To win respect, the 36-year-old veteran was stopped 1-2 and bent over, with the women’s singles final four and semi-final set

2022-04-26 0 By

In the 2022 Australian Open women’s singles quarterfinals, the 2020 French Open champion and seventh seed Swatek struggled for three hours to defeat Estonian veteran Konepi kanepi 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-3. Konepi failed 1-2, but for a veteran, she also won respect and fought hard.That’s a lot of energy expenditure.Before this match, the Australian Open women’s final four has been out of three seats: Keith, Barty, Collins.Kanepi, a 36-year-old veteran, reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam back in 2008, but has since failed to go further in any of her six attempts.Kanepi was in great form this year, beating former champion Kerber in the first round, then knocking out Bozkova and Inglis, and beating no. 2 seed Sabalenka in the fourth round (tiebreaker 10).Born in 2001, Swatek is a supernova. She won the French Open in 2020, becoming Poland’s first Grand Slam champion.Swatak, seeded seventh, beat Darter, Peterson, Kasatkina and Costia to reach her first Australian Open quarterfinal and third grand Slam quarterfinal of her career.It was the first match of their career, and the age difference was also relatively large, obviously in the physical strength and impact, Swatek had the upper hand.In the first set, Kanepi made a crucial break in the seventh game and finally took the ninth serve to win 6-4.Swatek won four games in a row after being broken in the second set, and though she blew a 4-1 lead, she won the tiebreak 7-6(2) to level the score at 1-1.In the tiebreaker, Swatek basically took the initiative and easily won 6-3.This time, the Australian Open women’s singles final four and semifinals: Barty VS Keys, Collins VS Swatek