, drama-filled day today at Melbourne Park, with fans witnessing epic matches, upsets, and just some great tennis, in general.
Auckland Open 2020: Serena Williams destroys compatriot Amanda Anisimova to set up Jessica Pegula showdown
Serena Williams showed no signs of sentiment as she clinically dispatched teenager Amanda Anisimova 6-1, 6-1 in just 45 minutes on Saturday to advance to the Auckland Classic final against Jessica Pegula.
Auckland Open 2020: Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki set up busy weekend by entering singles semis, advancing to doubles final
Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams guaranteed themselves a busy weekend at the Auckland Classic as they both advanced on Friday to the semi-finals of the singles and the final of the doubles.
Auckland Open 2020: Top-seeded Serena Williams eases past Camila Giorgi in American star's first match since US Open final
Playing her first singles match since losing last year’s US Open final to Bianca Andreescu, the 38-year-old Williams fired eight aces and was hardly troubled by Giorgi
Tennis in 2019: From Wimbledon final to Bianca Andreescu’s US Open win, a look at best players, moments and matches
The last ball has been hit, the last ace has been smacked, the last smash has been thundered of 2019 tennis season. Now time to acknowledge the best and the not-so-best. The nominees are...