Australian Open 2020: Garbine Muguruza sets up semi-final clash with Simona Halep after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Fourth seed Simona Halep took just 53 minutes to thrash Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-1 6-1 and storm into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Australian Open 2020: Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep power into last-eight, Anett Kontaveit made to work
Garbine Muguruza’s participation at the Australian Open had been in doubt due to illness but Monday’s demolition of Kiki Bertens to reach the quarter-finals proved she is not only nearing full health but could also be a genuine title contender.
Coaching from the stands would still be banned at Grand Slam events but WTA will trial the new system at all WTA Premier and International tournaments this year.
Australian Open 2020: Poland's Iga Swiatek shows off her full potential as she goes down swinging to Anett Kontaveit
Kontaveit struck 29 winners to 42 from Swiatek, but also made far fewer errors than her opponent – which proved to be the difference in the end.
Australian Open 2020: Counter-punching Simona Halep thwarts Elise Mertens challenge to reach quarter-finals
Simona Halep had to be at her counter-punching best to see off a determined second-set comeback from Elise Mertens on Monday as the Romanian world number three advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-4 victory.
Australian Open 2020: Karolina Pliskova, Belinda Bencic join exit queue, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber avoid chaos
Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova and No. 6 Belinda Bencic went the same way as Serena Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka by exiting the Australian Open in a chaotic third round.
Australian Open 2020: Prodigious Coco Gauff displays nerves of steel to masterfully dispatch defending champion Naomi Osaka
Gauff, who will only turn 16 in March, has pulled off arguably one of the biggest upsets of the tournament in her defeat of defending champion Naomi Osaka
Australian Open 2020: Nick Kyrgios' temper to be tested again in tough third-round clash against higher-ranked Karen Khachanov
Kyrgios had a minor meltdown during a 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 second-round win over Gilles Simon and said he had steered clear of a 'very dark place' during the clash
Australian Open 2020: Simona Halep seals dominant win over Harriet Dart; 2019 semi-finalist Danielle Collins eliminated
Checkout all the match results of the women's singles fixtures from the third day of the Australian Open 2020
Australian Open 2020: For Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep, first Grand Slam of season is about avenging past losses in finals
Kvitova was down a set and a break to Naomi Osaka and facing three match points when she fought back to force a decider, eventually losing 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-4
Adelaide International: Ashleigh Barty beats Marketa Vondrousova; Aryna Sabalenka stuns Simona Halep in quarter-finals
In a rematch of last year’s French Open final, Barty prevailed once again, winning 6-3 6-3 for a 4-0 head-to-head lead over the Czech.
Australian Open 2020: With coach Darren Cahill back in her corner, Simona Halep chases Melbourne glory
Simona Halep hopes having Darren Cahill back in her corner at the Australian Open will help her land a third Grand Slam title but if the Melbourne Park trophy eludes her once again it will not be down to a lack of fitness or preparation.
Australian Open 2020: Former champion Caroline Wozniacki to head into retirement, loved but legacy unsure
Caroline Wozniacki's 2018 victory on a sweltering Rod Laver Arena over Simona Halep, another player to reach the top ranking before winning her first Grand Slam, should help in debates over her legacy.
Brisbane International: Naomi Osaka overcomes Kiki Bertens in three-setter to advance into semi-finals
Third seed Naomi Osaka survived another testing three-setter to beat Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to the semi-finals of the Brisbane International.
Two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka has appointed Belgian Wim Fissette as coach, a Japanese news agency quoted the Japanese player’s management as saying, as she gears up to defend her Australian Open title.
Novak Djokovic to play inaugural Adelaide International in January ahead of Australian Open title defence
World No 2 Novak Djokovic will play in the inaugural Adelaide International tennis competition in January ahead of his Australian Open title defence, tournament organisers said on Wednesday.
Halep lost a see-saw battle with Pliskova to exit the end-of-season championship after the group phase
WTA Finals 2019: Karolina Pliskova sets up semi-final clash with Ashleigh Barty; Elina Svitolina to meet Belinda Bencic
An aggressive Pliskova started red hot against Halep winning 13 of the first 16 points en route to blitzing through the first set in just 20 minutes.
Elina Svitolina, the world number eight, took advantage of an error-strewn Halep and prevailed 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 39 minutes at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre.
WTA Finals: Simona Halep fights back to beat Bianca Andreescu; defending champion Elina Svitolina continues impressive run
Halep moved on top of Purple Group alongside defending champion Elina Svitolina who earlier beat No 2 seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (14/12), 6-4 in one hour and 53 minutes